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From gory special effects to key makeup artist at SFW Outfit:

By Michelle Berg This was Tamsen Rae’s second year as one of the key makeup artists at Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW). Doing makeup during SFW is a completely different genre than Rae’s regular gig, but she absolutely loves it. She’s well-known for her gory, special effects work. “I love how different it is — it’s one thing to make a person look hideous, it’s another to make a person look beautiful, fashionable and trendy.” These are all things that you have to think about when doing SFW. She says it can be a stressful environment. “You have strict time limits, all different types of skin tones to work with, and you’re doing makeup on men, as well. It’s definitely a fun challenge.” The key make-up artist role requires working with the designers and hairstylists to create a cohesive look. “I’ll be keying the first day, so I’ll show up, do a demo on one of the models in front of all the other (makeup) artists and then they follow suit,” she says. Rae loves the energy at SFW and being surrounded by people who share her passion. She enjoys the educational side of makeup too. A self-taught artist, she puts a lot of time and effort into education. She’s taken on a 14-year-old apprentice, does seminars in schools, zombie tutorials and beauty routines at Marca College in Saskatoon. She’s been part of over a dozen fashion shows but mostly does a lot of creative collaborations, photo shoots and lessons. Rae wears a lot of vintage jewelry to bring out her personality in her black work attire. Her style is a mixture of old and new. She has a collection of vintage cowboy boots she works into her wardrobe. She experiments with different hairstyles and accessories too. She likes to hold onto classic pieces that last forever like good leather and metals. Sadly for Saskatchewan, Rae is moving to Montreal. She’s happy to have learned from and been a part of the Saskatchewan fashion scene. Artistic friends she’s met here have helped her develop professionally. She hopes to be part of fashion week in Toronto, Montreal and New York in the future.

1. Grandpa hat: Thrift store


2. Shirt: Tonic 3. Blazer: Vegas 4. Necklace: An eagle pendant from the Dallas airport; chain is from a friend.


5. Bracelet: Boathouse


Rings: Thrift store finds, 6. antique shops.


7. Jeans: Tonic

Makeup: 1. Three eye shadows: MAC, Sephora and The Balm 2. Mascara: Benefit’s They’re Real! (even though her lashes aren’t real).


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Tamsen Rae, one of the key makeup artists at Saskatchewan Fashion Week. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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Cory King paints a rock by the river in memory of his girlfriend, Tracy Dinh. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg


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FASHION — 2 Turning the camera on Sask Fashion Week makeup artist INVENTORY — 4 In-home shopping with Head Over Heels Shoe Company

EVENTS — 18 SPACES — 20 Tony Bidulka’s art gallery home full of international pieces CROSSWORD AND SUDOKU — 23

COVER — 5 Ordinary people fighting extraodinary odds

WINE WORLD — 25 A Chilean tribute to stability

IN THE CITY — 10, 11 The Bandet brothers love WDM’s Boomtown

GARDENING — 26 Infrequent but deep watering best for lawns

PARENT TO PARENT — 12 Who is harder to raise: Boys or girls?

OUTSIDE THE LINES — 27 Artist Stephanie McKay’s weekly colouring creation

CITY FACES — 14 Harpist tells stories through music READ MY BOOK — 15 ON THE SCENE — 16 At the Celebrate Success! Gala

ASK ELLIE — 28 SHARP EATS — 30 Share your love for lentils in unique competition RECIPES — 31

Three brothers Zander, Merrek and Kynyn Bandet share their favourite place in Saskatoon: The Western Development Museum. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

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We want to give people who are struggling through cancer a voice. They’re not forgotten. – Cory King

Ordinary people fighting extraordinary odds By Jenn Sharp Cory King’s smile is contagious. But it hides a world of pain. Our photo of him dancing with Amy Backstrom at the Pink Wig Foundation Gala in Saskatoon in April was the most popular picture we’ve ever posted online. The look of pure joy on his face drew people in. They wanted to know more about him. Cory was backpacking in South East Asia in 2010 when he got hurt and had to come home. He met Tracy Dinh shortly after. The two fell in love and moved in together a few months later. In November 2011, Tracy was diagnosed with stage four small cell cervical cancer, a rare and aggressive form. It had already spread throughout her body. She was 25. She had been seeking medical advice for a year prior, but her concerns were frequently pushed aside by her doctor. “He kept saying ‘you’re fine, you’re fine.’ And that’s what you want to hear from the doctor. Even though you know something’s going on, that’s what you want to hear,” Cory said. “She knew she had cancer. She told me that before she was ever diagnosed. There were some telltale signs.” After four intense months of chemotherapy and radiation, Tracy was told it was not working. She had six months to live. “We didn’t want to believe that, necessarily. We wanted to be able to seek some alternative treatment, but we needed money to be able to do that,” said Cory. Her family and friends sprang to action and organized a birthday fundraiser on March 16, 2012. They raised $20,000 in one night and launched the Pink Wig Foundation. It was named for Tracy’s wig and her love of the colour. Continued on Page 6

Cory King dances with the Pink Wig Foundation’s first recipient of $10,000, Amy Backstrom, at the Pink Wig Foundation Gala in Saskatoon, a fundraiser and birthday celebration in honour of Tracy Dinh on March 23. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg


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Fortunately we got that time. It changed everything. It gave her some hope. It gave her a chance to be happy one more time — King

