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Calendar with a Conscience

Who can say no to that face? I love and respect the forest. And I love good food, foraged or otherwise. ┬áThe 2013 CPAWS wilderness calendar, now on sale, combines two of my favourite things. CPAWS is a non profit organization working toward boreal forest conservation here in the province. Each year as a fundraising […]

Fantastic Foraged Fare: Burdock Root

It’s the inspiration for Velcro, an Asian super ingredient, and it grows abundantly in Winnipeg. Burdock is this month’s featured Fantastic Foraged Fare. You might recognize the flowers of Burdock more when they turn brown and dry and harden. Better known as burrs, these annoying hitch hikers were the inspiration for a transformational technology. While […]

Burn Baby Burn

Smoke billows, flames lick through the understory, and what was moments earlier familiar and safe is vaporized, changed, blackened. The recent, if brief, blaze in Assiniboine Forest on Thursday, April 26 brought the spectre of forest fires dangerously close to home. It’s natural to react with fear. We’ve been taught that forest fires are agents […]

The Peasant Cookery

Many said no to Oui: Bistro and Wine Bar. Not much appears to have changed since this exchange district spot rebranded as Peasant Cookery. Until you taste the food. Wow! Looking out (or in) from the park, where that cube that I love/hate glows in stark contrast to the character of the architecture, it’s hard […]

Beaujena’s

Since parting company with chef Blue Harlan in June 2009, owner Randy Reynolds donned the chef hat and hasn’t looked back. This is a man of many talents, an investment advisor by day, I wish he would quit his day job and cook full time because the dishes are well composed, clever, and delicious! With […]

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