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  • I can’t seem to navigate from point A to point B. Is it all in my head? Neuroscience weighs in. As the stands of trembling aspen burst into green leafy life behind the cottage, I head off on my daily walk. Walking in the woods is good for my mind, body, and soul. It’s meditation in motion, and I pre...

  • Every year our whole family looks forward to summer at the lake. But, this year, there’s one crucial difference This spring, it will not be business as usual at the lake. My father, the man who built the cabin, took care of the landscaping, maintained and gassed up the boat, and stacked the firewood...

  • Forget fancy private school. Long, lazy days at the lake may be the best education your kids get all year. “We dissected Chris!” my seven-year-old niece, Jocelyn, squealed over the phone, leaning heavily on the second word. She was calling from my parents’ cabin on Lac Ste. Anne, Alta. And while Joc...

  • From the Aboriginal chef reinventing the restaurant industry’s idea of dinner to the baker changing the pastry business one pastel-coloured macaron at a time, Edmonton has hit its culinary stride. Jennifer Cockrall-King talks to the city’s top chefs to find out why us – and why now From Eighteen Bri...

  • On October 30, 2017, Food Artisans of the Okanagan won best Culinary Narrative at the Taste Canada Food Media Awards. The announcement was made in Toronto, and unfortunately I was not able to receive the award in person. But let me assure you, it’s a large, heavy, doorstop of a glass trophy. I...

  • From Issue #10, Eighteen Bridges, Spring 2017 Thousands of seeds are locked in a frozen mountain in Norway to protect our global food supply. Should we be worried? Our writer bundles up to visit the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.   Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photograph: Crop Trust As my flight la...

  • Food and the City is published in French translation (with updates in 2016) by Éditions Écosociété. Distributed in Canada, France, Switzerland and Belguim Préface de Marie Eisenmann et Vincent Galarneau | Traduit de l’anglais par Geneviève Boulanger Synopsis: En quête de solutions de rechange ...

  • Now THIS is a nice posting to write. My “Three-ring Meal: grasping the novelty of modern dining” article from Eighteen Bridges magazine has made the cut. It appears in the 2016 Best Food Writing, a terrific series now in its seventeeth year from Da Capo Press. This series is a my go-to a...

  • Westerlies Cottage Life West, Spring 2017 Many years ago, my parents and their longtime cottaging friends came up with a way to get competitive about the arrival of spring. Each side—they literally live across the water from one another—casts a few bets on the date that the lake ice will “go out.” W...

  • The Best Tips for Stocking Your Woodpile   Norwegian tree feller Lars Mytting gives us the lowdown on wood. By Jennifer Cockrall-King | enRoute magazine Dec 2016 You don’t need heavy liquor all the time. Sometimes beer is fine,” author Lars Mytting jokes as we enter his woodshed in the little t...

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