Food Stories

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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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By |January 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

By Ellen Kelly I admit, my youth (spent for the most part in southern Alberta) was not blessed with garlic. I had Italian and Eastern European friends; dinner at their homes was often an [...]

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Drink for your Health

By |January 16th, 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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My Fine Christmas

By |December 6th, 2020|0 Comments

By Linda Kupecek Don’t get me wrong. I am all for a cozy Christmas during which people cuddle up in front of the fireplace and exude good will like a Hallmark movie. Year after [...]

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By |November 24th, 2020|0 Comments

By Ellen Kelly The pomegranate has many religious and mythical distinctions, with the end result being somewhat muddled, I find. Since its cultivation predates written history, I suppose that can be forgiven. The name [...]

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Hot Patios to enjoy all Winter Long

By |November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Calgary restaurants have been quite innovative this year and with good reason. Having to operate at half capacity, distance tables, build plastic barriers, and set up make shift patios is how many have tried [...]

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Mid-Century Nosh

By |October 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Iconic dishes from the 1950s worth revisiting By Tanya Schaap It’s no secret that during the early months of the pandemic there was a collective craving for comfort food. Friends of mine, those familiar [...]

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Meet the Producers

By |September 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Spend some time with modern farmers and you'll find they're a thoughtful bunch. Especially these Calgary-area producers, who are getting noticed for doing things differently. Some even call themselves “nerdy.” They're focused on building [...]

Bubble Tea Breakdown

By |September 1st, 2020|3 Comments

Bubble Tea Over the last two years, Alberta’s bubble tea scene has undergone a major transformation. For the uninitiated, bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink with some variation of tea, fruits or other flavoring, [...]

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How To Stock Your Bar Like a Pro

By |July 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Story and photos by Tanya Schaap Maybe you’re hosting your first quarantine cocktail party with your roommates. Maybe you’re looking to impress your friends with one of those chic prohibition [...]