Hello Fresh- Unboxing – First Meal

A couple of weeks ago Shel Zolkewich, organizer of the Manitoba Food Bloggers group on Facebook, posted that she had a couple of codes for people who were willing to try out Hello Fresh, the meal planning service. Immediately on seeing this I messaged her saying I’d like to give one a try. When it …

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Advent Potluck & Church Dinners

Church meals are of great interest to me. I think they are one of the most important activities a church community can engage in. I’m fortunate that I’m part of two groups that regularly feature a meal as part of their gathering time. As well, St. Philip’s. where I’m incumbent has weekly coffee time along …

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The Cooking Gene – Michael W Twitty

The Cooking Gene cover

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South,  by Michael W. Twitty is another book that I picked up from the Millennium Library’s New and Noted Section. If you can get past all the latest and greatest diet and nutrition fad books, there are generally one or two worthwhile …

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Cookie Making Adventures(misadventures)

Out of many cookies one.

Aside from a garden out back, one of the things I looked forward to when I moved into the house I am now living in, was the prospect of a full-sized stove and oven in which to do more cooking and baking. Moving in during the heat of summer meant that I didn’t get into …

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My Fat Dad – Lerman

My Fat Dad Cover

I originally started this review for My Fat Dad, over a year and a half ago. I found myself not able to complete it and therefore coming back to it time and again until I was happy with what I wrote. Shakespeare wrote “If music be the food of love.” Yet for many people food …

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Carrot Cake with German Chocolate Icing

Carrot Cake

Last night the Saint Margaret’s Saturday Evening service said goodbye to the Petkau’s, who have been part of the Saturday service off and on for several years. Josh Petkau is headed out to the Diocese of Quebec where he will continue to pursue ordination to the priesthood. Josh has been part of the planning group …

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Pancake Day, Berry Sauce.

Today is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, or Pancake Day. Shrove Tuesday was originally the day when everyone was expected to go to the priest for confession. By doing this they were said to be shriven. At the same time, Shrove Tuesday was the day for using up all the fat in the …

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Smokin Haut BBQ Truck

A little while back when I wrote my 2015 power rankings post, I mentioned that were still a few trucks that I hadn’t gotten around to visiting. Smokin Haut (I left out the apostrophe because it doesn’t show up well on the web), was one of those trucks. I can now cross it off the …

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