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…

City Market

This morning I was in the mood to go shopping at the City Market downtown. Mood, in my case, means I have a wallet with cash on the ready, because as we know, the City Market is not into debit machines or credit.  This is a good thing because, then, instead of buying practical food…

Thursday Afternoon

What a riot. I could watch that .gif all afternoon. Today was an interesting day. On the trek into work today, I came across these blocks of wood on the sidewalk: I could easily write a blog dedicated to the stuff I find along Scona Road. It’s been interesting. I had one of those days…

Shrimp Boil

Michael and I attended our first ever shrimp boil. It was a perfect afternoon for a bunch of family to gather at my Uncle Ed’s and Auntie Barb’s place to say goodbye (they are leaving Edmonton) and attend Uncle Ed’s now world famous Shrimp Boil. The premise is quite simple. Fill a pot with vegetables…

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…

Quinoa and Apple Salad

Quinoa is a super food. It’s rich with protein, is a good source of fibre, contains essential amino acids, and looks weird. Ergo, it must be good for you. I tried eating quinoa about a year ago. I boiled some up and ate it plain.  I didn’t feel instantly healthy or impressed. More recently, I discovered…

Lentil Soup

Tomorrow is Monday, the traditional “fresh start” day. I wanted to make a healthy soup that would last throughout the week. I also wanted to use up the veg I had in the fridge, the lentils that have been sitting on my bookshelf in a bag for 6 months, and one of my tins of…

Blush Lane Organic Market Open

Michael and I were out for our evening stroll tonight, and we were pleasantly surprised to find Blush Lane Organic Market. Blush Lane is located on the corner of 82 Ave and 102 Street (Edmonton). The entrance is located on the west side of the brand new Roots on Whyte building, where you will find …

Chicken Soup

Although Michael denies that he’s getting sick (probably worried I’d blog about him and his “man cold”… and he would be correct), he has not been his normal self these last few days. Naturally, my husband’s health and comfort is top of my mind, and the faster he becomes healthy again, the sooner I get…

Monday is a Fresh Start Day

It’s because I ate too much of this over the weekend: That I have to eat more of this during the week: But I’m not always a big fan of the crunch, so I compromise and cut up my veggies, toss with a bit of olive oil, maple syrup, a few bits of thyme and…

Tienda Latina Lunch!

Our friends Bernardo and Carlos at Tienda Latina, not only have Edmonton’s best shop for all things Latino, but they also make one helluva a great roast beef torta (sandwich). If you are hungry at lunchtime, and happen to be driving by the intersection of Argyll Road and 99th Street (Edmonton) pull into the N.E….

Walshinara Sauce

We’ve been eating a lot of meat lately. Mm. Meat. Nothing wrong with meat, but some days the old ticker says, “Hey Walsh, take it easy please.” I listen to my body all the time. And I respond in kind. So when it says, “Hey Walsh, you need to eat that Mint Oreo Blizzard”, I…