March 1st marked the annual Stratford Women in Food dinner, the last dinner of the year at the Stratford Chef’s School.Continue Reading →
It was a year ago this week that I first met Anne Campion, Revel Caffè’s owner. We both were dateless at a Stratford Women in Food dinner at the Old Prune and as fate would have it, we were seated together. What followed was an evening of amazing conversation, lots of laughter, swapped stories, [...]Continue Reading →
Right from the get go. Slow Food Perth County's Sunday Market has been a hit. Foodies appreciate the good, clean, fair principles of Slow food as well as the exceptional and creative produce and products offered by vendors who have a passion for their offerings.Continue Reading →
It’s the wallpaper in Barb McMahon’s bedroom that prompted me to ask if I could visit her in her 130+year-old home – now a triplex – the oldest house on her block. She’s using the Globe and Mail. That’s partly for green reasons – she couldn't face all the ugly panelling ending up at the [...]Continue Reading →
My first jam-making lesson with Bev was a simple raspberry jam using Certo for thickening. On this day our recipe was for strawberry-gooseberry jam, without added pectin; the gooseberries have enough natural pectic to thicken the jam without adding extra.
When I arrived, Bev had already picked enough strawberries from her considerable [...]Continue Reading →
I love the rodeo. It’s among the most exciting things I’ve ever seen. Call me romantic or primitive, a rodeo is a thrilling day of skill, raw energy and speed.
It’s a family day with kids eating French fries and freezies, hanging out beneath the risers and showing off their boots and hats.
One [...]Continue Reading →