Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef


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Perspective: Toilet Humour

After my last post, I received some lovely comments about how I was handling adversity with grace and dignity and such--which is all quite nice, and much appreciated, but clearly these folks didn't see me this morning trying to dress... Continue Reading →


With major life changes come shifts in perspective; since my diagnosis I've had many such shifts, some as tumultuous as the shift of a tectonic plate, others less so. Like this morning's change of perspective. Using a wheelchair, still somewhat... Continue Reading →

NaPoWriMo: Paleo-ing

I once found a recipe bucket, Labeled “Paleo-try it, don’t chuck it!” After seing detailed All that entailed Well if this is a trend, I say buck it. I kid, of course. But I assume if you're eating like a... Continue Reading →

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.

NaPoWriMo: Afternoon Tea

Last week, while on a photography outing, my friend Stella and I stopped for lunch at Adrienne's Tea Room. Afternoon tea is a big stinking deal around Victoria, a lingering Colonial tradition, and I am all about many small bites... Continue Reading →


Blame Legendairy, a group representing the Australian dairy industry, for this 🙂

True story: Poppin’ Caps

I thought I was going to die that night. That long, lonely stretch of highway between the airport and home seemed especially desolate in mid-winter's chill; small white wooden crosses scattered roadside serving as silent sentinels, reminders that some didn't... Continue Reading →

Sunday Small Bites

A weekly roundup of tasty tidbits for your eatertainment! When I set about writing A Real Newfoundland Scoff, my most personal project, I had no idea of how it would be received. I have been amazed and humbled by the... Continue Reading →

Taking the (Cup)Cake

As promised in Sunday Small Bites, I'm featuring some of Jackson Martin's amazing cupcakes. I worked with Jackson a while back, and he turned a penchant for baking and knack for the sweet treats into a culinary career before taking... Continue Reading →

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