Staub La Cocotte – My Favourite Pot

Let me start by saying that this post about a Staub pot, is in no way sponsored by the company or any of it’s retailers. I did receive it as a gift, but this is simply my take on the pot. Despite having owned this pot for the best part of two years, it was …

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Kay’s Delicatessen-William Avenue

Kay’s Delicatessen is a breakfast and lunch establishment situated on William Avenue just west of Winnipeg’s City Hall.
Every so often, as priest, I find myself needing to pick up supplies for church. Sometimes it’s wine or wafers for the Eucharist. Sometimes it’s things such as palm crosses for Palm Sunday, and sometimes it’s simply picking up an item such as a clergy shirt. There aren’t enough Anglicans in the area to justify a store dedicated to Anglican liturgical needs.

Kay's and palms
Palm crosses already made up. Along with a couple of packages of palm fronds. These are some of the items that I might pick up when visiting Stephanchew’s

Fortunately, there’s enough similarity between Anglican and Roman Catholic practices, that I can find most of what I need at one of the local Roman Catholic church supply stores. More often than not, I head up to Stephanchew’s Church Goods on William Avenue.

Kay’s for Breakfast:

Stephanchew’s doesn’t open until 9 am, so I often try and fit in a breakfast stop along with my visit to the store. Kay’s also opens at 9, so I can either have breakfast and then visit Stephanchew’s or visit Stephanchew’s and then head down a couple of doors for breakfast at Kay’s.

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Clergy Conference – Southport, Manitoba

Clergy conference room

The last few days I was out in Southport, Manitoba, attending our annual Anglican-Lutheran Clergy Conference. A little history. Almost 20 years ago, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, signed the Waterloo Declaration. You can read about it by following the link, but over time one result of this agreement is that each year in my diocese and the local Lutheran Synod, both Anglican priests and Lutheran pastors gather together for a residential clergy conference.

I’ll get to the food portion below, but feel free to leave comments on your experiences of conference and convention food. Particularly when the conferences weren’t food themed.

Clergy conference room
The couch and chair from my room at the clergy conference. There was lots of window to let the sun in.

The clergy conference is a time for us to get away for our day planners and unplug for a few days. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other better. Some of this is done over meals, and even more is done during the evening over a beverage and snacks. A few of us even get together and do some jamming. There is also a lifelong learning component which comes in the form of our guest speaker.

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Carbone Coal Fired Pizza – Downtown

Carbone Lunch pizza

Carbone for Pizza While downtown Winnipeg is changing and there are many new buildings and new restaurants popping up, it’s still a bit of a desert around lunch time on Saturday’s. Hopefully when the new True North Square and other projects get completed enough people will be down early on the weekends to get more …

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Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Kitchen Counter Cover

The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, by Kathleen Flinn, is one of those books that I picked up from the discount bin, read the first few pages and then promptly forgot about. Then, about a week or so ago, I was looking for something to read while I ate my supper and decided to pick it …

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Underdogs Sports Bar – NFL Opener

Underdogs sign

The Sports Bar is an interesting type of place. On game day it’s a hive of activity. Fans fixated on the screens hanging all over the walls, cheering, booing, or groaning as they follow along with their favourite teams. Other times, when there’s nothing of significance happening in the sports world, they can be almost …

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The Fyxx – Espresso Bar

The Fyxx Greek Salad

Winnipeg’s coffee scene has changed quite a bit over the last few years. However, it’s not that long ago that there wasn’t much beyond the chains when it came to coffee choices in the town. Late night coffee and dessert choices seemed to be limited mainly to Osborne Village and the odd place here and …

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Nou Eul Tor – Korean Restaurant

I’m not really a make a reservation type of person. I tend to show up and hope that I’ll find myself a seat. Sometimes this works out well, and sometimes it means I have to go visit a restaurant a few times before I complete two visits. Still other times, it leads me to trying …

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