Decked Out Home

The planning and precision paid off on this patio project  Story and photos by Tobias Romaniuk  “I wanted everything to be perfect from the ground up,” says Garrett Murphy, owner of Perlicade Construction. We’re standing in a Mount Pearl backyard, looking at the latest Perlicade deck project as Garrett explains the build process for this…

Sleepy After Eating Turkey?

Does eating turkey really make us feel sleepy?  By Linda Browne (Photo: Madison O’Brien having her first Thanksgiving turkey. Valerie O’Brien photo) It’s that time of year again, when we gather around the table with our loved ones to enjoy good company, conversation, and lots and lots of tasty Thanksgiving treats. And for many folks here…

Encounters with Death Tokens

Tales of ghostly appearances, premonitions, unsettling dreams and death tokens from old Conception Bay By Dennis Flynn (Jenny Chynn photo) Moving along the beaches in Colliers, NL, surveying the aftermath of the monstrous January 17, 2020 winter storm, I spot remnants of old wharves and fences, and even debris from a derelict dory that was…

Partridgeberry Spice Cake Recipe

One of a dozen berry recipes featured in the October issue! Partridgeberry Spice Cake 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp cloves 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1 cup raisins, plumped in warm water, then…