recent publications

Books and Anthologies

Food and Ritual in Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies: A Transdisciplinary Conversation, edited by Jeltje Gordon Lennox, February 2017

Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister, by Lindy Mechefske, Goose Lane Editions, September 2015

“Observations on Resistance,” in Writing at Wintergreen, edited by Helen Humphreys, Wintergreen Studios Press, December 2012

“The Arsonist” in That Not Forgotten, edited by Bruce Kauffman, Hidden Brook Press, June 2012

A Taste of Wintergreen, by Lindy Mechefske, Wintergreen Studios Press, 2011

Recent Articles

Please note – this is only updated sporadically…

Eating to Save the PlanetKingston Whig-Standard, Jan 28, 2017

Bittersweet Truth about Sugar, Kingston Whig-Standard, Jan 14, 2017

A Visit with a Culinary GeniusKingston Whig-Standard, Dec 31, 2016

How to Plan a Better HolidayKingston Whig-Standard, Dec 17, 2016

Sweet Glorious BakingKingston Whig-Standard, Dec 3, 2016

Falling in love with Spanish food, Kingston Whig-Standard, November 19, 2016

What is it with wheat? Kingston Whig-Standard, November 5, 2016

Turkey with a side of gratitude, KingstonWhig-Standard, October 8, 2016

Without Food, Little Else Matters, Kingston Whig-Standard, September 2016

Walk, Eat, Repeat: Kingston Food Tours, July 2016

An Interview with [Canadian legend!] Susan Musgrave, The New Quarterly, Issue 139, 2016

All Hopped Up: The Rise of Microbreweries, June 2016

Food stories are our stories, and our history too, 49th Shelf, November 6, 2015

Blaming Sir John A., impedes reconciliation process, Kingston Whig Standard, September 2, 2015

Takin’ it to the streets, Today Magazine, Kingston Edition, Summer 2015

Takin’it to the Streets, Today Magazine, Toronto Edition, Summer 2015

Wilmerdale Antiques, Kingston Interiors, Spring 2015

The Tett CentreKingston Interiors, Spring 2015

Anwyn Yarn, Kingston Interiors, Fall 2014

Write on the French River: Why Writing Retreats Matter, The New Quarterly, June 2014

House calls on the front lines, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2, 2014

Finding your identity, Western Alumni Gazette, Spring 2014

Let there be light, Kingston Interiors, Spring 2014

Modern Country LivingKingston Interiors, Spring 2014

In Living ColourKingston Interiors, Spring 2014

Woodenheads: Twenty Years Strong, Kingston This Week, March 13, 2014.

Focusing on Youth: A brand new youth strategy unveiled in Kingston, Kingston Life, Jan/Feb 2014

A Constant Evolution: Brett Christopher and Theatre KingstonKingston Life, Jan/Feb 2014

Woman About Town: Stephanie EarpKingston Life, Jan/Feb 2014

The Ports – A piece of local history, Kingston This Week, Feb 6, 2014 (also see the full story under the tab Restaurant Reviews on this site).

Beans, bacon, whisky, lard and New Year’s resolutions, Kingston This Week, Jan 2, 2014

On not becoming a food wanker, Kingston This Week, Dec 5, 2013

“The Indian Medicine Man”, Queen’s Alumni Review, page 58, Issue 4, 2013

An Interview with Helen Humphreys, The New Quarterly, Issue No. 128, 2013.

The intersection of food, love and longing, Kingston This Week, October 31, 2013

Farm Girl Mobile food Co.Kingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

Fairy IslandKingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

Interior MotivesKingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

A Bright SpotKingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

A Home in Focus, Kingston Life Interiors, Fall 2013

Rising StarsKingston Life, September/October 2013

Eyes on the Prize, Kingston Life, September/October 2013

A monument to a legendary drinker, Kingston This Week, August 22, 2013

Taking education in new directions, Queen’s Alumni Review Issue 3, 2013

The wisdom of grandmaQueen’s Alumni Review Issue 3, 2013, p. 41

A Mid-Summer Night’s Feast, Kingston This Week, July 2013

National Treasure: Helen Humphreys, Kingston Life, July / August 2013

Vicki Keith: Twenty-five years onKingston Life, July / August 2013

Piece of Cake, Kingston this Week, June 6, 2013

Heated interest in Canada’s Arctic, Queen’s Alumni Review Issue 2, 2013, p. 18

Frontline FloraQueen’s Alumni Review Issue 2, 2013, p.38

Labour of Love, Kingston Life Interiors, May 2013

Old School Design, Kingston Life Interiors, May 2013

The Long Route to Mas Blanc [Isabel Huggan’s Writing Retreat in the South of France], The New Quarterly, April 2013

