A 2012 Photo Essay

Wishing all our family, friends, fellow bloggers, Facebook friends, the Twitterverse, and  everyone involved in the food and wine industry, success, happiness and good health in 2013. Providing photographic evidence that Michael and I do more than just eat. I have captioned some of the photos – to read the longer ones, click the picture…

Corso 32

“Can it be that good?” “What is all the fuss about?” “I don’t know what I’ll have!” These are snips of conversation Michael and I had while we waited for our month-in-advance reservation at Corso 32. Well my friends, if you heard my Tweets last night, you might have thought I was experiencing some pleasures…

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This is a gluten free recipe, but it is hardly calorie free, and it is the calories that make this moist chocolate cake so delicious. I received this recipe from my work sensei, Claudette, who shared it with me after I  experimented with quinoa in my Quinoa and Apple Salad.  That salad was a huge…

Laurel’s Pumpkin Pie

Yesterday in my Facebook timeline I got the delightful news that Cally’s Teas talented baker, Laurel, would be making pumpkin pie to order for Thanksgiving weekend. As I was on turnip puff and dessert duty for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner this happy news about the pie made me do my autumnal “I get pumpkin pie…

What the Truck?!

Michael and I attended the What the Truck event last night, and it wasn’t until now, over 24 hours later, that I could write anything, because… WE. ATE. SO. MUCH. FOOD. WE. COULD. BARELY. MOVE. Now that time has past and the food digested, I am happy to share our experience. Last night’s event started…

Blueberry Pie

It’s blueberry season. My favourite season of the year. Not just because I love blueberries, but because it is smack in the middle of summer. People are more relaxed. People are talking about trips to go camping, visiting family and friends hither and yon. There’s icy beers on patios, wasps buzzing around your al fresco…

Blog Week – Day 3 – Cup Cakes!

Today is my hubby’s birthday!! Fweeeeeeep! Toot! Hoorah! Yay! To have a proper birthday celebration in our family, it must, absolutely MUST be celebrated with a sweet cake with icing. Take your pick of the form of this delicious combination, but for this particular birthday, we are having cupcakes. Cupcakes… oh yes, you know you…

Random Post of Stuff

Life has been happening and I’ve had to be responsible and engaged in said life activities so spending time here hasn’t happened. But here I am! I’m here! If only just for a second. So what can I say about the food world that will tease and tantalize and make  you keep coming back here…

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Dear Edmonton: Don’t make me move to Calgary. Open one of these stores or git working on a super-super-high-speed train from Old Strathcona to 8th Street and 14th Avenue SW, Calgary, NOW. Sincerely, Walsh Cooks xo PS: Jelly Modern Doughnuts is located in Calgary, on the corner of 8th Street and 14th Avenue SW. Please…

The Queen of Tarts is now Dauphine Bakery and Bistro

You are here because you heard some fuss about the Queen of Tarts. Do Not Panic. The name has been changed to Dauphine Bakery and Bistro. Same people. Same place. 10129 – 104 St Edmonton AB 780-421-4410 I got a mysterious text telling me to check out the news on Queen of Tarts. I had…

Espresso Chocolate Chip Shortbread

The internet is a marvelous thing. Yes, I could live without it, but life would be dull and I’d be dumb, because I couldn’t quickly Google things like “quantum mechanics” and discuss Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment at a cocktail party a few hours afterwards. I’ve come to love the surprises StumbleUpon has given me, and…

Brown Rice Pudding

I reviewed our kitchen inventory this morning and found we had a) 2 litres of milk with a best before date of tomorrow, b) 1 litre of half-and-half cream less a few tablespoons that went in our borscht  c) a Bulk Barn bag of brown rice tossed in the back of the cupboard, d) an…