Sometimes You Just Have to Write About Doughnuts




Today I wrote a piece about our beloved Lanark County icon Carman Lalonde and then finished a short speech for the Dunlop/ Walsh dedication Saturday at 10am. Both subjects have been deep in my heart for the past couple of days. One was a beloved friend, and the other –a 52-year-old promise is about to be realized Saturday in Carleton Place. Add that to seeing my niece today for the first time in 20 years today– and well you get the drift.


Right now I am looking at the screen mentally exhausted and I figure another subject might stop the emotions I am feeling now.  So, let’s talk about doughnuts.

As you know I covered the ever important Maple Bacon Doughnut from Mitchell’s Independent last week, and this week I tried the Peanut Butter Chocolate one.

Moist doughnut covered in rich dark chocolate topped with a sweet peanut butter glaze swirls. These practically taste like Reese’s. I am sure these peanut butter/ chocolate doughnuts are sure to start your day off right when you have them for breakfast. But don’t quote me on that.

Next week the Salted Chocolate Caramel whatever one🙂 Or you can try it for me and send me your opinion:)

If you see Jeff Mitchell ask to see his finger- Now that’s a story! A painful one.



Found– Maple Bacon Doughnuts in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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