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Gingerbread: A Sicilian-Canadian Tradition
Culture, Food, Traditions

Gingerbread: A Sicilian-Canadian Tradition

In December 2015 I sent out a celebratory email about the gingerbread houses I’d made with my nieces and cousins: Subject: Gingerbread House-a-Palooza! Message: What does it take to make three gingerbread houses? 21 cups flour 2 1/4 cups butter 7 eggs + 16 egg whites 5 1/4 cups brown sugar 16 cups icing sugar 3 1/2 cups molasses 20 (T-W-E-N-T-Y) bags of candy miniature Christmas Village trees, Santas, snowmen, reindeer, Victorian carollers a few sleepless nights 3 whole chickens (The junior LoDicos have healthy appetites!) The photos featured Hansel…

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The Prescott

The Prescott

The Prescott shares a reputation with The Lafayette House in the Byward Market as the oldest licensed drinking establishment in…

Boombats, Tony Desantis’ New Comedy Web Series

Boombats, Tony Desantis’ New Comedy Web Series

Tony DeSantis was born and raised in the east end of Montreal, Quebec. He grew up in a predominately Francophone…

George Amabile on War, Trauma, the Creative Process, and His Latest Collection Martial Music

George Amabile on War, Trauma, the Creative Process, and His Latest Collection Martial Music

George Amabile has published ten books. He is the winner of numerous national and international awards. His poetry, fiction and…

My Husband Lives in My Garage

My Husband Lives in My Garage

When I first told others that my husband, Andrej, was living in my garage, they thought I spoke metaphorically –…

Coming Home

Coming Home

Pulling in, we spot the "Calabria Mia" plaque fixed on the brick façade of the old train station. As we descend…

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