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…

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…

Easy Pasta Sauce

Pasta sauce recipe is below. First, you have to hear about our weekend. We had an interesting weekend being survivors of the Edmonton earthquake.  You don’t believe me, do you? Check it out: Tremors from 7.7-magnitude earthquake in B.C. felt in Edmonton | CTV Edmonton News. Being on the 6 o’clock news was more fun than…

Manor Bistro

My husband and I wanted to have a special night out – and it’s getting a bit tricky since we eat out regularly and celebrate each day as a gift. But this evening was a bit extra-extra special as I had been out of town that week, and Michael and I were missing each others…

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…

Sauerkraut Soup – The Ukranian Way – Simplified Method

Today I cook! I cook for you! I’m drawing on my inner Baba and am in the throws of making sauerkraut soup! I am even going to wear a kerchief for full affect. Abandons blog. Goes to bedroom. Opens dresser drawer. Rummages. Finds scarf. Wraps. Wraps. Wraps some more. Ties knot on top of head….

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…