Wednesday, September 29, 2010

100 Mile Church Potluck

I always say, there's no better meal than a potluck. And that was the case at the 100-mile potluck at the Meewasin Valley United Church in Saskatoon.

Can you believe... wild goose jerky?? That was just one of the many terrific foods on the buffet table.

As the guest of honour, my table went first to the buffet. Being an author does have some privileges! Thanks to Elsie and everyone on the outreach committee for inviting me to an awesome meal.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thin Air Literary Festival - Winnipeg

What a great time we had in Winnipeg at the Thin Air Writers Festival Sept 23 & 24. There was a good crowd at the Big Ideas series on Eating Locally at the Millennium Library.

The next day, I was invited to Brandon for a presentation at the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts. What a delightful place. The culinary school is located in the former nurses' residence of a mental hospital -- but it's a building right out of a movie set in 1900. Here's a picture of the dining room fireplace.

For lunch, the students and their chef instructors spread out a wonderful buffet featuring local products and many jars of preserves they made themselves, from jelly to chutney to pickles made from the bounty of their own gardens. It was a feast! Thanks everyone for the warm welcome in Winnipeg and Brandon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Insightful, Personal and Witty"

It's insightful, personal and witty along with being a swift kick to the head (metaphorically of course) many of us need to see what we're missing when we choose to shop at mega-marts.

Brandon Boone
Flavours Magazine