It was 12 celcius in Paris last Friday…

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It was 12 celcius in Paris
last Friday…

Turin CharcuterieOur daughters told us that it was getting cold at home — but we were not prepared for the REALLY cold weather when we got off the plane. We had been in Europe for two reasons — to attend the Salone del Gusto Slow Food event in Turin, Italy and to find my great uncle's WW1 grave near Arras, France.

Photo at left is of a charcuterie in downtown Turin.

Toy mama pig with her piglets pictured at right was part of a display about the importance of heritage breeds in Europe.Our plans are to incorporate a charcuterie into our new facilities near Langdon and it was not difficult to find dried meat and other delicacies almost at every turn. We definitely left the Slow Food event with lots of great ideas and tasted an amazing array of fantastic products.

Toy mama pig with her piglets pictured at right was part of a display about the importance of heritage breeds in Europe.

Mother Canada
Mother Canada weeps over the scarred lanscape (see below) at Vimy Ridge

My first Remembrance Day ceremony as a young private in the Canadian army was more than moving. I was ordered to visit with veterans of the First World War and it changed my persepctive on the world and how precious life is. The men I met that day told me stories I will never forget. Stories about camaraderie, deep loss, the futility of war and of honour. They wept about losing friends in the Battle of the Somme and at Vimy Ridge like it had happened yesterday. I also lost a great uncle in the First War, his name was Emery Lambert and he was only 20 years old when he was killed near Cherisy, France.

Grave fieldFor thirty years I have wanted to visit Vimy Ridge in northern France to honour the men who gave their lives and to find my uncle's grave. The Vimy Memorial rises above a battle scarred lanscape of artillery shell holes and trenches that are still clearly visible under a blanket of grass. Carved on the memorial's walls are the names of more than 11,000 Canadian soldiers that were never identified after the war.

In a farmer's field I found the small well manicured cemetery that held the remains of my uncle. Lest we forget.

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SUNDAY is the last day to order for our November 22nd delivery into GALGARY!

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We are doing our best to keep up with demand. Many of our products are in stock and we will have more for our next delivery before Christmas so please stay tuned!

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Colleen Biggs
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