Sublime Summer Supper

This was a recuperation weekend, a weekend to relax and just do whatever sort of presented itself at the time. My only planned events were to complete a 500 piece puzzle and run some errands. Michael went down to Calgary to spend time with his sister and help around the home with those maintenance things…

Syrahs of Jasper

We selected Syrahs of Jasper because the sign outside told us it was their first year anniversary it promised dinner for two for $59. It got us in the door. For a place named after a grape variety, I was disappointed by the wine selection. I did pick a Syrah, and although fine, I found it…

The F-Words: Food Fun Family Friends Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day. I have had an ache in my chest for most it. But rather concentrate on what I no longer have, decided, after a pleasant afternoon nap and head clearing walk, to concentrate on what I do have.  And rather than provide you with an Oprah list of those things, let’s take a…

Blog-on-ese Sauce 2.0

Warning. Ladies underthings are discussed in this here post. Proceed with caution. Happy and bit concerned that my blog has been around long enough that I’m officially repeating myself. Back in 2010 I posted this family treasure of a recipe for spaghetti sauce. I thought I was clever calling it a blog-on-ese sauce seeing as…

50 Things That Define Edmonton

It’s a lazy morning and after reading the Edmonton Journal blog posts by Kristin Annable and Otiena Ellwand 50 Things that Define Edmonton, I sat and pondered, came up with a few things, and wondered if I had 50. I made a list while having my morning coffee, and I do have 50! I could…

Spring has Sprung at Earl’s

The patio furniture is out, the sun is shining, and Earl’s has it’s new Spring menu! Nothing says spring (especially for those of us without barbecues at home) quite like a 16 oz bone-in Certified Angus rib eye steak, rubbed with olive oil, gluten free soya sauce, minced garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, fresh basil,…

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…

Wine

A quick post, for the benefit of those reading from Spain, France and Italy tonight. I happened to have wine from each of your countries tonight. What did I learn? I learned Malbec’s started in France. Who knew? I also learned I love wine from each of your countries. Thank you to the vineyards of…

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…

Corso 32

“Can it be that good?” “What is all the fuss about?” “I don’t know what I’ll have!” These are snips of conversation Michael and I had while we waited for our month-in-advance reservation at Corso 32. Well my friends, if you heard my Tweets last night, you might have thought I was experiencing some pleasures…

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…