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It’s International Translation Day! Impress all the blokes at the farmer’s market with your suave use of British words for these common veggies. Who knows? You might end up cooking dinner for two!
Find the perfect recipe:

Williams-Sonoma: Pizza Night
Canadian Living: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less
Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple
Carla’s Comfort Foods

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It’s International Translation Day! Impress all the blokes at the farmer’s market with your suave use of British words for these common veggies. Who knows? You might end up cooking dinner for two!

Find the perfect recipe:

Williams-Sonoma: Pizza Night

Canadian Living: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple

Carla’s Comfort Foods

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5 Surprising Revelations From ‘Boy Meets World’ Actress Danielle Fishel’s Memoir

1. She blew her first audition for Boy Meets World.

Fishel speed-talked her way through her first audition for the part of Topanga and was subsequently cast in a lesser role. Luckily, the girl who did get Topanga was unable to take notes from the director after their first rehearsal so they let her go and Fishel auditioned again, finally nabbing the part.

2. The better half of “Cory and Topanga” only cared about “Brenda and Dylan.

Though their daughter was the star of one hit teen show, Fishel’s parents decided she wasn’t mature enough to watch another: Beverly Hills 90210. Fishel relished the days when she attended real school (instead of on-set tutoring) so she could catch up on all the 90210 gossip at the lunch table. “I mean, I was 12! Did they think I was some kind of child or something?” she exclaims, as only Topanga would.

3. Fishel was the first to witness Ben Affleck’s superhero skills.

Affleck gave his first Batman audition for Fishel — in a way. When the actress once fell down at a Halloween party, she was scooped up by a handsome stranger who appeared out of thin air to save her from public humiliation. She barely had time to register it was Baffleck (noticing first that he was just “incredibly, ruggedly, mind-bogglingly handsome”) before he disappeared again — as caped crusaders are wont to do.

4. Yes. Ben Savage was her first.

Though they never actually dated in real life, Ben Savage was Fishel’s first kiss – onscreen and off. Both were incredibly nervous (“I looked over at Ben, and he had gone completely white,” she recalls). Luckily, the young naifs nailed it and “went on to kiss almost every week for the next seven years.” 

5. And Lance Bass was (almost) her last.

Before Fishel met her husband, Lance Bass was the “one who got away.” That’s right, Lance Bass, the former *NSYNC member. The two met while taping a TGIF live special in 1998. Bass asked for Fishel’s number but then shied away from making the first move, so his bandmate Justin Timberlake telephoned Fishel and pretended to be Bass until he finally worked up the nerve to jump on the phone himself. 

via The Hollywood Reporter

Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness by Danielle Fishel

 

Happy National Coffee Day! 
Do you love Ryoko Iwata’s popular website, I Love Coffee? If so, this book is for you.

Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is overflowing with infographics and fun, interesting facts about the most awesome beverage on earth written by Ryoko, a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle.  The book includes the most popular pieces on the site, such as “Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee,” and “10 Coffee Myths,” plus new, original material that is available only in this book. Coming in April 2015! Pre-order here.

Reblog if you’re as excited as we are!

Happy National Coffee Day! 

Do you love Ryoko Iwata’s popular website, I Love Coffee? If so, this book is for you.

Coffee Gives Me Superpowers is overflowing with infographics and fun, interesting facts about the most awesome beverage on earth written by Ryoko, a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle.  The book includes the most popular pieces on the site, such as “Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee,” and “10 Coffee Myths,” plus new, original material that is available only in this book. Coming in April 2015! Pre-order here.

Reblog if you’re as excited as we are!

Top 8 “I See Dead People” Movies

Sublime by Christina Lauren is available October 14, 2014!

When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him. 

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed.

True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of the top 8 movies about communicating with the dead. 

1. The Sixth Sense

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A boy (Hayley Joel Osment) that communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist (Bruce Willis.) 

2. The Others

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A woman (Nicole Kidman) who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

3. The Shining

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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father (Jack Nicholson) into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

4. The Conjuring

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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

5. Field of Dreams

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An Iowa corn farmer (Kevin Costner) hears voices and interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

6. The Ring

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A young journalist (Naomi Watts) must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

7. Ghost

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After being killed during a botched mugging, a man’s love for his partner (Demi Moore) enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.

8. Ghostbusters

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Three unemployed parapsychology professors (Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Rick Moranis) set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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Sublime/Christina Lauren

 

Here it is! Check out the gorgeous cover for Kristi Charish’s novel Owl and the Japanese Circus. Coming January 2015.
Discover the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.
Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides. 
You can read part one of Kristi short story Canadian Blood Diamonds exclusively on Wattpad and keep an eye out for an excerpt of Owl & the Japanese Circus… coming very soon!

