Summer 2016 Highlights

September 8th, 2016 by Emma Durand-Wood

Howdy fellow ‘Peggers! It’s been too long. As always, there have been plenty of amazing things happening around town (and of course, some not-so-amazing things too), but this will be a pretty personal post, mostly making a record of some of my summer highlights. Peg eats July kicked off with a “moms’ morning out” date […]

Manitoba Munchies

May 26th, 2015 by Emma Durand-Wood

Lucky me!! I got my name entered into a Manitoba Day draw for a gift basket from The Mulberry Tree (@themulberrytree), just by retweeting. And I won! Because I love finding out about new local products, and supporting small local business, I wanted to share a little about what  was in the basket, which was […]

My Latest Winnipeg Food Finds

April 22nd, 2015 by Emma Durand-Wood

One of the best things in life is food. And lucky for me, one of the best things about Winnipeg is its abundance of great markets and restaurants! What I especially love about Winnipeg’s food scene is that it really is a cultural mosaic (so much more appealing than a “melting pot”). Here are some […]

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 […]