MLCC o’ Our Hearts

April 29th, 2009 by Aaron

Emma’s foray into the virtues of Manitoba-specific condiment use reminds me that barbeque season is just around the corner. It’s pretty much standard for this crew that barbequing and warm weather necessitates imbibing. We love our Bronsons (our borrowed term for “beers” – informed by the wisdom of The Hipster Handbook), sangria, and other chilled […]

Honey Dill Sauce, or, A Lament for Plum Sauce, or, Somewhere a Chicken Finger is Crying

April 27th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

Now that the flood waters the spring season are receding, we can move on to more trivial matters. Like honey dill sauce. And why Manitobans lose their minds over it.  (I know, I know…I’m going to make some enemies over this one!) In this fine city, honey dill sauce is the standard dip for chicken […]

Fellow Winnipeg Twitter-ers

April 22nd, 2009 by Laurel

In celebration of Wo’MH’s new and exciting Twitter feed (which tweets our newest posts, photos and links), we thought it’d be cool to put together a list of fellow Winnipeg twitter-ers, both individuals and organizations. If you, too, are addicted to the little blue bird, check out the folks below to see what’s happening all […]


April 21st, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I think it’s a pretty universal thing to think “snow” when you think “Winnipeg”.  But these days, I think “water” would be a more accurate association! I grew up on the prairies so wasn’t too worried that my first Winnipeg winter would be a huge shock. I figured it would be a lot like southern […]

Lend Me Your Ears, Winnipeg

April 19th, 2009 by Aaron

I want to be completely honest with you. It has been a strange Sunday punctuated by semi-rain and cloudy skies, and my major activities have involved laundry machines, a swiffer, and a sink full of hot soapy water. I briefly spoke to friends in Lethbridge and they were enjoying the sunshine and 25 degrees above. […]

Fundraising in Manitoba: The Bud, Spud & Steak

April 13th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

So, we’ve already covered wedding socials here on Winnipeg o’ My Heart, but it’s time to cover another type of fundraiser: the Bud, Spud & Steak. I’m sure this isn’t unique to Manitoba, but none of us had ever heard of it until we moved here. In Alberta, pancake breakfasts and “beef on a bun”- […]

The “Village” People

April 3rd, 2009 by Aaron

Perhaps because I’m new to Winnipeg, I find it exciting to explore neighbourhoods that may be commonplace for most Winnipeggers. For instance, since the 11th of March, I have been housesitting in Osborne Village. Making the move across Winnipeg was a bit formidable. I am familiar with my slightly eastern neighbourhood, and was a bit […]

Winnipeg’s Best Imperial Cookie: Part 1

April 1st, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

As someone who loves the experience of “going for coffee” (but couldn’t care less about the quality of the coffee itself), I like checking out local coffee shops in different cities I visit. And what I find really interesting are the treats that make it into the snack section – I remember being amazed at […]