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Christmas in Dawson

Christmas is a time of gatherings with family and friends.  But what if you find yourself alone at that time of year? Well, if you’re in Dawson City, you have nothing to worry about. The community will make sure that everyone has somewhere to go. Dan Dowhal has first-hand experience with the Christmas spirit of …

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Better Together

The Potluck Community Co-op is ready for its next step. For the past year and a half the Potluck, focused on ‘good food’ beginning with local and organic, has run a weekly pop-up shop with online ordering. While ‘breaking even’ according to board member Bernie Hoeschele, the little business has been challenged by wanting to …

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The Condiment that Some Take For Granted, and that Others are Really Into

Mustard. It calls to mind sausages, one side of the inside of a sandwich (the meat side), pretzels, Dijon, grainy, spicy, Germany, France, omnipresent condiment, pestle and mortar, seeds, curry, and for some reason, fine beer. But Saskatchewan? No. Roslyn Woodcock recently learned that 90 per cent of the world’s mustard is grown in Canada, …

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Potlucks: The art and science of the communal buffet

I’ve been lucky in pot and unlucky in pot. There was the memorable Women’s Day potluck of 1995 where all 12 dishes contained chickpeas with a sprinkling of Ani di Franco. There was also a vegan potluck wedding that resulted in a traffic spike at the McDonald’s drive-through later that night. However, sometimes serendipity results …

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International Potluck Party

Aman with dreadlocks dangling down his back sips a New Zealand-inspired kiwifruit cocktail. He’s deep in conversation with a companion clothed in a gabbi (a traditional Ethopian tunic) who is sampling spicy peanut soup from Sierra Leone. The table before them is laid with Polish cabbage rolls, Indian samosas, and Russian beet salad. Lunch at …

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