On the Trail….

Hitting the trail to the Cypress Hills, you have to head through Regina.  Don’t miss their Wednesday morning market in the square near Hotel Saskatchewan, a gracious old renovated railway hotel.   Make a shopping list then head to any provincial restaurant knowing exactly what there is in...

Busy family day, but BBQ makes it easy

This year, Food Day happened on a pretty hectic day of the week (swim meet). But firing up the barbeque makes cooking so easy and my kids love steak. We started with a bowl of seafood chowder, which I had made ahead and reheated. I had also made a potato salad with PEI potatoes, red onions, mayo...

Vancouver Island Getaway

Our family spent the long weekend on Vancouver Island, and celebrated on July 31st with a fabulous meal sourced from the bounty of local farmers and suppliers. Our meal centered around delicious striploin steaks, Canadian AAA beef, purchased from Vancouver Island’s own Thrifty Foods. Simply...

The Chives Acadian Food Day Menu…

Craig Flinn and his team at Chives in Halifax created a mini-menu in homage to the first non-native settlers to Nova Scotia. Buttermilk biscuits with hand-churned butter and molasses Chanterelle Mushroom and Fresh ricotta cheese crostini “Fricot au Lapin des Bois” Acadian-style braised...

The Urban Cowboy has a Campfire Feast!

Agricultural Communications Prof and noted Urban Cowboy from Guelph posted this menu: Pork steaks (grilled on the campfire) from Napanee pork producer Oliver Haan, purchased at the Verona Farmers’ Market that morning Pelee Island Winery Eco Trail red A zucchini-tomato-red and yellow-pepper...

Garcelon’s Newfoundland Foggy Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic

Ferryland is about a 1hr drive from St John’s Newfoundland. We drove out here after a recommendation from Roary Macpherson, our friend and Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. The experience was incredible to say the least. The setting: A magical headland looking over the ocean...

From the the Crew of the Four Play…North Channel, ON

Sailing through the North Channel around Manitoulin Island, Rocky Raccoon is clearly visible in Gore Bay.  The crew of the Four Play sent this shot!...

Still Learning

I have baked bread for over 20 years and I spent this weekend learning how to make no-knead bread. I never dreamed it would be such a game changer, and now a lifestyle changer. We also had grilled Pacific halibut, fresh baby cucs, peppers and onions for quinoa tabouleh. Another great...

Past, Present, Future

Well, Food Day got waylaid by a funeral, and a wedding. Not a bad way to spend the day, surrounded by family and friends. The menu, it really should be a daylong series of snapshots: Morning – dashing along on the road, ‘bits and brew’ to appease the caffeine gods, and the...

Jammin’ In The Park

The DCCA (Destination Campbellville Community Association) held our 2nd Annual Jammin’ In the Park featuring Canadian Beef on the Grill, local fruit pies, and music in Gazebo at the Campbellvill Pond Park. Rain dampened the ground, but not our spirits on...