Tea Sommeliers: Pairing Tea With Food

Tea Sommeliers: Pairing Tea With Food

Most lovers of food and drink are familiar with the concept of a wine sommelier — a trained wine expert who knows the ins-and-outs of vintages and varietals, and can help restaurant guests pair their meals with just the right bottle. With a number of other beverages...
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

PrintSlow Cooker Cranberry Sauce Yield: Makes about 2 cups Serve this easy cranberry sauce alongside roasted chicken or turkey, or freeze it for when you need cranberry sauce for a muffin or cake recipe.Ingredients3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries ½ to ¾ cup sugar 1...
A Slow Cooker Christmas

A Slow Cooker Christmas

Slow cookers often conjure up images of winter comfort food, like belly-warming stews and meaty braises, which are undeniably perfect for this time of year. That said, the humble slow cooker is not usually associated with the ultimate winter meal: Christmas dinner....
Alberta Food Tours: Sharing Stories Bite-by-Bite

Alberta Food Tours: Sharing Stories Bite-by-Bite

By now, most of us know one of the biggest keys to understanding any culture is getting to know its food. The farms, restaurants, and markets of any given city shed light on people’s priorities, values, and way of life — food provides flavour in both the literal and...
Local Success: Messinger Meats

Local Success: Messinger Meats

Every weekday morning, Mercedes Messinger drives from her meat processing plant in Mirror, Alta. (about a half hour east of Lacombe) to the Italian Centre Shop in Calgary. Her company, Messinger Meats, has a large display counter near the front of the store, stocked...

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