Sunday, May 23, 2010

McNally Robinson Bestseller

Prairie Feast is the best selling book at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back at my Alma Mater - University of Regina

I'm so honoured to be invited back to my alma mater, the Univeristy of Regina, which launched me onto the world as a journalism graduate all those many years ago.

What: Dessert Reception
When: Thur., June 24, 7:30 pm (AGM from 6:30-7:30)
Where: Language Institute Rotunda,
2nd Floor Language Institute (map)
Tickets: $10
Register by June 18: click here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dinner at McNally Robinson

My book and I were guests of honour at a special dinner at McNally Robinson Booksellers last night with a menu dedicated to the foods of Saskatchewan. We started with hand-rolled potato ravioli with a fresh vegetables salsa, moved on to chicken breasts on a bed of chickpeas, winding up with saskatoon berry creme brulée. Thanks to Chef Clint and his team at McNallys for a great performance.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Prairie Feast now in Bookstores

Now it feels real!

My book has landed on the shelves of our local bookstore, McNally Robinson. It's also available at the University of Saskatchewan bookstore and, I believe, Turning the Tide Bookstore in the Broadway neighbouhood.

I hear it's also at Costo in Regina (perhaps Saskatoon, too).

In Regina, it's at the Book and Briar Patch. You can also order it online from the publisher, Coteau Books.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Regina Farmers Market

What a great way to spend a few hours -- in the sunshine at a farmers market signing books. This morning, I was at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market with Nicole from McNally Robinson Booksellers. It was great to see everyone who dropped by for a book, including Gerry from La Ronge who features in the chapter about mushrooming up north.

At the Regina Farmers' Market with Kayli of Coteau Books.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Prairie Feast on TV

While in Regina this week, I was invited to the set at CTV to tape an episode of the Wheatland Cafe with CJ Katz. We cooked a recipe from the book -- Ricotta Pie. You can't see it in this picture, but the eggs were green!

(If you're interested, I bought them at the Regina Farmers' Market)

Tune in to see the show:
Wed., May 19, between noon and 1 pm, on CTV stations around Saskatchewan.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Book Launch in Saskatoon

Prairie Feast was launched in fine style on Saturday evening with a wine and food evening at Souleio in Saskatoon. It was standing room only! Thank goodness for Sharpie... I signed a ton of books with no wrist fatigue and no smudging! Now I'm off to Regina...

Special thanks to Souleio owners and dear friends, Janis and Remi Cousyn, for a wonderful affair, and to Sue Echlin, the best ever MC with her own prairie fruit winery.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Prairie Feast on the Radio

My book and I are going on the radio. Tune in on:

Fri., May 7, between 12:30 and 1 pm
CBC Radio's Blue Sky (540 am)
Mon., May 10, between 11 and 11:30 am
News Talk Radio's John Gormley Show (650 am Saskatoon/980 am Regina)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

"Bright, Five-Star Salute"

Prairie Feast is a bright, five-star salute to all things Saskatchewan. Chronicling local pickle making, down-home recipes, berry picking adventures, and road trips to Saskatchewan food festivals, this book blends a variety of disparate food subjects into one wholesome volume.

Linda Alberta