If there is one constant you can rely on, it’s change, and COVID-19 has certainly provided us with more than our fair share of change.
Cooking for family, clients, and friends has long been a passion and important part of my life. I’ve always believed we strengthen bonds with others when we “break bread” and share a meal together. Whether spending time with clients cooking over an open fire at our cabin or sharing a meal at a lunch meeting in town, it’s these occasions that gave rise to some of my most memorable business memories.
When March winds blew in COVID-19, the concept of normal took on a completely new look. While my family kept safe in isolation at our rural cabin, I remained in town to care for our business and our clients’ businesses. Unable to host friends, family and clients for meals in person, I turned to cooking videos as a creative outlet to fill the void; These videos have presented me the opportunity to continue my passion for sharing recipes that I’ve enjoyed with others over the years.
Technology presents us with an ideal opportunity to navigate the pandemic together, and to make an impact in homes around the world. I’ve enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, the opportunity to virtually host my clients and business colleagues in my kitchen. And carry on the tradition of sharing recipes and stories.
COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of our relationships, both personally and in business.
I hope these blogs will help fill your mind and stomach at the same time.
I had the opportunity to cook over an open fire with fellow outdoor enthusiast Robert Koopmans.
A great soup to have in the winter, especially after coming in from fun, vigorous outside activities. A tasty accompaniment for this hearty soup is garlic parmesan monkey bread.
I grew up in a very ethnic part of Winnipeg Manitoba. Some of my fondest memories are the flavors and aromas of the many cultural foods I experienced while visiting the homes of neighborhood friends. “Sarma” Croatian Stuffed Cabbage is one of my favorite dishes to eat.
Nothing says summer like fresh sockeye salmon. Top it off with citrus fruit salsa and you have a winning combination.
Mexican food goes wonderfully with hot summer weather. I love the fresh ingredients and the simplicity of the recipes.