Turning the page

Excuse me, just let me dust off the cobwebs a bit.

There. Much better.


Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted on these pages. That will be changing now, though. As some of you may know, I was laid off from my job as the food writer at the Calgary Herald in mid-January as part of the Postmedia-wide cuts. It was a shock, yes. And I am, admittedly, still reeling a bit. But there is one constant in life — for me, at least — and that is eating. And cooking and baking things so that I can eat them.

So, here I am.

There’s a somewhat poetic symmetry in returning to this blog to share recipes and eating adventures. After all, it was because of Patent and the Pantry that I was offered the position as the food writer at the paper in the first place. And now, as I turn the page on that chapter, it feels good to go back to where it all started.

It’s a return to posting recipes and photos, but I’ll also be doing a little more around restaurants and culinary happenings, product reviews, dining out and, my favourite thing, eating while traveling.

Come join me as I turn this page.

Looking to get in touch? You can get me at gwendolyn_richards (at) hotmail (dot) com.

And now, for some cake p0rn.



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  1. Glad that you’re back! I have tried many of the recipes from your blog and they never disappoint! Also bought your book and loved everything I made so far… Thanks for all the inspiration!

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