November 21st, 2019

Cuisine

From Our Table: Christmas cranberries

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 »

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From Our Table: Cooking got creative in wartime

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 »

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From Our Table: Let’s build a healthy country with healthy people

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 »

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From Our Table: Celebrating what you are thankful for

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 »

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From Our Table: First full fall day

By Joanne Smith on September 24th, 2019

Yesterday, Sept. 23 at 1:50 a.m., began the first official day of fall. That makes today the first full day of fall, by a couple of hours but a complete day all the same. At that particular time there is an equinox which means the sun shines directly on the equator and there is an ... Read More »

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From Our Table: Full stomachs important for school days

By Joanne Smith on September 10th, 2019

Days are shorter, leaves are beginning to change from green to bright yellow, orange and red and evening air is cooling down. Summer is slowly ebbing away. And a sure sign of summer starting to sign off? It’s the first full week of back to school. It’s time for back to routine, alarm clocks, bag ... Read More »

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From Our Table: Cookies, tears and back to school

By Joanne Smith on August 27th, 2019

Just a few short days until the September long weekend. And we all know what goes with the September long weekend – the start of another school year. For some families it might just be the beginning of their first child entering school. The excitement and apprehension about what’s to come over the next 13 ... Read More »

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From Our Table: Our community

By Joanne Smith on July 30th, 2019

I hope you are all continuing to enjoy our beautiful summer weather. My son Levi was home for a visit from Edmonton last week. They have had a lot of rain there and he was so happy to come down to our land of sunshine and warmth. He spent as much time as possible outside ... Read More »

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From Our Table: Stay hydrated while enjoying Stampede

By Joanne Smith on July 16th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede is almost here. The queen and princess have just been crowned and my congratulations to Queen Rayelle Smith and Princess Dionne Freimark What a wonderful opportunity to be Ambassadors for our area. I remember when my boys were young and the Stampede queen and princess visited their school. It ... Read More »

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From Our Table: Cool as a cucumber

By Joanne Smith on July 2nd, 2019

Summer is officially here! School is out, the warm summer sun is shining in the sky and summer storms have started. I love the thunderstorms but I could definitely do without the hail. I have a few pots and perennials looking somewhat sad with some shredded leaves and bent branches after last Thursday’s storm. At ... Read More »

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