One of my favourite meals to go out for is ribs and sweet potato fries at Baton Rouge.  Or, at least, it used to be one of my favourites. That was before I decided to try making them myself. I have a rule about ordering food in restaurants – I only order what I don’t […]

Grandma Neeltje Vriend DeKok

A couple of weeks ago, my grandmother passed away. She had been slowly declining in health over the past few years.  In thinking over her life and the great moments I had with her, I decided to write. Here are some of my memories of her: My grandma loved to read and have fun. I […]

How to fuel a long run

Recently, I ran the Ottawa Race Weekend Half Marathon.  I had spent the days leading up to it with a serious stomach bug and the runs and on the actual day, the weather was so hot and humid, they almost had to cancel the race.  Despite all that, I decided to go for it and […]