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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Empanadas

I don’t know if it’s just me, but Argentina has been poking me in the back trying to get my attention. A friend is touring through there right now. The first leg of the Amazing Race took place in Argentina on last night’s show. The Falkland Islands are in the news… again.  And my grandfather’s…

Toast!

Our old toaster still toasts, but its uneven browning and tendency to arc electrical bits into the air made me think it was time to replace it. I’ve been accumulating Air Miles forever… but understand I’m not a crazy collector. When I signed up I had visions of redeeming my points for an around the…

Cally’s Teas – Still Steeping

Good things take time. And Cally’s Teas promises to be an exciting addition on Whyte Avenue. Cally explained some of her plans, and although I don’t feel at liberty to share the details, let’s just say WE WILL HAVE A NEW PLACE TO HAVE LUNCH that supports local! Three cheers for independents. Three cheers for…

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…