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an homage to chez panisse

Every once in a while I find myself cooking a meal or working with ingredients that remind me so much of my spring time spent working at Chez Panisse. It was April and the kitchen was full of fresh, green spring produce. I had never peeled asparagus, prepped artichokes or shelled fava beans, but I […]

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farmer’s market menu for sept 22

I’m cooking today and tomorrow, getting ready for the market. To view the menu in your web browser click HERE. Carrots or cookies? Just have both! That’s what farmer’s markets are all about. Only 2 weeks left for our wonderful farmer’s market. Next week we’ll be having a harvest festival at the market that should […]

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celestial - jen youre killing me with those cupcakes! I doubt they would hold up in an envelope to atlantis:(

Lucie and Barry - Wish we were close by to stop by the market! I get hungry just reading the menu!

Love Barry and Lucie

marathon man

This past weekend, Mark participated in a 1/2 marathon at the Canmore Nordic Centre. This race was one of the races in the 5 Peaks Trail Running Race Series. Mark called me up from work one day in the spring saying, “Guess what? I signed up for a marathon in Canmore!” On a frosty morning […]

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Roberta Chic - congrats MARK!!that is awesome!

a case of plums

My quest this year has been to become a good farm girl in the city – which involves preserving. I soon realized my enthusiasm would be challenged by the urgency a case of fruit requires to be processed before it rots or a sun darkening flock of fruit flies threatens to carry me away. That […]

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the blackbird coffeehouse

The Blackbird Coffeehouse in Coleman, Alberta is a real treat. We stopped in on our way home from Fernie for some great coffees for the ride home. It was a warm and cozy place on a chilly, rainy day. I was totally tickled by the homey feeling and fantastic decor. It was Sunday and there […]

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