Reviews and Interviews – Ontario Picnics: A Century of Dining outdoors

Ontario Picnics in the Ottawa Citizen, July 16, 2021

Ontario Picnics on 49th Shelf, June 28, 2021

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story, June 6, 2021

CHCH TV Morning Live with Annette Hamm, June 2, 2021

CBC Ontario Morning With Julianne Hazlewood, 29 minute mark, May 21, 2021

CTV Ottawa News at Noon with Leanne Cusack, May 4, 2021

Five Questions with Lindy Mechefske, MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc., May 2021

PodCast – The Untrodden Path with Jeffrey Angus – LESSONS FROM THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO   2020

Reviews and Interviews – Out of Old Ontario Kitchens


An Interview with Laura Rock Gaughan at The New Quarterly

CBC Radio, All In a Day with Alan Neal

CBC Radio, Morning North with Markus Schwabe

CBC Radio, In Town and Out with Giacomo Panico

CHCH TV, Morning Live with Annette Hamm

CTV News at Noon with Leanne Cusack – Part One

CTV News at Noon with Leanne Cusack – Part Two

Rogers TV Ottawa, Daytime Ottawa with Dylan Black

49th Shelf

Reviews and Interviews – Sir John’s Table

Sir John's Table cover

Taste Canada Winners 2017 

CBC All in a Day with Alan Neal

CBC Radio – Cape Breton Information Morning

CHCH Television – Morning Live

The Record

National Post

Publishers Weekly

Sir John’s Table named by 49th Shelf in their Books of the Year 2015 list

Reviews – A Taste of Wintergreen


Available at online at, or of at Novel Idea in Kingston, ON.

Kingston Whig Standard, Canada’s oldest newspaper.

A Taste of Wintergreen is about a love for simple, delicious food, the wealth of the land and the kitchen it comes from. Lindy shares her warm, casual approach with natural dishes that are simple, healthful, and delicious. This book is a tribute to a place and a connection and heart-warming feelings about good food. It feels like coming home.  TRISH MAGWOOD, Host of the Food Network television show, Party Dish, and author of Dish Entertains and In My Mother’s Kitchen

The food is as wonderful as the place itself. How is this possible? Such care goes into the planning of the menus and the preparation. The meals are so delicious that you dream about them long after you’ve gone home. If the soul has a physical hunger, it gets satisfied at the Wintergreen table. LORNA CROZIER, author of The Sex Lives of Vegetables and Small Beneath the Sky. Recipient of numerous awards and honours including the Governor General’s Award and the Order of Canada.

As a travel writer I’ve eaten exotic dishes from the far reaches of the globe. When I tasted Lindy Mechefske’s sublime Tuscan pasta (known as Fettuccine Lindy) at Wintergreen, I was blissfully blown away in realizing that the dish was the best thing I’d ever had anywhere. Lindy is a poet of the kitchen! LAURIE GOUGH, author of Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Women’s Travel Odyssey and Kiss the Sunset Pig.

Wintergreen is not just a superb education and retreat centre, but it is also home to some of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten. I have so enjoyed Lindy Mechefske’s cooking, and now look forward to working from this fantastic cookbook to recreate those meals for myself. HELEN HUMPHREYS, author of The Evening Chorus, Nocturne, The Reinvention of Love, The Lost Garden, Wild Dogs, The Frozen Thames and many others.