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Happy Gourmand

Fave thingamajigs

Sep 24, 2016 / 8:00 pm

My favourite thingamajigs and doohickeys Every hobby has its tools. Sports all have equipment of some sort, musicians have instruments, gardeners have trowels,...

Know thy food

Sep 10, 2016 / 3:00 pm

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

A bite of nostalgia

Sep 3, 2016 / 3:00 pm

I Isn't it funny how the taste of something can transport you back in time to a particular place, a definite memory? Just like a song can make you remember...

An appetite for life

Aug 27, 2016 / 6:00 am

My best friend has an insatiable appetite; she loves to eat. She is never afraid of not looking good or not fitting into her clothes. She exercises regularly...

A rainbow of vegetables

Aug 20, 2016 / 6:00 am

I was in the garden this week when a thought sprouted and grew. I was searching for cucumbers and zucchinis, when it occurred to me: we have seen square...

I scream, you scream....

Aug 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

What does your ice cream say about you? Have you ever been asked that all-important question? You know, the one that divides us into two camps? Everyone has a...

From dirt to dinner

Aug 6, 2016 / 6:00 am

With agri-tourism, the opportunity to enjoy fresh food has expanded from the dinner table to the farm. The line of cars at the end of our road gets longer every...

A taste of America

Jul 31, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Last weekend was our change of scenery and pace; we drove down to Washington State. We had no real agenda aside from the fact that we wanted to attend a...

Sock-hop memories

Jul 16, 2016 / 6:00 am

We're off on our yearly trip to a sock hop and vintage car show in Washington. It's a taste of years gone by, back to even before what it was like when...

Forbidden pleasure

Jul 9, 2016 / 6:00 am

Have you ever had too much of a good thing? You know, when you overindulged or expected too much and someone inevitably tells you that’s what you’ve...

National Jam Buster Day?

Jun 25, 2016 / 6:00 am

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. (Did you...

Make List. Do. Repeat

Jun 18, 2016 / 7:00 am

So many things to do, all summer to do them Life is busy. We all complain about not having enough time to do the things we want. How do we fix that? It’s...

Cooking for dad

Jun 11, 2016 / 7:00 am

Father's Day is fast approaching, and they say that the fastest way to a man's heart is through his tummy, so cooking seems like a good idea, don't...

A recipe for friendship

Jun 4, 2016 / 8:00 am

I am off to Vancouver this week to see a friend who lives across the world. We've been friends since I was 19 years old. I am a godmother to her daughter;...

Gizmos, gadgets for foodies

May 29, 2016 / 4:00 am

It never ceases to amaze me how many things can be invented that claim to make our lives easier. The plethora of gadgets you can own is only limited by the...

Rainy day eats and treats

May 21, 2016 / 6:00 am

What is it about the Victoria Day long weekend?! Every year we all get excited, planning a day in the garden or out on the boat, a big camping trip or a family...

Planting & eating a rainbow

May 14, 2016 / 12:00 pm

If you are like me, this time of year you have an uncontrollable urge to have things growing at your house. We have all kinds of garden space and a little...

Running hot and cold

May 7, 2016 / 12:49 pm

Mmmmmm, coffee Perhaps it is my need to stay energetic in this busy early spring, but I have been thinking a lot lately about coffee. With my ever-curious brain...

The evolution of salad

Apr 30, 2016 / 6:00 am

Bountiful harvest As things heat up, I am encouraged to see the garden growing, and know that soon we will have our own veggies. Salad is a staple at our house...

Sticky fingers

Apr 23, 2016 / 7:00 am

Sticky fingers and dirty toes This weekend will mark the official beginning of the sunny season. The sunny season is more than spring, it runs into summer, it...

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