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3 Steps to Easy, Perfect Oven-Braised Brisket

3 Steps to Easy, Perfect Oven-Braised Brisket

So here we are, self-isolating in this time of the Coronavirus and comforting ourselves with good books, long naps and video chats with friends and family who live far away. Now, more than ever, we need to choose home-made food over high-processed, nutrient-poor foods...

Grieving in the Time of Crisis: A Tribute to My Dad

Grieving in the Time of Crisis: A Tribute to My Dad

We laid Dad to rest last week on a cold, snowy day in central Alberta, a day that saw Canada gripped by news of COVID-19. He was a month shy of 89 and was beleaguered with several health problems but he did not die of the Coronavirus; the doctors suspect an aortic...

Fox Burger – CBC Review

Fox Burger – CBC Review

Fox Burger is putting out the type of burgers you think about for days after. Why? What's so special about these burgers? If you know how Nate Box rolls (with food), you won't be surprised as to why I think these burgers are the bomb. Read my web article for all the...

A New Year, A New Role

A New Year, A New Role

Yesterday, on various social media platforms, the founder of Eat Local Magazine, Heather Muse, announced that I would be joining her and her talented team. I'll be taking on the role of editor, and I couldn't be more thrilled! From Heather: ✨Growth✨ Over the last year...

Bianco – CBC Review

Bianco – CBC Review

I was pretty excited to hear that Dave Manna (the owner of Rosso Pizzeria) was opening his second restaurant, Bianco, in the Rice Howard Way area near Edmonton Centre. I'm a big fan of Rosso. Love those wood-fired pizzas! Bianco opened this past spring, so they've had...

Kelowna Then and Now – AMA Magazine

Kelowna Then and Now – AMA Magazine

It's -28C right now and as I look out my office window, my mind takes me to the Okanagan: hot summer days, sapphire blue water and endless fruit orchards. My first visit to the area was in 1967 to visit my grandparents who'd moved that year to Rutland which was its...

Tiffin – CBC Review

Tiffin – CBC Review

Tiffin is an independently owned Indian fast casual restaurant on Jasper Avenue in the old Sobey's Urban Fresh building. This is the second location, the first being on Ellerslie Road just off 50th Street. A third, in Windemere, opened in November. I reviewed Tiffin...

Read this – Princeton: A Love Story

Read this – Princeton: A Love Story

  A couple of months ago, while doing a book signing at Chapters, I met Terry Fong, the author of Princeton: A love story. Terry is a chicken farmer who wrote about his big ol' farm dog who had bone cancer. After the diagnosis, Princeton went through chemo and...

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