Happy Gourmand

Toothbrush epiphanies

May 18, 2019 / 6:00 am

Epiphany: ( /əˈpifənē/) noun, a moment of sudden revelation or insight. Do you ever have those moments when you suddenly get a great idea? Have...

Ready, set, blow

May 11, 2019 / 6:00 am

It is that time of year again. Everyone on the street has mowed their lawns with due diligence, thinking all is right with the world. But under cover of night,...

Moms, May flowers, mint

May 4, 2019 / 6:00 am

Moms, May flowers and mint I’ve got you thinking, haven’t I? What in the world do the items in this week’s title have to do with each other?...

Sticky fingers and dirty toes

Apr 27, 2019 / 9:00 am

This weekend will mark the official beginning of the “sunny season” at Rabbit Hollow. It’s more than spring as it runs into summer, it’s...

Do classics ever change?

Apr 20, 2019 / 6:00 am

With the news this week of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, I was awash with memories and nostalgia. A sadness overtook me. “Such a shame, that future...

Live long and prosper

Apr 13, 2019 / 6:00 am

Every day, we are constantly being pushed and pulled by influences in our lives… and all those influences change how our lives go and how long they last....

Sharing time in a cup

Apr 6, 2019 / 6:00 am

I often speak of the value of a meal in bringing people together, but sometimes all it takes is a beverage. In the progression of a relationship there are...

What's in your fridge?

Mar 30, 2019 / 6:00 am

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I thought I’d dedicate a column to those ubiquitous jars that line our fridge doors. As a foodie, I will humbly admit I...

A burger to die for

Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

It’s not all about the pickle, but it helps When I was little, my dad used to say that there was nothing that tasted like a homemade burger. Since spring...

Fling yourself into spring

Mar 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

I don’t want to jinx the positive trend we seem to be experiencing, but it seems like we may have gotten through the worst of it. Spring is just around...

Good and bad go together

Mar 9, 2019 / 6:00 am

One year of my university education occurred in France, and, as you might expect, the culture was a bit of a distraction. My professors taught me language and...

Don't get fat on Tuesday

Mar 2, 2019 / 6:00 am

Did you know Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday? Yup, the name is straight-forward; the day before Ash Wednesday is traditionally the last day to binge on all the...

In like a lion

Feb 23, 2019 / 8:47 am

It seems colder and darker on a gloomy day in February than any other time of year. Perhaps that is why we try so hard with food-driven holidays to cheer...

Salad bars tell who we are

Feb 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

Have you ever done one of those online personality quizzes? Very quickly you discover that seemingly random choices you make can tell a lot about your...

Will you follow food guide?

Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00 am

We joke about what they are in many contexts, but the four food groups were a part of my childhood education. Now, suddenly, there is no more food pyramid, no...

The world in one dish

Jan 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

A one-pot meal is the poster child of easy cooking. Today, it’s all about the spiffy Instant Pot, or if you didn’t get one of those for Christmas...

Office eating etiquette

Jan 12, 2019 / 6:00 am

When you were little, your parents probably told you about: not putting your elbows on the table excusing yourself if you burp not slurping your soup other...

Are you a trendy eater?

Jan 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

In our never-ending quest to belong, we are constantly checking our status to see where we sit in popularity charts. How many friends do you have on Facebook?...

A not-so-instant pot

Dec 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

I wonder what you got up to as the New Year approached. Did you catch up on some reading, or binge-watch a new favourite TV show? Perhaps you were energetic and...

What's on your Yule table?

Dec 22, 2018 / 6:00 am

Christmas is my favourite time of year, and Christmas dinner seems to epitomize the whole festive season: the food and drink all wrapped in tradition, and best...