Holiday Treats

Holiday Treats

Hello Holidays! It’s kind of hard to believe we’re here already, but we are and we made it. That’s reason enough to celebrate, whatever that may look like. As 2020 comes to a close, we can reflect on how we adapted to change, and discovered that things that are...
The Chain Effect of Supporting Local

The Chain Effect of Supporting Local

There are a lot of benefits when we purchase from local businesses, namely cycling funds back into our local communities, supporting jobs locally, and reducing environmental impacts.  Supporting local is more than a hashtag, it’s a mindset and lifestyle. When we...
Open that Bottle with Mhairi O’Donnell

Open that Bottle with Mhairi O’Donnell

“I come from a solid line of people caring about what you eat and drink,” says restaurateur Mhairi O’Donnell.  She was born in London’s Covent Garden, in a pub from the 1400s that survived the fire of London, where her trailblazing parents were publicans, and early...
Blending Flavour and Culture with Cuisine

Blending Flavour and Culture with Cuisine

November is one of those months where we hold our breath and wait for those first flakes to fall – if they haven’t already fallen. The days grow even shorter, and traces of the holiday hustle start creeping in with wish lists and twinkle lights. And still, the mercury...
Hot Potato: Jenny’s Delectables Finds Success

Hot Potato: Jenny’s Delectables Finds Success

Many small businesses grow out of a “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” situation. When Jennifer Kohut lost her job in Calgary’s oil and gas sector as a result of Alberta’s economic downturn, rather than lemonade, she started making stuffed potatoes.  In 2016,...

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