Chef Jesse Vergen was one of the first Chefs I invited to join the Chef’s #LoveCDNBeef series and I’m so happy to be introducing you to him now. Chef Jesse Vergen is the Executive Chef at the Saint John Ale House, the owner/operator of the Smoking Pig BBQ — one of the few food trucks in New Brunswick, and an organic farmer who own [...]
Our second task as Canadian Beef Ambassadors is to talk burgers. Well I can certainly do that!
In fact, some of you can attest to the fact that when you get me talking burgers it is sometimes quite hard to shut me up!
Which is good, because tonight there is a Burger Party on Twitter complete with a $500 Burger Prize Pack up for grabs!
One of the things that really excited me about the opportunity to be a Longo’s Taste Ontario Ambassador was the opportunity to tag along on the Longo’s Field Trips. These Field Trips take the Longo’s staff out of the store and out into the field, literally, to learn about the food they sell from the people who produce it. And the [...]
When I was home, Di & Deb picked me up early Saturday morning for a visit to the Kingston Farmers Market. What great fun we had visiting old friends like Clark & Sue and checking out the cool foods. As with most Farmers Markets this is evolving quickly into a place to go and eat as well as shop.
One of the delights of going home is the food.
I’ve told you about all the amazing produce my father grows on the island both in the garden and wild in the forests. I’ve talked about my friend Diane the chef who somehow always squeezes in time to share a meal when I’m home no matter how busy she is. And I’ve shared photos of me cooking every [...]
You thought I struggled with picking a new name for this blog and writing my bio for In The Kitchen?
That, my dear friends, was small potatoes. Baby potatoes. Seed potatoes compared to writing an Artist’s Statement.
"Why?", you might ask, "would you need an artist’s statement?"
The Sai [...]
I’ve been back in Toronto for over a week now and it seems that the 50 Paces Project has taken on a life of it’s own.
Sue told me that her friend, who works in Social Services, is using 50 Paces as an allegory to increase intra-family communications with her client. How cool is that!?!?
Grant Kerr’s article ran in the Teleg [...]
And it was said that Sunday was a day of rest. But not for us.
My last full day on the island started with a phone call from Cathy at the Gondola Point Grocery – over 20 people had dropped in asking how to get down to see the trees.
Her big, and valid, concern was the number of people who wanted to see the 50 Paces Project but were int [...]
Back on the river today to fix my mistakes.
Yesterday I hung art on the 50paces tree -> the 500paces tree. Then I walked to the 1000paces tree and hung photos to the 550paces tree. Well almost. There are actually 21 trees meaning the last tree is the 1050 tree. So as of this morning the 1050paces tree is all decked out in 1000paces photos [...]
Yesterday, Nancy and the rest of the good folks at TPH finished printing the photos for the 50 Paces Project!
A BIG thanks to gkaufman of the Monthly Scavenger Hunt who whipped off a program to generate labels for all the photos. Each photo will be tagged with the title, flickr photographer’s name and where in the world the photo was t [...]
From November to January 2004/5 I lived my father’s life on a small island in New Brunswick. I looked after the animals and waited for the river to freeze so I could cross the ice safely and reliably to get to shore. [see Watching the ice form... a month spent on an island - off-line, off-grid, off-shore.]
In order to know that the i [...]
Yup, just over a week offline and offshore, we loaded back into the boat and headed back for the mainland.
Now that I’ve washed the mud off my feet and the sand out of my hair, watch for many more photos and stories of island time, kayaks, dogs and raspberries, and road tripping in the RoadMaster(tm) down and back with Ger, Japor [...]
Yup, mercurial Mercury has had his way with my week already with 2 missed meetings in one day. So we are following through on my previous threat to go hide away on a deserted island in a deep blue river far, far away.
"As a rule, retrograde planets presage a period of seemingly inevitable or fated events…"**
And certain [...]
Seriously! At a business conference in Saint John encouraging the eastern seaboard to work together for “business without boundaries”, local photoblogger Charles Leblanc was arrested for obstructing justice. He is asking for a public inquiry in the police’s actions in his arrest – which was captured on video by the C [...]
Did I tell you about my scheme to build a floating photo installation for my dad for Xmas?
The scheme involves people from across the world submitting photos taken every 50 paces from their door to 2000 paces away, any and all directions. Then hanging photos along the ice path from the island to the shore on the trees marking the path ever [...]
Gallery 78 in Fredericton New Brunswick is having a showing of Glenn Hall’s exhibit Painting Moose Island from November 25th – December 24th.
For those of you who don’t know, Moose Island is officially Mather’s Island and affectionately known as "The Island". It is my father’s home.