By Joanne Smith on February 11th, 2020
Friday is Valentine’s Day and the red, pink, hearts and Cupids are in full force. There are also a little extra chocolate treats to tempt tastebuds throughout many stores. Chocolate is a deliciously decadent treat that, like many foods, does actually have a healthy component as well as less healthy ingredients. I might mention moderation ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on January 28th, 2020
I know this is a food column but I’m going to share a little story with you that is not so appetizing. In fact, here’s a warning: This column may contain content some might find culinarily offensive. A few years ago I was out at a local restaurant. My succulent Caesar salad topped with grilled ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on January 14th, 2020
The most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. This goal often comes along with that nasty word associated with dieting – deprivation. Losing weight should be about wanting to be permanently healthier. It means finding positive lifestyle changes you can live with forever. It should not be temporary. It should not eliminate entire ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on December 31st, 2019
Another year is wrapping up. In fact another decade is also coming to an end as we get ready to welcome 2020. It’s a super fun year to say! I don’t think I’ve ever had a column that landed right on the last day of the year. I debated if I should write about Christmas ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on December 17th, 2019
Every year at Christmas I like to try something new for Christmas dinner. From experience let me tell you it’s a really good idea to test them before the big day. I’ve had some great successes and some epic failures. Did I try those before? Hmmm let me think. OK no I confess I really ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on December 3rd, 2019
The Christmas season is here and the festivities, fun and of course food are fully in swing. With all this fabulous food around, especially the special treats that only come around once a year, how can we possibly eat healthy. Here are a few tips that might come in handy helping you make healthy choices ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on November 19th, 2019
You are not going to believe this but Christmas Day is just a short 36 days away. Christmas parties are gearing up and you might even be starting to plan your Christmas dinner menu. A great addition to your festivities this Christmas season, and keeping with the bright red and green color theme, is the ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on November 5th, 2019
Remembrance Day is right around the corner. You might remember me mentioning in my last column on Oct. 22 how thankful we should all be that we live in a country where healthy food choices are abundant. One of my colleagues recently wrote on Twitter that in North America and other wealthy countries we argue ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on October 22nd, 2019
All the votes have been cast and today is the first day after our federal election. Of the many articles I read in the media regarding the election there was one headline that had a couple words that resonated and actually made me feel a bit sad. We are currently somewhat of a “fractured country.” ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Joanne Smith on October 8th, 2019
In just a few short days Thanksgiving celebrations will be here. Many of you have already bought your turkey or ham or maybe even both in preparation for festive feasts throughout the weekend. This year our family has some extra special celebrating to do. It’s an event that is extremely rare and a truly amazing ... Read More »Be the first to comment!