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Winnipeg’s spring Leisure Guide

Registration for Winnipeg Spring Leisure Guide classes begins Monday, March 15, at 9:00am. There’s a veritable bounty of information for the culinary inclined. Folded into Adult Leisure sections you’ll find the usual headings–Hands-On Cuisine and Cuisine Demo. But I found a couple of foodie items in the Around the Yard section–Making Maple Sugar for Fun […]

Celebrate food…from field to table

The Dietitians of Canada couldn’t have picked a better slogan for Nutrition Month (March)–Celebrate food…from field to table. It strikes a chord, particularly now as the sun begins to shine strong enough to melt snow, teasing us with glimpses of the earth, turning thoughts to gardens and growth. The 2010 Nutrition Month challenges Canadians to […]

The first cut is the deepest

Knife sharpening demo at d.a. Niels proves deadly dull. When I learned kitchen supply outfitter d.a. Niels was hosting a series of live demonstrations at their 485 Berry Street store February through March I couldn’t wait to get down there. My eagerness was only bolstered by Destination Winnipeg’s extensive, almost exhausting, 3-part account of Bistro […]

The Fort Whyte forager

I was delighted to see a good friend of mine, Barret Miller, featured in this weekend’s Winnipeg Free Press. A fellow foodie and nature lover, Barret has spent the last couple years working as a special programs interpreter at FortWhyte Alive, an absolutely amazing environmental education centre right here in city limits. (It’s also home […]

Five feasts for the info famished foodie

I indulge in unhealthy levels of Food Network Canada programming, numerous magazine subscriptions, and handfuls of food related books. If laden with a caloric count, this would render me morbidly obese, yet I’m never completely information sated. I turn, then, to experiences and although there’s room for growth, I’ve discovered a veritable smorgasbord of education […]

Mushroom picking in Manitoba–a fungi good time

I’d almost forgotten when the call came. We’ll be meeting at the Southdale Mall McDonald’s at 1:00pm. It occurred to me I wouldn’t know how to identify them, but they were an unmistakable group. The telltale clipboards, cargo pants and wide-brimmed hats told me I’d found my people. The Manitoba Naturalists Society’s mushroom picking campaign […]

Foodies not forgotten in fall leisure guide

The Winnipeg Leisure Guide hit stands August 12. Available direct to Winnipeg Free Press subscribers, and through arenas, civic pools, libraries, leisure centres, and 200 local retailers, it lines up hundreds of activities to keep Peggers busy through the fall. Given that two of my favourite leisure activities are cooking and eating, I’m always thrilled […]

Go ahead, make my day

I’d been meaning to make another batch of burgers and suddenly it hit me. I didn’t have to settle for the pre-packaged ground mystery meat to make those burgers tonight because I was the proud owner of a food processor. I could chop, mince, shred, grate and blend whatever I wanted. In this case, I […]