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 over the last year or so, and Bethany his wife, has often provided musical assistance. There children Solomon and Rose have also made their presence…Continue readingCarrot Cake with German Chocolate Icing
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 house before the austere diet of Lent. Somewhere along the line in England in particular the practice of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday arose. Today…Continue readingPancake Day, Berry Sauce.
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 list. Smokin Haut BBQ Truck showed up at The Forks today, so I was able to do one of those lunch-supper visits. That’s another benefit…Continue readingSmokin Haut BBQ Truck
This year is a milestone year for me. On October 12 I hit the big 5-0. In accordance with such a momentous event, it is a national holiday in Canada (as it should be every year). 2015 marks a couple of other notable events in my life. It was 25 years ago that I spent a summer in Southern Ontario on a course sponsored by the now defunct Student Mission Advance. The course was called World Christian Leadership Development. 2015…Continue readingMore With Less, Memories, Milestones
Earlier this week I began the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge. One of the things that I discovered quite quickly was that it was difficult to actually prepare somewhat balanced meals. When it comes to cooking, there is cheap and then there is CHEAP. This week’s poverty pledge landed me in the second category. Cheap Ingredients: One thing I’ve found this week is that I’ve essentially ended up eating one meal and maybe adding a little bit of snacking (boiled eggs…Continue readingCheap in the Kitchen
This post about slow roasted pork, is the third post in my series on MB Holiday Foods. One thing about the holidays is that they tend to be exceptionally busy. So, it’s great to be able to enjoy grab and go treats. It’s also great to have food that you don’t have to fuss too much over. Today I’ve got a recipe Slow Roasted Pork. It’s not quite just stick it in the oven and forget it, but close. I’m…Continue readingSlow Roasted Pork