The money allowed her to seek treatment options at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., but there wasn’t much they could do. She thought about alternative treatments overseas but decided against them. “There was nothing we could really do,” said Cory. “These people are offering ‘we can cure cancer’ but it’s not necessarily true and a lot of people get duped.” Instead, Tracy fulfilled a longtime bucket-list wish and went to Hawaii with Cory (who had quit his job to spend time with her) for four weeks. Her mom, sisters and nephew were able to join them as well. “It was amazing what that did for her and for me and for the family. She was so grateful, so thankful for that,” he said. Before the trip, Tracy was sick, vomiting every day and unable to leave her bed. A few days after arriving in Maui, her health improved considerably. Cory is thankful for the memory of long walks and watching her enjoy the taste of fresh food. “Fortunately we got that time,” he said. “It changed everything. It gave her some hope. It gave her a chance to be happy one more time.” Tracy died a few weeks after returning home, on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012, with her mother and father by her side. Her final wish was that the Pink Wig Foundation continue. She wanted to help others battling cancer. The foundation’s goal is to raise awareness for small cell cervical cancer and to help young women battling cancer. In the past year, they’ve held several events and raised close to $20,000. The first Pink Wig Gala was held March 23, 2013, on what would have been Tracy’s 27th birthday. Another $10,000 was raised that night. At the gala, 29-year-old Amy Backstrom received $10,000 as the first Pink Wig recipient. She had cervical cancer as well, although not as advanced as Tracy’s. After chemotherapy, her tumour shrunk enough for her cervix to be removed, a surgery done in Toronto. While the surgery cost was covered, fighting cancer is still expensive. Things like medications and parking costs during chemotherapy treatments add up. The money from Pink Wig has meant the world to Backstrom. “I would have never been able to live if I had to pay for everything. It means that my family and I were able to live our life the way it was before. It was like nothing happened. Financial aid is a significant thing that someone needs when you have cancer.” Cory knows firsthand the difference financial aid can make. For that reason he wants Pink Wig to grow. “We want people to know they can apply for help,” he said. “We want to give people who are struggling through cancer a voice. They’re not forgotten. There are other people that have gone through it, too.” When Cory makes a peace sign, you can see a tattoo on the inside of each finger reading “one love.” He and Tracy had matching tattoos done in Hawaii. It hurt, but Tracy just laughed and told Cory it was nothing compared to chemo and radiation. As he says, when you have cancer, you have no choice but to be brave. For more information on the Pink Wig Foundation, go to: Twitter @pinkwig_yxe.

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I always tell my kids, it’s not how long you live, it’s what you do with your life. — Brian Henderson


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Elissa Dwyer with her father Brian Henderson in her home in Regina. Bridges Photo by Michael Bell

■ ■ ■ ■ Brian Henderson is living longer because he fell from a grain truck and broke his neck. X-rays and CT scans this winter showed the 56-year-old’s bones were damaged much more than they should have been. An MRI on his spine and further scans revealed he had cancer. It had started in his prostate and spread. Doctors also found a tumour in Brian’s neck, which had been pressing on his spine and causing him to lose feeling in his arm. He had cancer for years without knowing it. His family suspected something abnormal because Brian, who drives semis during the week and limos on the weekend in Regina, had been suffering from severe pain in his shoulder for several years. “The pain got so bad he couldn’t sleep at night,” said his 29-year-old daughter, Elissa Dwyer.

He underwent radiation and chemotherapy, and has regained some of the feeling in his arm. A halo aligns his head and neck. After three weeks in hospital, Brian returned home with his wife Christine. Friends and family had transformed the house, building wheelchair ramps and converting the main floor living room into a bedroom. “Radiation takes a lot out of you,” Brian said. “The hardest part was getting used to the halo and not being able to move around a lot.” When Elissa gets married in January, she’d like her guests to consider the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wedding Celebration Program instead of giving wedding presents. Elissa made a webpage on the site for people to donate and learn more about her dad. She also wants people to know about the support her family received from the cancer ward staff at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital.

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You don’t have to run 12 half marathons to be effective. Even if it’s a bake sale or a steak night or a head shave. The options are endless . . . — Janaya Stevenson

“Sometimes when you donate, you don’t know where it goes or how it affects people. I’ve seen it first-hand. I don’t need anything, I’m not getting married for wedding gifts,” she said. Her dad’s new life is one of daily struggles with everyday tasks. He needs assistance around the clock. He can no longer drive or bathe himself. He can’t hug people and cannot hold his eight-month-old grandson Riley. He’s receiving radiation for the tumour in his neck, along with hormone injections and ones to strengthen his bones. His outlook on life is realistic. “I always tell my kids, it’s not how long you live, it’s what you do with your life. I’m not overly worried at the moment. They didn’t tell me what my prognosis was. I know it’s stage four and it’s serious. I know I’m in palliative care. They can slow it down but they can’t stop it.” The family’s out-of-pocket medical expenses have been enormous. Elissa and her sister are hosting steak nights to help with the costs. Despite the outcome of her dad’s fall, she’s grateful it happened. “In a sense, it was a blessing in disguise because we didn’t know the cancer existed before then. It was unfortunate but within three days he had a diagnosis.” ■

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Running 12 half-marathons in 12 months is Janaya Stevenson’s way of fighting cancer. It’s a very close enemy. Her greatgrandmother, her grandmother and her aunt all had breast cancer. Her aunt, Jean McCullough, a wife and mother of two, died from the disease at 40. Now Janaya’s mother and a surviving aunt are part of a longterm preventative study because breast cancer has been so prevalent in the family. Janaya’s best friend and maid of honour, Heather Stearn, battled a brain tumour for five years. In 2011, Janaya decided to run a half-marathon each month of 2012. The “12 in 2012” was a way to raise money for cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society’s Fundraise for Life program. She started a blog (www.babysteps-amomontherun.

