Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for February 10th, 2014

An Acquired Taste: Petits Pois à la Paysanne

I grew up in Waterloo Region, in southern Ontario. The area is known for its Mennonite and German culture. That cultural background and a need to economize explains the “eccentric” items that were served up at dinner time in our 1960’s household. Beef liver Pigtails roasted in sauerkraut Ham hocks, ditto Sweet breads Pickled tongue Sure we had hotdogs, and Campbell’s tomato soup, and Velveeta. Remember Velveeta? And now and […]

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A Prayer

I’d crow. To the rafters. To the world. I’m sorry. I love you. Forgive me. Please. Guide me. Inspired by Daily Post If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? Photographers, artists, poets: show us TONGUE. Lead Photo from

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