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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating      Elisabeth Tova Bailey Our customers often suggest "good reads" to us; this little book is one of those. It is not a new book. In fact, it's in its twelth printing, having been published ten years ago. But Bailey's meditation on her encounter with a common woodland snail is perhaps even more pertinent in these pandemic times. She gives the...

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Waring House Celebrates a Quarter Century. In 1995 veterinarian Christopher Rogers went to the Picton RecPlex to play squash, and came home to his wife Norah with the idea of buying the Waring House. The venerable limestone home had been opened as a fine dining restaurant by Anita Videl in 1981. Five partners carried on the business until 1988, and now it was for sale. Christopher and Norah who...

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These days few of us give much thought to our breakfast staples of coffee, toast and a poached egg or what it takes produce them. However, the ability to boil water, make toast and cook a perfect egg are premised on a raft of technological developments that we all take for granted. The discovery of fire and early humans learning how to use it for cooking purposes, marked the beginning of big...

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A Passion for Appassimento. Carlos Marques. In the hills of Valpolicella north of Verona in Italy, there is a method of wine making called Appassimento: the process involves drying the grapes for as long as five weeks to concentrate the flavours prior to making them into wine. If that was not enough, the wines are then aged in oak barrels for three years. Casa Dea winery has brought this method...

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Port Picton Waterfront Homes...Sitting Pretty on the Dock of the Bay? I met David Cleave in the building that I recall was formerly the splendid design showroom known as The Renovators and am quickly introduced to the economics of property development: it is not for the faint of heart. Development is a risky business, the acquisition of suitable sites takes time: rezoning and subdivision...

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A hot and sunny day presented an ideal opportunity to shoot the front cover image in Tugg’s Furniture Store. Taking inspiration from the diet of operatic favourites on the stereo, by about three o’clock we were ready to move on to the interview stage of the proceedings, but it appeared Carol Weir had other ideas. Noting that we had not had lunch, despite spending hours over photographing a...

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