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Monday, January 30th, 2017

Food Notes for January 30, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year to those of you who celebrate! I had a lovely weekend full of family festivities – though it’s hard to believe the first month of the year has already passed us by. On to this week’s food notes: La Mision is back with its first pop-up of 2017 at The Chvrch […]

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

City Market 2013: Welcome Back to the Promenade!

Now that the City Market is back outdoors on the 104 Street Promenade, it finally feels like spring! I ended up missing my window to post about opening day last Saturday, so I thought I’d just combine the first two weeks in one post. Opening day The weather was very cooperative last week, gloriously sunny […]

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Walking at Work: Update

I thought I’d write an update about the walking club, given I’ve been pretty silent about it since my first and only post. I won’t lie; the winter, especially this winter, was a difficult one to get through. Even with my belief in the power of walking and fresh air, coupled with a bit of […]

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Walking at Work: Better in a Group

I really enjoy walking. It is my preferred means of transportation (within reason), and though there are mornings where I wish I had a vehicle to fall back on, there are worse ways to start off one’s day than a brisk walk. So when staff at my office expressed interest in participating in a regular […]

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Volunteering for Homeless Connect 4

On Sunday, Mack and I joined a few hundred other volunteers at the Shaw Conference Centre for Homeless Connect 4. Coordinated by Homeward Trust, Homeless Connect is a biannual event providing a “one-stop shop” of services for those without a permanent home – everything from foot care to employment assistance to haircuts. Ready to rock […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

Netty stole Mack’s favourite hat to demonstrate his Canadian pride. Happy Canada Day everyone – hope you were out enjoying the festivities today!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Slow Food Edmonton’s Wild Boar and Beer Scavenger Hunt!

Slow Food Edmonton’s 4th annual Wild Boar and Beer is a celebration of local food and drink! It is a chance to sample Mayerthorpe’s Hog Wild products, as well as several local and regional side dishes. In addition, there will be beer tastings and tours of Edmonton’s award-winning microbrewery, Alley Kat. When: Sunday, July 12, […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Food Notes for March 2, 2009

I’m still recovering from the shock of The Bachelor’s revelations – why?! As I try to unpack what happened, here are this week’s notes: The Lois Hole Hospital Foundation will be raising money on Thursday, March 5 through the Epicurean Experience, where “Edmonton and area restaurants will generously donate a portion of the proceeds from […]

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

A Second Chance Granted: Garage Burger Bar & Grill

Last spring, I garnered my first serious comment smack-down on a post about my mostly negative initial experience at Garage Burger Bar & Grill (10242 106 Street). I have since learned that it is a much-loved installation in the downtown dining core, even though some of its most stalwart fans have also admitted that Garage […]

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

The Cooking Chronicles: Cinnamon Sticky Biscuits

I originally saw Julie van Rosendaal’s recipe for Cinnamon Sticky Biscuits in a print magazine, but lucky enough, it was also available on her blog, Dinner with Julie (it was profiled in the Journal a few months ago). I felt like a sweet dessert on Friday, and it seemed like a good recipe to try […]