Category Archives: Writin’ and Smitin’

The Cheap-Ass Gourmet: Steel-cut Oats, Smiter Style

Steel-cut oats seem to be all the rage right now: they’re tasty and nutritious and they stick to the ribs in the way that, say, Cocoa Puffs don’t. Trouble is, they take forever to make. I don’t know about you, but if I have to wait 45 minutes before tucking into my breakfast, someone’s gonna get …

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Sanity saver: Don’t have breakfast with your boss

Or, “How not to trash the day before it starts.” I haven’t always hated mornings. In fact, I remember, back in the day, actually liking them: a nice cup of coffee or tea, listening to CBC Radio, a bit of reading (the newspaper or a book), and then into the shower and on with the …

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Nature, red in beak and talon

Yesterday I was on my way to the hobby shop to get some paint for my next modelling project (Spitfire MK Vb) and came upon a group of people clustered about on the sidewalk, staring up at the side of a building. I joined them and saw to my astonishment that there was a nice …

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Vitex: your ticket off the Hormone Express!

I believe this is a first for me, but… TMI Alert! In this post I will be talking (tactfully but forthrightly) about Women’s Things, namely periods, hormones, and menopause. I will pause a moment and let any gentlemen and uninterested folks leave the room. <Muzak… doo doo doo… Richard Clayderman… dingle dingle, la la….> OK, …

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