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Grocery Shopping on Fogo Island

10 Aug

Winston Osmond is an acrylics painter and organic farmer living in Shoal Bay. He took me round his veggie garden and harvested a mixed bag, scissors and trowel in hand. I left with rain-splashed kale; fat, yellow zucchini; squeaky onions; and sweet, soily carrots–some of them as leggy as squid.

First Canada Day as a Canadian

1 Jul

I’m standing in a room with about 100 people. A couple elementary-school boy are weaving in and out the crowd, wearing embroidered gold satin waistcoats, baggy pants and kufi hats; a baby girl sits on her suited up dad’s lap […]

Jungle Adventures in Belize

12 Apr

This morning I was excited to see my travel story on Belcampo Lodge, Belize, in the National Post. It was an especially hard one to write: I met so many special people and experienced so many new things there, that […]

Winter is Dead (Long Live the Spring!)

18 Mar

I’m done with The Polar Vortex… Polar Vortex II… Revenge of the Polar Vortex and all those other blood-freezing episodes that kept plunging us back into an icy snow pit of despair, just when we thought we’d seen the worst of Winter 2013-14.

How to Cook Duck

6 Feb

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen got it right, last night, with their inaugural Winterlicious Tin Chef contest–no Gordon Ramsay theatrics or 18-month-pregnant pauses before announcing the winner, just supportive judges, a warm vibe, an engrossed audience, and a focus on the food. […]

Gifts with Heart

17 Dec

I love supporting small, independent food and drink producers at this time of year. They work hard, care about sustainability and make delicious things with heart. Foodie Pages brings together some of Canada’s best and delivers their goodies right to […]

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 […]