October 2019 Reading Round Up

My October  2019 reading round up may be my last one for a while. I’m back to reading books that I might want to write full posts about. Already this month I’ve reviewed books by Jann Arden and Margaret Feinberg. This likely means that I will be doing less  reading for pleasure. As it is, …

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Turkey Dinner at Holy Trinity Anglican

I’m in the middle of a busy food weekend. Friday night I went over to Bella Vista Restaurant. Ross Jeffers, who formerly owned Cafe 1958, is now in charge at Bella Vista. Friday was opening night for him, and I wanted to pop in for dinner. I’ll have a review after I’ve paid a couple …

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St Anne Ukrainian Catholic Fall Supper

Last night I got to the St Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church fall supper. This is my first fall supper of the year. St Anne has a connection with one of my last year’s visits. St Anne shares pastoral leadership with St Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church. Yesterday, was quite a full day. If started with St. …

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Seeds of Science – Mark Lynas

While reading my way through Eating Promiscuosly and Clean Meat, I came across the book Seeds of Science, while scanning the New and Noted section at the Winnipeg Public Library. Seeds of Science: Why we got it so wrong on GMOs, is a book by Mark Lynas, a one time anti-GM food activist who, after investigating the views of the scientific community …

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Hong Hing Chinese Restaurant

Hong Hing Szechuan Chicken

Hong Hing restaurant on Ellice Avenue, is a  Chinese restaurant of the type I was familiar with growing up. Lots of dishes featuring chop suey and chow mein. However, there are a few Szechuan dishes available on the menu, and even an eight item Dim Sum list. It seems as I look around that the …

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Sonya’s – Henderson Highway

This place closed in the last year or so. There was an accident that damaged the building  I haven’t heard anything about the possibility of the restaurant re-opening, and that’s kind of sad. Sonya’s is the kind of old-fashioned comfort food restaurant that is slowly disappearing from the landscape. I’ve recently been reading Starting from Scratch, by Patty …

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Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage

I recently posted my thoughts on A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg’s memoir with recipes. I enjoy these types of books. Whether they be memoirs, essays, or as in the case of my favourite food book The Supper of the Lamb, a work of theology. The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family & How We Learn to …

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Homemade Life-Review

Often my book buying decisions are made by the bargains being offered for Amazon Kindle. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from my Kitchen Table, by Molly Wizenberg. I’ve said before that I’m not a fan of cookbooks, but do like food books that contain the odd recipe. A Homemade Life falls into the latter category. While A …

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