Growing up in the heart of The Bay of Islands, on the West Coast of Newfoundland & Labrador, I fell in love with food.
Overlooking the Atlantic coast, my grandmother lived in a warm and humble two-storey home, where the kettle was always on, with fresh tea biscuits baking in the oven. Many hours were spent perched on a kitchen stool learning, cooking and laughing as we prepared food together.
We embraced and enjoyed the diversity of every food season, feasting on lobster in July, cherry pie in August, partridgeberry salad at Christmas and salt fish and wild game all-year-long. It wasn’t until I moved away that I had to develop a consciousness about food.
After setting down roots and starting our family in Alberta, I was fortunate enough to connect with so many talented food lovers with the same shared passion for food.
In an effort to pass these values on to my own children, I embarked on the GetJoyfull journey, a movement that would expose my family and others to the same amazing diversity of local resources, so critical to everyday eating when I was growing up.
The GetJoyfull Adventures follow my daughter Cela and I as we meet some of the incredible faces behind Alberta food and spend time cooking and learning from them.