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Anne Desjardins

I confess: there is nothing I like more than organizing a paddling trip for a group of six to eight…

No multi-day paddling trip should be planned without taking different root vegetables on board as your…

If you want to make me really happy, you'll take me shopping at a well-stocked outdoors store. I…

September is here, with its glorious brisk, shortened sunny days, perfect light and wonderful harvesting…

The ice has melted, you have checked out the water levels and you're ready to dip your paddle for the…

I would be a hypocrite not to admit that one of my recurring fantasies when leaving for a long kayak…

When one considers that rice is a staple for three billion people around the world, it is no wonder the…

Last week I received a French copy of the Meat Free Mondays Cookbook, an extraordinary initiative by Sir…

I thought I would share with you the tremendous respect I have for the simplest, most perfect of foods:…

First let me say: my husband makes the best latte in the whole world. Even my French friend Jean-Luc,…

Last month, I couldn't believe my good fortune when I was able to paddle along the mighty and icy…

I know, I know, herbal tea, Chai, green tea, hot latte; all are fabulous treats for a paddler after an…

It has become one of my yearly rituals: as soon as the ice on the huge lake Manitou or Forbes appears to…

This time last year, I gave you a few suggestions to fill a paddler’s Christmas stocking with…

If you are a regular reader of this food column, chances are you like to eat a lot. And you probably…

At this time of year when we look back as well as ahead, one realizes that our relationship with food is…

Nothing says Christmas more than rich, dark cakes loaded with candied fruit, nuts and spices that bring…

Except for people with nut allergies it's hard to find folks who don't like those crunchy marvels. Not…

It's cranberry season. Cranberries are one of very few fruit native to North America, along with…

When I remove my poggies after a strenuous three hour kayaking session there’s nothing my hands, my…

In our ever-expanding 21st Century Global village, not many ingredients remain undiscovered by home or…

Where I come from, more than 400 different varieties of cheeses are now produced, thanks to inspiration…