A Little Corner of Africa: Part I

Poor, hungry Africa. I have seen plenty of those aid request commercials reminding me there is a continent out there starving for my monetary assistance. But it needs our awareness and understanding too. A few months ago, a last minute business trip took me to Bukavu, one of the largest cities in the Democratic Republic … Continue reading A Little Corner of Africa: Part I


Green Book @ TIFF

After living in Toronto for 19 years, I finally attended the Toronto International Film Festival for 2018. I am not a sophisticated movie watcher but just love a good story, read or watched. This year, I saw and voted for the movie that won the People's Choice Award: Green Book. It is a beautiful rendition of … Continue reading Green Book @ TIFF

Recipe: Banana, Cranberry and Apple Bread

This baked delight makes a wonderful breakfast or afternoon snack, best paired with a cup of unsweetened tea or coffee. You can also warm it up and spread light butter/margarine to eat it as a toast. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups plain white flour 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoons salt 2/3 cups sugar (I used xylitol) 3 eggs 1/3 cups vegetable oil 4 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup dried … Continue reading Recipe: Banana, Cranberry and Apple Bread