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New Updated Download Available for: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper!

If you have my latest eBook:

Laughing AT the Grim Reaper!

you might want to read this post re-blogged from My Poetic Path.

Hope you are all having a great summer so far!

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  If you have a copy of my latest ebook:

Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well,

there is now a new updated download available.

I changed the cover color (what do you think?) and did a few minor tweaks with the content too.

If you phone in to Amazon customer service (see the Help page at Amazon and choose: manage my content) they will provide a free updated download of the book.  It’s very quick and easy.

Hope you are all having a lovely summer so far.

It’s been so nice here in BC, warm with just a gentle breeze every day. Hard to stay inside much. 😉

Happy Reading and Week!

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Veggies…Summer Fun Giveaway! :-)

veggies summer fun giveaway

Well, summer is almost here. and I realized the other day, I haven’t had a giveaway/contest at any of my blogs for a quite a while.

For any of my regular readers who also stop by at my review blog: My Real Life Reviews  you’ll probably remember that I was hosting contests there in particular and on a fairly regular basis, in the past couple of years.

So, I’ve decided to do something about this lack of free goodies, 😉 (I love contests too!!!) so here are the details of:

Veggies…Summer Fun Giveaway!

First of all, the prizes:

lucky penny pouches

Your choice of 2 of the Lucky Penny Pouches shown here.

You can read more about these fun little amulet pouches/charms here.

I make these for orders and gifts too.

Great for bringing more good karma, luck and mojo your way😉

cropped gold shawl

A sunshine-yellow cotton crochet shawl

(yes, I made it myself) 😉

This is much prettier than the photo btw!!!

It’s actually a warm, golden-yellow color.

Perfect to wear with sundresses on summer evenings! 🙂


Haiku Reflections ii front cover


And just in time for summer reading (and cooking)- Kindle copies of  these three books.

And in case you didn’t think summer was a great time for using a slow cooker, think again! 😉

Set and forget it and get out to enjoy the sunshine. No heating up the kitchen either.

You can read more about these Ebooks at:

My Amazon Author’s page.


There will be 3 lucky winners that will be posted here during the day on:  Sunday, June 15th.

Easy peasy to enter too. No FB or Twitter, etc…to visit, like etc.

All that’s required is to leave a comment below answering this question:

What is one of your all-time favorite “summer” books and give a brief description why it is.


Oh and just a few minor details:

-Contest closes at 12:01 (midnight, Pacific time) on June 15th

-Be sure to include a contact email address, if your blog profile/comment isn’t linked to one that I can use to contact you, if you win.

-Winners will have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. 

If not claimed in the two weeks after they are contacted, I will post a replacement winner(s). 

-One entry per person please and NO anonymous comments.

-Open to residents of Canada (except the province of Quebec) and the US. 

If you are a follower here at Veggies… do mention in your comment, you’ll get a bonus entry.


I’m always on the look-out for new books to read (aren’t you?) so I thought this was a great idea for a contest. And this time of year, I especially love those that have a summery theme. 😉


In the meantime, I’m going to be taking a  short blog break.

The to-do pile here is once again out of control, for online and offline projects. Can you relate?

So I’m going to try to make a serious ‘dent’ in all that and also get out more to enjoy the sunny days we are having right now, here in BC. And before it gets TOO hot to actually enjoy being outside. 

Good luck with the contest and enjoy the sunshine, wherever you are too.

I’ll see ya soon! 🙂

New Cookbook Progress and Reviewers Needed

potato soup

I’ve been working on my third cookbook for several months now and have been making slow but steady progress on this project.

This will be the second book/Ebook in the Groovy Green Kitchen series.

This one is all about yummy soups along with a selection of easy, interchangeable side dishes to go with them.

I ♥ soups so much and all year long, so this is definitely an easy topic/book project for me to take on with a lot of interest and enthusiasm!

I have had some unforeseen delays in getting this book completed (most beyond my control) but now I’m thinking that wasn’t such a bad thing after all. 😉 Summer is NOT the time to release a new soup cookbook, the fall is definitely better.

And by autumn: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups will definitely be a “done deal” 😉

In the meantime, I am also still promoting all my other books, including my newest one:

Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well

 that I just published in April.

I need more Amazon reviews for all my books and here’s where you come in. 😉

If any of you are interested in reading/reviewing one of my books: 

Amazon Author’s Page for Geraldine Helen Hartman (click to see list)

send me an email (subject line: book reviewer) at:

veggiecook @ myway . com (spaces removed)

and I will be happy to send along a review/gift Kindle copy for this purpose.

