Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef



Mindfulness, Haiku

worse than yesterday, better than my tomorrows I live for today

Departure Haiku

Departure Haiku visitor has gone house is seemingly empty yet our hearts are full


like water draining from a tub, with no return muscle strength declines

NaPoWriMo: Mushroom Haiku

(someone thought it said buy one SET one free...) Hipster cap, fun-gi! Down to earth. What's not to love? Pick your special one.


When Mom made homemade bread, as many Newfoundlanders did, there was always a bit of leftover dough that would be rolled into little buns and fried in butter. These tasty treats are called toutons, tiffens, or damper dogs, depending on... Continue Reading →

Going to the Dogs

We feed our dogs a raw diet, and often laugh when we compare our bowls to theirs, because we put more thought into ensuring they have a healthy, varied diet while not being as worried over ours. Tonight, they enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Haiku: If You Can’t Beet ’em, Enjoy ’em

Grace under fire Beets perform their best when they Are in a pickle SNEAK PEEK RECIPE Beet Carpaccio (From A Real Newfoundland Scoff, release date May 16 & currently available for pre-order on Growing up, I never had a... Continue Reading →


As with the previous three years, I get midway through National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and think to myself "really? Did I really think I could post a poem about food every day for a month?" And this after somewhat... Continue Reading →

Shrimp Haikus

classic or passé on which side do you fall of the shrimp cocktail debate? tempura battered sweet prawns sizzling golden brown dipped in salty soy

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