• Brian Gallagher

Spice up your life


Good morning beautiful people. That is if you are enjoying this week’s edition of this fine publication with your morning coffee. If it is with your afternoon cocktail (I recommend a shaken martini with olives) then good afternoon. For those of you curious about this week’s title, I assure you it is not a Dr. Ruth column.

I wanted to share with you some snippets from a letter sent in to the K.I.T.A. virtual mailbox by a reader. I found it witty and entertaining. It was in response to my article on January 30 (Breaking up is hard to do). I had to go look it up. Let’s face it with my attention span and fading memory I can barely remember what I had for dinner yesterd… - oh look, a squirrel!

This dear reader sent in a response to my list of how the weekdays were going to be named due to how I need to change my habits and become more fit and healthier this year. Here was my proposed list of change:

Martini Mondays – Mushroom Mondays

Two for Tuesdays – Tofu Tuesdays (eww…)

Wet Wednesdays – Wheatgrass Wednesdays

Thirsty Thursdays – Tomato Thursdays (with no pasta)

TGIFFF – Now just hold it right there… (got to have one bad day, right?)

Now clearly this lady has had very good reason to adopt change in her diet. She is very courageous and most definitely a fighter (with a good sense of humour) and thus I commend her. Her way to navigate the terrain of the bland bleak landscape of healthy eating was by taking the spice road. And her argument was sound. So if you are wanting to spice up your healthy life, here are her weekday naming suggestions:

Masala Mondays

Thyme+Tea Tuesdays

Wasabi Wednesdays

Thumeric Thursdays (I see what you did there…)

Fabulous Fridays (as in Fabulous Flavour)

You may be onto something Sharon Gray, thank you for the entertaining and informative read!


Here’s an interesting event that came across the K.I.T.A. cyber-desk a few days ago. Patricial Wenzel, who not only is the owner of the lovely Auberge Willow Inn, has also been a volunteer guide at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for 20 years! And she is going to channel all that experience to deliver an informative virtual guided tour of the exhibition ‘Mummies – Ancient Lives’ in Hudson at the Willow Inn this Sunday, February 23 at 3 p.m. No cover charge. If you ever wanted to learn about the mysteries of ancient Egypt definitely drop on by! Contact the Willow for more information at (450) 458-7006.


Ex-Hudsonite Don McDougall and his wife Gail Dillon have recently released a couple of easy-listening CDs that were recorded at Soprano Studio in Hudson, owned and operated by Mr. Pierre Chalifoux. Although I have not had the chance to hear them as of yet, it is nice to see new music being produced here in VS. Five dollars from the sale of each CD, available at Dépanneur Shaar on Cameron, goes to the LePont/Bridging Food Bank.


How fun is this? The McGill MacDonald Campus Music Club is hosting an Open Mic at the Ceiligh in Ste. Anne’s this Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m. (if you went to Mac or John Abbott you know it well!). Want to step up to the mic? Here’s their event page:



As always, make sure you check out the ‘Things to See and Do’ section of The Journal for upcoming community events in and around the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area and if you have some music, art or other cool event you think I should be checking out please hit me up at kickinthearts@yourlocaljournal.ca.


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