Janaya Stevenson ran 12 marathons in 12 months in support of cancer research. Bridges Photo by Michelle Berg documenting the journey. A few days before the first race, on Jan. 8, 2012, Heather died. Janaya ran the race and every one after in honour of her lost friend, wearing a gold pendant with the letter “H,” a gift she gave her maid of honour at her wedding. She raised $15,000 last year. “You don’t have to run 12 half marathons to be effective,” she said. “Even if it’s a bake sale or a steak

night or a head shave. The options are endless and the Fundraise for Life program makes it easy.” Janaya’s face lights up when she talks about her best friend. She remembers bonding in university and how Heather’s family welcomed her like a daughter. “She was awesome. She was vibrant in the biggest sense of the word. She was excitable and happy.” Heather played goal for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies

soccer team. When Janaya and her husband moved to Cumberland House, Heather visited often, the two women fishing together. Heather’s battle with cancer started with frequent headaches and nausea. One day, she lost most of her vision while driving. Doctors found her tumour, and emergency surgery was done in October, 2005. Part of the tumour was wrapped around an artery and couldn’t be removed. But she recovered and was working in oc-

cupational therapy. A few years later, the old symptoms returned. The tumour was growing. She had a second surgery in the summer of 2011. “They still thought she would recover in a year and be back to her old self,” Janaya said, her eyes wet with the tears she’s cried many times for her friend. Heather began having pain in her hips as well, and doctors realized there were other cancerous tumours.


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It’s one of those things — to think of my auntie and now that I have two boys, the thought of leaving them that early is so terrifying. — Stevenson

healthy as possible for her husband and two sons, aged seven and four. She hasn’t stopped fundraising, despite an injury that’s kept her from running. She organized the first-annual Burpees for Boobies last October in Warman, where she now lives. Women signed up and got $5 pledges. The event raised over $6,500. Stevenson did a burpee for every $5 raised. She tries not to think about her family’s cancer history, but it weighs on her mind. “It’s one of those things — to think of my auntie and now that I have two boys, the thought of leaving them that early is so terrifying.” For the people who know how terrifying cancer is, the dream of a cure cannot come true fast enough. But it helps to know that ordinary people fighting extraordinary odds can make a difference.

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“It was diagnosed as terminal and there were no treatments for it.” Heather’s parents brought her home to live with them in the fall of that year, several months before she died at the age of 31. To Janaya and to those that knew her, she will always be a hero. “Through her surgeries and ill health, Heather always stayed positive and tackled the obstacles as they came with a smile, because that’s how she saw them, as obstacles. It wasn’t until the final diagnosis of untreatable cancer that Heather ever entertained the idea that she wouldn’t get better and recover.” Janaya has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the health and wellness category. The ceremony will be held May 23 in Saskatoon. Her focus is on an active lifestyle and staying as



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Three brothers Merrek, Kynyn and Zander Bandet share their favourite place in Saskatoon — the Western Development Museum. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

By Jenn Sharp Adele Bandet’s three sons all share a favourite place in Saskatoon: The Western Development Museum at 2610 Lorne Avenue South. Merrek, 9, and Zander, aged 8, both visit with their school every year, but coax their mom into bringing them as often as she can. The busy mom runs a daycare out of her home in the north end and doesn’t make it down to WDM as

much as the boys would like but when they’re here they make the most of it. WDM’s 1910 Boomtown is a big draw for the boys who say they love to run along the wooden sidewalks and explore the pioneer-era house, general store and dentist’s office. They also enjoy playing scavenger-hunt type games amongst the antique farm machinery and automobiles. The two were happy to talk to Bridges about what makes WDM spe-

cial to them. Their younger brother, Kynyn (5) was too shy to talk but readily posed for the camera.

the old-fashioned movie. And you get to go on a big train — I like seeing the view and going inside.

Q: How often do you come here with your family Zander? A: Not as much as I’d like to.

Q: What’s your favourite part of the WDM Zander? A: The old-fashioned house. And the dentist chair — it looks so different.

Q: Why do you like coming here Merrek? A: Because there are old trains and old houses. My favourite part of the Western Development Museum is

Q: Do you have any fun memories here? A: Merrek: There’s one fun thing — you have to spot a monkey and we

spotted it! (The clue said) it was on a tractor or a train. We had to write it down on a piece of paper (when we found it). The game was with our family and not our school.

Q: Do your mom and dad like coming here? A: Zander: Yes, maybe. Q: Should they bring you more often? A: Both: Yes!


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“For me, it is definitely a girl! I have a seven-yearold girl and a four-year-old boy. Both of them as babies were pretty good but my son Jovi was definitely more laid-back and rarely cried. I am now noticing a not-so-pleasant attitude coming out of my daughter Macy and she really likes to challenge me with almost everything. My son basically listens to everything I ask him to do and barely does the opposite. Who knows … I might change my mind in a few more years to come.” |— Chera Miller “My kids are still pretty little (two and four years), but so far my daughter has been easier. She spoke earlier, so I knew what she wanted and needed, and she listened to instruction better. My son, will look at me when he is doing something he isn’t supposed to, then just try to do whatever he is doing faster, before I can get to him!” — Janelle Hordos “I think boys are harder when they’re younger because they’re so wild and rambunctious. That being said, I think girls are the hardest once they hit their teen years.” — Michelle Grodecki “Girls. I am a parent and social worker with years of working with youth.” — Treena Wynes


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Harpist shares love of music, storytelling By Edna Manning More than 30 years ago, Chris Lindgren attended an event that inspired her lifetime career. In 1980, while taking a year off from her education degree studies at the University of Saskatchewan, she went to Toronto to study fine arts and classical guitar. While there she went to the Toronto Festival of Storytelling and heard storytellers from across the country. She was particularly impressed by one man who was playing the harp while also telling stories. “This combination was the most powerful experience I’d ever encountered in any performance, whether art, theatre or music. There’s something special that happens when you experience live music played from the heart along with stories told from the heart,” she says. Shortly after this performance, Lindgren decided she would finish her degree at the U of S and pursue her new-found love for storytelling. Back in Saskatoon, she discovered there wasn’t a group for storytellers in the city. She began inviting friends to her home for dessert and informal storytelling gatherings. Soon, the Saskatoon Storytellers Guild was formed. Today the Guild has a membership of about 45 that meets monthly, held together by a common love of storytelling. She also began learning how to play the harp, drawn to its expressive ability. Similar to the classical guitar, the harp allowed her to be more creative. “What I liked about the harp, however, was if you wanted to improvise or make up your own music, the low notes are at one end of the instrument, the high notes at the other. It’s laid out like a piano, so it’s very logical and you can play it by ear fairly simply.” By 1983, Lindgren was doing two different lines of work almost simultaneously. She was performing publicly as a storyteller and often brought her harp along as well.

