Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saskatchewan Environmetal Society

We were cooking at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market today (yes, it was hot) at the invitation of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES). I did a reading from Prairie Feast. SIAST Chef instructor Moe Mathieu and his student, Lindsay, prepared the lentil salad from Prairie Feast, and I have to say, it never tasted better!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Book Launch in my Hometown

Thanks, Craik! We had a fabulous event last night. My my brother Tom, a singer songwriter, performed some songs from his farming tribute CD, Like Father, Like Son and I read a few stories from my book. Then we visited everyone over nibbles and Saskatchewan wine from the Cypress Hills winery. The event was part of the annual Solar Fair held at the innovative Craik Eco-Centre.

I was introduced by my high school social studies teacher, Glenn Hymers. He was my favourite teacher... well, after Mrs. Cogswell in Grade 3.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pages Bookstore -- Calgary

Original Non-Fiction Bestseller List:

1. No Culture, No Future - Simon Brault
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
3. Prairie Feast - Amy Jo Ehman
4. Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life - Steve Almond
5. The Beekeeper's Bible - Collins Publishing
6. Medium Raw - Anthony Bourdain
7. Leonardo's Legacy - Stefan Klein
8. Quantum - Manjit Kumar
9. The Jazz Loft Project - Sam Stephenson
10. Christianity - Diarmaid MacCulloch

Monday, June 14, 2010

Book Launch in Calgary

We had a fabulous book event June 10 in Calgary at  Pages Bookstore on Kensington. Thanks to Sara, the manager, and to everyone who came out, including some friends I hadn't seen in awhile. The cupcakes from Crave were awesome!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Prairie Feast in Swift Current

Thank you to the Southwest Naturalists for a wonderful evening at the Swift Current Museum on Thurs., June 3. I read some stories, signed some books and enjoyed good conversation over nibbles made with Saskatchewan ingredients including potato fritatta, sausages, a rhubarb cake and good hearty homemade bread.

I slept like a baby at the Green Hectares Bed & Breakfast. In the morning I hiked to the petroglyph at dawn then popped into the Dutch Bakery on Main Street. I also found a treasure in the local Goodwill store -- an additon for my collection of "tacky tourist mugs from cities in which I have drunk coffee."