MEAT for Dinner

I’ve heard rumblings about MEAT for Dinner, located in Old Strathcona on the West side of 104th Street, between 82 and 83 Avenues. I also heard it was one of those places that doesn’t take reservations and you sometimes have to share tables with complete strangers. In my head I gave this tom foolery a dismissive…

A Caribbean Thanksgiving

I’m always game for a free sample, who isn’t? Just look at Costco. The end of each aisle looks like feeding time at the koi pond. However, instead of having to fight off crowds at Costco, in my inbox was a pleasant e-mail from the GraceKennedy food people from Jamaica offering free samples of their…

Rocky Mountain Icehouse

Michael and I got a sneak peek at the too-cool-for-words, super relaxed Rocky Mountain Icehouse, located at 10516 Jasper Avenue. Wayne and Susan have done it again. They have taken the best bits of the Cask & Barrel –  the cozy seating, best drinks, awesome music (live and playlist), and great design… and ramped it…

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…

Blog-on-ese Sauce 2.0

Warning. Ladies underthings are discussed in this here post. Proceed with caution. Happy and bit concerned that my blog has been around long enough that I’m officially repeating myself. Back in 2010 I posted this family treasure of a recipe for spaghetti sauce. I thought I was clever calling it a blog-on-ese sauce seeing as…

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)…

Shirred Eggs and Toast

Nothing like starting a healthy eating plan to get creative and want to try to new things. In my first week of my new healthy eating plan, I though repetition would be key. So I had the same thing for lunch throughout the week. By the second week, this became a little tired. Now, I…

Rice Cooker

I’m an easy sale. I was talking with co-worker and rice fanatic, Zerlina, at work the other day, and the merits of a rice cooker came up.  She mentioned how delicious the rice is from a cooker, how the fragrant jasmine rice will make the house smell good, explained the versatility of the machine and…