Saskatchewan harpist Chris Lindgren has been performing for audiences across Canada since 1983. Her repertoires includes timeless medieval and Renaissance melodies, elegant classical pieces and lively Celtic tunes. Bridges photo by Michelle Berg

“I could set the mood wonderfully (with the harp). And people started asking for more and more harp.” Initially much of her repertoire was folk music because it was such a good fit with storytelling. She began to play for audiences of all ages across Canada at festivals and concerts in Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Closer to home, she’s been a mainstay at the Regina Folk Festival, Regina International Children’s

Festival and the PotashCorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She’s broadened her musical repertoire considerably. She now plays international folk music, classical pieces, Celtic tunes and a broad range of medieval and Renaissance melodies. Along with writing her own music from time to time, she plays contemporary music written by fellow harpists.

She’s sharing her love for the harp with others, too. She teaches regular lessons on the instrument. She continues to perform locally in Saskatoon and Regina for a variety of functions, from gallery openings to weddings. She often performs in senior citizen residences as well. “For those who have few chances of getting out, what better place to share my music than where I bring joy to others.”

Lindgren released her CD Harp for Dessert in 2005. She’s considering producing another album with her musically-gifted family. Walter, her husband, plays classical guitar, and their two children, Carl and Glenda, both play the oboe. For now, she’ll continue to do what she does best: performing for live audiences. For more information, visit www.

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Flooding, raging rivers themes of book for youth As a mother, grandmother, storyteller and performer, I’ve always loved creating and telling stories that start with “what if ?” When my own children were small, we used to create family what if ? stories at bedtime. The kids had their own way of doing that: one child would start the story and when it got to an exciting or difficult part, he or she would turn the story over to a brother or sister and they would do the same to keep the tale going. The objective was always to try to get the story to an exciting part that would challenge the next person to deal with the “what if ?” so they could go on to the next crisis. What would you do if ... • you were swept away in the rush-

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Mendel Art Gallery At 950 Spadina Cres. E. The Home Show features works from the permanent collection relating to home. I Know You By Heart: Portrait Miniatures is an exhibition of tiny portraits from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Returning features multi-media works by Toronto artist Jason Baerg. School Art, sponsored by PotashCorp, is an annual juried exhibition showcasing art by Saskatoon students. Artists by Artists features photographs by Barbara Reimer. All spring exhibitions are on view until June 2, except School Art, which concludes May 26. SCYAP Now, an exhibition from SCYAP Inc., continues until May 28 in the Mendel auditorium. The Mendel Art Gallery is participating in the Nature City Festival May 25-31. On May 26 at 2 p.m., there will be readings to honour environmentalist Stan Rowe, and outdoor artmaking from 2-4 p.m. SCYAP Gallery Until May 17 at 253 Third Ave. S. ConArt. It features painting and drawings, in a variety of mediums, by inmates at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. Part of the proceeds will go to Str8-Up. A collaborative group high school art show will run May 20-24. RIC-CYCLE 1.0: An Introduction to the Madness by Ric Pollock opens May 27 and runs to June 14. It is the first in a three-part series of Pollock’s works. A reception will be held May 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Paved Arts May 17 to June 21 at 424 20th St. W. Memories of a Naturalist, by Maria Whiteman and Clint Wilson. A reception will be held May 31 at 8 p.m. A public artists’ talk will be held June 1 at 2 p.m. 330g Until May 18 at 330 Avenue G S. Sliding Down the Plane, by Benjamin Hettinga and Angela Leach.

Rouge Gallery Until May 18 at 200-245 Third Ave. S. Stills, works by Linda Chartier. Luna & Hill Until May 18 at 208 Third Ave. S. Works by figurative symbolist painter Carol Wylie. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Until May 23 at 191 Murray Building, U of S. She I Her by Ellen Moffat. A reception will be held May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. dreamondriandreamon by Tyson John Atkings runs May 27-31. Atkings investigates motion, perception (hallucination) and dissociation in various media. A reception will be held May 31 at 7 p.m. Surface Factor, by Sask Terra Group, runs June 3-9. AKA Gallery Until May 24 at 424 20th St. W. Into the Woods, by Tammy Salzl. Oil paintings and works on Mylar in mixed media. Void Gallery Until June 2 at 2-1006 Eighth St. E. Fair and Square, works by Ink Slab Printmakers. A reception will be held May 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Station Arts Centre, Rosthern Until May 25 at 701 Railway Ave., Rosthern. Artless Fabrication, by Carol Schmold. It features 52 small fibre works, one for each week of the year. Blackstrap Art Studio Tour May 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., in and around Dundurn and Shields. A free, self-guided tour of art and craft shops in and around the Dundurn and Shields area. Featuring glass blowing and fusing, metal sculptures, ceramics, paintings, photography, quilting and recycled art projects by more than 20 artists. Follow the wagon wheel signs. Centre East Galleries Until May 26 at The Centre.

