Review – Rivers Edge Resort

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Rivers Edge Resort

Last week my husband and I spent a couple of nights in this lovely cabin, which belongs to the hospitable and generous Joy and Scott Sutyla. If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read this whole review, we loved it, recommend it and would go back. Click on the picture to go to their website and book your own getaway. (more…)

Fangirling over a Poet

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Stowaways by Ariel Gordon

Stowaways by Ariel Gordon

Today I got to fangirl over a poet. I’ve added a link to the definition in case you were unaware that was a verb in the English language. I doubt said poet would approve, actually … (more…)

Fruit Share Wins an Award!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Fruit Share LogoYou will remember that I have written several times about the wonderful organisation called Fruit Share. Started in 2010 by the inimitable Getty Stewart, this volunteer-run group connects homeowners with excess fruit in their backyards with volunteer pickers who climb the trees and fill the baskets. (more…)

Devouring the District

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
caesar salad

Incredible Kale and Parmesan Salad at deer+almond

There are days when I am so blessed with where I am and the people I know, I could just burst. This post isn’t about saving the world, it’s just about good local food and good local restaurants. What could be bad? (more…)

The First Rhubarb of the Year

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Rhubarb Bush

One of the joys of the temperate climate is that mysterious plant called rhubarb. Its origins go back almost five millennia – the Chinese used it for its medicinal properties, but it also grows thickly on the banks of the Volga. (more…)

More Foraging with Savour Winnipeg

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Mary AnnThe following is a guest post by my friend Mary Ann Rosenbloom.

What’s not to like about “weeds” when you get to know them? (more…)

Eating Weeds

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens From My Garden!

It rained, and it rained, and it rained. These days, Winnipeg is starting to remind me of Piglet’s tree. There’s only one good thing about it – everything is turning a brilliant, startling, emerald green. (more…)

And the Winner is …

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Victory by huangjiahui, on Flickr

It’s May! The giveaway is over! Somebody has won a Fantastic Forest Forage with Savour Winnipeg! Who could it be?? (more…)

Fantastic Forest Foraging with Savour Winnipeg

Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Rose Hips

Rose Hips from FortWhyte Alive

Last September I had the pleasure of partaking in a forage expedition with Savour Winnipeg, in conjunction with outdoor educator Barret Miller of FortWhyte Alive. In honour of their new season, here are some pictures and reminiscences. While most of the forage experiences take place in the Assiniboine Forest, the season’s grand finale is at FortWhyte Alive. (more…)

Dreaming of Fruit

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

raspberriesIt’s the Winter That Wouldn’t Die. Below-normal temperatures, piles of snow everywhere. Talk of a big flood, again. But I’m dreaming of summer’s fruit. (more…)