Cooking with Kretz – A Taste of Morocco

Cooking with Kretz – A Taste of Morocco

A Taste of Morocco By: C. Shawn Kretz Recently I have been delving further into various ethnic cuisines.  While I enjoy all cuisine, I am particularly taken with a choice few; Indian, Moroccan and Thai.  Many dishes in this culture can be identified as having a blend of spices that make the dish unique. For […]

Medicare Being Attacked, again…. Editorial

Medicare Being Attacked, again…. Editorial

Medicare, Canada’s gift to the world has been under attack now for over 25 years.   It’s still standing and still works to varying degrees, but there are pressures on it from all sides.   Mostly the big insurance and drug companies. All you have to do is look to the US right now and watch how […]

Letter to the Editor from Corneliu Kirjan

Letter to the Editor from Corneliu Kirjan

We at The Cornwall Free News are always happy to receive letters to the Editor.   Email then to info@cornwallfreenews.com   –   please note that the opinions shared in these  letters are not the expressed opinion of the Cornwall Free News, any of its staff, ownership, or their sponsors. “Since his arrival in power in January 2006, […]

Buy American not really good for America

Buy American not really good for America

I hate populist gut reaction politics.    This whole Buy American thing in response to the recession is just plain silly and in some cases spites the nose the feeds the something or other…..   L I N K “There are some real downsides to Buy American,” Brady said in an interview. “It delays projects. We have […]

So are we entering a Depression or leaving the Recession?

So are we entering a Depression or leaving the Recession?

I’m reading a lot of stories of late about the economy.    We have just had some unprecedented financial stimulus given almost world wide.  So of course that’s impacted economies and raised numbers. Unemployment is still going up.   If people aren’t working and making money the economy just cannot grow.   In July Canada lost 45,000 jobs.  […]

Transcontinental Trashing English Content in Montreal Newspapers

Transcontinental Trashing English Content in Montreal Newspapers

To me the whole concept of a community newspaper is to be inclusive.   Local Papers are the lifeblood and only source of information for many communities.   L I N K “Five bilingual weekly newspapers in the Montreal area are now publishing in French only.” Transcontinental has bought a lot of local papers and now is […]

The Bloc Wants EI Changes – Well so do I! EDITORIAL

The Bloc Wants EI Changes – Well so do I! EDITORIAL

Geez I wish Gilles Duceppe was a Federalist.   He’s such a strong Politician.    Now he wants changes to the EI system.  I do too.   I’m not sure I want 360 hours to be the line, but I think it needs to be at one standard with certain supplements based on area or needs. Actually I […]

Cooking with Kretz – Menu Creation

Cooking with Kretz – Menu Creation

Here is the latest column from our resident Chef, Shawn Kretz For some creating a menu while maintaining a fluid concept can be a difficult proposition.  Expedience certainly comes with experience. For me the two most important factors to menu and meal creation are freshness (esp. Seasonality) and maintaining a consistent concept so that the […]

And as I was typing that last insert a Letter to the Editor Arrived…

And as I was typing that last insert a Letter to the Editor Arrived…

This letter to the editor arrived today.   We are printing it unedited except to not show the writer’s address and contact info that they included. “On July 23, 2009, Justice Minister Robert Nicholson, speaking for the Conservative government, launched a new misinformation and propaganda campaign. In fact, the minister accused the Liberal opposition of obstructing […]

40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Paul Aubin sent in a release reminding people that it was 40 years ago that a riot changed the world for a lot of people. WIKI LINK THE WORLD AS STONEWALL TURNS 40 By William Urich When Moscow again attempted to have their Pride on May 16th, 2009 despite the ban, the messages out of […]

The Art of the Dinner Party – Cooking with Kretz

The Art of the Dinner Party – Cooking with Kretz

Here is the latest column from Chef Shawn Kretz!  A sucessful dinner party depends on many components coming together. The famous food writers M.F.K Fisher and Elizabeth David have waxed eloquently about the virtues a host should posess. Aside from the food and drink, our most important consideration is the selection of the attendees to […]

Cooking With Kretz – Mycological Delights

Cooking With Kretz – Mycological Delights

  Thats right, mushroom season is fast approaching. Over the next month thousands of species of mushrooms will “pop” up all across our beautiful province. Well wooded areas are particularly prime mushroom hunting locations. Before I delve to far into the topic I would like to suggest some further reading and/or identifications books.  Local book […]