Happy Gourmand

Summer garden party

Jul 13, 2019 / 6:00 am

I wanted to create a post that would showcase something elegant for a summer garden party. I was thinking of keeping up to Martha Stewart and all her beautiful...

Plate It forward

Jul 6, 2019 / 6:00 am

If you haven’t already spent time with family and/or friends around the table now that summer has started, it will happen very soon. An intrinsic part of...

A taste of Canada

Jun 29, 2019 / 6:00 am

O CANADA As Canadians, we tend to be humble about our great and spacious nation. Our national day is upon us, and as a foodie I like to represent my patriotism...

Let's have fun this summer

Jun 22, 2019 / 7:30 am

It’s time to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors. School is out, summer has started… you no longer have a valid excuse. To make it easier...

Beware fake (food) news

Jun 15, 2019 / 6:00 am

I read an article in a food magazine recently about an indigenous tribe in South America that only eats fish with chiles because they believe it is toxic...

Share some soul food

Jun 8, 2019 / 6:43 am

Some things really do get better with age, and I have to say that an old friendship is my favourite of them all. There is nothing better than sharing time, or...

Decorate your plate

Jun 1, 2019 / 6:00 am

It is said that we eat with our eyes. This time of year, as the gardens begin to explode with colour from plants of all kinds it’s easy to be inspired. I...

The sweet and tart of life

May 25, 2019 / 6:00 am

We have passed the unofficial start of Canadian summer, and yet things have not really warmed up yet. Gardens are lanky and lush green, and lawns are hard to...

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...