The F-Words: Food Fun Family Friends Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day. I have had an ache in my chest for most it. But rather concentrate on what I no longer have, decided, after a pleasant afternoon nap and head clearing walk, to concentrate on what I do have.  And rather than provide you with an Oprah list of those things, let’s take a…

Super Easy Risotto that you Don’t Have to Stir

If you are like me, you Googled “Super Easy Risotto that you Don’t Have to Stir” because life is hard and you don’t want to fuss for your lunch, yet you demand to have risotto over having a peanut butter sandwich. This is not that recipe. You will be stirring. This story starts a few…

Mug Meals

Mug meals. Make your meal, in a mug. In the microwave. What could be easier? I was approached by Robert Rose Inc. a publisher of cookbooks and given a choice selection of cookbooks to review. One of the choices, and I’ll admit the least appealing of my selections, was one titled, “250 Best Meals in…

Select

We went to Select (formerly Cafe Select) to celebrate an anniversary. Reservations were made by Open Table, a quick and reliable way of making reservations. They didn’t appear to be needed however, because January 3 seemed to be a night most everyone in Edmonton decided to stay in. When we arrived, there was only one other…

Hello 2014!

Don’t know about you, but I am happy to see the rear end of 2013 as it gallops off into history. Despite some challenging and sad times, there are a number of memorable highlights: 1. I have great, supportive family that manages to see things through during hard times. We are a tough (but loveable)…

50 Things That Define Edmonton

It’s a lazy morning and after reading the Edmonton Journal blog posts by Kristin Annable and Otiena Ellwand 50 Things that Define Edmonton, I sat and pondered, came up with a few things, and wondered if I had 50. I made a list while having my morning coffee, and I do have 50! I could…

Where to Eat in Victoria

Traveling to Victoria? This blog is for you. I am in turmoil because we normally get a Spring trip out to the island, and this year we are unable to. My whole being is aching for the smell of boxwood, the spring flowers, the sea air, the green, roads without potholes, sidewalks not covered in…

Izakaya Tomo

I get an e-mail at work. Its content is only this hyperlink, and nothing else: http://www.izakayatomo.net/index.php?FrontPage Of course I like the mystery of receiving an e-mail like this, even though I know the person who sent me the link, and know that they have a taste for good food, a clean restaurant and don’t tolerate…

Wine

A quick post, for the benefit of those reading from Spain, France and Italy tonight. I happened to have wine from each of your countries tonight. What did I learn? I learned Malbec’s started in France. Who knew? I also learned I love wine from each of your countries. Thank you to the vineyards of…

Red Ox Inn

Yesterday, Michael and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary by having our supper at the Red Ox Inn. The Red Ox Inn is located in the peaceful community of Strathearn, in a quaint 1950’s ish strip mall, which also houses Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA), a place we like to hang out on Friday…

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…

Earls Kitchen + Bar

Amendment:  JOSHUA! I FOUND YOUR CARD! On December 8 Michael and I were invited to Earls Kitchen + Bar (formerly known as Earls Tin Palace). It was a celebration for Earls 30th Anniversary (yes, you ARE that old), and the new fresh look it is offering its new and old guests. We were greeted as…