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Alberta Ice Cream – AMA Insider Spring 2021

Alberta Ice Cream – AMA Insider Spring 2021

It's always fun to write for AMA Insider, especially when the topic is about food— like ice cream and bakeries and farmers markets. Earlier in June, I wrote an article about where to go fo the coolest cool treats in the province; places like the iconic Big Moo in...

Travel Through Food: Colombia

Travel Through Food: Colombia

Arepas, patacones, bandeja paisa—these are foods of Colombia that I spoke about in my latest Travel Through Food segment this morning on CBC Edmonton A.M. The audio link can be found here. For visuals and more info, read on: In 2015, my time in Colombia was spent in...

Travel Through Food: St. John’s, NL

Travel Through Food: St. John’s, NL

May 23 to 30th is tourism week in Canada and if you've spent any time on social media, you may have noticed tourism boards across the country posting photos of enticing destinations within their jurisdictions. Fifteen months of COVID-related travel restrictions have...

Travel Through Food: Italy

Travel Through Food: Italy

I could've spent 8 hours—not 8 minutes—talking about Italy on my latest Travel Through Food segment for CBC Edmonton A.M. If you've been to Italy, you understand. For those who love food and haven't been to Italy, once it's safe to travel again, get your ticket and...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2021 with Tres Carnales

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2021 with Tres Carnales

Every year, on May 5, people flock to restaurants and patios to consume copious amounts of tacos and tequila in celebration of a notable achievement in Mexican history. For years after gaining independence in 1810, the people of Mexico remained embroiled in battles....

Travel Through Food: New Mexico

Travel Through Food: New Mexico

It was spring, 2018. I was at the tail end of writing Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup, the book about Chef Gail Hall's life, and I was tired. I was also doing the online dating thing right around then, and I was tired from that, and all it encompassed, too. I needed...

Travel The World at Edmonton’s Bountiful Market

Travel The World at Edmonton’s Bountiful Market

For the past couple of months, my Friday morning segments on CBC Edmonton AM have focused on travelling through food. I've talked about Spain, Prague, Ireland and Vietnam. This post is not connected with CBC; it's about realizing that when it comes to food,...

An Empty House

An Empty House

Contrary to what you see on Pinterest, you don't need to spend a lot on furniture and accessories to build an at-home workspace. Spare the framed prints, the fuzzy pillows and expensive desk. All you need is a lawn chair, a stool for your coffee cup and a laundry...

Travel Through Food: Spain

Travel Through Food: Spain

When we can freely travel again, I am taking my daughters to Spain where we will explore the country from coast to coast. We will hire a handsome tour guide named Javier who, coincidentally, will be well-schooled in the poetry of Federico García Lorca. We will learn...

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

Last week as part of my Travel Through Food series on CBC radio, I spoke with Tara McCarthy about food in Ireland and what I was cooking up in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Today, I made a Guinness Beef Stew that I think, is the best stew I've ever made, and...

Travel Through Food: Ireland

Travel Through Food: Ireland

Ireland remains, to this day, one of my favourite places to have visited. Along with its storied history and jaw-dropping scenery, the food and drink culture absolutely blew my mind. This morning, on CBC Edmonton A.M., I spoke with Tara McCarthy about my experience...

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