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Baking bread

I think I’ve cracked it now. I know wholemeal bread is better for you, and when I have a good slice of chewy, nutty, ever-so-slightly sweet wholemeal I am a happy woman. However, those moments are few and far between. More often it’s claggy, heavy, dry and above all, bitter. The bitterness has kept me …

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Need to entertain a kid on a rainy Vancouver day? Try the airport

We’ve had an unprecedented stretch of dry weather in Vancouver this autumn. When it ended this past weekend in a spectacular three-day downpour, I realised I’d let my rainy day activity plan bank run low. On a Sunday, where to go with an antsy preschooler and a poorly mum that wouldn’t be an absolute zoo? …

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