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Saturday, January 18, 2020

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A great Mother’s Day tradition

A little relaxation, a warm sunny day and well behaved kids – I do not think that I am asking for too much this...

Vinaigrettes drizzled over spring

Our feet are now firmly planted in the spring season. The first asparagus, wild leeks and soon-to-be-seen fiddleheads are (in a chef’s world) definitely...

Time for some salty language

This week we thought we would take this column in a new direction. Our other articles have focused on a recipe and the inspiration...

Where gourmet meets fast food

Is there really such a thing as a gourmet 30-minute meal? Can a meal made at home be faster than Chinese take-out? The answer...

This sandwich brings life to a party

When not cooking fabulous four-course meals at our clients’ homes for interactive dinner parties, Jody and I are always looking to use up what...

There’s always room for chocolate

Easter weekend is upon us. A time for families and friends to be together and, as far as our families are concerned, the weekend...

Steak-ing a claim on the BBQ season

We were thinking that we should keep cooking on our “Spring” kick, even though the weather really does not feel like it yet. We...

Bring some spring into the kitchen

It might be a bit premature to announce that “spring has sprung,’ but it is not too early to feel that way when preparing...

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Record rainfall in the region

Unusual winter weather walloped local areas as well as Waterloo Region this past weekend, with record levels of...

Woolwich looks to add green projects as part of climate action plan

Planting trees remains Woolwich’s priority in rolling out a 0.5 per cent greening levy on property taxes again...

Regional downloading adds new cost to township fire dept. budget

Regional downloading is expected to add $100,000 a year to the cost of operating the Woolwich Fire Department...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

One-day strike to close region’s Catholic schools on Tuesday

Catholic schools across the region will be closed Tuesday as the union representing their teachers looks to get...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by...

The View From Here: January 16, 2020

The region and the townships may have a different take on what's fair when it comes...