Holidays and Entertaining

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Cranberry Lime Spritz Mocktail

By |January 4th, 2024|0 Comments

The new year has arrived and along with it, Dry January. It’s a great opportunity to engage in a reset to help kick-start a healthier lifestyle, while bidding adieu to all the indulgences [...]

  • Cranberry Pistachio Semifreddo

Cranberry Pistachio Semifreddo

By |December 12th, 2023|0 Comments

Semifreddo, which means “half cold” in Italian, is a frozen dessert offering a perfect balance between the creaminess of ice cream and the lightness of mousse. A hint of orange liqueur in the [...]

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Cranberry Walnut Tassies

By |December 6th, 2023|0 Comments

Cranberries, the ruby-coloured jewels of the festive season, are typically harvested in the fall between late September and November. Their vibrant red colour makes them visually appealing in a variety of dishes like [...]

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Pumpkin Pasta

By |November 10th, 2023|0 Comments

Don’t miss out on the amazing array of seasonal squashes at the markets right now. Make this creamy pumpkin sauce that coats the pasta, creating a luscious and savoury combination.

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Roasted Butternut Squash

By |September 29th, 2023|0 Comments

With Fall upon us, what better vegetable to enjoy than butternut squash. Roasting the bell shaped vegetable brings out the sweetness and nuttiness while preserving its nutritional value. Only simple ingredients like olive [...]

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Harvest Mashed Potatoes

By |September 9th, 2023|0 Comments

Mashed potatoes are so common as to be almost disdained. And eating poorly prepared ‘mash’ as a child can put you off for a lifetime. However, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes can be a [...]

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Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

By |December 21st, 2022|1 Comment

Gingerbread spiced nuts are a perfect sweet and spicy snack for the holidays. Pour into pretty jars, tie with a bright holiday ribbon and give as a gift. Or make a batch to put [...]

Shortbread Cookies

By |December 16th, 2022|1 Comment

If there’s one cookie that goes hand in hand with Christmas, it has to be shortbread cookies. Buttery and not overly sweet, they are easy to make and loved by everyone. They are great for the dessert table and a welcome addition at your cookie swap. Wrap them in a box and they make a delicious edible gift for friends or neighbours.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tajin

By |December 11th, 2022|0 Comments

If you grew up eating boiled Brussels Sprouts like we did, you are in for a tasty surprise with these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tajin. Crispy diced pancetta is combined with sauteed Halloumi cheese [...]

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Artichoke Dip

By |December 5th, 2022|0 Comments

With holiday parties in full swing, it’s good to have an easy, crowd-pleasing recipe in your back pocket. Whether you are entertaining a crowd or need an appy to take to a party, this [...]

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Pecan Sandies

By |November 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

Buttery and nutty, pecan sandies are a popular and delicious holiday cookie. The rich shortbread is studded with chopped pecans that will melt in your mouth. A hint of cinnamon gives these cookies a [...]

  • Halloween Bark

Halloween Bark

By |October 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Halloween is a great time to get creative in the kitchen and make some fun snacks for your little ghosts and goblins. This spooky season we're making Halloween Bark. It's easy to prepare and [...]

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Barbecue Short Rib Chilaquiles

By |July 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Barbecue Short Rib Chilaquiles are made easy using lime flavoured tortilla chips and salsa con queso. Local Calgary chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson season Canadian Beef short ribs and braise them in a [...]

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Dutch Oliebollen

By |June 30th, 2022|1 Comment

Today’s modern doughnut dates all the way back to the 1700s when Dutch settlers first introduced “olykoeks” or “oily cakes” to Manhattan, known as New Amsterdam at the time. Traditionally served on New Year’s [...]

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Black Pepper Brie

By |May 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Learn how to make Brie at home with Roland Schmidt-Bellach, Co-Owner of Changing Seasons Bed & Breakfast in Nanton, Alberta. Roland teaches cheese-making classes out of his Changing Seasons Bed and Breakfast in Nanton, [...]

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Sausage Roll Wreath

By |December 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Bake up something special this Christmas with this festive Sausage Roll Wreath. Mix up a classic English style pork sausage mixture from scratch, then envelop it with a rich, buttery store-bought puff pastry. Made [...]

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Upside-down Pear Gingerbread

By |December 15th, 2021|2 Comments

Holiday Beauties Though the focus of celebratory holiday meals tends to be the large, protein-heavy, Norman Rockwell-esque roasts that are dramatically presented and carved at the table, I love the elaborate desserts we tend [...]

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Mardi Gras Shrimp

By |February 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Recipe By Chef Trent Bochek In the spirit of Mardi Gras, we are turning up the heat with a Mardi Gras Shrimp recipe. Starting with the cajun holy trinity of onion, bell pepper and [...]

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Homemade Marzipan

By |December 31st, 2020|4 Comments

The 12 Tastes of Christmas We’ve turned the 12 days into the 12 tastes of Christmas as we visit tables all over the world during the holidays. From KFC in Japan to injera in [...]

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Jamaican-style Dark Fruitcake

By |December 17th, 2020|0 Comments

I’ve never understood the near-universal distaste for fruitcake — how it has become a much-ridiculed physical representation of the gaudiness of the holidays. I blame the candied cherries, particularly those neon green ones — [...]

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Stollen

By |December 2nd, 2020|1 Comment

I’ve never understood the near-universal distaste for fruitcake — how it has become a much-ridiculed physical representation of the gaudiness of the holidays. I blame the candied cherries, particularly those neon green ones — [...]