Recent Articles

How to eat like a Victorian,Kingston Whig-Standard, March 24, 2018

A real ‘barn burner’Kingston Whig-Standard, February 10, 2018

Fabulous Food ResolutionsKingston Whig-Standard, January 13, 2018

Vintage cookbook brilliant bit of culinary historyKingston Whig-Standard, January 27, 2018

Fabulous Food ResolutionsKingston Whig-Standard, January 13, 2018

Give us this day our daily bread,  Kingston Whig-Standard, December 30, 2017

Gifts from the Heart,  Kingston Whig-Standard, December 16, 2017

Some Serious Booze Food,  Kingston Whig-Standard, December 2, 2017

Traditional Christmas Pudding,  Kingston Whig-Standard, November 18, 2017

Luxurious Loft, Kingston Life Interiors, Fall/Winter 2017

So you think you can cookKingston Whig-Standard, November 4, 2017

Cheers to the great pumpkinKingston Whig-Standard, October 21, 2017

Thankfulness at ThanksgivingKingston Whig-Standard, October 7, 2017

My mother’s kitchenKingston Whig-Standard, September 23, 2017

Devouring books about food, Kingston Whig-Standard, September 9, 2017

Nothing Wasted DinnerKingston Whig-Standard, August 26, 2017

Waste not, want notKingston Whig-Standard, August 12, 2017

In the kitchen at Gino’sKingston Whig-Standard, July 29, 2017

Rediscovering Acadian Food, Kingston Whig-Standard, July 15, 2017

Chef Brent McAllister: Living the Happily Ever After,, July 2017

Food as a tool for reconciliationKingston Whig-Standard, June 30, 2017

Chefs Andrew Cholewa and Andrew Smyth: It Takes Two to Tango Nuevo,, June 2017

A Canadian road trip feast, Kingston Whig-Standard, June 17, 2017

Restauranteur Amber Thom: A Food Love Story,, June 2017

An ode to versatile rhubarbKingston Whig-Standard, June 03, 2017

Chef Ian Arthur: Life at the Pig,, May 2017

Chef Clark Day: Up Close and Personal,, May 2017

Two thumbs up for Sally’sKingston Whig-Standard, May 20, 2017

Falling for the Flip, Kingston Life Interiors, Spring/Summer 2017

Wide Open Spaces, Kingston Life Interiors, Spring/Summer 2017

Nostalgic Sweet Treats: A Review of Flapper Pie and Blue Prairie SkyKingston Whig-Standard, May 06, 2017

Living off the Fat of the LandKingston Whig-Standard, April 22, 2017

Time for Lighter FareKingston Whig-Standard, April 6, 2017

Canada’s Dirty Little Food SecretsKingston Whig-Standard, March 25, 2017

A Taste of Haida GwaiiKingston Whig-Standard, March 11, 2017

Slow Dining Meets Philanthropy Kingston Whig-Standard, March 4, 2017

Slow Dining Meets Philanthropy Kingston Whig-Standard, March 4, 2017

Crazy Little Thing Called LoveKingston Whig-Standard, Feb 11, 2017

Eating to save the planet, Kingston Whig-Standard, Jan 28, 2017

Bittersweet Truth about Sugar, Kingston Whig-Standard, Jan 14, 2017

A Visit with a Culinary GeniusKingston Whig-Standard, Dec 31, 2016

How to Plan a Better HolidayKingston Whig-Standard, Dec 17, 2016

Sweet Glorious BakingKingston Whig-Standard, Dec 3, 2016

Falling in love with Spanish food, Kingston Whig-Standard, November 19, 2016

What is it with wheat? Kingston Whig-Standard, November 5, 2016

Turkey with a side of gratitude, KingstonWhig-Standard, October 8, 2016

Without Food, Little Else Matters, Kingston Whig-Standard, September 2016

Walk, Eat, Repeat: Kingston Food Tours, July 2016

An Interview with Susan MusgraveThe New Quarterly, Issue 139, 2016

All Hopped Up: The Rise of Microbreweries,, June 2016

Food stories are our stories, and our history too, 49th ShelfNovember 6, 2015

Blaming Sir John A., impedes reconciliation process, Kingston Whig-Standard, September 2, 2015

Takin’ it to the streets, Today MagazineKingston Edition, Summer 2015

Takin’ it to the streets,, Today Magazine, Toronto Edition, Summer 2015

Wilmerdale Antiques, Kingston Interiors, Spring 2015

The Tett CentreKingston Interiors, Spring 2015

Anwyn Yarn, Kingston Interiors, Fall 2014

Write on the French River: Why Writing Retreats Matter, The New Quarterly, June 2014

House calls on the front lines, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2, 2014

Finding your identity, Western Alumni Gazette, Spring 2014

Let there be light, Kingston Interiors, Spring 2014

Modern Country LivingKingston Interiors, Spring 2014

In Living ColourKingston Interiors, Spring 2014

The Long Route to Mas Blanc, The New Quarterly, April 2014

Woodenheads: Twenty Years Strong, Kingston This Week, March 13, 2014.

Focusing on Youth: A brand new youth strategy unveiled in Kingston, Kingston Life, Jan/Feb 2014

A Constant Evolution: Brett Christopher and Theatre KingstonKingston Life, Jan/Feb 2014

Woman About Town: Stephanie EarpKingston Life, Jan/Feb 2014

The Ports – A piece of local history, Kingston This Week, Feb 6, 2014 (also see the full story under the tab Restaurant Reviews on this site).