Work by Leane King of Spell It Photo Art, work by Ryan Schmidt, a display for the Vesna Festival, a display by the Mennonite Central Committee, a display from the Mendel ART for LIFE program, and displays from the Saskatoon Public School Board. Art Show and Sale May 26, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at The Willows Golf and Country Club. Works by Sharon Ceslak, Angela Gooliaff and Anne Nordstrom. Includes acrylic paintings, photographs and drawings. A portion of sales will be donated to charities. Affinity Gallery Until June 16 at 813 Broadway Ave. The Jury’s Out. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Dimensions, this exhibition will explore the process of jurying by discussing all of the works submitted. A round table discussion will be held May 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A closing reception will be held June 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Black Spruce Gallery Until May 27 at Northside Antiques on Highway 2. Spring Finally!, a group show. Art includes paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewellery and wood turning. Visit www. Saskatoon City Hospital Gallery on the Bridges Until May 30 on the third floor at Saskatoon City Hospital. Northern Dimensions, acrylic paintings of northern Saskatchewan by Joy Mendel. Works in oil, acrylic and watercolour by Saskatoon artist Irene Strochein, on the fourth floor. The Gallery/Art Placement Until May 30 at 228 Third Ave. S. Colour and Construction, new paintings by Robert Christie. Pacific Framing Gallery Through May at 204-2750 Faithfull Ave. Prairie landscape watercolours by Jim

Brager. Spring and retirement sale of art and framing. All items must go by the end of May. Parkridge Centre Through May at 110 Gropper Cres. Works by Mayfair Artists. Gallery on Third, Watrous Through May at 102 Third Ave. E., Watrous. Student Art Show. Sponsored by Watrous and Area Arts Council. Watrous Library Through May in Watrous. High School Art Show. Sponsored by the Watrous and Area Arts Council. Handmade House Showcase Gallery Until June 1 at 710 Broadway Ave. Eclectic Birdhouses by Mary Romanuck. It features birdhouses made from naturally hollowed out poplar. Ukrainian Museum of Canada Until June 17 at 910 Spadina Cres. E. Remember Chernobyl, by Toronto artists Kathy Nicholaichuk. A commemoration of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents which occurred April 26, 1986, depicted “softly” through the use of caricatures. The Gallery, Frances Morrison Library Until June 20 at 311 23rd St. E. SPL100YRS: In Pictures. Historic photos from local history celebrating the rich history of the Saskatoon Public Library during its 2013 centennial celebration. St. Thomas More Gallery Until June 28 at 1437 College Dr. After a Long Winter, by Michelle Yuzdepski. Meewasin Valley Centre Gallery Until June 28 at 402 Third Ave. S. A Sense of Place. It features sculptures and paintings by Monique Martin and photography by Trint Thomas. Observations of Nature, featuring works by some of the Saskatoon Homeschoolers’ students, celebrates nature in the city.


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Durand’s Footwear Until June 29 at 255 Second Ave. N. Black and white photography printed from traditionally-exposed film by Sharon Ceslak.

Dr. Sing-a-long Sketchy May 22, 8:30 p.m., at Diva’s Nightclub. Presented by Dr. Sketchy’s AntiArt School. Sketching and karaoke. With live models from Rosebud Burlesque, music, contests, prizes and a cash bar. Proceeds are used to keep the Dr. Sketchy events going.

Western Development Museum Until Sept. 2 at 2610 Lorne Ave. S. Love Birds by Kim Adams. The sculpture exhibit playfully reimagines everyday materials; farm machinery, grain silos, automobile parts, toys and model train parts transform into fictional worlds and imaginary landscapes. It is presented in collaboration with the Mendel Art Gallery.



The Laramie Project May 16-18, 8 p.m., at the Remai Arts Centre. Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. Presented by the Kinsmen Young Company. Based on the events of October 1998, in which openly gay Laramie, Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and then left to die at the outskirts of town.


FUZE May 16, 7 p.m., at Bishop James Mahoney High School. Presented by The Fine and Practical Arts Departments at Bishop J. Mahoney High School. A fusion of the arts. With one act plays, monologues, choir, graphic arts, visual arts, wood working and culinary delights. FUZE showcases the talents of the fine and practical arts classes at Bishop James Mahoney High School. Tickets sold at the door. Story Circle for Adults May 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Centre, 213 Second St. E. An adult evening of storytelling. The theme is the May long weekend. Bring a story or come to listen. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Potluck snacks. Sutherland School Centennial Celebration May 17-19 at Sutherland School. For information visit or call 683-7460. National Fill a Truck Event May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Confederation Mall, Market Mall, Martensville Civic Centre, Warman High School and across Canada. Presented by Clothesline, to benefit the Canadian Diabetes Association. Bring clothing, small household and electronic items. Enter to win a trip to London, England. For information visit An American Salute May 18, 7:30 p.m., at TCU Place. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s Gyro Master Series. Featuring pianist Michael Kim. With works by Lizée, Gershwin and Bernstein.


The Princess & The Pea May 18-26 at The Refinery. Wide Open Theatre’s final show of the season. Puppet packed with thunderstorms, a kingdom of mattresses, and one tiny pea. Find out how one earns the title of Princess.

The Princess and the Pea opens May 18 and is the final show of the season for Wide Open Children’s Theatre. SUBMITTED PHOTO Salsa Glam Gala Dinner and Dance May 18, 7:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., at Sutherland Hall, 1112 Central Ave. Featuring dance performances by Danza Morena Latin Dance Academy and music by DJ Pancho. With dinner, a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and a cash bar. A fundraising event for the The International Sask Salsa & Bachata Congress, which runs May 30 to June 2 in Saskatoon and Regina. Visit Va Va Vaudeville May 18, 8 p.m., beginning at The Refinery. An escapade into the flapper era by the Rosebud Burlesque Club. A two-part audience participatory event. A Vaudevillian show at the Refinery is followed by a Speakeasy after party at a secret location, to be disclosed after the show. With music by The Pink Canoodlers. Dress in

flapper era inspired clothing. Prohibition style cocktails will be served. For ages 19+. Punjabi Mela 2013 May 19, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Prairieland Park. Presented by the Punjabi Cultural Association of Saskatchewan. A festival of popular Punjabi folk dances (Bhangra and Gidha) and folk songs. The Sheepdogs May 20, 3 p.m., on Broadway Avenue at 10th Street East. Performing on the Red Bull tour bus. The bus transforms into a concert stage. A Celebration of Laughter May 21, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., at the Ramada Hotel, 806 Idylwyld Dr. N. Presented by Scoles Fine Arts. Featuring comedian Don Burnstick.

