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A Creamy Delight

May 24, 2024 |

This recipe has been a long time in the making.  My husband, Rob, had an idea in mind for a delicious tomato soup and many versions of it have been produced in the last few years.  This year, though, he declared himself satisfied.  Here is his recipe.    Roasted Creamy Tomato Soup 3 lbs Roma…

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How to Age Better

May 10, 2024 |

Life expectancy has been increasing around the world over the past decades, a happenstance that is attributed to advances in public health and healthcare services.  However, the last few years have rocked this boat and it is predicted that the current generation of adolescents is likely to be the first to have a shorter life…

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The Promise of Fresh Basil

April 26, 2024 |

A dear friend of ours produces a fabulous garden every summer and we are some of the lucky recipients of her produce.  Last summer her basil plants prospered beyond normal limits and she sent an overflowing bag of the aromatic herb our way.  We reveled in its fragrance and then began to wonder what we…

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A Colourful Soup For a Chilly Day

April 12, 2024 |

Wintertime in Canada is generally a chilly experience but the opportunity to enjoy skiing or snowshoeing along frosty forest trails is worth braving the possibility of cold fingers and toes.   Having a favourite soup waiting for you when you get back is a great way to help warm up. This soup is full of a…

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What Happens When One Twin Goes Vegan and the Other One Keeps Eating Meat?

March 29, 2024 |

In November 2023 an interesting study from Stanford University selected pairs of twins to test the health effects of different types of food.  This was a randomized controlled trial encompassing 22 pairs of healthy identical twins 18 years of age or older (44 participants) who had signed up in the Stanford Twin Registry database in…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.