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A Christmas Reveal

I haven’t shared this with anyone—not even my mother—even though my friend Shevaun shared it with me without hesitation, and her Auntie Joanie has shared it with countless others. Selfish, I know, but it was my ticket to fame in Cowichan. For Christmas, what better is there to give than this?
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Cowichan’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie: It’s Official

Yesterday morning I entered Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds feeling nervous. I walked past Jennifer Tinsley’s amazing mural without looking up, nor did I notice the thousands of exhibition entries including wine, flowers, baked goods, weaving, quilting, honey, and crafts covering tables from end to end of the massive hall. I was entirely focused on the Domestic Science tables, where the night before I had placed 6 chocolate chip cookies, carefully selected from a freshly baked batch of 30, and one cake, made by my mister. (more…)