Beef Stew

If that picture doesn’t make you want spend the afternoon indoors nurturing a beef stew into supper, I don’t know what else would. I had to give myself a pep talk to get dressed and outside to escape the cozy abode this morning. I whined to myself that it is cold, the roads are slick…

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…

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….

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 4 – Meal Ideas

Subtitled: Meal Ideas When You are Tired and Everyone is Tired Today, when it seems everyone I talk to is exhausted because of the combination of heat thunder heat rain heat humidity heat rain heat oh there goes a canoe down the middle of the street heat and my lone geranium is now salad because…

Blog Week – Day 1 – Bean Salad

Inspired by Mack Male’s (Edmonton’s super-star blogger) appearance on Breakfast Television this morning to promote and inform about the world about blogging, I decided that I will do a Blog-A-Day this Monday to Friday. Come hell or high water. Mood or not. You, ladies and gentlemen, are getting a blog post. It is Monday, and…

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…

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…

Lasagna

A grey, blustery day is a perfect sort of day to inspire me to cook. On today’s menu a big lasagna to share with my family, and probably enough left overs for lunch tomorrow too. I don’t follow a recipe because it always varies with whatever ingredients I happen to have in the fridge/pantry. Today’s…