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The Bookless Club
It’s just like a book club … only there’s no book, and no club.
Jane's Cook Book
Herewith, a collection of reliable recipes that have fooled a few people into thinking I know my way around in a kitchen
From The Archive
I’ve been writing for years. Here are some of my favourite pieces. I hope you enjoy them!
Jane's Junk Drawer
Useful, interesting … mysterious! A haphazard trove of curiosities, ideas, and stuff too good to throw away.
EUROPE ON FUN DOLLARS A DAY
We all went to Europe with the same person.
That person was Aurthur Frommer.
Starting in 1957 with his classic travel book, Europe on $5 a Day, Arthur Frommer changed the way we travelled. In fact, without his egalitarian advice, many of us might have stayed home and never ventured overseas.
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JANE CAN COOK COOKBOOK
RASPBERRY DRINKING VINEGAR
This drink is summer in a glass! It calls for a lot of raspberry t calls for a lot of raspberries so make it at the height of summer when berries are cheapest.
This soup scores in all categories: it’s quick and easy to make, it’s loaded with health benefits
Grapes wilted? Such a shame. They languish in the fridge while you come to term with chucking them.
HOMEMADE BISCUIT MIX
Hankering for biscuits? Comin’ up! Cheap, and quick and easy. Now ain’t you the kitchen magician?!
Do you have banana bread fatigue? Here’s another excellent way to use up those blackening bananas on your countertop.
So … I usually make a double batch version of this cake. When I do the double batch – which is pretty much always – I use a commercial-size loaf pan.
Gourmet lemon salt is expensive. Here's hot to make your own and get maximum value from your costly lemons (or limes).
Vancouver Gun Club
The Bookless Club partnered with the Vancouver Shotgun Club for a chance at an introductory class in shooting traps.
Chinatown Storytelling Centre
The Bookless Club partnered with the Vancouver Chinatown Storytelling Centre to give away several tickets to the Chinatown museum!
The North Pole Express
The Bookless Club partnered with the West Coast Railway Association for this fantastic Christmas giveaway for one lucky family to visit the North Pole by train in Squamish.
The Bookless Club partnered with Harbour Air for a Vancouver Staycation flight viewing Coal Harbour from a bird's eye view over one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Rufus Guitar and Drums
The Bookless Club partnered with Rufus Guitar and Drums to give 12 lucky winners the chance to partake in life-long learning.
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Hi! I'm Jane!
I’m a Canadian journalist. My professional life has included radio, TV, and film. My writing has appeared in a variety of publications in Canada and the US but I’m best known for my work as a columnist for Canada’s National Post. I’m working on a book but we’ll both be a lot older by the time I finish it … if I ever finish it. As for the five pounds I gained during the pandemic, those are probably here for the duration. (Okay, so it’s closer to ten pounds ….)
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