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Eats of the Week

Bar Von der Fels  Bar Von Der Fels’ menu changes regularly, so you may not find these exact dishes when you visit, but I have to say recently two of us devoured six dishes here – and any of them could have graced this page - they were all so good! It was a tough...

About Alberta’s Finest Drinks Lists

by Tom Firth and Linda Garson with Stephanie Arsenault, Tannis Baker, and Alita Brown The 2018 edition of Alberta’s Finest Drink List was only our second year, and we were floored by the outstanding response. We saw nearly 50 percent growth this...

Drinks of the Week

Three great value summer wines!    Monte Creek Ranch Foch, Kamloops, BC  This is one of those wines that you'd never guess what it is from smelling and tasting. You’d recognise the nose of raspberry and blackcurrants with a little herby sage behind, and smoke, and on...

8 Road Trip Destinations: Northern Alberta

The days are long, the sun is hot, and it's the perfect time to get outta town. It's road trip season, and Northern Alberta is packed with delicious eats!  East of Edmonton, Wainwright’s Honeypot Eatery & Pub (823 2nd Avenue) has been the go-to spot for locals for...

Summer Sipping: Rosé

Whether you're looking for a delicious glass of wine on the patio with friends, something to pair with your latest BBQ or grilled fish, or just need to relax at the end of a long day, Rosé is a versatile choice that screams summer. Here are three great bottles that...

Open That Bottle: David Yip

“When I first came to Calgary you could only get frozen fish. You might get a few items fresh, but otherwise people are eating meat, meat, meat. Now people are starting to eat healthy,” says David Yip, co-owner of City Fish. Yip came from Hong Kong to Calgary in 1982...

Recipes

Pumpkin Chai Lentil Muffins

Recipe and photography by Renee Kohlman These muffins are full of pumpkin, spice, and everything nice- including split red lentils! Hearty and nutritious, these muffins are great to snack on as the cooler weather settles in....

Walnut and Date Lentil Brownies

Recipe and photography by Renee Kohlman Gluten free and vegan, these brownies also taste delicious. A little heat from ground chipotle pepper adds a pop of flavour, and the smooth, chocolatey glaze makes them ever so pretty. Great for after school snacks, these are a...

Kimchee Aioli

Recipe Courtesy of Saravanan Balasubramani at Big Fish Who knows seafood better than Big Fish? With a whole new look after its reopening in June, the renowned seafood spot off Edmonton Trail in Calgary really is a catch. Want to really impress your guests? Try...

Koftas and Tzatziki

Koftas, or Turkish lamb kebabs, are a perfect opportunity to try Alberta's excellent lamb and use some of the delicious mint that is plentiful at this time of year. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:452]   A mint and yogurt sauce is the perfect accompaniment to these koftas, but...

Watermelon, Lime and Mint Granita

Photography and recipe courtesy of Renee Kohlman Granita is an Italian frozen dessert not unlike sorbet , except that granita is made by hand and not a machine. The result is a coarser, flakier texture, almost like a fruity bowl of snow. The first bite of granita has...

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