16 Apr

It's Time to Celebrate

It’s time to celebrate! Seven years ago, today, I posted the introduction to my blog, From the Cookie Jar. I love sharing my ideas, memories, and recipes with all of you. Reading your comments fills me with joy. To celebrate us, both you and me, I am going to give away prizes. Some of you have already received emails from m...  Continue Reading

28 Mar

Dear Bloomex, Something Went Wrong

Almost a year ago, I received a sympathy bouquet from a dear friend in another province. She and her husband had ordered from a company called Bloomex. The long flower box, tied with coloured ribbon, had been left on my acreage doorstep, on a scorching afternoon, without announcement by phone or doorbell. Inside the box, I found...  Continue Reading

13 Dec

Maureen Haddock's Blog Chosen for Top 150

Last week, I received an email with an exciting first paragraph. It began, “We're writing to let you know that the team at BrandBallot has named Get a Bigger Wagon one of the Top 150 Food Blogs of 2018. Part of BrandBallot's mission is to research and curate the web's best brands and bloggers, and we believe your blog deser...  Continue Reading

14 Jun

The Summer Issue has Arrived

Every time a copy of Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan, arrives in my mailbox, it feels like an invitation to curl up with a cup of tea in my favourite armchair and read a couple of articles. I pace my reading over several solitary tea times, savouring the highlights of Saskatchewan.  The summer 2018 issue has rece...  Continue Reading

02 Jun

Let Me Treat You to Breakfast

To celebrate the first anniversary of the publishing of With Love, From Iraq, I am hosting a private breakfast at Smitty’s in Market Mall. This is the restaurant where I interviewed Maysoon and Wajid Toma about their journey from Iraq to Canada. We met, faithfully, for two and a half years of Monday breakfast conversations. Fo...  Continue Reading

28 Oct

Dear Subscribers

Those of you on my Get a Bigger Wagon Facebook page may have seen some of this information, but I have included new updates and interviews that may be of interest to you.  Today, October 28, is the first day of Canada's 2016 Poppy Campaign. To read my 2015 blog about remembering our veterans click on I Love Poppies.  My lat...  Continue Reading

05 Aug

Good Morning Subscribers

  I’d like to welcome my new subscribers to From the Cookie Jar. If you want to know more about the title of my blog, please click here. Congratulations to the twelve winning subscribers of the August 2016 gifts. You will receive an email from my distributer asking for a mailing address where your gift can be sent. I don’...  Continue Reading

29 May

Cause for Celebration

  I have been writing my From the Cookie Jar Blog for three years, as of April 2016, and I want to celebrate! I have actually written over sixty posts in that time. Many bloggers lose interest after their initial burst of enthusiasm, but those that keep at it, for a long time, likely do so because of their readers. It is vali...  Continue Reading

04 Jan

Happily Ever After

  Have you ever watched a series of events unfold before you and known, instinctively, how the story would end, if it were a fairy tale? True stories don’t follow the writers’ manual for creating a perfect tale. That’s why Hollywood often changes the ending or adds a few extra twists to someone’s true experience. I ha...  Continue Reading

27 May

Talking Shoes Guest Blog for Third Time

I am back home and ready to do a guest blog for Maureen Haddock, as she recovers from her latest Viking travel experience.  For those of you who are new to this column, I am Ivory Pluggz, from the Spring 2013 collection, and this is my third contribution to From the Cookie Jar. You can read, These Shoes Speak Volumes 2013 and T...  Continue Reading

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