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Tania: Support Networks

It goes without saying that it helps to have a support network in place while you undertake any significant life change... I'm lucky to have support teams behind, in front and beside me while I undertake this challenge.

Valentines dinner for two: Salad greens, seafood, saffron rice, deluxe brownies

Salad Greens with Apples, Walnuts and Brie Start a romantic meal with this palate-awakening salad topped with crisp apple, creamy cheese and nuts.

UVic prof makes mark on guitar world

What: GuitarWorks, with Alexander Dunn, guitar. When/where: Saturday, 8 p.m., Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (School of Music, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria). Tickets: Adults $17.50, seniors, students, and alumni $13.50.
Cloudburst, Something Ventured, La Verete, Vigilante Vigilante

Cloudburst, Something Ventured, La Verete, Vigilante Vigilante

Aging lesbians, financial risk-takers, troubled teens and the Canadian première of a film about anti-graffiti vigilantes are on the Victoria Film Festival's busy movie menu today. Here are Michael D. Reid's Day 7 highlights.

Jill: Mouth closed, wallet open.

Or.....one way to manage eating out. Last Saturday was my first evening eating out since the Challenge began. The Island Breast Strokers Dragon Boat team had a fundraising evening to raise money for their upcoming competition in Israel.
Shopping in the spotlight

Shopping in the spotlight

When Tania Bonfield goes for groceries, everyone wants to know what's in her basket

Kevin: Week 2 done!

Well week no.2 is over [praise the lord]. I've gained a new respect for hot baths and hot showers. And low and behold I've gained 3 flipping @#$%@#&% pounds.

Coconut Lime Panna Cotta

This dairy-free version of the classic Italian dessert can be made with regular or light coconut milk. For the creamiest taste and richest flavour, regular coconut milk would deliver the best results.
Sharp prose illuminates tree-planting memoir

Sharp prose illuminates tree-planting memoir

Ionce worked for a year in a lumber mill in Chemainus. It was the hardest work I've ever done, before or since. The worst job was night shift on the green chain, pulling wood from a conveyor.
Light coconut milk has more H20

Light coconut milk has more H20

Regular variety has richer taste, more calories