Beans, bacon, whisky, lard and New Year’s resolutions, Kingston This Week, Jan 2, 2014

On not becoming a food wanker, Kingston This Week, Dec 5, 2013

“The Indian Medicine Man”, Queen’s Alumni Review, page 58, Issue 4, 2013

An Interview with Helen Humphreys, The New Quarterly, Issue No. 128, 2013.

The intersection of food, love and longing, Kingston This Week, October 31, 2013

Farm Girl Mobile food Co.Kingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

Fairy IslandKingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

Interior MotivesKingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

A Bright SpotKingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

A Home in Focus, Kingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

Rising StarsKingston Life, September/October 2013

Eyes on the Prize, Kingston Life, September/October 2013

A monument to a legendary drinker, Kingston This Week, August 22, 2013

Taking education in new directions, Queen’s Alumni Review Issue 3, 2013

The wisdom of grandmaQueen’s Alumni Review Issue 3, 2013, p. 41

A Mid-Summer Night’s Feast, Kingston This Week, July 2013

National Treasure: Helen Humphreys, Kingston Life, July / August 2013

Vicki Keith: Twenty-five years onKingston Life, July / August 2013

Piece of Cake, Kingston this Week, June 6, 2013

Heated interest in Canada’s Arctic, Queen’s Alumni Review Issue 2, 2013, p. 18

Frontline FloraQueen’s Alumni Review Issue 2, 2013, p.38

Labour of Love, Kingston Life Interiors, May 2013

Old School Design, Kingston Life Interiors, May 2013

A Taste of France, Kingston this Week, April 2013

A St. Patrick’s Day FeastKingston This Week, 14 March, 2013

Safe Haven, Kingston Life, March/April 2013

Cuing-up a bright ideaQueen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2013, p.16

Bringing great ideas to the worldQueen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2013, p.20

Proud past, uncertain future,  Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2013, p.15

Winter Nights and Homemade Soup, Kingston This Week, 21 February, 2013

Queen’s Radio – Long History – Uncertain Future, Kingston Whig Standard, 14 February 2013

Spice up your resolution, Kingston This Week, 24 January 2013

A recipe for happiness, Kingston This Week, 20 December 2012

High Flying Dreams, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2012

The joy of soup, Kingston This Week, 22 November 2012.

Women Gone Wild, Kingston Whig Standard, November 3, 2012 (also featured on Bucket List Publications, November 2012)

Points of View, Kingston Life Interiors, Fall 2012, p 36.

The flavours of fall, Kingston This Week, 18 October 2012

Navigating the gender divide, Kingston Life, September/October 2012

From the closet straight to the basement, Front page of the Ottawa Citizen, 30 July 2012. Also picked up by, the Montreal Gazette, and the Regina Leader Post.

Changing of the Guard, Front page of The Ottawa Citizen, July 14, 2012. Also picked up by and the Montreal Gazette. Header: For two years, Michael Hamelin has supervised inmates at Kingston Penitentiary. Starting next week, Michelle Hamelin will take over the job. Same person, different gender. As LINDY MECHEFSKE reports, in a place full of hardened criminals, it’s an exceptionally brave transformation.
Online version at:

Joining forces for military health, Anavets: Shoulder to Shoulder, September 2012

Discovering the flavours of Wintergreen studios, Kingston This Week, 20 September 2012

For the love of art, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue #3-2012

The taste of summer in a cake, Kingston This Week, 23 August, 2012

The Arsonist, Queen’s Feminist Review, 2012

Slow Death by Drowning, Queen’s Feminist Review, 2012

The Extrication from Love, Queen’s Feminist Review, 2012

A rock star of a very different sort, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue #2, 2012

Personal Touch, Kingston Life Interiors, Spring 2012

Art Appreciation, Kingston Life, March/April 2012

When an analyst needs to talk, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2012

Joining forces for military health, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2012

The plays are the thing!, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2012

Smithyman saga is also the More saga, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4, 2011

With the help of a healing hand, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4, 2011

The power of friendship: … reclusive Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee… Queen’s Alumni Review online edition, November 2011

One helluva woman, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

New lessons in old things, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

A man with a mission, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

Engineering a good defence, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

Thousands flock to his Savage Chickens, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

A quest to honour Kingstonians, The Kingston Whig Standard, August 27, 2011

Dressing up an historic collection, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2011

Engineering vital leadership skills, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2011

To save a masterpiece, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

A literate stylist whose books sell: Poet-novelist Steven Heighton…, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

In the footsteps of public-minded giants, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

Smart ideas for not-so-savvy investors, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

Paradise found in the Adirondacks, Ottawa Citizen, December 18, 2010 (also picked up by the Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Star, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Calgary Herald, and Edmonton Journal)

Where green and education merge, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2010

A different kind of playbook, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2011

Success writ large: …Kingston WritersFest…, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2011

The story of an inn crowd, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2010

The doctor is in, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2010

A poet in search of home, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2010

The passion of a poet: Robert Morrison’s new book, The English Opium Eater…, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2010

Going the distance for a degree, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2010

She sees her future clearly, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2009

A home away from home, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2009

Thanks for the memories, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2009

Australia’s paradise lost, The Kingston Whig Standard, February 26, 2009


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