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All This Fuss About Fungus

Savour Winnipeg reader Jim was wondering about this mushroom he found growing on a dead ash tree on his property. Mushroom identification is one of the most requested topics on the blog. With all this fuss about fungus, I thought the response might be helpful to others looking for info. First of all, thanks for […]

This Little Piggy Went to Market

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! The Farmers Markets are opening and the garden markets are set to receive the first fruits of our local producers’ labours. I’m a bit of a farmers’ market junkie, bagging more product that I can possibly use. The selection and freshness is intoxicating and I can’t believe how many […]

Winnipeg’s Hidden Bounty

My back lane neighbour has a small apple tree which blooms beautifully each spring. By the end of July, her neighbours, myself included, benefit from its bounty, making pies that will carry us through to next Christmas, and chutney I’ll still be eating as next years crop begins to drop and form a rotting carpet […]

Innis & Gunn Canada Day Beer

A delicious treat in time for Canada Day, the beer geniuses over at Innis & Gunn are at it again. This time they’ve craftily created a special sud for Canada Day. The limited edition beer box features art from Canadian painter Deborah Colvin. The contents feature an auburn hued creamy brew with rich resinous hop […]

How to Make a Five Hundred Dollar Fajita

Anticipating May’s Cinco de Mayo Mexican theme this Christmas, I was all revved up to try some Mexican inspired recipes. Craving some fresh from the grill goodness, only fajitas would fit the bill–moist strips of chicken, the sliced peppers and onions, all boasting those flavour boosting char marks, that cross hatch of heavenly goodness. Barbeque […]

Recipe: Chi-Chi’s Chimichangas

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 4 Tbsp canola oil 1 white onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (seeds removed) 1 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cinnamon salt 1 small tomato, chopped, plus more for topping 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 2 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken 1/4 […]