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Happy Gourmand

Just . . . eat it!

Jan 16, 2016 / 9:55 am

What is 'healthy eating'? Here we are, with New Year's resolutions pressuring us to be better and news items telling us we should eat better and...

Are we getting dumber?

Jan 9, 2016 / 8:11 am

I need more smart food! There are all kinds of ‘smart’ things in our world today - smart phones, smart appliances, even smart homes. I read an...

I resolve to . . .

Dec 26, 2015 / 6:00 am

It’s that time of year again. Did you make a resolution? Have you resolved to improve on some area of your life? Are you aiming to reach a new goal? In...

The perfect holiday table

Dec 19, 2015 / 6:00 am

Okay, we're on the home stretch to Christmas, so I thought it was time to make sure you had all the crucial information for the big day. We've talked...

Keep the magic in Christmas

Dec 12, 2015 / 6:00 am

We are getting down to the nitty gritty now - it's just a couple of weeks ’til the big day, so if you don't have your Christmas spirit dusted off,...

Naughty or nice?

Dec 5, 2015 / 6:00 am

We had our Girl Guide Christmas sing-along this past week, and of course among the favourites on the song list was ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’. ...

Time is the tastiest treat

Nov 28, 2015 / 6:00 am

I read an article this week that said couples who spend time together are happier, and live longer. I wondered just who had managed to bamboozle a government...

Traditions, old and new

Nov 21, 2015 / 6:00 am

I was catching up with family news on Facebook this past week, and it occurred to me that I was reading a new sort of Christmas card. It made me think how...

50 years of food

Nov 14, 2015 / 6:00 am

I'm writing this column on my 50th birthday. That's a lot of cake and candles! Have to admit that I feel pretty good, better than I thought I would for...

Foodie on the road

Nov 7, 2015 / 7:00 am

In case you're wondering, this is not another article about National Doughnut Day, or the anniversary of the first hotdog, or celebrating the peanut butter...

Living in the moment

Oct 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

The title sounds so simple, doesn't it? We talk about the spiritual ideal of enjoying life’s moments to their utmost, being true to ourselves so that...

Seventh inning stretch

Oct 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

October is a month when most things are winding down, but there is still anticipation and excitement for the end of the year. Gardens are getting wrapped up,...

The light within

Oct 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

The last week or so, walking the dogs in the morning has been an ethereal experience. With the sun rising later, we are often out just as dawn breaks, and with...

Turning leaves, new and old

Oct 3, 2015 / 5:00 am

"Just before the death of flowers, and before they are buried in snow, There comes a festival season when nature is all aglow." ...

Finish on a good note

Sep 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

As we approach the holiday season with all its meals, parties and treats galore, I thought it might be a good idea to get us prepared. Being able to comfortably...

An apple a day...

Sep 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

It is apple season, but that is not so much what I'm going to talk about this week. Rather, I thought it would be fun to look at some of those everyday...

Shifting gears

Sep 5, 2015 / 5:00 am

It’s happened again. I wasn’t paying attention and it snuck up on me. Just when I was getting into the groove, too… You know what I mean, I...

Feeding the horde

Aug 29, 2015 / 5:00 am

This past weekend we hosted a family reunion for my Icelandic relatives. It truly was like having an invading horde at the house, and given that my family is of...

The Okanagan at its finest!

Aug 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan has been known for its fruits for generations. People from around the world come here in summer to pick, buy and eat the many varieties fresh and...

Times they are a-changing

Aug 15, 2015 / 5:00 am

It used to be that families regularly ate together at a dining room table, and children were told to clean their plates, or there would be no dessert for them....

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