Here it is! Check out the gorgeous cover for Kristi Charish’s novel Owl and the Japanese Circus. Coming January 2015.

Discover the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.

You can read part one of Kristi short story Canadian Blood Diamonds exclusively on Wattpad and keep an eye out for an excerpt of Owl & the Japanese Circus… coming very soon!

Happy National Coffee Day! It’s time to celebrate one of Canada’s favourite beverages. While having our morning cup of joe, we came up with a list of our best-loved coffee table books. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a pet-lover, or an aspiring interior designer, we have something for you.

  • Elements of Style by Erin Gates: From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a practical decorating guide on how to design your home. The gorgeous photos will inspire you immediately.
  • Infinite Worlds by Michael Soluri: A stunning collection of photographs and essays that goes behind the scenes at NASA. 
  • Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter: Derek Jeter’s twentieth and final season in Major League Baseball truly marks the end of a sports era. Find out all about him in his upcoming book written by the legend himself. 
  • Domino: The Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello and Dara Caponigro: This book takes readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. Make your home a happy one!
  • ABBA by Petter Karlsson and Jan Gradvall: This first and only official book on ABBA was created with the full cooperation of the band members themselves and contains more than 600 rare and heretofore unseen images from throughout the band’s career. Enough said.
  • The City Out My Window: 63 views on New York by Matteo Pericoli: From Matteo Pericoli, the celebrated author of Manhattan Unfurled, comes a unique collection of illustrated cityscapes. In these intimate drawings of window views, Pericoli captures the essence of the city by showing us what New Yorkers see when they look out their windows. 
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film by J.B. Kaufman: More than 250 artworks, including rarely seen concept sketches, and background paintings illustrate the genius of Walt Disney and the creative vision of the artists who produced a beloved milestone in cinematic history. Check out a sample.
  • Old Dogs by Gene Weingarten: Featuring sixty black-and-white photographs of old dogs shot by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Michael S. Williamson and narrated by Washington Post staffer and columnist Gene Weingarten, this is a perfect collection for dog lovers that celebrates “man’s best friend.”
  • Living Art: Style Your Home with Flowers by Olivier Giugni: Life is colour and colour is life. Olivier Giugni, the renowned floral artist, presents stunning portraits of his sumptuous creations in a variety of private homes, along with detailed descriptions of their design and placement—and recipes for a dozen of his signature arrangements. 

"No. 1 bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s reach goes far beyond her books. Weiner is known for her outspoken criticism of the book industry and the institutionalized media that supports it, rallying for more representation of female authors, particularly of commercial fiction, which is what she writes. Weiner has taken to nearly every platform that’ll have her — Twitter, notable websites, print outlets, and panels — to voice her case that women get the shaft in publishing."

Inspired by Weiner’s public discussion about the reception of fiction written by women, here’s a list of women’s fiction done right. 

Your Perfect Life

The Storyteller

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

The Summer Girls

After I Do

Mating for Life

In Her Shoes

Left Neglected

Love Water Memory

Accidents of Marriage

Saturday Date Night
Trying to come up with new ideas on how to spend quality time with your significant other? Let us take the guesswork out of date night. This week, why not cook a delicious meal together and enjoy it over candlelight? Take a look and see what we have planned.

Appetizer: Mushroom, Salami, and Black Olive Pizza from Williams-Sonoma’s Pizza Night. (x)

Main Course: Basic Roasted Chicken and Asparagus with Lemon from The Can’t Cook Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld. (x) (x)


Dessert: Chocolate Kahlúa Balls from The Complete Meatball Cookbook. (x)


 Still not convinced? Read this article: 5 Good Reasons Couples Should Cook Together

 

Saturday Date Night

Trying to come up with new ideas on how to spend quality time with your significant other? Let us take the guesswork out of date night. This week, why not cook a delicious meal together and enjoy it over candlelight? Take a look and see what we have planned.

Appetizer: Mushroom, Salami, and Black Olive Pizza from Williams-Sonoma’s Pizza Night. (x)

Main Course: Basic Roasted Chicken and Asparagus with Lemon from The Can’t Cook Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld. (x) (x)

Dessert: Chocolate Kahlúa Balls from The Complete Meatball Cookbook. (x)

 Still not convinced? Read this article: 5 Good Reasons Couples Should Cook Together