Thursday, November 26, 2009
Recently, I was having my hair styled. My hairdresser is most probably the only man who has his way with me, however on this occasion I balk at his suggestions. He wants to see me RED. He observes my demeanour lifeless -- my appearance both drab and invisible. “This is a gift!” says he, “today only.” While cutting my hair, it takes me about 15 minutes of deep consideration to digest both his words and desire to lift my mood. When he tells me I have only a few more minutes to take him up on his offer, I open my heart to this very kind gesture and accept his gift. While my head is slathered with a smelly paste, I take the opportunity to remember how many gifts I have been blessed with and that the spirit of Santa can be with us everyday, if we acknowledge our own ability to give and receive.
Here's to a well-RED year: Read, Eat, Drink!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society provides food for up to 9,000 people every week through 16 distribution centres in Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby and the North Shore. Approximately 41% of recipients are children. The Food Bank also offers food support to agencies that feed 16,000 people each week. With the upcoming busy holiday season, The Food Bank is in need of extra support.
In the spirit of nourishing the community, Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks is pleased to launch our Tin Fish Food Bank Drive. Throughout the month of November, we will donate $5 from the sale of every copy of Tin Fish Gourmet ($13.95) by our very own Barbara-jo McIntosh. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can triple its buying power. This means that the $5 donated from each book sale will buy $15 worth of food.
Tin Fish Gourmet makes a wonderful holiday gift so pick up copies for friends and in return, give to the Food Bank.
You are also welcome to drop off donations of non-perishable food items at Books to Cooks. The Food Bank is pleased to accept a variety of foods, but is in particular need for protein items such as fish, meat and peanut butter.