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No Trash Talking Here

By |April 5th, 2021|1 Comment

Shop Local With dreams of spring on our minds, we’ve been playing with grow kits, Alberta-made products and zero-waste items. Growing herbs and mushrooms indoors has kept us busy. Once they are ready, we [...]

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My Fun Easter

By |April 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

I am closer to the Easter Bunny than I have ever been to Santa. Sure, Santa’s jolly, but his love is conditional. All that ‘naughty or nice’ business? Too much pressure. The Easter Bunny [...]

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Welsh Rarebit

By |April 2nd, 2021|1 Comment

Ale and Stout Canadians love their beer — and we in the prairies are particularly lucky to have close access to some of the best barley in the world. And lucky us — not [...]

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Rhubarb

By |March 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

By Ellen Kelly I seldom disagree outright with the inimitable English-cookery writer Jane Grigson; I quite enjoy her acerbic wit and opinionated stance on pretty much everything. But we part ways when it comes [...]

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Barbecue 102: The Tools of the Trade

By |March 19th, 2021|1 Comment

By Dan Domanko There are thousands of patents for barbecue equipment. Generally, equipment used for barbecuing is referred to either as a smoker or a pit. Some equipment requires your full attention, others do [...]

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Grow Your Own

By |March 15th, 2021|1 Comment

Shop Local With dreams of spring on our minds, we’ve been playing with grow kits, Alberta-made products and zero-waste items. Growing herbs and mushrooms indoors has kept us busy. Once they are ready, we [...]

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Forged by Fire

By |March 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Photography by Mitch Kern A global pandemic is hardly an optimal scenario for opening a new restaurant venture. But many Calgary chefs did exactly that – proving that where passion and ingenuity ignite, there's [...]

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Ramen

By |February 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Story by Chefs Kaede Hirooka and Jonathan Chung, Respect the Technique As the cold winter months of Alberta drag on, nothing beats a steaming hot bowl of Ramen to warm you up. We have [...]

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A Well Traveled Spice Rack

By |February 21st, 2021|4 Comments

Shop Local The new year is finally upon us and we, like many others, are happy to say adios 2020. We are starting the new year full of optimism and hope that life will [...]

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Barbecue 101: Grilling vs Barbecuing

By |February 15th, 2021|1 Comment

By Dan Domanko Three sweeter words have never been spoken on a sunny summer afternoon: I’m barbecuing today. You know you’re in for a delicious meal, but did you know that what you’re probably [...]

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Perfect Pairings

By |February 4th, 2021|1 Comment

By Tanya Schaap Certain flavour combinations will be together for life. I’m talking peanut butter and jelly, chicken and waffles, salt and vinegar, bacon and eggs, wine and cheese. These couples are in it [...]

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Braised Lamb Shanks

By |February 2nd, 2021|2 Comments

Stews & Braises Photos and story by Julie Van Rosendaal Low and slow has been the way to go this winter. With more time to make some long-simmered stews and braises. Few cooking techniques [...]

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Sustainable Local Delicious

By |January 31st, 2021|4 Comments

Shop Local The new year is finally upon us and we, like many others, are happy to say adios 2020. We are starting the new year full of optimism and hope that life will [...]