The COVID Departure Lounge and Uncomplicated Cooking

The COVID Departure Lounge and Uncomplicated Cooking

Travel in the time of post-COVID, and uncomplicated cooking that sustainable and delicious.

Show Notes
In this episode, I chat with world traveller and advocate for tossing your bucket list Heather Greenwood Davis about how to think about and tackle travel now that restrictions are being lifted, and maybe, just maybe we can start returning to the new normal. Next up cookbook author Claire Tansey tells us how to get dinner ready faster than a trip to your favourite frozen food aisle and back. So jet planes, and fast cooking all in this episode.

The COVID Departure Lounge

In 2011 Heather Greenwood Davis was a successful but miserable litigation lawyer in Toronto. She’d dreamed of travelling the world with her husband Ish and her two sons, Ethan and Cameron. A one year window opened up on that dream and the unhappy Greenwood Davis, family in tow, leapt out of it. What she learned in that year-long journey, about living for now and not deferring your dreams, can serve us well now as we contemplate travel into a world very different from the one we left behind when we shut our doors and donned our masks.You can learn more about Heather here

Uncomplicated Cooking

Now, it’s time for a short conversation about living responsibly on our planet, brought to you by Oroweat Organic Bread. Great Taste that’s Sustainably Baked.Claire Tansey has been a cook, a baker, a cooking teacher a restaurant critic the Food Director of Chatelaine and a singer in a rock ’n’ roll band. Along the way, she’s learned to cook in uncomplicated but delicious ways. Her new cookbook, Dinner Uncomplicated unpacks some great ideas about how to cook a meal in less time than it takes to listen to Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway to Heaven back to back. I talked to Claire about fast cooking and why that can also be sustainable cooking. You can find her latest book hereand you can find her website at

End Notes

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Wayne MacPhail
Wayne MacPhail

Wayne is a digital strategist with extensive experience in traditional, online and communication strategy development. He has assisted clients like Random House (where he helped establish digital outreach programs), the Association of Science and Technology Centers, McMaster Family Medicine,, University of Toronto, Engineering reimagine their communications strategies for an emerging media landscape and new audiences. Wayne brings three decades of rich media content creation, a background in journalism and the ability to creatively understand brand and messaging and create new platforms and opportunities for Moongate’s clients. He has taught and developed online content creation and communications for a variety of colleges and universities in Ontario.

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
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