The All-Food Edition

June 7th, 2013 by Emma Durand-Wood

As you have probably figured out by now, I love food. Eating it, thinking about it, reading about it, and writing about it.  A couple months ago I was approached by Carly Peters of LocalFare Magazine, published by the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association, to be part of a spotlight on local food bloggers. “But […]

A Terrific Trifecta on Main Street

November 24th, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

Today I had the chance to finally pop into a shop I’ve been meaning to check out for several months. While I was at it, I realized that there are actually three awesome businesses within 2 blocks of each other. Hence I have dubbed the stretch on Main St. between Hartford and Kilbride the Terrific […]

Memories… Misty Food and Beverage Memories

April 26th, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

I admit it. There are things about Vancouver I miss. Living within walking distance from the beach. A green-grocer just up the street. Stellar public transportation. And the food… oh, the food. And for some reason, lately, I’ve been compiling a mental list of food I really miss from Vancouver. My sister-in-law, who I lived […]

“Winnipeg-Style” Foods

March 12th, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

At our big family supper last night, someone looked at the loaf of rye bread on the table and wondered what made it “Winnipeg-style”? Nobody at the table knew – and excluding me, everyone present was a born and raised Manitoban. In my experience, Winnipeg rye bread is very light and fluffy, comes in a […]

Shop Local, Winnipeg-Style

December 12th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been meaning to share some of my favourite local businesses for a while now. Over the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of discovering a handful of really wonderful places that I make a habit of visiting as often as I can. Here are a few of my faves – please share […]

Falling in Love with Fall Suppers

October 17th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

It’s the time of year when signs for a certain delicious event can be found plastered all around town… it’s Fall Supper season! When I was growing up, my family’s church had potlucks a couple times a year. This is probably where my logic-defying love of jellied salads (the normal, desserty ones, not the ones […]

Harvest Time

September 26th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

I do not have a green thumb. For as much as I wish I were an avid gardener – or even just a dabbler – it has never happened. I just would rather be baking or reading or doing something that doesn’t involve bugs and mud. After seeing a neighbour’s beautiful raised beds and lovely […]

Summertime, And The Eatin’ is Tasty

June 17th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

The weather has been pretty hit or miss the last few days, but summer is apparently on its way to Manitoba!  Over the last few weeks I’ve been enviously reading various Peggers’ tweets about their first few trips to the lake of the season, and they often involve what meals they’re making. This got me […]

Do you Shmoo?

October 22nd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Before I went on mat leave, my wonderful group of colleagues took me for a farewell lunch. When it came time for a celebratory dessert, I was heartily encouraged to try the feature dessert: Shmoo. At first, I thought the waiter was kidding around; I’d never heard of such a thing. Well, it’s real, it’s […]

Food-Loving Winnipeggers, Unite!

June 3rd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

I wouldn’t call myself a foodie. I don’t eat beef. Or shellfish. I’m finicky about ginger and hate soy sauce. I know cupcakes have been a trend food for way too long, but I love them anyway. And I sometimes feel like a lousy Canadian when I admit I prefer butter-flavoured imitation maple syrup, which […]