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Farewell!

20 Nov

This will be my last Open Kitchen post as food editor of Reader’s Digest.  It’s post number 196. I’ve been blogging here for three years, and it has been a labour of love. I’ve been looking through the archives and […]

How to Make the Perfect Coffee

12 Nov

Recently my teenager got a taste for coffee. To stop him spending all his my money on four-dollar lattes, I dug a frostbitten bag of ground coffee out from the back of our freezer. It was a Starbucks Christmas blend […]

Eat to Run

4 Nov

At the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica, you have to start by torchlight at 5:15 am, because it gets so hot when the sun comes up. But there’s lots to keep you motivated as you run: The route winds along […]

A Calendar for Foodies

30 Oct

OK, there are so many great things going on right now for Canadian food lovers that I thought I’d share a few of my favourites. Some are soon… like grab-your-coat-and-car-keys-now soon, and some coming up over the next month or […]

The Groundhog of Fruits

21 Oct

When I was visiting Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, last week, I discovered dogberries–they grow on dogwood trees in almost every garden and along the sides of roads. They’re scarlet fruits, like large holly berries, and look for sure like they’d poison […]

If It’s Good Enough for Spacemen…

18 Oct

“They feed sea buckthorn berries and oils to Russian astronauts before they go to Space to protect them against cosmic radiation,” says Michael Gale, a co-owner of natural skincare company Beautiful Rock.

Thankful for Cranberries

17 Oct

Even after forking the last shreds of Thanksgiving turkey into my mouth, I discovered another reason to be grateful for cranberries on a visit to Newfoundland last week.