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a few (more) favourite things

a few (more) favourite things

We just had a long weekend (Happy Canada Day!), and some gray and drizzly weather, which put me in mind of some things I’ve been enjoying as of late. So without further preamble, here are a few more of my favourite things:

-       Cinnamon raisin bread from Red Fox Kitchen: If you like cinnamon raisin bread and live in the Lethbridge area, you must try this bread. It is a slightly dense bread with the right mix of cinnamon swirls and plump raisins. And if you’re thinking, “Sounds great, but I’m gluten-free”, well--! IT IS GLUTEN-FREE! And it is great fresh out of the toaster. I’ve heard you can make a mean grilled cheese sandwich with it, too. You can learn more about Red Fox Kitchen on Instagram and Facebook. And look for their booth at the Lethbridge Saturday Farmers’ Market. You won’t be sorry.

-       The Revisionist History podcast: If you like the work of Malcolm Gladwell, and if you like digging deeper into stories about people, events, and/or ideas, then give this podcast a listen. I recently became a listener, having started with the season 3 episode General Chapman’s Last Stand (a fascinating look at politics and policies involving the U.S./Mexico border in particular). I also recommend from season 2 The Basement Tapes (you think it’s just about research project, but it also tells a story of a father and his son), and McDonald’s Broke My Heart (also from season 2, and it’s an epic tale of French fries and the power of a  relentless crusader).

-       The Netflix docuseries Ugly Delicious: I’ve watched only the first two episodes, and it is already a favourite. Hosted by chef David Chang, it’s a mix of travel, cooking, and history engagingly told without being “precious”. The language is a bit strong at times, just so you know, but it is a well-produced show and I look forward to the remaining 5 episodes.

-       The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker: I’d like to be paid to read. That way, I would have already finished this book, a captivating mix of beautiful, rich storytelling with characters I both want to hug and shake, and mysteries and suspenseful moments that keep me turning the pages. Look for it at your local library, bookseller, or at Amazon.

What are some of your favourite things as of late? Feel free to share here in the comment section, or on Facebook. And thank you for reading!

*Photo by Ashley Kirk on Unsplash

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