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Happy Gourmand

Guide to aphrodisiac foods

Feb 15, 2020 / 6:00 am

What better month than February to focus on aphrodisiac foods? Being the month of love, I thought I'd get you started with a bit of history and some ideas,...

Roller-coaster food ride

Feb 8, 2020 / 6:00 am

Are you a fan of roller-coasters? Do you like theme parks? We are in Florida visiting friends this week and we felt we should have the full Florida experience....

No groundhog stew for me

Feb 1, 2020 / 6:00 am

Do you ever get bored with your food? Tired of cooking the same meals at home, or even ordering the same thing from your favourite restaurants whenever you go?...

How do you like yours?

Jan 25, 2020 / 6:00 am

With my apologies to anyone who has a nut allergy, I have a serious question to ask. How do you like your peanut butter sandwich? This week’s column may...

Raise your kitchen game

Jan 18, 2020 / 6:00 am

How many times a day do you get reminded about being more organized? I bet you have at least a couple of apps on your phone to help keep you on track. Your work...

Advocate with your plate

Jan 12, 2020 / 11:00 am

When I was a kid, we were told to eat a balanced diet of the four food groups in the food pyramid and that would keep you healthy. End of conversation. Talk of...

Are you ready for 2020?

Jan 4, 2020 / 6:00 am

The new colour for 2020 has been announced by Pantone (it’s called “classic blue” in case you’re wondering – a colour that instils...

Kick new year's stress

Dec 28, 2019 / 6:00 am

New Year’s is a time known for resolutions; we start new regimes and make new goals. Gym memberships go up Diet plans are popular Planners are filled...

Merry Christmas one and all

Dec 21, 2019 / 6:00 am

I hope, dear reader, that as you read this you hear the joyous laughter of loved ones and you smell the aromas of a holiday kitchen. Perhaps there are children...

Christmas traditions

Dec 14, 2019 / 6:00 am

Have you ever wondered why we do all this stuff at Christmas? Who put up the first Christmas tree? What’s the deal with carollers going door to door, or...

Kick those sniffles away

Dec 10, 2019 / 6:00 am

Mistletoe, holly, candy canes and shortbread – 'tis the season. The hustle and bustle of shoppers. The smell of gingerbread and pine, the sound of...

The taste of thanks

Nov 30, 2019 / 6:00 am

With the American Thanksgiving holiday this week, the holiday season officially begins. If you’ve been bah-humbugging your way through till now,...

It's the little things

Nov 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

We are back now from our adventures, enjoying the comforts of home. It is true that one appreciates things more after an absence; drinking water from the tap...

The beat of Africa

Nov 16, 2019 / 3:34 pm

The last week of our epic holiday was spent on the coast in Senegal. A girlfriend I’ve known my entire adult life is living in Dakar, and the chance to...

Yes, we have no canaries

Nov 9, 2019 / 6:00 am

Having had a good dose of North Africa, we had a change of pace this past week. We left Morocco and headed to the next leg of our journey: the Canary Islands....

The taste of desert food

Nov 2, 2019 / 6:00 am

We are now finished our visit to Morocco and I already know I’d like to come back and see more. This country is like Canada in that there are many...

The joy of extremes

Oct 26, 2019 / 6:00 am

I’ve told you about the overwhelming hustle and bustle of Marrakech, an urban destination full of exotic history. This week, we stepped away from the city...

Savouring exotic Morocco

Oct 19, 2019 / 6:00 am

I am posting this week’s column while on vacation in Morocco, so I thought I’d take you along with me for a taste of the place. Even if you’re...

Don't be a ghost on Sunday

Oct 12, 2019 / 6:00 am

Giving thanks for good manners I heard something on a radio talk show this week about a “bail culture” that exists today. It’s not about...

Stealing food definitions

Oct 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

Today’s world is a polarized one. In so many situations, so many contexts, we are expected to pick a side. We may not even know much about the subject...

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