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Hi, my name is Carolyn Colbourne and I love to cook!

My hometown is Lush’s Bight, Newfoundland, Canada. It is a small outport fishing village which is located on a small island called Long Island, on the northeast coast.

I left Lush’s Bight at age 15 to attend school in Robert’s Arm, NL where I completed High School and where I taught elementary grades for 26 years.

I retired from teaching in 2001 at the age of 50 with 29 years of experience in Newfoundland. I decided that I was too young to retire and came north to teach. I taught Inuit children in Umiujaq, Northern Quebec for 2 years and I am presently teaching grade 3 in God’s Lake Narrows, Northern Manitoba where I have spent the last 3 years teaching Cree children.

I have three children of my own - Tina, Marty and Wendy; and I also have five grandchildren - Deanna, Martina, Jenny, Monte and Lynkon.

In my leisure time, I love to cook and bake. Occasionally, I invite the other teachers who are here from other provinces in Canada and some of my Cree friends to a meal. They especially love my Jigs Dinners, peas soup and dumplings (Newfoundland recipes)!

I would like to share some of my all-time favorite recipes with you, some of which have been collected from my mother, my special aunt, other family members and friends. Thanks everybody!


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 20:50  

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