Opinion

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Ethical Eating

By |March 22nd, 2024|0 Comments

EAT-IVISM 101 - A CRASH COURSE What is Eat-ivism? Eat-tivism is using your food choices to further social and ecological justice. In other words: ethical eating. Food production has become rife with ecological issues [...]

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Poor Little Catfish

By |August 14th, 2023|0 Comments

I feel sorry for catfish, such an overlooked, underrated food. It isn‘t even displayed at the supermarket under its real name. Instead, it’s labelled as basa, which is a form of catfish, and [...]

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A Metaphor for Life

By |June 10th, 2023|0 Comments

I’m willing to put money on the fact there’s a jar of pickled beets in the back of your fridge. How do I know? Because every fridge has a jar of picked beets relegated [...]

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Tea Talk

By |May 1st, 2023|0 Comments

I love tea. Black, green, white, oolong or blue, hot or iced, with or without milk, tea-infused simple syrup mixed in a cocktail or fizzy water. Anytime, anywhere. Looseleaf or a simple tea bag. [...]

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Ballad of bygone booze

By |April 25th, 2023|0 Comments

With new Health Canada guidelines on drinking, Linda Kupecek muses on boozes During my university days, I toted a carton of milk to parties, while my pals downed bargain basement beer, Black Tower [...]

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In My Kitchen with Karen Anderson

By |December 26th, 2022|1 Comment

Meet Karen Anderson, writer, cookbook author, culinary traveler, founder of Alberta Food Tours. Most know Karen Anderson as the founder and CEO of Alberta Food Tours, however Karen is also a food journalist [...]

Festive Fowl

By |December 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

Once upon a time, turkeys were free to live their lives in peace around the holidays. In days of yore, most Christmas tables were centred on a roasted goose.  The reason was practical: cows gave milk and chickens gave eggs, making them far too valuable to eat.

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Meh, I can’t be bothered

By |November 7th, 2022|0 Comments

For years, I have religiously made my own stock, feeling virtuous and akin to the Good Foodies I revere. Then, one day I realized that I could not tell the difference between a store-bought [...]

  • fermented food

Tang

By |October 20th, 2022|1 Comment

Fermenting at home brings zest and health benefits to the table While Calgary entrepreneur Margot Loveseth rather detested sauerkraut when she tried it as a kid, a curiosity about the health benefits of [...]

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What to do with soft berries

By |July 12th, 2022|0 Comments

Fresh Market Pro Tip - Berries I freeze berries of all kinds, especially when they are a tad past their prime and then cook them all together to make a fruit sauce for topping [...]

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In My Kitchen with Leslie Bull

By |June 20th, 2022|0 Comments

Meet Leslie Bull, Proprietor Kokum’s Bannock Kitchen and Catering For this edition of "In My Kitchen", we get to know Leslie Bull from Kokum's Bannock Kitchen and Catering. Photo Credit: Marinda White [...]

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Ouch! Wilderness!

By |June 6th, 2022|0 Comments

It's no picnic Every year, as the summer solstice looms, I begin my ritual dreaming. Yes! Warm summer evenings, soft breezes, the poetic leaves of the old oak tree offering comfort and solace over [...]

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Casing A Café

By |March 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Three and a half ways to tell if the coffee’s good without going inside Story by Philip Coppard Two coffee shops presented themselves as options: a café and a chocolate store. I guessed café. [...]

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Stuffing Schmuffing

By |December 17th, 2021|0 Comments

By Linda Kupecek I have always been conflicted about the holidays. Part of me yearns to be all ho-ho-ho while I whip up a cauliflower and stilton bisque, a cucumber radish wreath, and maybe [...]

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Harvesting The Year

By |September 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

Spring heralds hope. We skip around with light hearts, juggling asparagus stalks and lilac bunches, warbling happy songs while sliding frothy food on the table. Autumn is heavier. Especially when you try to lift a [...]

  • red meat

The Irony of it All

By |July 24th, 2021|0 Comments

I like meat. I just can’t cook it. Over the past decades a landfill or compost heap no doubt owes its existence to the cuts of meat I have ruined, burned, crisped, turned into [...]

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The Sustainable Kitchen

By |June 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Lovely Leftovers and Sensational Scraps Open the fridge on any given day and there they are: leftovers. The remains of great meals of the past taunt us to eat them before they expire. Why [...]

  • yams

I Yam Who I Yam

By |May 15th, 2021|1 Comment

When  it comes to the plant-based food business, I'm confused. Don’t get me wrong, I was buying veggie ground round 20 years ago — before it was fashionable. Anybody who hasn’t been in a [...]

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My Fun Easter

By |April 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

I am closer to the Easter Bunny than I have ever been to Santa. Sure, Santa’s jolly, but his love is conditional. All that ‘naughty or nice’ business? Too much pressure. The Easter Bunny [...]

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My Fine Christmas

By |December 6th, 2020|0 Comments

By Linda Kupecek Don’t get me wrong. I am all for a cozy Christmas during which people cuddle up in front of the fireplace and exude good will like a Hallmark movie. Year after [...]