Cookbook Review: Lure by Ned Bell

Cookbook Review: Lure by Ned Bell

Caveat: I love fish and have been lucky enough to eat fish my whole life, so any book heralding fish is good for me.    30 years ago we didn’t know that there was, or could be, a problem with sustainability of any species. As worldwide consumption of fish has...
Angel Food Cake: A Lighter Holiday Dessert

Angel Food Cake: A Lighter Holiday Dessert

Angel food cake is a timeless recipe, perfect for the holidays. It bridges generations of home cooks across Canada, and makes fantastic use of staple ingredients which everyone has on hand – eggs, sugar, flour, salt, and cream. I love that something so simple is...
Holiday Trend: Serving A Unique Drink To Guests

Holiday Trend: Serving A Unique Drink To Guests

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, chances are that you are having at least one gathering at your home, if not two or three. They’re always a wonderful time, provided that you have plenty of food and drink on hand for your guests. Opening a bottle...
3 Alberta Initiatives Addressing Food Insecurity

3 Alberta Initiatives Addressing Food Insecurity

It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday at the downtown kitchen of Brown Bagging For Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK), and a group of 15 volunteers have just made 371 turkey sandwiches and 212 tuna sandwiches. They’re smiling as they leave the kitchen, even though they must be exhausted...
Macarons Versus Macaroons: Why The Confusion?

Macarons Versus Macaroons: Why The Confusion?

Macarons and macaroons are only one letter apart, which can lead to some confusion. While they both use egg whites and sugar in their recipes, they have a very different appearance and baking process.    Macarons are thought to have originated in Italy, and the...
Giving And Getting:  Reverse Advent Calendar

Giving And Getting: Reverse Advent Calendar

A few Novembers ago, an empty wine box on my kitchen table gave me an idea. Rather than buy (or make — who has time?) a traditional advent calendar, with waxy chocolates or tiny gifts we don’t really need more of, why not count down to the holidays in reverse,...

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