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Happy Cooker September Sale

It’s that time of year…The Happy Cooker’s September Sale! Receive 20% off all floor stock for the entire month ! Limited exclusions, electrical items and knives. Special orders also excluded. New items have also been added to an already impressive inventory: Wenger Forged knives Made in Switzerland Henckels Curly Birch Cermax Santoku Emile Henry Gastron […]

Winnipeg’s Food Truck Rennaisance

Some of my fondest memories are of standing in line at the chippy van for a sheppie (a deep fried shepherd’s pie), or losing my nut at the dulcent tones of the ice cream truck and raiding my mum’s milk money jar to secure a a 99er (a soft-serve cone with a Cadburry’s Flake stuck […]

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 […]

College Kids Crowned Iron Chef at Centrex 2011

There’s a new star in an already stellar lineup of culinary talent in Winnipeg. But eager new fans can’t flood to her restaurant. Not yet. She’s still in school! The calm, collected and eponymously cool Claire Snowball (centre) led Red River College culinary institute classmates Taisa Antoine and Brent Genyk to victory over some of […]

2011 Leisure Guide is Live!

One of the most awaited moments in the March foodie calendar, the Spring 2011 Winnipeg Leisure Guide is live. Packed with demos, hands-on courses and chef sessions, I’m afraid it’s browsing only right now as registration doesn’t actually open until March 14. Until then, pick your courses and note the numbers. The PDF is available […]

Celebrate! March is Nutrition Month

Every year in March, the Dieticians of Canada’s Nutrition Month campaign reminds us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. This year’s theme again challenges us to Celebrate Food, From Field to Table. What does that mean? Maybe it’s making a commitment to eating vegetarian […]

Get Your Buns in Here!

Will a new granola belt bakery win the hearts of its West End and Wolseley neighbours with a sticky bun revolution? Opening January 29 in the so called suspenders of the granola belt, (between Lipton and Banning) Jonnies Sticky Buns boasts cinnamon fresh ground daily. With a range of recipes crafted over generations (and in […]

Address Thy Haggis!

It’s January 25. Robert Burns’ day. Scots (and those of Scottish heritage) the world over will celebrate the great poet’s birthday this week by holding a Burns Supper. It’s typically an affair of much pomp and circumstance and although Burns maintained it should be a celebration of internationalism and universal brotherhood, kilts and tartan all […]