Spring has Sprung at Earl’s

The patio furniture is out, the sun is shining, and Earl’s has it’s new Spring menu! Nothing says spring (especially for those of us without barbecues at home) quite like a 16 oz bone-in Certified Angus rib eye steak, rubbed with olive oil, gluten free soya sauce, minced garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, fresh basil,…

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…

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…

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…

This Little Piggy…

The following content is not suitable for vegetarians. And a note for those who were wanting more detail: What happens at the pig roast, stays at the pig roast. This little piggy didn’t have a chance to squee squee squee all the way home. No siree. This piggy ended up dinner. Michael and I attended…

The Bothy Downtown is Open!

Yesterday Michael and I stopped in at the much anticipated second location of The Bothy. There’s something fun about being there on or near opening and watching a place develop and grow. I suppose this is the thrill people have with their children. Michael and I don’t have kids, but we have adopted a parental…

Blog Week – Day 2 – Refreshment

I’m getting a bit tired of all the complaining (mainly from me) about the heat. Saw this on Facebook and have to share here since it made me laugh: Today, being the smart cookie that I am, thought I would ride the bus home since a) it is so hot outside, b) I had bags…

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians here and abroad! It’s a great day to be Canadian, and know this little bit (downpour) of rain, thunder and lightening will pass and not dampen our spirits here in Edmonton. We have bought our Canadian flag, and as soon as we can figure out a way to…

Carrot Ginger Soup – My Way

Evidently June is Carrot Month in Walsh Cooks world. Remember, one year ago I had my epic failure at Pickled Carrots – My Way. “Try try again” I will say to anyone who will listen, so I am taking my own advice, dusting myself off and carrying on. Last Friday I was out with a…

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…