Saturday, August 20th was a big Alberta blue sky day with not a breath of wind to disturb it. A perfect day to take a bus load of city folk out to meet farm folk. Our first stop was http://www.aspencrossing.com where owners Donna Biggar and Jason Thornhill showed us their Pullman Dining Car, kitchen garden, […]More
I am a writer, award-winning cookbook author (A Spicy Touch - Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji's Kitchen), co-author of Food Artisans of Alberta and owner of Alberta Food Tours, Inc. My next project is a South Indian cookbook with photographer collaborator Pauli-Ann Carriere. I truly believe we are here to savour it all.
I’m going to dedicate this post to longtime clients Candy and Lucia who love to go on my farm tours and who love to garden and cook. I recently ran into them at Slow Food Calgary’s Feast of Fields and learned that due to a very slow start to our high altitude summer they have […]More
Tootling according to Webster’s dictionary refers to the practice of “proceeding in a leisurely way”. City Palate magazine has sponsored “Foodie Tootles” to local farms around Calgary for 13 years. I used to help my friend Dee Hobsbawn-Smith run these and last year when she moved to Saskatchewan I took on the task of keeping […]More
Here’s an article I wrote for IMPACT magazine online a few years ago. I’m sharing it now because I am currently training for my first Olympic distance triathlon. I’m doing the Peach City Tri in Penticton on July 17, 2011. I am really looking forward to it but that has been a real journey from […]More
Angel things By Karen Anderson Because of Ryan (March 18 – 20, 1996) Originally posted in 2011. Updated March, 2014 – because he would have been 18 on the 18th of this year. A golden birthday…not forgotten. My son is an angel. I knew it the second I laid eyes on him. His energy was […]More
Guinea Fowl with Hazelnuts Whenever I am in Paris I spend a day with my friends at Succulent Paris because they live up to their name and I care for that. Notes to the cook This is a medieval recipe recovered by a food historian friend of my friends Aurélie Mahoudeau and Marion Willard who […]More
Greetings to all of you who are looking to Savour your food and most importantly, savour your life. I am a joyful person and strive for balance and happiness in each day I am blessed to be on Earth. I have been in the fortunate position to follow my passions all my life. I was a […]More