Lemon dressing can be used on greens and pasta and roasted into juicy chicken. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Spring is excellent time to return lemons to the kitchen

Spring signals a time for a refreshing change in ingredients in our menus. For me, spring often means using lemon. Whether it is their bright happy colour in the kitchen, their vitamin C content for immunity or their “pucker-up taste” in our palette, lemons are a welcome addition to recipes. That good salad This recipe […] Read more

Saucy meatballs are a dinner hit with everyone. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Column’s 25th anniversary remembered with recipes

It has been 25 years since TEAM Resources pulled up to the writer’s desk for this column. Myself, Alma Copeland and Betty Ann Deobald had attended the Canadian Home Economics conference in Saskatoon in 1992 and came away driven to find a way to share information with families and individuals on everyday essentials like food, […] Read more

Chocolate and cherries meet in this decadent dessert.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Valentine’s Day does not have to be boring during a pandemic

Before long we will have all experienced a pandemic first. First birthday, first Christmas and now a first Valentine’s Day season without social gatherings to feed our spirits. In winter, these little social perks are important. One thing that is often done during Valentine’s Day is dining out, and sharing with special people in our […] Read more


A juicy slow cooked beef roast is convenient and tasty.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Slower pace gives families time to enjoy food together

As we begin our journey through 2021, given the past years’ experience, I think that I have been reminded of the quote, “when one door closes, another one opens.” We have had to stay home, slow down and find comfort in our immediate surroundings. Our world as we knew it was fast–paced and for many, […] Read more

Save on plastic waste with reusable storage bags. The inside of the crisper drawer has never looked so good.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Making Christmas special this year starts with the food

What are we to expect of the holiday season of 2020? Only time will tell. What we can do is take time to enjoy the things that we have control over, such as menus that spark warm memories, home decor that brings peace and time to pamper ourselves and others who make our lives complete. […] Read more


Sliced apples with peels and gouda cheese make a healthy snack that is addicting  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Food is an easy way to enhance the quality of your life

If I had to choose a few good things about the upcoming winter season, it would be the freshness and calm as the snowflakes gently fall, and a sabbatical from the yard and field work that consumes so much time in the growing season. As we shift indoors, there are many ways to fill our […] Read more

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins and pumpkin snickerdoodles are such sweet home-made treats.  A side of fresh blueberries make us feel less guilty.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Coping with sugar on Halloween an ongoing challenge

Halloween this year coincides with a full moon, which will set an especially spooky mood. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are from trick or treating on a dark, starlit night, and as an adult sharing the excitement in my own children’s lives as they let their imaginations run wild and are transformed by […] Read more

: Pumpkin loaf provides comfort on a crisp harvest morning, while fresh brewed coffee and a cheese slice complete the offering.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Rediscovering home baking revives timeless traditions

Summer has gone by so quickly. Farmers are in the fields, kids are at school in some form or another, and commerce is slowly making a comeback. Throughout these uncertain times, the one thing that has remained constant is the daily job of nourishing ourselves with food. The change, however, is that we have gone […] Read more


Cranberry chicken satisfies after a long work day.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Late summer bounty can be put to good use in the kitchen

The later stages of summer signal our garden harvests are in full swing. I try to use fresh fruits and vegetables in meals I prepare to keep us hydrated naturally as we head back to school, out to the field or to the office. Hydrating our bodies is important not only during summer, but all […] Read more

 Nothing beats good conversation over a hot coffee, cinnamon bun and fresh berries on the side. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Casual dining fare goes well with summer company

I always enjoy my visits with friends and family. Many live far away, but when we congregate on the beach or on the deck it seems that no time has passed and we fall back into days of laughter, reminiscing and getting to know each other again. Part of the fun is preparing food that […] Read more