A Taste of France, Kingston this Week, April 2013

A St. Patrick’s Day FeastKingston This Week, 14 March, 2013

Safe Haven, Kingston Life, March/April 2013

Cuing-up a bright ideaQueen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2013, p.16

Bringing great ideas to the worldQueen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2013, p.20

Proud past, uncertain future,  Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2013, p.15

Winter Nights and Homemade Soup, Kingston This Week, 21 February, 2013

Queen’s Radio – Long History – Uncertain Future, Kingston Whig Standard, 14 February 2013

Spice up your resolution, Kingston This Week, 24 January 2013

A recipe for happiness, Kingston This Week, 20 December 2012

Observations on Resistance included in Writing at Wintergreen: An Anthology Edited by Helen Humphreys, Wintergreen Studios  Press, December 2012

High Flying Dreams, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2012

The joy of soup, Kingston This Week, 22 November 2012.

Women Gone Wild, Kingston Whig Standard, November 3, 2012 (also featured on Bucket List Publications, November 2012)

Points of View, Kingston Life Interiors, Fall 2012, p 36.

The flavours of fall, Kingston This Week, 18 October 2012

Navigating the gender divide, Kingston Life, September/October 2012

From the closet straight to the basement, Front page of the Ottawa Citizen, 30 July 2012. Also picked up by, the Montreal Gazette, and the Regina Leader Post.

Changing of the Guard, Front page of The Ottawa Citizen, July 14, 2012. Also picked up by and the Montreal Gazette. Header: For two years, Michael Hamelin has supervised inmates at Kingston Penitentiary. Starting next week, Michelle Hamelin will take over the job. Same person, different gender. As LINDY MECHEFSKE reports, in a place full of hardened criminals, it’s an exceptionally brave transformation.
Online version at: 

Joining forces for military health, Anavets: Shoulder to Shoulder, September 2012

Discovering the flavours of Wintergreen studios, Kingston This Week, 20 September 2012

For the love of art, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue #3-2012

The taste of summer in a cake, Kingston This Week, 23 August, 2012

The Arsonist, included in the Anthology, That Not Forgotten, Hidden Brook Press, 2012

The Arsonist, Queen’s Feminist Review, 2012

Slow Death by Drowning, Queen’s Feminist Review, 2012

The Extrication from Love, Queen’s Feminist Review, 2012

A rock star of a very different sort, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue #2, 2012

Personal Touch, Kingston Life Interiors, Spring 2012

Art Appreciation, Kingston Life, March/April 2012

When an analyst needs to talk, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2012

Joining forces for military health, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2012

The plays are the thing!, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2012

Smithyman saga is also the More saga, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4, 2011

With the help of a healing hand, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4, 2011

The power of friendship: … reclusive Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. CoetzeeQueen’s Alumni Review online edition, November 2011

 One helluva woman, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

New lessons in old things, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

A man with a mission, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

Engineering a good defence, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

Thousands flock to his Savage Chickens, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2011

A quest to honour Kingstonians, The Kingston Whig Standard, August 27, 2011

Dressing up an historic collection, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2011

Engineering vital leadership skills, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2011

To save a masterpiece, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

A literate stylist whose books sell: Poet-novelist Steven Heighton…, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

In the footsteps of public-minded giants, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

Smart ideas for not-so-savvy investors, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2011

Paradise found in the Adirondacks, Ottawa Citizen, December 18, 2010 (also picked up by the Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Star, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Calgary Herald, and Edmonton Journal)

Where green and education merge, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2010

A different kind of playbook, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2011

Success writ large: …Kingston WritersFest…, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2011

The story of an inn crowd, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2010

The doctor is in, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2010

A poet in search of home, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2010

The passion of a poet: Robert Morrison’s new book, The English Opium Eater…, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2010

Going the distance for a degree, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1-2010

She sees her future clearly, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 4-2009

A home away from home, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 3-2009

Thanks for the memories, Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 2-2009

Australia’s paradise lost, The Kingston Whig Standard, February 26, 2009

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