I have 6 Ebooks now available so this is definitely not just for the cooks who are reading this! 😉

And thanks to everyone who has already written reviews for my books/Ebooks! Most appreciated.

Happy Reading, Cooking and Mid-Week! 

It’s (almost) Sandal-Time! Are You Ready? ;-)

dr scholls sandals

Remember these exercise sandals?

I had a pair when I was a teenager and recently got a new pair as a birthday gift. 🙂

You can read my complete review here.

I am loving the sandals but the buckle closure leaves a lot to be desired. 😦 More about this in my review.

Happy Sandal-Season (has it arrived where you are?) 

Are You In For Screen-Free Week: May 5-11?

screen free week photo

I’ve been thinking about taking a week (almost) offline for a while now and lo and behold, happened to read about  Screen Free Week  a couple of days ago.

Talk about perfect timing! 🙂 

This is NOT about totally going screen free but rather not using your computers, smart phones etc…for a week, for any type of entertainment purposes.

You can read more about this global movement at:  

International Screen Free Week. 

I’m planning to limit my own computer time each day for the next week to one hour tops, just to get through essentials.

I’ve got tons of offline stuff I’ve been wanting to catch-up with, so I think this is going to work just fine.

I know from a recent computer meltdown that going completely computer- free is not all that workable anymore.The email “pile up”  afterwards was quite stressful. But I’m a fast typist so when I’m in speed mode, I can get through a lot in an hour online.

Are you planning to join in for International Screen- Free Week? 

See you in a week. I hope it’s a good and “non-techie” one for you too! 😉

Eat Your Breakfast Today!!

Such good advice!

What did you have for breakfast today?

I had half a sandwich. Kind of strange but it filled me up. 😉

Happy Tuesday!

Daily Health Central

Eat Your Breakfast Today!!

Lets face it…Eating breakfast is the most important meal. It begins your metabolism earlier in the day, can help you lose weight, gets you energized, and is a great way to start your day! The key is to eat a well balanced breakfast. Always include fruit, if you choose cereal eat one with high fiber, if you choose yogurt, eat a low-fat or non fat one. If you want eggs in the morning, go for a hard boiled egg. Begin your day the right way.

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Can You Answer These WordPress ?’s ;-)

I have a couple of WordPress related questions that I posted over at My Poetic Path a couple of days ago.

No one has answered them yet so I thought I’d give it another try over here, with my Veggie…readers.

If you can help with an answer or two, I’d be most grateful! 😉

You can read the post here. 

Happy Wednesday. 

A New Direction for My Real Life Reviews


I’m taking a new direction over at My Real Life Reviews (click to read the post).

I’m spending more and more time at Amazon.com recently, writing reviews. I’m hovering at 2000 in the Amazon reviewers ranks at this point…woo hooo and heading for the Top 1000 soon I hope. I really LOVE to write reviews, can you tell? 😉

So, I thought I’d combine some of my reviews at both sites, to make things easier for me and also to allow me to share more reviews (albeit shorter ones) over at My Real Life Reviews.

I think it’s a change for the better! Hope you do too.

Happy Reading and Weekend too! 🙂

Computer on the Countdown :-(

My laptop is on the demise. 😦 

 Starting to show all the signs of shutting down for good.

I’m ordering a new one but in the meantime, I will have very limited access for being online. 

I’ll stop by to visit as soon as I’m up and running again.

Hopefully not too long. Miss you already.

Happy Week to All! 🙂

Yearning for the Yukon

**This is a post from several years ago that I thought some of my newer readers might enjoy reading.**

As I wrote at that time, the Yukon Territory in Canada’s North left a lasting impression on me and Joe.

We are hoping to move back there, in the not too distant future.

Hope you enjoy this cyber re-visit to one of the nicest places I’ve visited or lived to date.

What is the best place you’ve ever lived? Do share! 😉



In December 2006, we had just moved from our home province of Saskatchewan (on the Canadian Prairies) to Whitehorse, Yukon.

Unfortunately, we faced a number of personal hardships(not related to our move) while in the Yukon which took away from fully enjoying our experience there. Long story….things did get better, but very hard to face at the time.

On the plus side though, Whitehorse and the Yukon left many lasting memories that Joe and I still treasure:

*The absolute quiet and tranquility we enjoyed and often only minutes away from the downtown core.

*The extraordinary beauty of the Yukon (similar to BC but at the same time different. To be there is to understand).

*The incredible, everchanging skies. The horizon so tangible.

*Feeling more in tune with nature .

*Being ‘North of 60’ brings it’s own unique experience to those who go there. Again, to be there is to…

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