Happy Gourmand

We all need a Lion's Day

Feb 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Phew, it’s all but over The calendar is about to flip. February will soon be a memory. It seems to be the month that pretty much everyone is happy to...

Make the most of It

Feb 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

I don't mean to gloat, but I am posting from Cozumel this week. We have seen the groans and cries of exasperation posted on Facebook by friends and family,...

Date night with my guy

Jan 28, 2017 / 6:00 am

Ever since Martin and I got together 20 years ago, we have had a standing date night every week. Tuesday is our night for dinner and a movie; it’s date...

Acquiring new tastes

Jan 21, 2017 / 6:00 am

I often tell kids that they need to keep trying foods because their taste buds grow just like the rest of them. But it’s much harder to convince adults to...

An old-fashioned snack

Jan 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

Everyone is worried about being healthy these days, checking calories and watching their consumption of junk food and processed products. Did you know there is...

January Blues? Cheer up!

Jan 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

So now here we are, with the New Year rung in and the resolutions made – now what? It seems we always start the new year with a combination of energy and...

Auld Lang Syne

Dec 31, 2016 / 11:00 am

Here we are, at the end of another year. Now that all the hustle and bustle of Christmas is done, it’s time to focus on winding up the year in style....

God bless us every one

Dec 24, 2016 / 6:00 am

Christmas is my favourite time of year, and Christmas dinner epitomizes the festive season: the food and drink and best of all, the company. Just think - at...

Nuts at Christmas

Dec 17, 2016 / 6:00 am

The big day looms ever closer, and everyone is running at mach speed trying to check everything off the list and be sure they are ready to fulfill all their...

Top 10 cookie-making tips

Dec 10, 2016 / 6:00 am

In an effort to reduce the stress of your holiday season, I thought I would keep it simple this week. I'm offering advice to help increase your chances of...

Tasting old memories

Dec 3, 2016 / 6:00 am

With the snow on the ground, it really feels like Christmas is coming, so I peeked at old food magazines to see what might inspire me for a column. Nothing...

You can make a difference

Nov 29, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Well, the holiday season is upon us. With the passing of American Thanksgiving, we are officially in the thick of it — decorations and music everywhere...

The night jingle music died

Nov 19, 2016 / 4:00 pm

When I was a kid, eating was different. Food was sometimes fun, and other times, it had a certain reverence. More things were exotic, because the world...

Let them eat cake

Nov 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

My birthday is this week, and it made me think about the traditions we have surrounding the day. I looked into the range of traditions around the world. It...

Pleasure principle gone wild

Nov 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

I have always admired opulence. I never wanted to have it on a constant basis, but the possibility of it was always exciting. Even as a teenager in a world...

Another 50 Shades of Grey

Oct 29, 2016 / 3:00 pm

The other 50 shades of grey That got your attention, didn't it? But this is a family column, so I'm not going to get all kinky. I just wanted to talk...

KGH makes scary decision

Oct 22, 2016 / 6:00 am

I’ve written every year about Halloween, what with it being a day that involves some unique foods, and a celebration – right up my alley. All of it...

Stocking up for winter

Oct 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

Now that the weather has turned colder and greyer, I think we need to cheer things up inside. What better way to do that than preparing some homespun goodies?...

Fairy-tale season

Oct 8, 2016 / 6:00 am

Autumn must be the season when fairy tales take place, as there is something other-worldly about the light and the smell in the air at this time of year....

Do you fancy farm-to-fork?

Oct 1, 2016 / 6:00 am

As the harvest comes in, events celebrating the bounty are in abundance. We have had the pleasure of attending stellar events in the past, and this year was no...