The Orphan Circus May 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at La Troupe du Jour Production Centre, 914 20th St. W. A puppet show produced by Les Sages Fous. Two junk peddlers create a small circus of visual tableaux evoking the life of a cabaret troupe of derelicts and misfits. Saskatoon Poetry Slam Finals May 19, 7 p.m., at Broadway Theatre. Presented by Tonight It’s Poetry. Featuring national poetry slam champion Dwayne Morgan. After 12 months, the city’s top poets will be competing for a spot on the 2013 Saskatoon Poetry Slam Team. Marathon Challenge May 21, 7:30 p.m., at Broadway Theatre. Presented by Saskatoon Road Runners Association. Explore what it takes-physically and mentally-for novice runners to make it through a classic test of endurance. With good coaching, discipline, and lots of group support, we follow 13 generally sedentary people through a training regimen designed to prepare them for an ultimate test of stamina and endurance. SRRA will be donating the ticket admission to a local charity.

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Author Anthony Bidulka turns home into art gallery By Michelle Berg Who? Anthony Bidulka, local mystery novel author and avid art collector. His novels feature a detective who lives in Saskatoon and travels the world. “It’s a way to merit two things I love which is writing and travelling.” What? Bidulka’s house, which is filled with over 400 pieces of art from around the world. Each room has its own theme or colour scheme. “It’s a combination of local artists, artists from auctions and I’ll buy art online. Now that I travel quite a bit, instead of bringing stuff back, I bring art back.” Most of the pieces have special memories from Bidulka’s travels. He has travelled to many places around the world including Barbados, Maine, the Caribbean, Poland, New Orleans, Marrakesh, Thailand, Peru, Egypt and South Africa. There isn’t a wall in the house that doesn’t have a piece of art on it. There is even a painting in the spot where a TV should sit. When? Bidulka started collecting art in the early 1990s. It started getting serious in the early 2000s when he attended fundraisers with art auctions. It was also around that time when he built his house. “There used to be so much wall space. You come to a point where you decide you aren’t going to have just one or two paintings and you have to start doing gallery style hangings of paintings — big groupings.” Where? An acreage in Casa Rio Bay, south of Saskatoon. Why? Before Bidulka was a writer he was an accountant who needed a creative outlet — art was that for him. “I’d go to these auctions and I admired artists and what they could do with a few combinations of colour and brush strokes. How they could evoke emotion and all these wonderful feelings — peaceful, curious or dark when you look at something. I think its amazing.” Continued on Page 22


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SPACES His favourite piece is one that people disagree about the most. “I love that about art. I find it interesting to talk to people about what they see in art.” Bidulka entertains quite a bit and the art is a great conversation starter for guests who don’t know each other very well. He has a few fundraisers at his home, including Camp fYrefly (a lifeskills camp for sexual and gender minority youth) and Midlife Madness (a Family service Saskatoon Fantasy Auction). “In one of the auctions they’ll say go for Christmas in the country and see a small art gallery.” How? His love of art came from his mother, who would do embroidery and little paintings. “I didn’t know anything about art and I probably still don’t. I’m not one of these guys who follow the great artists of the world. I’m more of an ‘I like the look of that

piece’ kind of guy.” Bidulka explains that as you collect, your taste expands. “I try it on. It’s like clothing. Sometimes I’ll get a piece and be surprised I got it.” Things he buys today he would have never bought 10 years ago. “When you have a lot of stuff and a lot of one thing you start looking at things differently and start appreciating differences.” He never thinks about where the art will go or if it matches anything. He loves big paintings with bright colours. A common question is “when are you going to run out of wall space?” Bidulka doesn’t think he will ever stop buying art. “I think eventually I’ll start stacking pieces of art against the wall and they’ll just go into a rotation to keep each piece fresh and interesting.”

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WINE world #

Dona Bernarda

A Chilean twist on Californian cabernet By James Romanow A few weeks ago I wrote about an inexpensive cabernet that was the kind of every day wine I have come to expect from Chile. Today we’re talking about the big sister of this wine, Dona Bernarda. I think this is the first time I’ve seen a photo of a person on a wine label, with maybe the exception of the silhouette of Madam Cliquot of the famous champagne house. Although this may not appear startling, as I think about it that rarity is rather odd. Almost all vintners are farmers first. I have yet to meet a farm family that isn’t as clannish and proud of their relatives as a bunch of Scots in their tartan tattoos. The family decided to name their flagship wine after Dona Bernarda. Her family meant it as a tribute to stability, beauty, family life and respect. I’d guess it was also a loving tribute from a grieving husband. It is the best wine that Luis Felipe Edwards is capable of making, a cabernet sauvignon that is immediately drinkable — the tannins are relatively soft for a four year old wine — but capable of aging. It has an astounding structure, with a nice balance of acidity, sweetness, tannin and body. This is a pretty hard balance to find. My only regret is the minerals of the vines are slight.





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L aw n M a i n t e n a n c e Pa r t I : Wat e r i n g

Infrequent but deep watering beneficial to lawns By Sara Williams I saw the first true sign that spring has arrived — dandelions in bloom. Which means that the lawn maintenance season has just begun. Maintaining a lawn requires three essential ingredients: Proper watering, mowing and fertility. To maintain a lush, green appearance, conventional lawns need a minimum of 2.5 cm of water per week in spring and fall and up to 4 cm during the heat of summer. Whatever doesn’t fall from the sky as rainfall, you need to supply through irrigation. You can measure the amount of water as you irrigate with either a rain-gauge set on the ground or a plastic container with depth measurements marked on the side. Avoid using sprinklers that create a fine mist or throw water high in the air (like the ones children like to run through). Much of the water from both of these will evaporate before it hits the ground. What you want are large water droplets applied close to the ground. Delay watering your lawn until the top several centimetres of soil moisture from spring snow melt has dried out. During the growing season, water only when the soil surface has begun to dry out. After each watering, the soil should be moist to a depth of 20 cm or more. Deep root development is one of the major factors that contribute to drought tolerance regardless of grass species. Deep roots are encouraged with deep and thorough soil preparation and deep, infrequent watering. Plants initially absorb water near the soil surface and then at progressively greater depths as water percolates down into the soil. Watering deeply but less frequently also discourages warm-season weeds and annual bluegrass, both of which thrive on frequent, shallow irrigation. If you have a large lawn, separate it into irrigation zones according to

