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We sat in the shade of the East Block on a warm August morning in Ottawa. The capital’s Carillon played America the Beautiful as a part of an “Unofficial Anthems” song selection, after Jamaica Farewell and before the AfricAcadian anthem, Oh, Freedom. The daily carillon program is just one of many aspects of visiting the […]
“I would hate to have to confiscate your apples,” the Canadian border guard said with a smile as I re-entered the country. I was returning from a trip to Lynden, Washington where I spent three days bike riding, whale watching, appreciating art, and learning about local history. One of the highlights of my little getaway […]
One of the best ways to get to know a destination is through its food. What is grown there, what is seasonal, what is lovingly prepared and savoured to the last bite. John and I took a little vacation to Ottawa in late August and through ByWard Market and C’est Bon Cooking, we had an […]