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 […]

Good News for the High Tea Bakery

January 11th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

A huge congratulations to the High Tea Bakery here in the ‘Peg. It seems their scrumptious imperial cookies will be featured at a couple of pre-Golden Globe events.  The WoMH gang tried these delicious cookies last summer and was mightily impressed. You can be sure we’ll swing by again on our quest to find Winnipeg’s […]

Adventures in Vinetarte

December 15th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

As the descendant of almost entirely British Isles stock, I’ve always felt a bit, well, culture-less. The Christmas and New Year’s traditions of French-Canadians, the Passover rituals of Judaism, and the immense pride of anyone with an ounce of Scottish ancestry have been a source of fascination and, to be honest, envy for me. While I love my […]

Halloween Apples!

October 28th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’m excited for my first opportunity to distribute Halloween candy to Winnipeg kids this coming Saturday! Why? Well, aside from my personal “one for me, one for the kids” candy distribution rule, I’m looking forward to whether any visiting trick or treaters say “Halloween Apples!” According to my trusty “Manitoba Book of Everything” this is […]

Manitoba the Bountiful

September 4th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

The reality of our friend and fellow Wo’MHer Laurel’s departure is really beginning to sink in. We were lucky to spend a fair amount of time with her before she moved back west, and on her last night here, we presented her with a little farewell gift to remember Manitoba by…. a bagful of made-in-Manitoba […]

Farm Fresh and Friendly

August 24th, 2009 by Aaron

Winnipeg is a city that seems to come alive in the summertime. With numerous events, festivals, and community celebrations packed into a few short months, I can imagine that grocery shopping remains pretty constant for many Winnipeggers. Stop by the nearest national food retailer on the way home from work (or pick up the essentials […]

H2 Whoa!

August 7th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I drink a lot of water, and love the pure, cool, tastelessness of it. But it’s the time of year when the tap water in Winnipeg begins to emit a certain taste and odour, one that’s undeniably musty and… algae-esque. Now, we’ve got it pretty good here in the ‘Peg, when you consider that water […]