Sorry Canned Tomatoes, We’re Through

Sorry Canned Tomatoes, We’re Through

(photo: Michael Hawkins, Wicked Ideas) It’s not me, it’s you, canned tomatoes. We had a good run.  I used to buy canned tomatoes by the crate. I watched for sales and when they got down to a buck a can, I nearly broke my back hauling an eight-can flat of tomatoes into...
Thinking outside of the box at breakfast

Thinking outside of the box at breakfast

 (photo: Michael Hawkins, Wicked Ideas) Of all the aisles of processed foods we’re bombarded with at the typical grocery store, the cereal aisle has to be among the worst. This is an aisle of insanity, plastered with cartoon characters and vivid rainbows of colour...
An Act of Defiance. The Snowy Barbecue.

An Act of Defiance. The Snowy Barbecue.

  I’ve had enough of this winter, and even though it’s still swirling around us in mid-April like vultures around the Maple Leaf’s coaching offices, I’m wrenching a little summer into my day with a barbecue. I admit I’m a fair-weather barbecuer. I’m not one of...