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The Manitoba Box – A Culinary Staycation

I stopped at one of my local Safeway stores the other day to pick up The Manitoba Box. This box is advertised as containing 22 locally produced items, and sells for $49.99. Most of the items in the box are food and beverage items for human consumption. There is a dog treat, and some lip balm as well. The first thing to make clear is that this The Manitoba Box should not be confused with this one. Both feature Manitoba…Continue readingThe Manitoba Box – A Culinary Staycation

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St Norbert Farmer’s Market-Saturday Shopping

  Last Saturday, I found myself part way down Pembina Highway in the morning. After my breakfast I thought that it would be a good time to head out to the St Norbert Farmers Market. I try to get out there once or twice a year. Despite it being beyond Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway, there is still transit service out there, and I was not far from one of the Bus Rapid Transit stations. The rapid transit system had just opened…Continue readingSt Norbert Farmer’s Market-Saturday Shopping

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Local Food, Local Stories

This year marks the third annual #LoveLocalMB tasting event. The event came about when Peter Fehr of Gourmet Inspirations was looking for a way to promote local food producers. Originally it was going to be a wine and cheese type evening. Then Peter connected with Bessie Hatzitrifanos of Bessie’s Best Food, and shortly thereafter the idea for the #LoveLocalMB sampling event was born. Each year the event has grown. It’s moved around over the first three years. This year the…Continue readingLocal Food, Local Stories

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Gift Ideas from the Local Food Scene

When I was younger it seemed that the only food gift baskets were the one’s from HIckory Farms. The only time you received anything local and gourmet was if you had friends who did home canning. Times have certainly changed. Winnipeg is now awash with companies that offer specialty food gifts. Last year I wrote about some of these foods. This year I decided to another post. I went looking, wondering if I would find enough foods to write about. No…Continue readingGift Ideas from the Local Food Scene