15 January 2017

A Day That Really Schmecks 2017

Onion BhajiHappy New Year!

Regular readers know that my culinary New Year doesn't being on 1 January.  The counters and fridge groan with the the old year: Christmas cookies and cakes from gatherings, dregs of turkey soup (and other reformulations of holiday meals), uneaten nibbles from New Year's Eve.

No, for me the new culinary year starts after the indulging ends, and life returns to normal, and I can think about what I want to do in the kitchen (and write about either here or on Rye and Ginger).

And it all starts of with 15 January, aka A Day That Really Schmecks.  It's hard to believe I created that event 10 years ago, to celebrate my friend Edna Staebler.

This year, I thought back to our first dinner together and who she was: adventuresome, inquisitive, welcoming.  Those thoughts spurred me to launch a new series on Rye and Ginger...and make some onion bhajis.

You can read about how my first dinner with Edna led to creating the A Region That Really Schmecks series on Rye and Ginger.

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06 December 2016

27 Years...

...and not forgotten

Geneviève Bergeron (1968–1989), civil engineering student
Hélène Colgan (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student
Nathalie Croteau (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student
Barbara Daigneault (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student
Anne-Marie Edward (1968–1989), chemical engineering student
Maud Haviernick (1960–1989), materials engineering student
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (1958–1989), nursing student
Maryse Laganière (1964–1989), budget clerk
Maryse Leclair (1966–1989), materials engineering student
Anne-Marie Lemay (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student
Sonia Pelletier (1961–1989), mechanical engineering student
Michèle Richard (1968–1989), materials engineering student
Annie St-Arneault (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student
Annie Turcotte (1969–1989), materials engineering student

30 September 2016

Rye and Ginger September 2016: The other anniversary

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Anniversaries are funny things. One particular event on a particular date, with the rest often left in soft focus.
It’s understandable that a number of articles focused on the name change’s centenary. Simply put, it was the culmination of a divisive battle drawn along racial lines, which was fuelled by patriotism. You’re either with us or against us (as various military speakers reminded Berliners).

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