Welcome to Smelling Salts Journal!
My name is Roseanne. I am a writer, editor, and archivist. And, I live in Toronto, Ontario, with my husband, my daughter and son, and a parti-coloured mini-schnauzer named Elvis. You might know me from my ongoing work as a creative and professional writer (see roseannecarrara.com), from my days as an instructor in Eighteenth-Century Literature at the University of Toronto, or from the online magazines I edited for six years, The Lunchbox Season and Summer of Funner.
Smelling Salts is my new home. I hope it represents a journey towards a more authentic presence online. It’s a public journal where I share my opinions about the things that fill me with purpose, either because of their inherent goodness or because they’ve forced me to resort to my “smelling salts.” I also keep track of my participation in Toronto’s vibrant creative culture and the tools and strategies I use to try and live a balanced, colourful life. And, I cook, indexing my family’s recipes, trying out new ones, and tweaking classics from this century and centuries past. I focus on using and preserving in-season ingredients, making meals and celebrations easy and elegant.
I hope Smelling Salts Journal revives you, too!
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