Blueberry Pie

It’s blueberry season. My favourite season of the year. Not just because I love blueberries, but because it is smack in the middle of summer. People are more relaxed. People are talking about trips to go camping, visiting family and friends hither and yon. There’s icy beers on patios, wasps buzzing around your al fresco…

Blog Week – Day 3 – Cup Cakes!

Today is my hubby’s birthday!! Fweeeeeeep! Toot! Hoorah! Yay! To have a proper birthday celebration in our family, it must, absolutely MUST be celebrated with a sweet cake with icing. Take your pick of the form of this delicious combination, but for this particular birthday, we are having cupcakes. Cupcakes… oh yes, you know you…

Ahhhhhh Tea!

When my quaint little tea shop closed, I had a decent supply of loose Earl Grey to last me for a few months. Me, not being a business person, had every confidence in the world that when my quaint little tea shop closed, that it would just spring to life at its new location in…

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…

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…

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…

Egg Salad Take 2

Whomever Googled 에그샌드위치 (in case you can’t see it, it looks like Korean writing), and got to my blog…. I did kind of leave you all hanging about Michael’s egg salad sandwiches. They really are delicious. Here’s what he does: Put eggs in bottom of pot Pour in cold water, enough to cover the eggs…

Cally’s Teas is Open for Christmas

Fellow tea lovers, you want the facts. Here they are: Cally’s Teas 10151 Whyte Ave NW Phone: (780) 278-3294 Christmas 2011 shopping hours: December 21 to 23: 11 am to 6 pm December 24: 9 am – 3:30 pm True to form, you are warmly welcomed upon arrival, and a hot cup of tea is…

Bubble Tea

Bubble tea has been on my radar for many years. But it fell in the “Ew, you must be kidding me” category, so didn’t pay much attention. Thing is, bubble tea didn’t go away like I thought it would. In fact, it has grown into a seemingly booming industry. They talk about bubble tea on…

Specialty Tea

Regular reader of my blog? You know I love tea. New to my blog? I love tea. My usual is Cally’s Teas Best Earl Grey, because, it is simply the best Earl Grey tea on the planet. I’m letting you know this in case you are wondering what to buy me as a mid-summer just-because…

Cally’s Teas

Between now and April 30 you must pay a visit to Cally’s Teas. The quaint and eclectic little store at 8608 99 Street is closing. I’ll give you all a moment to absorb this news. *insert pause* But before you shed any tears, Cally will still be in business!! Her exact location will remain a…