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Drinks of the Week

Three red wines for sharing with your loved one when it’s cold outside, and you’re inside!  McWatters Collection Meritage 2013, Okanagan Valley, BC  This opulent wine is so seductive on the nose and draws you in drooling. There are ripe berry aromas to greet you on...

Cooking the Cheaper Cuts

These are cold, lean months, and everyone is in financial recovery from the holidays. Cooking with the cheaper cuts of meat will help stretch your grocery dollar, while not compromising on any flavour. Drumsticks are typically the overlooked part of the chicken in the...

Chocolate and Spiced Beers

By David Nuttall As we head into the depths of winter, most of the people who don’t escape to the far south think of curling up to warm fires while enjoying hot beverages or wine. Very rarely does beer enter the picture. But hold on, isn’t hot cocoa and hot spiced rum...

Producer’s Story: Bear and the Flower

By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth One concern of many farmers in Alberta is whether or not younger generations will go into agriculture and carry on the tradition of the family farm. Christopher and Jessica Fasoli, the couple behind Bear and the Flower, a free range pork...

Long-Established Restaurants

By Linda Garson 70 new places to eat and drink opened in Calgary alone last year – it was an amazing year for foodies, lovers of wine, beer, cocktails, tea and coffee – you could have tried somewhere new every week and still not have visited them all. And there’s more...

Recipes

Fettucine Tavolino

Violino Ristorante in Edmonton puts a savoury spin on the classics just like this fettuccine, and in this dish we can see how excellent ingredients and a bit of technique can make a little kitchen magic happen. This recipe scales up really easily, so it can be a crowd...

Rigatoni with Genoa Salami and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

For this recipe, Sergio Turlione (chef and owner of Rigoletto's Café in Edmonton) suggests using boxed pasta so you can get the noodles nicely al dente without them turning to mush. Here, simple ingredients are elevated in a dish that you will make time and time...

Lamb Meatballs

In this months issue, we learned all about how to make three delicious types of meatballs, but we thought that you might need one more. These terrific lamb meatballs are perfect any time of the year, and the yogurt sauce kicks them up to a whole new level!...

Off the Menu: Almond Shortbread

You know how chefs always tell you how easy something is to make, ”you just add this…” or “just whip us that”, which is fine if you’re a chef, and it’s second nature to you, but not so easy for us home enthusiast cooks. After running three pairing dinners in November...

Warming Whiskey Cocktails

By Linda GarsonPhotography by Ingrid Kuenzel It’s chilly out there and we’re entertaining, so it’s the perfect time to do things a little differently, to try something new - and impress our family and friends too. This month, we asked two Alberta restaurants known for...

Raspberry Financiers

Recipe courtesy of Jinnee Lu, Reinette Café & Patisserie  Some french desserts can feel fussy and unapproachable, but these mini raspberry almond cakes are a great place to start- light and moist with a crisp exterior, and packed with flavor....

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