Happy 2 year anniversary to Inside Conversations with Dwania!! Wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long. But it’s been worth sharing my life with you, having you on this journey and getting to know more of you as our community has grown. It has meant a lot to me! 
Two weeks ago, I took part in a Trillium fundraiser and oh the amount of fun I had! So you know how much I love food, right? Well, the fundraiser was hosted by none other than celebrity chef, Massimo Capra! The experience was awesome! He's based in Toronto but has two restaurants in Mississauga. The event was organized in such a way that they dropped off all the ingredients on the day of, and everything was fresh, just how I like it! The participants prepared a four course meal, each paired with a different beer. Girl, delicious! You know I was all up in my kitchen trying to make sure that my food was top notch and presentable. Like yes, I know I'm a good cook, and I'm not trying to toot my own horn, but I need someone to feature me on their cooking channel, because folks don’t realize the kind of talent they’re missing out on. Oh well, someday. And if the whole experience wasn’t already a vibe, what was even cooler was that they got to raise funds for the hospital. You already know how I feel about Trillium, so I was super grateful to be a part of the fundraiser.
May is MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Awareness Month and I joined the virtual MS walk on May 30 as it's an event that I participate in every year. This month is special to me because my close friend has MS and participating in the walk is a way for me to show up and support her and thousands of others out there in the best way that I can. There are two things guaranteed: one, I will always participate in the MS walk regardless of where I am and two, every August, I take part in the A&W Burgers to Beat MS event. I have been known to drive out to get burgers and then drive straight to boot camp, showing up, licking sauce off my fingers like I wasn’t about to get my behind whooped from the workout sessions I signed up for. I know the math doesn't quite add up here, but think of it this way-- not only did I enjoy yummy burgers while supporting a cause that means so much to me, but those "extra calories" were quickly and effectively addressed. Like how could anyone go wrong there? Talk about a win-win situation. LOL who am I really kidding? All I could think about was getting another burger right after my workout. Hmmm, confessions. Anyway, speaking of supporting, for those of you who would like to support the Breast Cancer walk that’s coming up in October, or would like to join the team, feel free to register or donate here. What charities do you like to support? I'd like to hear from you.
By the way, something is definitely up with the Canadian weather. Did I not say that it has attitude and that I would wait until May to let my guard down? Was I wrong? Because it was actually snowing a few days ago. Wild, eh? Anyways, the double digits are back and summer is coming. I am interested to know what everyone is looking forward to aside from the ever so popular "can't wait for the outside to open up". I see a lot more people have taken to exploring nature and I wonder if that will continue when the outside does eventually open up. Leave me your comments!
With the way the weather is starting to look and feel, it’s so much easier to put off getting any work done. Trust me, I get it. I would honestly rather throw my feet up, relax and do nothing for days, but even my vegetable garden has been calling my name. At this point, I have proudly added a new title to my list of growing titles. You can now call me Farmer D, and while you’re at it, picture me with a straw hat, mini tools, gardening gloves and a glass of wine on standby for when I need a whole break! Over the weekend, I did some “farming”. I planted two types of tomatoes, two types of peppers, cucumbers, carrots, bok choy, spinach, lettuce, green onions, basil, thyme, and my callaloo is waiting to germinate. Phew! It took me 5 hours in the sun trying to get my garden to look proper. Everything is slowly coming together and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. I’ll say this though-- if you’ve been looking to start gardening or even if it's just a thought, jump on it. You'll get fresh produce out of it which is great for BBQing! It can be quite fun and rather rewarding! Check out my garden:
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”.

Talk soon!