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Exploring the World of Spirit Free Drinks

Exploring the World of Spirit Free Drinks

If you tuned into CBC Edmonton AM this morning, you would've heard me singing the praises of several non-alcoholic beverages. Some are made in Alberta, some in Canada, and a couple that I spoke about come from across the Pond. What I didn't talk about was alcohol-free...

Holiday Meal Takeout Options 2020

Holiday Meal Takeout Options 2020

This morning on CBC Edmonton AM, I talked about restaurants, caterers, and food businesses that are offering takeout dinners for the holiday season. Below is information about all those places and more: from Sherwood Park to Spruce Grove; Nisku to St. Albert and of...

Homemade Coffee Cream Liqueur

Homemade Coffee Cream Liqueur

Want a little something-something in your coffee but don't have a bottle of suitable store-bought liqueur? No problem, if you have some key ingredients in your fridge and pantry, you can whip up a homemade liqueur in a few minutes, like the one below. Note: be careful...

Alternative Grocery Providers – CBC Edmonton AM

Alternative Grocery Providers – CBC Edmonton AM

Today, on CBC Edmonton A.M., I talked about alternative grocery suppliers in and around the Edmonton area. These are businesses that provide a variety of foods grown by local farmers or produced by smaller companies and/or local artisans. These items are available...

Braised Lamb Neck and White Beans Recipe

Braised Lamb Neck and White Beans Recipe

I had a lamb and white bean dish at Salvio Volpe in Vancouver a few months back, and I've been craving it ever since. In a recent attempt to recreate that dish, I picked up some lamb shanks at  Westgate Halal (9550 - 163 Street) in Edmonton, but also a package of lamb...

Kuppershnuck: A Volga German Casserole

Kuppershnuck: A Volga German Casserole

This morning on CBC Edmonton AM radio, I spoke with Mark Connolly about casseroles. What is it that we love about them, and what is it that we don't? And why have they lasted on this ever-changing culinary landscape? Casseroles are easy to make and they don't need to...

There are Good Things in the Badlands

There are Good Things in the Badlands

A three-day getaway to southeast Alberta not only appeased my physical need for wanderlust, but the beauty of the area with its wide-open spaces and spectacular sunsets did wonders for the soul, too. If you're feeling the need to bust out, consider heading to this...

The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

This might not sound like a very big deal to you, but yesterday, I was able to give a near-perfect thumbs up. That got me pretty excited because for the past four months, I haven’t been able to straighten my thumbs, at all. In February, I developed a reaction to...

Narayanni’s – 10 Years Later

Narayanni’s – 10 Years Later

The first restaurant review I did for CBC Edmonton AM was of Narayanni's, a family-owned restaurant just off Whyte Avenue. It was September 2010. I hid my little notebook under the table and peppered the owners' daughter, Youmashni, with questions. She was so gracious...

French Comfort Food: Rabbit Braised in Cider

French Comfort Food: Rabbit Braised in Cider

Rabbit braised in cider (lapin au cidre) is a classic French dish that looks fancy, sounds fancy but is super easy to make. It's a great dish to make if you want to impress someone or sit down to a Sunday dinner of comfort food. Want to pull out all the stops for Mom...

Food Trucks Host Pandemic Popup May 2

Food Trucks Host Pandemic Popup May 2

It may be a small convoy that gathers this Saturday in the parking lot of Smokehouse BBQ at 15960 - 109 Avenue, but if this popup launch proves successful, Terry Sept of Smokehouse BBQ says his hope is that more food trucks will join in a second event. Bully Food...

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