Kathryn and I have walked along the Gatineau River each morning for years, our conversations wide ranging. Sometimes it is current affairs, at other times we dig into the archives, often it is art or knitting, but lately the topic has been food. One of the most fun parts of the knitting retreat for both of us is planning the food we prepare, looking up recipes, talking about what veggie dishes would go best with the salmon, which cheeses would be nice to buy at La Bottega or the Mideast store, which dessert would be most irresistible. Lately, after an hour of walking and talking about food, I find myself coming home hungry. In the next few weeks we’ll be trying new recipes, fine tuning the menu and gathering all the ingredients to prepare some tasty, healthy meals for our knitting weekend.