Monthly Archives: June 2020

Archie Finds The Filly Cover

PROUD TO ANNOUNCE PUBLICATION OF 2ND “ARCHIE THE MOUSE” KIDS’ BOOK

Oh my, I was thrilled when a batch of copies of my latest children’s book arrive at my door earlier this week.

ARCHIE FINDS THE FILLY tells how, with the help of new friend Buzzy the Bee, Archie goes in search of his BFF Winny’s new grand-daughter…a brand new baby horse. Together Archie and Buzzy visit all the farmyard families, trying to find the new little filly.  Lots of fun as they meet all the new babies who arrived this spring and, of course, our little hero finds the filly and introduces her to grandpa Winny. Great for read-alongs and offers colouring pages, too.Page 3 - Archie with BuzzyThanks to my brilliant illustrator, Elyse Darby, who created beautiful scenes with lots of cute baby animals for little readers to meet.Page 4 - Archie with duckling Page 7 - Archie with piggieArchie Finds the Filly is available now from www.BarnmiceBooks.com or directly from me (just send me an email – see contact page). Price is $14.99 plus shipping and handling ($4.10) within Canada.  As a special COVID promo, I’m offering both books (Archie Finds a New Home -2019) for $22 plus $4.10 s&h.   Thank you for supporting your local authors and artists!Archie social media v2

 

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NEW GELATO STORE OPENS @ YONGE & CHARLES IN TORONTO…BRING ON THE YUMMY!!

Welcome to the neighbourhood, NANI’s! Just in time for summer, owner Parry is bringing his hand-crafted gelato and sorbets to the Yonge & Bloor neighbourhood despite, or maybe because of, the pandemic isolation we’ve all endured over the past 3 months. We all need and are ready for some treats and I can assure you that you won’t find anything yummier than Nani’s amazing daily “from scratch” flavours – I tried several samples today and purchased a big scoop of the Lemon Sorbetto…OMG it was so refreshing and deelish.
Some of you may recall seeing the Nani’s food truck over the past 18 months or so but Parry has now set up his bricks’n’mortar shop on the n.e. corner of Charles E. just behind what used to be McDonalds/Starbucks. 20200604_123016 (2)Inside, you’ll find fresh served waffle cones or cups, as well as take-home pints for your midnight snacks or after-dinner treats. 20200606_133529 (2)20200606_133301AAOnce social distancing practices are removed, Nani’s offers a lovely upstairs seating area (3 or 4 tables) for in-house enjoyment. Parry is very committed to offering customers the very best products, including vegan options and gelatos with Indian & Asian influences – I must sample the Indian Chai, Black Sesame and Mango/Lychee Sorbetto flavours next time.  There’s over 75 flavours that are rotated weekly so check the website for your favourites www.nanisgelato.com

What makes Nani’s products so special & delicious? As opposed to using powdered ice cream, pre-made gelato bases, syrups, food colorings, artificial flavors or pre-made products, Nani’s invested in its own commercial commissary kitchen to make all gelato products from scratch on a daily basis, using fresh ingredients. A unique feature of Nani’s is that we produce our own gelato base using a pasteurization machine from Italy specifically designed for gelato production. The process deepens the flavors and allows our customers to literally taste the difference in our production. With a centralized kitchen and the top gelato-making machines in the world imported from Italy, Nani’s focus is on delivering handcrafted, premium gelato in a small-batch, fresh format.20200606_133224 (2)The store hours are: 12noon to 9pm on weekends and 3pm to 9pm during the week. You can follow Nani’s on IG: @nanisgelato
Next week (starting June 8) the “flavour du jour” is Dark Chocolate” so you know who’s gonna be first in line every day….LOL!20200606_134154 (2)nani'sThanks for supporting local businesses….see you at Nani’s!