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Happy Gourmand

Nuts at Christmas

Dec 17, 2016 / 6:00 am

The big day looms ever closer, and everyone is running at mach speed trying to check everything off the list and be sure they are ready to fulfill all their...

Top 10 cookie-making tips

Dec 10, 2016 / 6:00 am

In an effort to reduce the stress of your holiday season, I thought I would keep it simple this week. I'm offering advice to help increase your chances of...

Tasting old memories

Dec 3, 2016 / 6:00 am

With the snow on the ground, it really feels like Christmas is coming, so I peeked at old food magazines to see what might inspire me for a column. Nothing...

You can make a difference

Nov 29, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Well, the holiday season is upon us. With the passing of American Thanksgiving, we are officially in the thick of it — decorations and music everywhere...

The night jingle music died

Nov 19, 2016 / 4:00 pm

When I was a kid, eating was different. Food was sometimes fun, and other times, it had a certain reverence. More things were exotic, because the world...

Let them eat cake

Nov 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

My birthday is this week, and it made me think about the traditions we have surrounding the day. I looked into the range of traditions around the world. It...

Pleasure principle gone wild

Nov 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

I have always admired opulence. I never wanted to have it on a constant basis, but the possibility of it was always exciting. Even as a teenager in a world...

Another 50 Shades of Grey

Oct 29, 2016 / 3:00 pm

The other 50 shades of grey That got your attention, didn't it? But this is a family column, so I'm not going to get all kinky. I just wanted to talk...

KGH makes scary decision

Oct 22, 2016 / 6:00 am

I’ve written every year about Halloween, what with it being a day that involves some unique foods, and a celebration – right up my alley. All of it...

Stocking up for winter

Oct 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

Now that the weather has turned colder and greyer, I think we need to cheer things up inside. What better way to do that than preparing some homespun goodies?...

Fairy-tale season

Oct 8, 2016 / 6:00 am

Autumn must be the season when fairy tales take place, as there is something other-worldly about the light and the smell in the air at this time of year....

Do you fancy farm-to-fork?

Oct 1, 2016 / 6:00 am

As the harvest comes in, events celebrating the bounty are in abundance. We have had the pleasure of attending stellar events in the past, and this year was no...

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...

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