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Seasonal Eating: Cabbage, Kale and Brussels Sprouts

Seasonal Eating: Cabbage, Kale and Brussels Sprouts

This morning on CBC Edmonton AM, we talked about three in-season Brassicas: cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts. I'll post a link to that segment as soon as the audio file becomes available. It took me years to warm up to these characters, especially cabbage and...

Seasonal Eating in August: Zucchini, Beets and Kohlrabi

Seasonal Eating in August: Zucchini, Beets and Kohlrabi

Chilly mornings and blistering hot afternoons: I love these August days. It's time to get out and enjoy the weather and also celebrate the fruits/vegetables of our labours (or those of our farmers, growers and gardeners). This morning on CBC Edmonton A.M., I talked...

Seasonal Eating: August’s Bounty

Seasonal Eating: August’s Bounty

Continuing on the topic of seasonal food, this morning on CBC Edmonton AM, I spoke with Mark Connolly about the August bounty. So, what exactly is in season? A quicker question to answer would be "what's not?" Last week, I scrambled my way around the city and came...

Seasonal Eating: Alberta Fruit for Food Day Canada

Seasonal Eating: Alberta Fruit for Food Day Canada

When it comes to seasonal produce in this province, you might be surprised at the number of fruit species grown. Did you know that pears, plums and cherries are grown in Alberta? Ever heard of the white strawberry that tastes like a pineapple called a pineberry? It...

The Birthday Gift I Didn’t Know I Needed

The Birthday Gift I Didn’t Know I Needed

My birthday took place during a camping trip this week. Getting away with a couple of friends and their dogs (even if one did eat my hat) and staying in a cabin near the lake was everything I hoped it would be. I’ve never really been into big whoop-dee-do birthday...

Seasonal Eating: Garden Greens and Herbs

Seasonal Eating: Garden Greens and Herbs

Asparagus season is done, rhubarb is chest high, flowers are in full bloom and tables at farmers' markets are overflowing with beautiful produce. Suddenly, it's summer. This morning on CBC Edmonton A.M., I spoke with Tara McCarthy about garden greens. You can listen...

Alberta Bakeries – AMA Insider Spring 2021

Alberta Bakeries – AMA Insider Spring 2021

After researching ice cream for my last AMA article, I was tasked with writing about bakeries. The struggle, oh, the struggle. It was no surprise to find that Alberta is stocked with wonderful places to find pastries and cakes and cinnamon buns and eclairs and...

Alberta Seasonal Eating: Asparagus

Alberta Seasonal Eating: Asparagus

The next few months on CBC radio will have me focusing on seasonal eating and all the good foods to celebrate at farmers markets. Eating food that is harvested in season means you get the best flavour, texture and nutritional content of that fruit or vegetable. It...

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...

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