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Happy Gourmand

Savouring exotic Morocco

Oct 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

I am posting this week’s column while on vacation in Morocco, so I thought I’d take you along with me for a taste of the place. Even if you’re...

Don't be a ghost on Sunday

Oct 12, 2019 / 6:00 am

Giving thanks for good manners I heard something on a radio talk show this week about a “bail culture” that exists today. It’s not about...

Stealing food definitions

Oct 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

Today’s world is a polarized one. In so many situations, so many contexts, we are expected to pick a side. We may not even know much about the subject...

Toadstools and fairies

Sep 28, 2019 / 6:00 am

Has anyone else noticed how many mushrooms are out there these days? With all this rain, they are popping up everywhere. I could swear I’ve heard sounds...

Food brings us together

Sep 21, 2019 / 10:15 am

Inspire Your Kids to Learn with Food The kids are back at school and parents out there are trying to encourage them to do their best, to learn and grow....

Easy as pie

Sep 14, 2019 / 11:41 am

It’s harvest season. At Rabbit Hollow, our humble property on the Westside, that means an embarrassment of riches. We are grateful and overwhelmed with...

Don't turn quite so fast

Sep 7, 2019 / 6:00 am

The year I was born there was a hit song by The Byrds called Turn! Turn! Turn! that quoted Biblical verses about everything having a season. I know I’m...

A pilgrimage to dinner

Aug 31, 2019 / 6:00 am

We went to God’s Mountain for dinner with friends this week. It was our celebration of another summer season here in this little paradise full of food....

Ella and the dog days

Aug 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

The hottest days of summer are often referred to as “the dog days.” The dog star, Sirius, rises and sets with the sun at this time of year; it is...

A cup of Joe

Aug 17, 2019 / 6:00 am

I was at the bulk store getting flavoured coffee beans for a friend this week and I used the grinder as she doesn’t have one. As I stood there listening...

A recipe for friendship

Aug 10, 2019 / 11:18 am

I was inspired this week by two social media posts that were definite foodie fodder… they were a sort of edible chain letter and they made me think about...

Food for the ages

Aug 3, 2019 / 6:00 am

We went to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood this week. It’s a period piece, set in Los Angeles in 1969. I am a child of that age, and so the many iconic...

Lazy days of summer

Jul 27, 2019 / 6:00 am

Are you fully immersed in summer? In case you’re not sure what that entails, it’s dinners on the deck and drinks on the lawn and hanging out in the...

Support our community

Jul 20, 2019 / 6:00 am

The universe has been in my face this week, showing me signs that seem to be saying I need to get in the game, be a part of things. I see things that make me...

Summer garden party

Jul 13, 2019 / 6:00 am

I wanted to create a post that would showcase something elegant for a summer garden party. I was thinking of keeping up to Martha Stewart and all her beautiful...

Plate It forward

Jul 6, 2019 / 6:00 am

If you haven’t already spent time with family and/or friends around the table now that summer has started, it will happen very soon. An intrinsic part of...

A taste of Canada

Jun 29, 2019 / 6:00 am

O CANADA As Canadians, we tend to be humble about our great and spacious nation. Our national day is upon us, and as a foodie I like to represent my patriotism...

Let's have fun this summer

Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30 am

It’s time to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors. School is out, summer has started… you no longer have a valid excuse. To make it easier...

Beware fake (food) news

Jun 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

I read an article in a food magazine recently about an indigenous tribe in South America that only eats fish with chiles because they believe it is toxic...

Share some soul food

Jun 8, 2019 / 6:43 am

Some things really do get better with age, and I have to say that an old friendship is my favourite of them all. There is nothing better than sharing time, or...

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