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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 […]

Winnipeg micro brewer selling out…and proud of it

Winnipeg’s Half Pints Brewing Co. launches new brew to celebrate “selling out.” Ever since Half Pints Brewing set up shop in 2006 they’ve been gaining recognition and accolades as a craft brewer. But the prevailing perception of the beer consuming public is that craft brewing and commercial success are almost mutually exclusive ideals. Indeed, many […]

Cupcake Day for United Way

United Way of Winnipeg and The Cupcake Corner are teaming up to create a sweet deal for Winnipeg. For every dozen delicious, gourmet, mini cupcakes ordered by Tuesday, November 17, The Cupcake Corner will donate seven bucks to support United Way’s work in our community. Cupcake Corner you ask? It’s that little place in Osborne […]

2009 Flatlanders Beer Festival

  Get this…belly up to an unparalleled selection of beers from around the world, drink your fill, and the whole time you’re doing Manitoba kids (if not your liver) a huge favour. In short, that’s what the Flatlander’s Beer Festival is all about. Running September 16 – 18, Flatlander’s has been putting the fun in […]

International Bacon Day

  Okay, it’s a pretty unofficial celebration, but no other food is as deserving. September 5 is International Bacon Day. Bacon Day is held on the Saturday before Labor Day US (the first Monday of September, and according to last year was celebrated in the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, and the UK. […]

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 […]