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Happy Gourmand

Coffee Break

Apr 21, 2007 / 6:00 am

Perhaps it is the slow coming of spring and my need for a bit of extra warmth, but I have been thinking a lot about coffee lately. With my ever-curious brain...

The Joys of Eating Alone?

Apr 16, 2007 / 10:06 am

Martin is away cooking for friends and family in Montreal this week, so I am writing solo. I am eating solo too, and that prompted me to use that as the topic...

April Fool’s Fish

Mar 31, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: This Sunday is April Fool’s Day and I bet you thought we were going to talk about “foolish food” like pigs in a blanket or mud pie (both...

Do I Have to Eat That?

Mar 24, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: One of the best things I remember as a kid during Spring Break was the availability of food. Without the regimen of a school schedule, you had the...

School Break

Mar 17, 2007 / 6:00 am

He says: Last week I gave a cooking class to 10 kids, aged 7 to 11 years old, as part of the after-school program for South Kelowna Elementary School. I...

Changing of the Guard

Mar 15, 2007 / 10:24 am

Spring has definitely sprung in our part of the world, and every day there is a new reminder of the splendor to come as the sun shines longer and the air warms...

Spring Ahead!

Mar 10, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: This weekend we will be changing our clocks over to Daylight Saving Time, a bit earlier in the year than usual, but I don’t think many of us will...

Why Are Carrots Purple?

Mar 3, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I have been looking at the garden seed catalogues trying to plan out what we will grow this year in our wonderful garden, but it seems every year the...

The winner is…

Feb 24, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: We talk often about how everyday in life should be enjoyed and it is important to make the most of every moment. Sometimes, this means not taking...

Fat Tuesday Is Fine By Me!

Feb 17, 2007 / 6:00 am

Isn’t it interesting that the day proceeding the start of Lent is seen in some places as an all-out binge, as if to signify that one should load up to make...

Losing Our Heritage

Feb 14, 2007 / 9:52 am

Last weekend I cooked for a group of 60 people, and one of the things on the menu were Hungarian sausages which I have always bought from Reiner Sausage, the...

Expensive Food Can Be Fun!

Feb 10, 2007 / 6:00 am

He Says: Nothing against our good Canadian Alberta beef, but I had the chance to cook some Kobe Beef last weekend and I have to say it was a fun experience. The...

Any Excuse to Get Together

Feb 3, 2007 / 6:00 am

I know, you can all hardly wait, as it has finally arrived and soon we will be able to celebrate with the usual food and drink that accompanies the whole...

Comfort Foods

Jan 27, 2007 / 6:00 am

Let’s Hear it for Comfort Food! As I write this, Martin is making one of his cherished grilled cheese sandwiches, using an old iron to ensure the bread gets...

Lose Weight and Eat Good Food

Jan 20, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I guess I am rocking the boat here, but that is a boring title. Hopefully you enjoy our column enough on a regular basis that you are still reading,...

Winter Desserts

Jan 13, 2007 / 6:00 am

The thermometer is telling us we are in the dead of winter. Perhaps it was the void created after the decadence of Christmas, or maybe it was those darn dancing...

Eat your veggies, Tommy!

Jan 6, 2007 / 6:00 am

He says: For many years our parents cooked chicken, pork and beef so well-done that you could barely recognize which kind of meat it was by the time you ate it....

Love What You Eat

Dec 30, 2006 / 6:00 am

This is the time of year when everyone starts to feel guilty about the pleasures they have enjoyed (and yes, perhaps overindulged in) and so they make New...

Why Christmas Food?

Dec 23, 2006 / 6:00 am

He Says: I have managed to avoid Christmas turkey cooking one more time. At our house it’s going to be goose or duck. Since I spend my days thinking about...

Exciting Lunch

Dec 9, 2006 / 6:00 am

Who knew lunch could be so exciting? Julia Child said it best, I think, when she spoke of the North American philosophy of eating versus that of Europeans: it...

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