Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Buy a Meal. Share a Meal—10 meals donated for every Epicure order on Giving Tuesday! Food Banks Canada and Feeding America



Buy a Meal. Share a Meal—10 meals donated for every Epicure order on Giving Tuesday!
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We want to GIVE BIG on Giving Tuesday and we need your help to reach our goal of donating 1 million meal donations in 2021. We are well on our way at 600,000 meals donated so far this year. To help reach our goal, we will be donating 10 MEALS for every ONE order placed on November 30th!
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Plus—We’ll be giving FREE SHIPPING
on all orders over $100 for Giving Tuesday only!
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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Internationally renowned Margaret Atwood featured on new stamp

Prolific, award-winning author one of Canada's most successful literary figures

TORONTONov. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - Canada Post today unveiled a new commemorative stamp to honour literary giant Margaret Atwood and her incredible 60-year career.

With more than 50 works to her credit – including novels, short fiction, poetry, criticism, graphic novels and children's stories – Atwood is among the most successful and admired writers Canada has ever known.

Born in Ottawa in 1939, the best-selling writer burst onto the literary scene in the early 1960s with two award-winning collections of poetry, Double Persephone and The Circle Game. In 1969, she established herself as a serious writer of fiction with her first novel, The Edible Woman.

Sometimes referred to as "the queen of CanLit," Atwood has sold millions of books, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. Several of her works have been adapted into films and critically acclaimed television series, including the Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid's Tale.

Atwood's success is also reflected in the international acclaim and numerous awards and honours she has received, among them the Giller Prize, two Booker Prizes, two Governor General's Literary Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize and the PEN Pinter Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, in 1981, she was named a Companion of the Order of Canada.

The stamp, designed by Steven Slipp and printed by Lowe-Martin, features a photograph by renowned photographer Ruven Afanador, with the lines "A word after a word after a word is power" from her poem "Spelling." The front of the Official First Day Cover showcases a sketch by the author entitled Neither fish nor flesh (1975). The cancel – a raven silhouette symbolizing Atwood's interest in birds – is postmarked in Toronto, which was chosen due to the author's deep connections to the city's publishing community.


The stamp and collectibles are available at canadapost.ca and postal outlets across Canada.


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Thursday, October 7, 2021

British Vogue Cover November 2021 Adele by Steven Meisel and Edward Enninful


There is an art to being Adele, as Vogue's Giles Hattersley discovers in the November 2021 issue of British Vogue. Photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Edward Enninful.
Read interview in full - - > https://trib.al/1c4YuR4

Official Video for "Easy On Me" by Adele. Shop the "Adele" collection here: http://shop.adele.com


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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Patti Friday Black & White Photographs













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Friday, September 24, 2021

Sunflower Still Life Photograph







Most often a photograph takes milliseconds, but this one was born out of 'slow photography' = Painting the abstract, growing the sunflowers, picking the flowers, styling the still life and editing the image. Lesson: 'The day you plant the seed is NOT the day you harvest. Be patient. Be humble. Keep moving forward and know that all this hard work you're putting in day in and day out WILL produce the results you've been looking for. Your time is coming. Do not give up.'
Patti xo
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COPYRIGHT 2007-2021 Patti Friday All photographs, works of art and words are original content, unless specified otherwise. All rights reserved. Patti Friday: Reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas' I am an Artist who carries a paintbrush, camera and notebook. Instagram: @pattifriday

Monday, September 20, 2021

Fun facts about sunflowers!


The tallest recorded sunflower was a ginormous 9.17m (30ft 1inch)!


The sunflower is now the national flower for both Russia and Ukraine.


Sunflower seeds are packed full of calcium 
so they're perfect for a little mid-afternoon healthy snack.


Sunflowers are usually given on a third wedding anniversary.

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"I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from 
Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, 
which shouldn't come as a surprise to you because 
I am busy painting huge sunflowers."
- Vincent Van Gogh


Each sunflower can produce between 1000-2000 seeds!


Sunflowers first originated around 1000 BC in the Americas.

Sunflower oil is perfect for cooking, skin and hair!

You can probably guess how sunflowers got their name. 
It’s simply because young sunflowers move to face the sun! 

In Greek mythology, the story goes that a nymph named Clytie was in love with Apollo, the God of Sun. In the beginning, he loved her too, but then his head was turned toward another nymph. In a fit of jealous rage, Clytie told the other nymphs father, who then buried his daughter alive as punishment. Pretty brutal! Apollo was so angry that he then turned Clytie into a sunflower. But, as her love for him was so strong, she watched him move across the sky every day, just how sunflowers follow the sun.

Brides love to grow their own bouquets!

A sunflower has an official name: Helianthus
It is Greek = Sun + Flower

With bright blooms that go from mid-summer to early fall, 
sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. 
Plus, 2021 has been designated the “Year of the Sunflower”! 
What better way to celebrate than growing some yourself? 
LEARN how to plant grow and care for sunflowers



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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Country Farm Sunflower Wedding














































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