Happy Gourmand

Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2006 / 5:30 am

People ask me all the time for recipes, and often my answer is, “When you can’t come up with anything, just make vinaigrette or salsa”. Whether you are making...

Italian Meal

Apr 29, 2006 / 5:30 am

Last weekend I was hired by an Italian family for a 25th anniversary… imagine 35 people in someone’s home! I don’t get nervous when I cook for people, but this...

Buy Local Products

Apr 15, 2006 / 5:30 am

The Farmer’s market is now open, and every farmer is waiting for you! If you watch the news once in while, you will notice that the whole world seems to be in...

Spring has Sprung!

Apr 8, 2006 / 5:30 am

It is that time of year when sprouts of green grass show up in the after-winter mud, and birds sing earlier with the rising of the sun. Daffodils poke their...

Food Spring Cleaning

Mar 28, 2006 / 10:01 am

Spring is just around the corner so why not clean up the kitchen of all the stuff you have accumulated since you’ve been married! Yes, I’m talking about the...

Valentine’s Day

Jan 23, 2006 / 10:36 am

The season of love is upon us again… The special day for lovers is a poignant one according to history, mourning a romantic hero who died, and so it seems to...

2006 Resolutions

Jan 14, 2006 / 5:30 am

Firm Resolve He says: The New Year is here and people are starting to talk about “RESOLUTIONS”. As a chef, it is extremely hard to say, “This year I will try to...

Going Both Ways

Jan 7, 2006 / 5:30 am

He says: To start the New Year on the right foot, I made a soup with grand-pères in it (see below for recipe). Grand-pères are a Quebecois dumpling that you can...

Sugar Pie For The Holidays

Dec 24, 2005 / 5:30 am

He says: After lots of shopping around for the last few months, I finally bought an electric deep fryer (the DeLonghi 4 litre model). I have had a recipe in...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

Christmas Traditions! He says: Christmas is just around the corner and if you want to boycott turkey this year, it’s fine with me as long as it’s done right....

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

Local shops for Christmas She says: I got an e-mail to stop by and have some mulled cider and lavender shortbread for their Christmas Fair, and how could I turn...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Dec 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

A Winter Wonderland! He Says: Being from Quebec, snow is part of our lives whether we like it or not. My dad used to tell me this story from 1971: “18.5 inch of...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Nov 26, 2005 / 5:30 am

Give thanks for the simple things She says: This weekend the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, and even though I am eighth generation on my Mom’s side of the...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Nov 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

She says: Buy local and keep jobs local too... I remember craft fairs very fondly from my childhood (can you tell I turned 40 last week? I keep harping on...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Nov 14, 2005 / 9:22 am

It’s official. She says: There is no more avoiding it, folks... The frost is on the ground and the snow covers the mountains. The sky is dark when you get up...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 29, 2005 / 5:30 am

He says: I have heard too many stories this fall about Orchard farmers in the Okanagan having no labour to help pick apples off the trees. Can you believe this?...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 22, 2005 / 5:30 am

Comfort Food He says: The other day Kristin and I were looking for a place to eat a quick bite, but nothing pretentious, just home-cooked food. We had seen the...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Poultry? He Says: If you ever needed to read between the lines, now would be a good time to start. When you watch the world news, this Avian Flu H5N1 strain is...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

Thanksgiving, let’s smoke some turkey! He says: First of all, before starting, I want to give my many thanks to the turkey for eating so much good grain and...

A Pair Of Gourmands

Oct 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

Warning to all moose, fall is here… He says: Fall is definitely here - the chilly nights, the smells, the kids are back to school and the hunters are cleaning...