Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

Little gifts are a wonderful way to show the people around you that you care about them without requiring you to go on a spending spree. If you are looking for a cute little gift for the foodie in your life, look no further.   Sabonete How cool and cute is this...
For The Love of Entertaining

For The Love of Entertaining

By Kelley Abbey Entertaining is an art form. It has many colours and textures that meld together (hopefully) to create an enjoyable occasion. Some welcome the challenge of having 10 people over at the last minute on a Friday night. To many, it’s an inconvenience, a...
The Gift of Beer

The Gift of Beer

by David Nuttall The holiday season is the time for giving, and there is no better occasion for beer lovers than the period where autumn turns into winter. Not only are there remnants from the fall/pumpkin beers still hanging around, but the new winter warmers and...
Drinks of the Week

Drinks of the Week

  Chateau Timberlay Bordeaux Superior 2015, Bordeaux, France  Upfront this is all ripe blackcurrant from the merlot, the vast majority of the grapes in the blend at 85%. The good news is that this also makes for a softer and less tannic wine, meaning we can drink it...
Open That Bottle: Stephen Deere

Open That Bottle: Stephen Deere

by Linda Garson  Photography by Ingrid Kuenzel Since finishing the hospitality course at SAIT in 1998, it’s been quite the journey for Stephen Deere, owner of Modern Steak. Born and raised in Calgary; his father is second generation Calgarian and his mother an...
Tame a Cold Winter’s Night: Tajine Cooking

Tame a Cold Winter’s Night: Tajine Cooking

By Morris Lemire What first drew me to tajine cooking was the spice mix. All my favourites were there: ginger, cumin, turmeric, saffron, cinnamon. It’s a long and rich list. Add to these spices, preserved lemons, dates, dried apricots, and rose water, and I was...

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