Thursday, October 27, 2011

October Highlights

Well, it's almost Halloween, my girls' second favorite holiday after Christmas. We've had our traditional ghost milkshakes (with more whipped cream than milkshake this year!) and the costumes are ready.

It's been a busy time, and I wanted to highlight a few things that happened in October.

Natalie MacLean, Ottawa's award-winning wine writer, is promoting her new book: Unquenchable. She's touring Canada and the United States, so check out her schedule.

I have to thank Natalie for a shout-out in Ottawa Magazine this month. I'm honored to be mentioned along with Holly Burns of Wine Out Loud, another respected wine writer and blogger from Ottawa.

While you're checking out Natalie's wine picks, videos, and blog, you can also read my October column: Shrimp, Watercress, Bacon and Walnut Salad Recipe Paired with Coopers Creek Chardonnay, New Zealand. The mini Potato Chèvre Sandwiches that garnish this salad steal the limelight.

Also, just for fun, to practice my photography and to keep inspired, I've started a blog called Laugh Play Live. Last year, though I was going through a separation and dealing with thyroid cancer, it helped to be inspired by words and photography. Facing cancer brings with it a new perspective, and I hope to continue to see the wonderful, wild and whimsical through the lens and in words.

November is looking good. I'm off to Mazatlan, Mexico for a Gran Fiesta and Culinary Tour. Let's hope the hurricanes hold off while I'm there!


One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

So much wonderfulness going on.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. I hope you are doing better and will keep you in my prayers. Your posts are so full-filling. I feel like I've been to a friends house to eat. It helps when the chips are down. Thank you for writing!

EB of SpiceDish said...

Wow! Enjoy Mexico!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

Nice to see what is going on in town. I should get Natalie's book. Thanks.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Thanks, Anne. Yes, there is some wonderfulness going on. :)

jediroara - thank you for your words. I needed to hear that today.

EB - I will!

Helene - It sounds like a good book!

Anonymous said...

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Helene Dsouza said...

Hi there! Thats my first visit on your blog and I can see lots is happening around here, so many beautyfull dishes! see u around =D