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Noorbanu Nimji Inducted into Taste Canada Hall of Fame

It brings us great joy to share that Noorbanu Nimji, author of four editions of her cookbook A Spicy Touch, the most recent published by us at TouchWood Editions, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2021 Taste Canada Awards. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes Canada’s culinary heroes who, through books, … Continued

RECIPE: Knacksot and Tonic from Menno-Nightcaps

It is a rare snack food that doubles as a floor polish. The sunflower seed, however, is one such versatile morsel. Though we know that Mennonites began cultivating and snacking on sunflower seeds sometime in the 19th century, we don’t know exactly when our ancestors discovered that spitting the shells onto the wooden floors of … Continued

RECIPE: Skillet Mushroom Lasagna

Everyone loves a good lasagna, and this one is definitely for the mushroom lovers. I love how this pretty pasta bakes up in no time, and don’t get me started on the crispy bits near the edge of the skillet. The mushroom cream sauce has whispers of white wine, garlic, Dijon mustard, and thyme, so … Continued

Grant Buday Shortlisted for City of Victoria Book Prize

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Orphans of Empire by Grant Buday has been shortlisted for the 2021 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. The announcement was made on September 10 and the winner will be announced at a free online event, hosted by CBC’s Gregor Craigie, on Sunday, October 3 at 7:00 PM … Continued

Katie Bickell Wins Fiction Award at 2021 Alberta Literary Awards

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Always Brave, Sometimes Kind by Katie Bickell is the winner of the 2021 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction at the Alberta Literary Awards. The winners were announced in an online video release on June 9th. Always Brave, Sometimes Kind is Bickell’s debut novel told in connected stories that … Continued

Iona Whishaw Wins 2021 Bony Blithe / Bloody Words Light Mystery Award

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that A Match Made for Murder by Iona Whishaw is the winner of the 2021 Bony Blithe/Bloody Words Light Mystery Award. The announcement was made May 28.  A Match Made for Murder is the seventh book in Iona Whishaw’s Lane Winslow Mystery series and is among four other titles … Continued

A Lethal Lesson Virtual Tour

Lane Winslow is back home in the Kootenays after her Arizona honeymoon and offers her assistance when neither the outgoing teacher, Rose, nor her replacement, Wendy, show up at the local schoolhouse one blizzardy Monday in December… Join Iona Whishaw as she embarks on a national tour from her living room to celebrate the publication … Continued

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind Shortlisted for 2021 ReLit Awards

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that Katie Bickell’s Always Brave, Sometimes Kind has been shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Awards in the Novel category. The announcement was made on April 19 on the award’s Instagram page and the winners will be announced on April 23. The ReLit Award is a Canadian literary prize awarded … Continued