I am thrilled to be writing a food column for Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan. My first article appears in the March 1, 2018, issue. I have subscribed to this colourful Saskatchewan publication for twenty years, and I consider it to be a celebration of Saskatchewan life. Available in both print and electronic formats, it makes a perfect gift for yourself or a friend. You can subscribe at www.prairiesnorth.com.
Amanda and Rob Soulodre have recently purchased Prairies North, and the spring 2018 issue is their first release. I am pleased to be on board for the birth of their new endeavour. Spring also marks Amanda and Rob's tenth anniversary as owners and publishers of Saskatoon Home Magazine, another major accomplishment.
I can relate to Rob and Amanda in many ways. My father was a newspaper publisher and editor, while my mother operated the linotype and took photographs. They worked together on their weekly publication as newlyweds. I have fond memories of my early childhood in our newspaper office.
My husband and I also enjoy an entrepreneurial life, and I understand the joys and potential pitfalls of working with one's spouse. Amanda and Rob have similar goals, but different strengths, and have created what seems like a stress-free flow of responsibilities. I think their working relationship is successful because of their excellent communication skills and the mutual respect they have for each other’s abilities.
I have made a few changes at www.getabiggerwagon.com to help Prairies North readers find the additional recipes mentioned in the magazine. Only about a third of my blogs are recipe-based, so I have added a feature to facilitate the search. There is a recipe tab on the far right of the home page. When you hover over that tab, you will notice a drop-down list of categories. Clicking on a category will take you to a list of From the Cookie Jar blogs that include recipes of that type. Please take a moment to visit the site, look for recipes, read and print one, and leave me a comment if you have any suggestions.
My first Prairies North magazine column includes a recipe for glamourizing a cured picnic shoulder. I firmly believe that side dishes make a meal special, so I have mentioned several of my favourite accompaniments in the article. Cranberry Corn Bread, Simply Delicious Coleslaw, and Oven-Baked Rice Medley are recipes worth making. I suggest making Slow Cooker Pea Soup, which calls for a picnic shoulder or ham bone. I hope magazine readers will visit www.getabiggerwagon.com and easily find Cranberry Corn Bread in the Bread and Muffins category or Simply Delicious Coleslaw under Salads.
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