Ehman's book is an excellent read, and not just because of its Little House on the Prairie ethos. More than a diary of what went into her mouth, the book shows Ehman's commitment to the people who created the food.
Tracking them down was an experience she found as nourishing as the chanterelles, the wild blueberries and the trout she discovered
What a great time at the Edmonton at LitFest this past weekend! Here I am at the final event, a Brunch of Writers. That's me on the left with host Janice Williamson, author Candace Savage, cartoonist/author Sarah Leavitt and poet Alice Major.
Friday evening was a wonderful event called Savouries, for which Chef Gail Osbeck and her team of underprivileged youth at Kids in the Hall Bistro cooked up some recipes from Prairie Feast while I got to wax on poetically about the local bounty.
Saturday's event, Get Real, was a real experience for me, sitting on stage between two "big" thinkers, Dan Gardner and Andrew Potter. The topic: "what's authentic and true in our quest for meaningful and fulfilling lives." I won't even try to sum up the context of their comments, but mine was simple: good food, with a story to tell, prepared with love and served with pride - that's fulfilling in more ways than one!
For those of you in the Saskatoon area, you might enjoy the Book Awards Brunch.
What: Book Awards Brunch When: Sun., November 21, 11 am Where: Delta Bessborough Hotel
I'll be reading from Prairie Feast as part of the program. Brunch tickets are $25 and can be purchased at McNally Robinson, U of S Bookstore, White Cat Books, Mendel Gallery Gift Shop and Turning the Tide. See you there!
I'm heading to Prince Albert for a book event at the public library - Everyone welcome! I'll bring copies of my book, so if you haven't had a chance to see it yet in Prince Albert, you can browse through the pages and pick up a copy if you like.
When: Thurs., November 4, 7:00 pm Where: JMC Public Library, 125 - 12th St. E
Before the event, I've been invited to dine at the New Ground Cafe in Birch Hills. Jenni's creative twist on Saskatchewan ingredients is sure to put me in a good mood for the rest of the evening.
The event is sponsored by the JMC Pubic Library and the local chapter of The Council of Canadians. Thank you!
A few years ago, my husband and I set off for a weekend of camping in Meadow Lake, but my car had transmission trouble outside the Battlefords and we had to turn back. So, finally, my first visit to Meadow Lake!
I was invited to read from Prairie Feast at two events on one day. First, the afternoon in North Battleford for a book event at the public library. It was great to have the kids from Bready School in the audience asking all the right questions.
In Meadow Lake, the library organized a dessert evening at the seniors' centre, including a display of local-produced foods. Every dessert was made with a locally grown item, such as zucchini chocolate cake, baklava (dripping in honey) and pumpkin pie. I picked up a squeeze bottle of honey from the Parkland Honey Farm and a sack of potatoes. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful welcome!