We have a winner!

Vanessa McMackin is one happy cookbook collector. She's getting six Whitecap Books titles and a phone call from Bal Arneson, author of Everyday Indian. Of course, I'll also be calling her to select the final three books in her prize package. I'm not sure how Whitecap...

Grocery Lists

Yesterday, I broke not one but two cardinal rules of grocery shopping. I shopped without a list. And I shopped hungry. In my defense, I didn't think I needed a list for five items. I was wrong. Very wrong. I left with 11 items. Put another way,...

Contest Reminder – Giving away 6 Books

This is a not so subtle reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter the book giveaway. One lucky winner will have six food and wine books delivered to their door courtesy of Whitecap Books. What can you win? The three healthy eating...

Depression Era Cooking

I found out about this video from fellow food writer, Roz Cummins, who found it on Salon.com, who got it from Boing Boing who saw it on Clara's website, which posted the video on YouTube. Apparently, everyone knows about Clara but me. In case you and...

Cookbook Contest Update

If you aren't aware of the cookbook contest, check out the details here. Whitecap Books is generously giving away six of their food and wine titles to one lucky winner. Three of the books focus on healthy eating and are featured along with the contest...

Happy Easter

Look what arrived at our house yesterday. Sunshine AND chocolate. Does it get any better than that? These eggs came home with Andrew in a fancy container with a hinged lid. Their pastel shells encase gourmet milk chocolate, and a single container cost more than three...


Originally, today's post was going to tell you all about the Meatballs of Shame. But that story can wait. How can I talk about anything as plebeian as meatballs when this delicacy arrived on my doorstep in all its deep fried glory? I was so excited,...

Flax Facts

Normally I'd do a Reader Question today, but I was intrigued by the responses to yesterday's post on Oatmeal Flax Squares. When Andrew read my post he confessed he didn't actually like the taste of flax in the squares. What?! Now he tells me! Seems I...

Scotch Marmalade or Homemade Spiced Whisky

Andrew has been wanting to try "Scotch Marmalade" ever since he saw a piece about home-brew infusions in Report on Business back in September. He clipped the article, bought a bottle of inexpensive Whyte & Mackay, handed both to me and asked, "What's star anise...

Reusable Coffee Sleeves

I am a creature of habit. Community Roots, a local artist collective chock full of eco-friendly fair, is dangerously conveniently located right next to the butcher shop. When grocery shopping, I usually pop into the collective to see what's new, and more often than I...

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