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…

Banana Muffins

I’ve been sipping my way through a huge many smoothies (slurries) these past few months. So much so, I’ve been buying my fruit and veg from H & W Produce. Their slogan, Spend Less for Fresh. So you understand why I am going there. It’s cheap. And the quality is there. I often thought it…

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…

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This is a gluten free recipe, but it is hardly calorie free, and it is the calories that make this moist chocolate cake so delicious. I received this recipe from my work sensei, Claudette, who shared it with me after I  experimented with quinoa in my Quinoa and Apple Salad.  That salad was a huge…

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…

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…

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Dear Edmonton: Don’t make me move to Calgary. Open one of these stores or git working on a super-super-high-speed train from Old Strathcona to 8th Street and 14th Avenue SW, Calgary, NOW. Sincerely, Walsh Cooks xo PS: Jelly Modern Doughnuts is located in Calgary, on the corner of 8th Street and 14th Avenue SW. Please…

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…

The Queen of Tarts is now Dauphine Bakery and Bistro

You are here because you heard some fuss about the Queen of Tarts. Do Not Panic. The name has been changed to Dauphine Bakery and Bistro. Same people. Same place. 10129 – 104 St Edmonton AB 780-421-4410 I got a mysterious text telling me to check out the news on Queen of Tarts. I had…

Wife-Saver Recipe

I’m loving the idea of having “special guests” feature on my blog, and today, I’d like to introduce you to old high school chum Peter Martin. Peter was on Facebook this Christmas morning posting pictures of his beautiful daughters and singing the praises of a Wife Saver recipe, which immediately caught my attention. Wife-saver is…

Egg Salad

Michael makes a mean egg salad sandwich, and since I had two left-over eggs from this morning’s breakfast, thought I’d drop a subtle hint which eggs were available for his lunch.