Anita Stewart’s Canada File

By Anita Stewart It was a glorious autumn day when we pulled into the Farm on the campus of the University of British Columbia. The kale was almost fully harvested; the beehives were a buzzing flurry of activity and the hens were busily foraging in their movable open-pasture enclosure. UBC

By Anita Stewart While the world has taught Canadians how to make oatcakes and pasta, pizza and Yorkshire pudding, perfect sushi and great pierogis — while we roast, boil, bake, stir-fry, microwave, pickle, freeze, preserve, pit cook, barbecue, ad infinitum — Canada’s only indigenous cooking method is that of the

By Anita Stewart Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa is pure country elegance in a Waterloo County Carolinian forest. Christmas is one of the most glorious times of year to visit, stay and dine as the snow falls and winter blankets the region. Built in 1902 by Langdon Wilks,

Story by Anita Stewart A few decades ago Julia Child’s television career was nearly cut short because her presentation was ‘too 1950’s’. Fortunately a wise network picked up her show and the rest is culinary history.  Her presence as one of the earliest of television chefs laid the foundation for

By Anita Stewart Montréal, at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, was founded as the Catholic mission of Ville Marie in 1642.  The early alliances with the First Nations allowed it to become action central for the fur trade. As non-native settlers arrived they planted their familiar

By Anita Stewart Giving credit where it’s due is important and it struck me that in laying out the articles for the months ahead, one restaurant in particular needed to be mentioned sooner than later. Scaramouche Restaurant with its incredible team – General Manager Carl Korte and Executive Chef Keith

Story & photos by Anita Stewart Calgary is the quintessential Canadian Prairie city — feisty, adventurous, and filled with risk-takers, entrepreneurs and some of Canada’s finest chefs. It’s the now somewhat-tamed, wild west that built its wealth on cattle and oil and land. The Bow and Elbow are two sprawling

Story & photos by Anita Stewart Don’t move a mountain, buy one!  Often it’s great innkeepers who share the successes of their friends. In this case, it was Bill Bennett of Langdon Hall Country House Hotel, a Relais et Châteaux member in Ontario who guided me to Rossmount Inn. At

“I do not feel that because I own this land, I can do with it whatever I want. The main philosophy of Eigensinn Farm is to work in harmony with Nature.”   – Michael Stadtländer about their Heaven on Earth Project 2002. Story by Anita Stewart. Photos by Margaret Mulligan In