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Alison Acheson’s Memoir Nominated for Audiobook Narration Award

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that the audiobook for Dance Me to the End by Alison Acheson (narrated by Ellen Dubin) has been nominated for the 2022 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts Award. The audiobook is nominated in the Audiobook Narration category for Best Voiceover – Self-help, Health and Wellness. Dance … Continued

All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac is a GGBooks Finalist

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that the Canada Council for the Arts has named All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The announcement was made this morning with 70 books named the best to have been published in Canada in 2022, across seven categories, … Continued

All the Quiet Places Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

TouchWood Editions is excited to announce that author Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. Yesterday morning the Prize announced the 14 nominated books, including 7 first-time nominees and no previous winners, in an online broadcast by previous winner, … Continued

4 Ingredient Summer Punch

Punches A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serve well chilled with plenty of ice. And ta-daaah! You’ve got yourself a punch. This rhyme originates from Barbados, and if you’ve ever drunk punch in Barbados, you’ll trust this is the perfect guideline for making it. The beauty of punch is that there’s no … Continued

6 Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

It’s summer. It’s hot. Need we say more? Here’s a selection of recipe from our cookbooks to help you beat the heat. This sorbet is already super refreshing. Get the recipe here. Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. Get … Continued

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothies

Homemade smoothies are a delicious way to get a dose of probiotics into your diet while skipping the sugar usually found in store-bought flavoured yogurts. While berry and mango smoothies are naturally sweet and delicious, this protein-packed chocolate smoothie is rich enough for dessert and healthy enough for a midday indulgence. Serves 2-4 INGREDIENTS 2 … Continued

Sweet Yogurt Lassi Drinks

Lassi Lassi is a traditional beverage made by blending buttermilk or yogurt and water or other fruits, juices and spices until frothy. It is enjoyed chilled, as either sweet or salty hot-weather refreshment. It’s also consumed to cool the palate when eating spicy foods. Makes 1-2 servings Gluten-free & Vegetarian INGREDIENTS ¾ cup Yogurt 1 … Continued

Boozy Brunch Bourbon Mint Iced Tea

Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup granulated sugar 8 English Breakfast teabags 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 2 cups bourbon 1–2 lemons Ice cubes RECIPE In a large pot over high heat, … Continued

Refreshing Mango Ginger Lime Sorbet

When mangoes are ripe, they taste like the beach and sunshine. When they are underripe, they taste like chalk. So, be sure your mangoes taste like beach and sunshine before proceeding with this recipe. I blend in ginger, lime juice, a bit of vodka and salt because they also belong with any beach experience, in … Continued

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Rhubarb starts to make itself known in the early spring, when gardens on Vancouver Island are just coming alive and whispering to us that summer is 1 cup packed brown sugar almost here and CSA boxes will soon be spilling over with fresh fruits and vegetables. Rhubarb and strawberry make the perfect duo if you’re … Continued

No-churn Strawberry Ice Cream

There’s no need for an ice cream maker here; all you need is a food processor, a mixer and a handful of ingredients. The result? A fresh, creamy taste, with deep strawberry flavour and just a murmur of balsamic. Simple. Sensational. INGREDIENTS 3-3/4 cups fresh, ripe strawberries, rinsed 1/2 cup superfine sugar 2 tsp balsamic … Continued

Simple Ethiopian Lentil Stew Recipe

Here is another simple everyday dish that everyone can put their own spin on. I learned this version from my auntie, whom I often stayed with as a child. She makes the best misir wot ever. (Shhh—don’t tell my mom I said that!)  INGREDIENTS Serves 4–6 1 cup red lentils 1 medium yellow onion, diced … Continued