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Happy Gourmand

Valentine’s Day

Jan 23, 2006 / 10:36 am

The season of love is upon us again… The special day for lovers is a poignant one according to history, mourning a romantic hero who died, and so it seems to...

2006 Resolutions

Jan 14, 2006 / 5:30 am

Firm Resolve He says: The New Year is here and people are starting to talk about “RESOLUTIONS”. As a chef, it is extremely hard to say, “This year I will...

Going Both Ways

Jan 7, 2006 / 5:30 am

He says: To start the New Year on the right foot, I made a soup with grand-pères in it (see below for recipe). Grand-pères are a Quebecois dumpling that you...

Sugar Pie For The Holidays

Dec 24, 2005 / 5:30 am

He says: After lots of shopping around for the last few months, I finally bought an electric deep fryer (the DeLonghi 4 litre model). I have had a recipe in...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

Christmas Traditions! He says: Christmas is just around the corner and if you want to boycott turkey this year, it’s fine with me as long as it’s done...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Local shops for Christmas She says: I got an e-mail to stop by and have some mulled cider and lavender shortbread for their Christmas Fair, and how could I turn...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

A Winter Wonderland! He Says: Being from Quebec, snow is part of our lives whether we like it or not. My dad used to tell me this story from 1971: “18.5 inch...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Nov 26, 2005 / 5:30 am

Give thanks for the simple things She says: This weekend the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, and even though I am eighth generation on my Mom’s side of the...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Nov 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

She says: Buy local and keep jobs local too... I remember craft fairs very fondly from my childhood (can you tell I turned 40 last week? I keep harping on...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Nov 14, 2005 / 9:22 am

It’s official. She says: There is no more avoiding it, folks... The frost is on the ground and the snow covers the mountains. The sky is dark when you get up...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 29, 2005 / 5:30 am

He says: I have heard too many stories this fall about Orchard farmers in the Okanagan having no labour to help pick apples off the trees. Can you believe this?...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 22, 2005 / 5:30 am

Comfort Food He says: The other day Kristin and I were looking for a place to eat a quick bite, but nothing pretentious, just home-cooked food. We had seen the...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Poultry? He Says: If you ever needed to read between the lines, now would be a good time to start. When you watch the world news, this Avian Flu H5N1 strain is...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

Thanksgiving, let’s smoke some turkey! He says: First of all, before starting, I want to give my many thanks to the turkey for eating so much good grain and...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

Warning to all moose, fall is here… He says: Fall is definitely here - the chilly nights, the smells, the kids are back to school and the hunters are cleaning...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Sep 24, 2005 / 5:30 am

Stinky, but good! Commercial Street in Vancouver. He says: I just came back from a quick trip to Vancouver to promote my new book. I had not been shopping on...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Sep 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

Back to school! She says: When I was a kid, I was a geek. Actually, I am still a geek, but that is easier to deal with once you get past 30. As a young girl, I...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Sep 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Waiting for gumbo’s return! He says: Well, it looks like New Orleans will be pretty messed up for a long time. Watching TV, and seeing water everywhere,...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Sep 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

Go see your local specialty store He says: This week I want to take a minute to tell you about Valoroso Foods, 1467 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna. I shop at Valoroso...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Aug 27, 2005 / 5:30 am

She says: Tomatoes are the fruit of love, some say because of its heart shape, but in fact the term “love apple” goes back to Biblical times. They are...

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