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Anne Desjardins

Drying is probably the most ancient way to preserve food for a very long period of time. You have…

When it's finally time to go on a weekend paddling trip or to experience the pure freedom of a…

Last month, we looked at the easiest way to plan daily meals for a multi-day paddling expedition because…

Here we are again: The Holiday season is knocking at the door. If you are looking for simple and…

Although I'm not crazy about paddling with my heavy wet suit to keep warm and safe in November and…

You may not believe it, but at this very minute, I’ve never been as close to the subject of my monthly…

The other night, I was sitting at my favorite Vietnamese restaurant, one that has been known for years…

Watermelon has always been considered the emblematic summer fruit thanks to its high percentage of…

Salsa sauce is a great symbol of Mexicans’ taste for the good life and good food. Its history dates back…

I cannot think of any food that I like more than berries: delicate and tiny wild strawberries, ruby-red…

For many readers, May marks the start of a new season for their favorite paddling sport. It also means…

I know, it’s the New Year and perhaps I should discuss new ways to eat better, drink better and feel…

I don't know if my French ancestors are to blame, but for me, a paddling trip (or any trip, actually)…

One of my most vivid childhood memories is the cookie trading I undertook regularly with my two older…

I’m always torn between my two passions: as a foodie and as a paddler. But living in a northern clime…

My husband is not too fond of muffins. He contends that nine times out of 10 they are imposters: either…

Who says that planning a paddling trip means leaving your fresh fruits and vegetables behind? My buddy…

Three weeks ago, while on a tour of Switzerland, something obvious suddenly struck me as I was crossing…

Nothing beats pancakes when it comes to filling a big appetite that’s been sharpened by the great…

Chocolate: one of the most evocative and universal symbols of pleasure. And now that scientific…

Because I come from a northern region well known for its maple syrup production, nothing represents…

Winter of 2007 will be remembered as one of the worst for orange and grapefruit growers throughout…

When you read my monthly introduction, perhaps you mumbled to your significant ones that, really, this…

I have three major passions: nutrition, cooking and kayaking. So I geared toward making a living out of…