Open That Bottle: Laurie MacKay

Open That Bottle: Laurie MacKay

“I wish people would not ignore the sweet wine category. It breaks my heart. Rather than having a dessert, have this for dessert – or if you’re having cheese, have this sweet wine and end on a high note,” says Laurie MacKay, CBC radio’s House Wine...
It’s Not How Big Your Greens Are…

It’s Not How Big Your Greens Are…

…it’s what they can do for you that counts! Microgreens may be tiny but they pack a big flavour punch; they’re nutrient-rich, and you don’t need to be an expert to know how to use them. They’re also quite easy to come by, gracing the shelves at farmers’...
Sheet Pan Suppers

Sheet Pan Suppers

Sheet pan suppers are all the rage lately. Everywhere I look, be it flipping through food magazines, wandering the cookbook section of the bookstore, or reading my favourite blogs and Instagram feeds, the world is in love with ideas for dinner using only one pan. And...
Open That Bottle: Karen Anderson

Open That Bottle: Karen Anderson

“I’m a ‘momtrepreneur.’ I grew the business as I grew my son; he’s six-foot four and 220 pounds now – so my business is getting big like him,” laughs Karen Anderson, President and CEO of Alberta Food Tours. It has been a convoluted journey for the...
Open That Bottle: Darren Maclean

Open That Bottle: Darren Maclean

“I love Asian food, period. It’s the food I grew up eating with my neighbours. People think of terroir as the taste of place, but terroir is heavily influenced by the people who settled there,” says Darren Maclean, chef/owner of Shokunin. Born in Innisfail,...
Brewery Patios

Brewery Patios

Patio Season…. two magical words in Alberta’s all-too-short summer. So much so that grabbing the few scant seats available becomes of paramount importance on a sunny day. But the good news is you can now add some new locations for your outdoor dining and drinking...

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