off on a food adventure

I'm off on a food adventure! For the next four days I'll be immersed in the world of organic apple, pear and cherry orchards, learning from industry experts in Washington State. I know. Right up my alley! As a pie maker and a canner with my own fruit trees, I could barely believe my eyes when the invitation came in my e-mail a couple months ago and I instantly said yes. I can't think of a better way to spend four bright autumn days! Especially because I get to enjoy this journey with five other Canadian women who also write about food. Inspiration station.

We'll start in Wenatchee, Washington, known as the Apple Capital of the World (probably even the universe), then we'll head to Seattle where the fun will include lots of dining out and a hands-on canning workshop with certified Master Food Preserver Brook Hurst Stephens. Seriously, if I could plan the perfect food getaway this is pretty much it!

So if I'm a little quiet on the blog this week it's because I'm nibbling and chatting my way through loads of organic fruit south of the border. No doubt I'll be scribbling down recipe ideas in my cute new notebook along the way. This is my first trip away from my two little kiddies and I'll miss them for sure. But hopefully I'll come home feeling inspired and ready to create new deliciousness in our own little family kitchen.

Off I go!

Have you done any food tourism? Where did you go? What did you learn about and what did you make? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!


  1. have a fantastic time, amy!! this will be such an incredible experience! can't wait to hear all about it! xoxo

  2. Yay, you! Have a great time! We look forward to some yummy recipes when you return :)

  3. Oh that sounds like so much fun! I think eating teaches me about my travel destination. I can learn a lot about local customs, traditions and values, (why do people eat what they do?) about local landscapes and resources (what is grown locally? how is it harvested?) and even about the history of an area (has this recipe been passed down through the generations? what makes it a favourite?) We took cooking classes in Umbria, Italy one year and another time we went on one of the Gourmet Food Walks in San Francisco. It was a terrific way to learn about the city. Have a great time.

    1. I don't know you, Elaine, but I can tell I'd like you ;) Learning through food in Umbria and San Fran sounds amazing!