The best time to water your lawn is before 7 a.m. when the winds are calm and the temperatures are cooler. PHOTO COURTESY ANTON CROOS.

water needs. Shaded areas of lawn require less water than ones in full sun or adjacent to large masses of cement or reflective siding. Lawns with heavy use and associated wear or those competing with the root systems of trees also require extra water. As do lawns on slopes or banks, especially those with a southor west-facing exposure. On slopes, irrigation may have to be interrupted (e.g. repeated cycles of fifteen minutes on followed by thirty minutes off until you’ve applied enough

water) to prevent runoff. Irrigation systems may apply water at a faster rate than can be absorbed into the soil. The result is runoff onto sidewalks and wasted water. Time the irrigation cycle so that what is applied can be absorbed. Heavier clay soils require an interrupted schedule for sloped lawns. Water during the coolest time of the day when the winds are calm, usually in the early morning before 7 a.m. Excessive watering after applying

fertilizer may cause it to leach below the root zone of the grass where it does little good and may end up contaminating the water table. Depending on soil type, only 10 mm or less of water is needed to bring these products into the root zone where they will be used. Lawn grasses are “colour coded” to indicate drought-stress, turning from a bright or dark green to blue grey in the initial stages. Colour change indicates a need for water. Water before these signs are evident.

Otherwise, your lawn may become stunted, brown and enter a dormant state until fall rains revive it. Allowing your lawn to experience drought conditions can lead to thinning, patchiness and weed infestations. Next week: Mowing and fertilizer. Sara Williams is the author of the revised and updated Creating the Prairie Xeriscape, Coteau Books, February, 2013. This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (; email:


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Husband not living up to his fiscal responsibilities Q: Three years ago, I married a wonderful, kind, generous man, whom I love dearly. We’re both mid-50s — my first marriage, his second. I already owned a nice, paid-off house and no debt. Having been laid off, I have a very low income from occasional contract work and a basement rental apartment. He has an excellent salary, but few savings. After his costly divorce, he paid for three adult children through very expensive higher education, out of country. When we got engaged, he sold his condo, paid off debt, and moved into my home. I spent 18 years paying it off, during some tough times as a single woman. I want to move and pay 50 per cent towards a house that belongs to both of us. He pays me “rent” — about 20 per cent of his net salary. With that I pay for all our living expenses, with little extra for myself. I also do all maintenance, cooking, and cleaning. He takes us out for dinners sometimes and occasionally brings me on nice business trips.

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However, the amount he pays me monthly to cover both of us, is the same he gives his single daughter, 26, to live on, besides her schooling. One child’s independent now. He’s been sending the other two twothirds of his salary for schooling and living expenses. Last year, he took on a huge line of credit from his married daughter who has children, a husband, and isn’t working. The youngest is graduating this year and found a great job. But she wants a new car, and asked for first and last months’ rent for a very expensive apartment. He sent it. I don’t like that he doesn’t set limits with his children and I don’t

want to stay in this home. He can afford a mortgage, if he’d stop sending so much to his children. He doesn’t want to take on a mortgage even though he makes a good salary and will have a good pension. He wants to hold onto his savings, albeit small. It’s the only thing we argue about. Also, he’s now legally considered half-owner in my home, which he didn’t invest in. What would be fair to expect and how do I discuss it without causing an argument? Wanting A Real Marital Home A: Reality Check — wherever you two live together is your marital home. If you adjust it to reflect both your personalities, it’s a symbol of success, not your past tough times. The serious issue here is the priority he places on the adult children’s financial needs rather than yours. This is not uncommon in divorced people with good salaries that their children were accustomed to sharing. You did not leave children, as he did …. something you knew when you met him, as well as admiring

him for being “generous.” In other words, the current setup isn’t a surprise. Resentment is a waste of energy. You’re both living in a new situation and life phase and should get some objective financial advice. What he pays you is not “rent” — it’s his contribution to expenses. (He could also contribute to chores, no reason for you to do all, it doesn’t equate to his paying for some dinners). He needs to re-think, with the financial adviser, how much longer he needs to support his adult children, besides being generous occasionally. Insist that he then discusses a future plan with you … that maybe takes a couple more years to fully effect, but that satisfies you both as primary to each other. Q: My older daughter, 22, is in jail for a year, based on some comments my younger daughter, 17, said about a situation. I’m worried that the teenager might want to “join” her sister or do criminal acts as well. I talked to someone who works at

that jail and she said the best thing to do is allow my younger daughter to visit her older sister in jail, see the insides of the jail as a way to teach her. (I’d been hesitant in allowing her to visit, when she asked). Or allow her to watch her sister re-enact the booking process. Do you think I should allow this or would it be too traumatizing? When she’s with her sister, what discussions should they have? Mother’s Dilemma A: Visit the jail with your younger daughter rather than allow her to go alone. It’s pretty scary when that door clanks behind you in a locked, guarded facility and it can provoke many emotions, from fear to defiance, in a young person. Ask the court that was involved where to get counselling for your younger daughter, whose bound to be affected by this event. Any feeling of guilt about her sister’s incarceration could lead her down the path to join her, as you suggest, or affect her in other emotional ways.

