The way the internet is supposed to work
Monday, May 4, 2009 | 01:00 PM ET
by Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca
The other day there was nothing in the fridge, no plan for dinner, and a mother-in-law on the way.
I quite commonly give up on cooking come Friday and order something in. This has become such a habit that I often just plan for six meals for the week, figuring even if I don't order in I'll be able to cobble something together.
So I was caught a bit flat-footed when the weekend before I hadn't been thinking about my mother-in-law coming on Friday.
But Twitter came to my rescue. I'd been following the feed to P.E.I.'s Fall Flavours Festival, and they tweeted a new recipe by Michael Smith. Michael's recipes have become remarkably simpler since he became a family man, and this was the essence of simple: grill pineapple slices, chicken, red onion slices (I added red pepper) and toss with lime juice, olive oil and fresh basil.
Popped into the grocery store on the way home, bought chicken, pineapple, red onion (had red pepper). An hour later I had a fine looking and delicious supper.
Isn't this the kind of way the internet is supposed to make our lives easier? Perhaps it could have been a little easier. Text the grocery store from work and have it all delivered. Hmm.
Has the internet ever come to your culinary rescue?
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Amber Hildebrandt writes for CBCNews.ca in Toronto. Growing up on a farm in Manitoba, she acquired an insatiable appetite, but it was during a stint in Japan that she developed her discerning tastebuds and "foodie" ways.
Andrea Chiu is an associate producer at CBC Radio Digital. Though she loves to eat, cook and discuss food, don't ask her to bake. It never turns out well. She tweets as @TOfoodie on Twitter and organizes food and wine events in Toronto called FoodieMeet.
Tara Kimura is the consumer life reporter for CBCNews.ca, covering a wide range of issues that range from rising food costs and the growing organic movement, to new trends in the marketplace.
Andree Lau is a CBC web reporter in Calgary. Her journalism career includes seven years as a CBC-TV reporter. Her own blog called "are you gonna eat that?" chronicles her eating adventures (including sampling snake and camel hoof tendon).
Jessica Wong is a CBCNews.ca writer who loves to eat and cook, as well as discuss, read and watch programming about food, sometimes all at once.
Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca's writer in Prince Edward Island, wrote about food and beer for national and regional magazines before joining the CBC. He acquired a desire for new tastes on his first trip to Europe, and an appreciation of eating locally and in season when he finally settled down on P.E.I.
Elizabeth Bridge is a writer with the CBC Digital Archives in Toronto. She first ventured into the kitchen as a child to indulge a sweet tooth by baking cookies and making fudge. A student budget compelled her to be a vegetarian (for a while) and instilled in her an ongoing curiosity about food and cooking.
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