Monthly Archives: January 2016

Having A Feast For Breakfast

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feast restaurant winnipegWe had breakfast on Saturday morning at a new Winnipeg restaurant called Feast. They serve modern dishes rooted in traditional First Nations foods. Everything is prepared with locally sourced ingredients. window at feast restaurantFeast is at the corner of Ellice Avenue and Shebrooke just across from the West End Cultural Centre. history plaque Feast restaurantThe eatery is housed in an historic Winnipeg building designed by J.D. Atchison an architect from Chicago who designed more than a hundred buildings in the city in the early 1900s. interior of feastThe interior space has been beautifully renovated with lots of light, a bar and comfortable seating. tin ceilingThey’ve maintained the old tin ceiling but added…….lighting at feast restaurantLovely light fixturesphoto of maple syrup cans on treesand large illuminated photos of Manitoba landscapes that sweep across the space. feast menuThe menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner items featuring things like bannock, wild salmon, grass fed bison, home made berry jam, maple syrup, fry bread, cranberries and saskatoons. breakfast at FeastI had The Ellice

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Sun Dogs and Steam

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sun dogs human rights museumDave and I walked to the Forks Saturday morning for breakfast. With wind chill in the minus 40 range it was a bit of a biting experience.  As we crossed the foot bridge in Steve Juba Park I noticed a sun dog beside the Human Rights Museum. Even though I nearly froze my fingers  I stopped and took off my gloves to capture the scene with my camera. sun dog beautySun dogs are created by light interacting with ice crystals in the air. Sun dogs appear as subtly colored patches in the sky. The ice crystals act like a prism bending and refracting the light. steam on the riverI turned around after photographing the sun dog to see another lovely sight.  Steam was rising up out of the Red River making it look all other-worldly and fairy tale like.  steam rising on the redSince parts of the flowing river haven’t frozen yet the running water was emitting streams…

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