Happy Gourmand

Salt of the earth

Feb 2, 2008 / 5:00 am

She says:   I was reminded recently while talking at the water cooler that the simplest things in life can often be the most important. I am not talking of...

Borrowed traditions

Jan 26, 2008 / 5:00 am

She says:   When it""s cold, comfort food always seems to be the right thing you need something that sticks to your ribs, as my Gramps used to say....

And the loser is...

Jan 19, 2008 / 5:00 am

She says: Those of you that read our column regularly know that we are home bodies. In the winter we do watch a selection of TV shows with quite a bit of...

Ooh-Mammy!

Jan 12, 2008 / 5:00 am

There is a concept in food that has been around for a while, but like most things to do with food, it has become trendy now that someone discovered it and has...

What do Chefs eat for lunch?

Jan 5, 2008 / 5:00 am

He says: Someone asked me the other day what do I eat for fast food. While I pride myself on cooking good food at home, I am like everyone else – I have a...

A new year full of positive thoughts

Dec 29, 2007 / 5:00 am

She says: The start of the New Year is a time when we all try to raise the bar for ourselves and look to aim a bit higher in what we accomplish in life. One of...

Good food versus good food

Dec 22, 2007 / 5:00 am

He Says: Recently I cooked for my chiropractor and his staff. I had loads of fun and as expected a few healthy versus tasty questions came up. The health...

The wonder and magic

Dec 15, 2007 / 5:00 am

She says: Well, here we are, closer to the big day. More Christmas tree lights are shining through the windows and more snow has fallen. There seems to be a...

It’s a wonderful life

Dec 1, 2007 / 5:00 am

She says: With the snow on the ground it really feels like Christmas is coming, and so I decided it was time to have a peek at some old food magazines and see...

Isn’t it funny?

Nov 24, 2007 / 5:00 am

Isn’t it funny how things work out? When I was a kid I never would have guessed that I would become a Foodie. We ate simple food, I thought, and my parents...

Locavores?

Nov 17, 2007 / 5:00 am

She says: The New Oxford American Dictionary just announced that “locavore” is the word for the year 2007. You may be pleased to know it beat out such...

The home fires

Nov 10, 2007 / 5:00 am

With Remembrance Day this weekend it seemed appropriate to write something about keeping the home fires burning. It occurred to me this translates into...

The little things

Oct 27, 2007 / 5:00 am

Have you ever noticed how situations in your life have a tendency to tip to one end of the scale or the other? Either things will seem to be going really well...

Some of my favourite things

Oct 20, 2007 / 5:00 am

Moving and other things that have happened of late have made me look back and smile at memories I have. Autumn always makes me even more reminiscent than usual...

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...

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