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…

Laurel’s Pumpkin Pie

Yesterday in my Facebook timeline I got the delightful news that Cally’s Teas talented baker, Laurel, would be making pumpkin pie to order for Thanksgiving weekend. As I was on turnip puff and dessert duty for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner this happy news about the pie made me do my autumnal “I get pumpkin pie…

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…