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…

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…

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…

Cask and Barrel Now Open

Oh dear lord, and it’s located directly between my office and my car (or the bus stop, depending on how things go). I have watched the Cask and Barrel being built, discounting in my mind that it would take months and months so wasn’t paying THAT close attention. However, as I left the office on…

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…

Opimian Wine

We live in a little two-bedroom apartment with a storage cupboard. The storage cupboard is chock full of 6-bottle cases of wine from the Opimiam Wine Club. Michael, meanwhile, has boxes from our move last spring with no where to put them on account of my wine collecting. Michael shakes his head every time we…

Discover BC VQA

Subtitled: The Wines of British Columbia Fall Release Edmonton Wine and me, we’re pals going waaaay back. When I saw a Tweet a few weeks ago inviting food biz people to the Discover BC VQA wine tasting event, I thought, “why not?”. So I RSVP’d with great delight and anticipation about trying new wines from…

Forget the Tea. Let’s Have Wine!

I have been drinking a lot of tea lately. I took a hiatus from my usual G & T. Mainly because a) the weather has been cool, and G & T is my hot summer day drink, and b) my bottle of gin is empty. Nonetheless, my latest shipment of wine from Opimian has arrived,…

Eat Alberta

What a day. We spent our Saturday at the Eat Alberta conference. Their site describes it best: Through a mix of hands-on and demonstration workshops, tasting sessions, and presentations from some of the leaders of our food community – farmers, chefs and local food advocates – Eat Alberta participants will learn how to use and…

La Persaud

Last night, on a whim, decided to head out for supper. I was in the mood to try something new, and Michael could see that there was no negotiation. I poked around in Urban Spoon and came across La Persaud and remembered that I had promised to try this place out. We called for reservations…