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Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar
Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar, 1-980 St. Anne’s Road (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

We were checking out the newly opened Harth, Mozza & Wine Bar in the south end of the city. The dining room was so elegant, I could not believe we were in a strip mall. The best part (next to the food which was exceptional) was the story that our server told us about Tony. Tony once owned and operated his own hair salon, but sold it and retired a couple of years ago. Since he liked working so much, he is making himself useful at Harth. In fact, I would say his efforts were instrumental as he handmade all of the fresh pasta and cured all the meats served in the restaurant. He also chopped all the wood for the giant pizza oven that dominates the front of the kitchen. The day we were there for lunch, he was doing dishes. “Why?” we asked our server. “Because the dishes needed doing,” he replied. We wondered if Tony cut hair in the kitchen too.

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Peppers & Pennies: Gluten-Free Walnut Pesto Pasta

Peppers & Pennies: Gluten-Free Walnut Pesto Pasta

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Walnut Pesto Pasta

WINNIPEG, Man. — Do you have any budget-friendly food swaps? Sometimes, we love a certain dish but just can’t justify making it. I am like that with pesto. I love a good, basic, pesto that is fresh and just the right consistency. However, the main ingredient in pesto; pine nuts, are just way too expensive for an average mid-week meal. I also feel that store-bought pestos always fall short of my expectations, making my meal fall flat.

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Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

Agreement Disagreement: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (FILE)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Manitoba is one of the few remaining jurisdictions in which project labour agreements (PLA) are used, but that might be changing. On November 3, the provincial government opened consultations on their current procurements practices, with a goal of reducing or eliminating the use of PLAs on major government projects.

PLAs are used on large-scale projects and set the wage rates and benefits that will apply to all employees. They replace any existing collective bargaining agreements and usually require that all workers hired pay union dues during their work on the project, even if they aren’t a union member. Recently in Manitoba, PLAs were used on Bipole III and the Red River Floodway expansion.

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PHOTOS: HSC Millionaire Lottery Home in River Heights

PHOTOS: HSC Millionaire Lottery Home in River Heights

HSC Millionaire Lottery Home

It’s a brand-new designer home in one of Winnipeg’s most established, desirable neighbourhoods. The appeal is obvious, the design is delicious, and – for the first time ever – North River Heights is the host of this year’s HSC Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize home.

“When we think of North River Heights, in many ways we see a small slice of the Big Apple,” says Curtis Moffat, who owns and operates Pioneer Building Inc. with his wife, Sharayah. “Excellent attributes of the location are Mother Nature’s canopy of ash trees, boutique shops dotting the streets, to exquisite dining, all in addition to the excellent opportunity to raise a family with many great schools and parks.

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Food Musings: Chowing Down in Duluth

Food Musings: Chowing Down in Duluth

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Duluth Food
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

WINNIPEG, Man. — There have been years when we have travelled to Europe in September/October. In the years that we have not, my husband gets itchy feet. He feels the need to get away in the fall even if it is for a long weekend. On Remembrance Day 2016, we “discovered” Duluth, Minnesota, enjoyed ourselves so much, that we decided on an encore trip this past weekend.

We were accompanied by our son-in-law (known in this space as the Frenchman) and our youngest daughter, Boo.

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Peppers & Pennies: Easy Rice and Beans

Peppers & Pennies: Easy Rice and Beans

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Easy Rice & Beans Recipe

WINNIPEG, Man — What’s your favourite go-to meal? I prefer to keep a well-stocked pantry that allows me to cook a meal without much prior planning. That means stocking up on non-perishables such as pulses, spices and canned goods when I find a good deal. A great meal to make from pantry staples is Rice and Beans. There is a reason why many cultures around the world consider this dish to be a staple! It’s budget friendly, requires no planning and provides a complete, flavourful meal in under a half hour!

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Change is Coming, Whether You Want a Carbon Tax or Not: Jackman-Atkinson

Change is Coming, Whether You Want a Carbon Tax or Not: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Factory Smoke

NEEPAWA, Man. — We can’t deny it any longer, a carbon tax is coming. We knew it was inevitable; after all, about 85 percent of Canadians already pay a carbon tax of some kind.

At the end of last month, the Manitoba government announced a new climate and green plan, which includes a carbon tax, as mandated by the federal government. While Manitoba had held out signing the federal agreement, an independent legal opinion sought last summer concluded that in the absence of a provincial plan, the feds could impose their plan on the province.

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Food Musings: Caked With Love

Food Musings: Caked With Love

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Baked With Love
Baked With Love, A-1459 Corydon Avenue (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

When I was first married I received a cookbook as a gift. It was entitled “Mix Butter with Love.” I am wondering if the owners of Caked With Love found inspiration in that book too. Their delightful bakery and café is a joy to be in and those were my thoughts even before I tasted their exceptionally made food.

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Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, The Neepawa Banner & Press

World War II Bomber
A World War II bomber sits on display near Edmonston, N.B. (PAT BRENNAN PHOTO)

NEEPAWA, Man. — The airplane is an iconic image of World War II. While planes were used in WWI, their transformation from a mostly reconnaissance tool to a full-fledged weapon was a defining characteristic of the Second World War. From dogfights over Europe to bombers over Japan, the airplane played a crucial role in bringing the battlefield to the skies.

What many people don’t know, however, is the important role Canada played in preparing aircrews, including pilots, air observers, navigators, wireless operators, air gunners and flight engineers for the front lines.

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What’s in a Checkup? Regular Checkups Are Key to Your Dental Health

What’s in a Checkup? Regular Checkups Are Key to Your Dental Health

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Manitoba Dentist

Dentist

Some people have a strange attitude towards checkups. They think that if the dentist doesn’t find something wrong, they’ve wasted their time. A series of successful checkups can discourage people from ever seeing their dentist again.

The idea that you should only see your dentist when something is wrong with your teeth may end up costing you a lot of money, time and comfort. Your dentist can detect and treat most dental problems before you’re even aware of them.

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