Happy Gourmand

An apple a day

Oct 13, 2007 / 10:27 am

She says: I had a funny conversation recently with a foodie friend and there were a number of well-known expressions and sentiments we used that were...

Always Thankful

Oct 6, 2007 / 5:00 am

She says: Martin wanted to share a recipe this week that he used while we were in Banff, and that got me thinking about all the places we have been and all the...

Food for the soul

Sep 29, 2007 / 6:00 am

There seemed to be a running theme being suggested to me by the universe so I thought I might comment on it for you, given events from the past week… I read a...

Know your food

Sep 22, 2007 / 8:00 am

You might think this week that I am espousing the idea of introducing yourself to the vegetables in the supermarket (“How do you do, Mr. Potato Head, my name...

Putting the “F” back in fruit!

Sep 15, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: Okay, so maybe the title this week is a bit obtuse… not my idea but I am going to try and bring you around to the chef’s creative allusion, so...

Hooked On Fish & Chips

Sep 8, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: Abbott & Costello, movies and popcorn, spaghetti & meatballs, PB & J, cheese and crackers... there are many pairings in this world that just need to...


Sep 1, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: As I sat on the deck tonight savouring what could be the last hot evening of the year, I reflected on the high points of the summer and realized that...

A Last Hurrah

Aug 25, 2007 / 7:54 am

She says: Can you believe it? Summer is winding down and soon the kids will be back at school and the routines will be back in force. Where did it all go, and...

Summer Camping

Aug 18, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: Well, we did the big camping trip to the Shuswap and had a glorious time, just as we had hoped. We spoiled ourselves a bit with some friends in Salmon...

Dog Days Of Summer

Aug 11, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: They call this time of year “the dog days of summer” because the dog star, Sirius, rises and sets with the sun. The ancient cultures thought this...

The Have’s and the Have-not’s

Aug 4, 2007 / 6:00 am

I was wondering what to write about this week and then two articles caught my eye in the New York Times today. It made me think and so I thought I would share...

The Land of Super Size!

Jul 28, 2007 / 6:00 am

He says: Last weekend we felt like a change of scenery so we drove down to Washington, USA. We had no real agenda aside from the fact that we wanted to attend a...

Rich Food, Poor Food

Jul 21, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: The topic of money came up in various conversations this week, and of course as I am generally won""t to do, I connected it to food. I decided this...

Save our Fruits and Veggies!

Jul 14, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I know I am going to sound like a nostalgic old fart this week, but if you will indulge me a little, I think I can bring you around to a pertinent...


Jul 7, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I was thinking about writing this week and after a couple of precious meals with my busy husband the thing that came to mind was how much more you...

National Jam Buster Day

Jun 30, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I was thinking about Canada Day coming up, and celebrating our culture, and it occurred to me that there are lots of food days for celebrating too....


Jun 23, 2007 / 6:00 am

Chickens don’t have fingers, do they? She says: As summer dawns this week and the kids are released from school, it makes me think of all that time I remember...

Hunters And Gatherers

Jun 16, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day, and I thought it was only fair that we do some kind of tribute since we offered up our thanks to Moms. It...

News Flash

Jun 9, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I saw a news piece this week that spoke on the topic of urban myths, or what used to be called “old wives’ tales”. They were debunking all those...

Ba-be-cue Please!

Jun 2, 2007 / 6:00 am

He says: For the last couple years I have become a somewhat big bbq fan. I am talking about authentic ba-be-cue… yes, without the “R”. This past January,...