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May is Love Your Lentils month By Jenn Sharp Easy to find, easy to cook, nutritious and delicious, lentils are one of chef Michael Smith’s favourite things to cook. “I’m a huge fan of lentils,” says the Food Network host. May is the month to get in the kitchen and experiment with lentils. The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers has partnered with Smith and launched a competition called Love Your Lentils Canada. It’s open to home chefs and food bloggers from across the country. The challenge is to create or adapt recipes fit for family mealtimes. You can help choose the winner and you may even be part of the grand prize. Register at www.loveyourlentils. ca, test out the recipes and vote for your favourite. The public chooses the top 10 recipes from both home chefs and food bloggers. Smith and his team then select the top three recipes in each category. Three winners (a home chef, food blogger and randomly selected voter) get a trip to our awesome province for a foodie adventure and lentil tour with Smith, followed by a VIP experience with him at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon. Smith, who is based in Prince Edward Island, cooks lentils at least once a week at home. The nutritionally complete combo of carbohydrates and legumes, brown rice and lentils are a family favourite. Basmati rice and curried Indian dal is a comfort food his son loves. The recipes for both can be found at Smith says there are several myths associated with lentils. The first is that you have to soak them — you don’t. They cook just as easily as rice. While they’re a perfect vegetarian food because of their high protein content, many think they’re limited to vegetarian menus. Lentils can easily be used as a side dish or added to soups and stews. If you’re trying to reduce your cholesterol, lentils should be a go-to food. They’re high in fibre, soluble fibre, folate and magnesium, all of which help your heart get and stay healthy. The best thing about lentils is they’re 100 per cent Canadian and Saskatchewan is lentil country. According to Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, farmers here grow 97 per cent of the world’s lentil crop. I wanted to join in the fun and tried one of Smith’s favourite ways to eat lentils. At press time home chef Kathy’s recipe for brown rice and lentils had 52 votes on the Love Your Lentils site. My sister-in-law Tanya Sharp and I tried it with green lentils from my brother’s crop last year. We used vegetable broth, added rosemary, rapini (instead of kale), onions and garlic. It was delicious and can definitely be eaten on its own or as a side dish. My brother, however, prefers his food doused in ketchup and thought it “tasted weird.”

Home chef Kathy’s recipe for brown rice and lentils is a nutritionally complete meal. It’s shown here topped with steamed rapini for an extra veggie kick. BRIDGES PHOTO BY JENN SHARP

Here’s chef Kathy’s recipe — try it out and make sure you visit for other awesome lentil recipes.

BROWN RICE AND LENTILS INGREDIENTS: 1 cup brown rice 1 cup dried lentils 4 cups water or chicken broth ½ tsp. salt METHOD: In a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid, combine the rice, lentils, water and salt. Bring everything to a full boil then adjust the heat lower, just enough to maintain a slow, steady simmer.

Continue cooking until the rice and lentils are tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 45 minutes. Turn off the heat, let stand for a few minutes and you are ready to serve and share. VARIATION: You can add any fresh or dried herbs you like to this dish. Rosemary, thyme and tarragon all work well. To make it my own, I cook the rice and lentils separately as the lentils do not take as long as the rice. Use vegetable stock to cook both; the rice for 45 minutes, the lentils for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, dice and sauté 2 onions and 4 cloves of garlic. Chop 1 bunch of kale. When the rice and lentils are cooked, add to the sauté pan with the onions and garlic. Stir to combine. Top with kale, add a lid, heat on medium for 2 minutes and serve.

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Lemon-garlic lamb kebabs

Perfect for grilling outside, or broiling indoors By J.M. Hirsch The trouble with spring is that we get eager to grill, but we can’t always count on the weather to co-operate. Admittedly, I am a fair weather griller. I know some people who gleefully brave blizzards for the joy of putting meat to a searing grate. I simply am not so hardy a man. A bit of a chill or dampness in the air is enough to scuttle my grill plans and send me back indoors. Of course, that can make planning a challenge. Coming up with a whole new menu just because I don’t want to get wet doesn’t quite work for my life. So this time of year I tend to gravitate to recipes that won’t complain if I need to move them indoors. This lemon-pepper lamb with bell pepper couscous is just such a recipe. The meat marinates in a bath of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and gobs of fresh oregano and rosemary. And while 30 minutes is plenty of time, it also can sit this way for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to cook, it’s on and off the grill in under 10 minutes. Weather not working for you? Move it indoors and pop the meat under the broiler. You’ll be eating in the same amount of time. If you’re doing things ahead of time, consider also prepping your tzatziki in advance. The flavour gets better with time.

LEMON-GARLIC LAMB KEBABS WITH BELL PEPPER COUSCOUS Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus marinating Servings: 6 For the lamb: — 1/4 cup olive oil — 6 cloves garlic, minced — 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano — 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary — Juice 1 lemon — 1 tsp kosher salt

Marinate lamb in a bath of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs to prepare these kebabs, served with bell pepper couscous and a yogurt sauce. AP Photo

— 1/2 tsp ground black pepper — 3 lb lamb loin, cut into 2-in.chunks

For the yogurt sauce: — 6-oz container plain Greek yogurt — 3 cloves garlic, minced — Zest and juice of 1 lemon — 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives — 1 small cucumber, peeled and finely chopped — Kosher salt and ground black pepper For the couscous: — 1 tbsp olive oil — 1 medium yellow onion, diced

— 1 green bell pepper, cored and diced — 2 cups chicken broth — 1 cup couscous

1. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, oregano, rosemary, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the lamb, toss to coat evenly, then cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. 2. When ready to cook, heat the grill to medium high or heat the oven on broil. If using the broiler, line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then set a metal rack over it. Coat the rack

with cooking spray. 3. While the grill or oven heats, make the yogurt sauce. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and juice, chives, cucumber, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper. 4. To make the couscous, in a medium saucepan over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and peppers, then sauté for 5 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Sprinkle in the couscous, then cover and remove from the heat. 5. To cook the lamb, thread the meat

onto kebabs. If using the grill, use an oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs to coat the grates. Set the kebabs on the grates, close the cover and cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. If using the broiler, set the kebabs on the prepared pan and broiler for the same time. 6. Fluff the couscous, then divide between serving plates. Set lamb kebabs over each serving of couscous and serve with the yogurt sauce. The Associated Press


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