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...
Primal Soup Company Finds its Home

Primal Soup Company Finds its Home

Photography by Ingrid Kuenzel If you happen to spy Margaret Nemeth at one of her Primal Soup Company booths at the Crossroads Market or the Market on MacLeod, you’ll immediately see that the energetic atmosphere of a Farmers’ Market suits her. As Nemeth chats with...
Twisted Basil: A New Take on Stress-free Food

Twisted Basil: A New Take on Stress-free Food

The story behind Cochrane’s Twisted Basil When you’re running a business, rapid growth isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. In 2012, Leslie Swan, the woman behind Cochrane’s Twisted Basil, was running a company with more than 30 employees and multiple...
Exploring the versatility of the slow cooker

Exploring the versatility of the slow cooker

3 non-stew slow-cooker recipes. We’ve all heard so-called “non-cooks” rave about the ease of using a slow cooker — the whole “set it and forget it” philosophy has allowed countless people with limited kitchen confidence to put together stews, chilis, and other one-pot...

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