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Tunes and Wooden Spoons

Love Without Measure

180 pages
Macintyre Purcell

Mary Janet is back, but this time she takes you inside other grandmothers’ kitchens. These are grandmothers who are not only the backbone of their families but often of their communities, contributing in untold and unsung ways.

Come meet a Dutch immigrant grandmother who landed in Cape Breton with her family after the war to start a new life, or a Mi’kmaq grandmother who faced down discrimination and knew the way to change hearts was through education and determination, or an Acadian grandmother who saw her father go to work at the gypsum plant while her mother tended to the farm.

Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Love Without Measure is a tribute to these strong Cape Breton women. More than that, it is a tribute to strong women everywhere. And you know if Mary Janet is in the kitchen, there will always be music and laughter.

Author Bio
In 2020, Mary Janet MacDonald took the Internet by storm with her Facebook group, Tunes and Wooden Spoons. In 2021, her first book Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Recipes from a Cape Breton Kitchen, became a national bestseller. As a mother of seven and grandmother of 12, she knows what it’s like to prepare food for a few or for a crowd.Margie MacDonald is a photographer, math teacher, and an adventure seeker. Her photography captures the essence of places, the spirit of people, and, in this book, the beauty found in her Mom’s kitchen and beyond.