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ALL ABOUT MY PHYSICAL {AND PHILOSOPHICAL} TRAVELS THROUGH LIFE.

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...

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 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...

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...

Travel Through Food: Vietnam

Travel Through Food: Vietnam

My next few segments on CBC Edmonton (radio) are going to be about travelling through food. If you are like me, and a million other people, you might be getting a little tired of cooking the same ol' same ol, day after day, week after week. In an effort to combat...

There are Good Things in the Badlands

There are Good Things in the Badlands

A three-day getaway to southeast Alberta not only appeased my physical need for wanderlust, but the beauty of the area with its wide-open spaces and spectacular sunsets did wonders for the soul, too. If you're feeling the need to bust out, consider heading to this...

Kelowna Then and Now – AMA Magazine

Kelowna Then and Now – AMA Magazine

It's -28C right now and as I look out my office window, my mind takes me to the Okanagan: hot summer days, sapphire blue water and endless fruit orchards. My first visit to the area was in 1967 to visit my grandparents who'd moved that year to Rutland which was its...

Happy Birthday to Me: A Gift from Mother Nature

Happy Birthday to Me: A Gift from Mother Nature

I spent my birthday camping near Gull Lake with my sister, my friend and my daughter. The last time I camped was around 2003 when my common-law husband and I loaded up his kids and mine and hauled his father's trailer to Bield, Manitoba for my family reunion. I put my...