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Dog Days Of Summer

Aug 11, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: They call this time of year “the dog days of summer” because the dog star, Sirius, rises and sets with the sun. The ancient cultures thought this...

The Have’s and the Have-not’s

Aug 4, 2007 / 6:00 am

I was wondering what to write about this week and then two articles caught my eye in the New York Times today. It made me think and so I thought I would share...

The Land of Super Size!

Jul 28, 2007 / 6:00 am

He says: Last weekend we felt like a change of scenery so we drove down to Washington, USA. We had no real agenda aside from the fact that we wanted to attend a...

Rich Food, Poor Food

Jul 21, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: The topic of money came up in various conversations this week, and of course as I am generally won""t to do, I connected it to food. I decided this...

Save our Fruits and Veggies!

Jul 14, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I know I am going to sound like a nostalgic old fart this week, but if you will indulge me a little, I think I can bring you around to a pertinent...

Ratatouille

Jul 7, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I was thinking about writing this week and after a couple of precious meals with my busy husband the thing that came to mind was how much more you...

National Jam Buster Day

Jun 30, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I was thinking about Canada Day coming up, and celebrating our culture, and it occurred to me that there are lots of food days for celebrating too....

Chickens

Jun 23, 2007 / 6:00 am

Chickens don’t have fingers, do they? She says: As summer dawns this week and the kids are released from school, it makes me think of all that time I remember...

Hunters And Gatherers

Jun 16, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day, and I thought it was only fair that we do some kind of tribute since we offered up our thanks to Moms. It...

News Flash

Jun 9, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I saw a news piece this week that spoke on the topic of urban myths, or what used to be called “old wives’ tales”. They were debunking all those...

Ba-be-cue Please!

Jun 2, 2007 / 6:00 am

He says: For the last couple years I have become a somewhat big bbq fan. I am talking about authentic ba-be-cue… yes, without the “R”. This past January,...

A Salad By Any Other Name...

May 26, 2007 / 9:00 am

As things heat up I am encouraged to see the garden grow, and know that soon we will have our own veggies from the garden. Salad is a staple at our house during...

Watch For Smoke Stacks!

May 19, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: Well, I am just the precursor to the main event this week, so I will be brief. As someone who is more the moral support for the BBQ-er in the...

Are You My Mother?

May 12, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: I was thinking this week about how to write something that would be an ode to my mother, and it turned out to be a difficult concept, because I really...

Sunshine On Cloudy Day

May 5, 2007 / 6:00 am

It has been cloudy quite a bit lately, and at our house things have been hectic, so in that environment of course it is easy to get stressed and down. We all...

The Good Things in Life

Apr 28, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: Do you ever have those times when things just seem to go right, and that proverbial Murphy fellow is nowhere to be found? Well, last weekend I had one...

Coffee Break

Apr 21, 2007 / 6:00 am

Perhaps it is the slow coming of spring and my need for a bit of extra warmth, but I have been thinking a lot about coffee lately. With my ever-curious brain...

The Joys of Eating Alone?

Apr 16, 2007 / 10:06 am

Martin is away cooking for friends and family in Montreal this week, so I am writing solo. I am eating solo too, and that prompted me to use that as the topic...

April Fool’s Fish

Mar 31, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: This Sunday is April Fool’s Day and I bet you thought we were going to talk about “foolish food” like pigs in a blanket or mud pie (both...

Do I Have to Eat That?

Mar 24, 2007 / 6:00 am

She says: One of the best things I remember as a kid during Spring Break was the availability of food. Without the regimen of a school schedule, you had the...

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