Recipes

Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Gratin

Easter weekend is an exciting weekend. The Easter bunny has sprinkled chocolate eggs around the house and yard. The warmer weather has started moving in, and it’s time for the first big, yummy, family gathering of the year. Want to spend more time enjoying the weekend...

Black Sheep’s Pistachio and Sour Cherry Tart

Black Sheep’s Pistachio and Sour Cherry Tart

We received an email from Etienne M asking, “Do you think you could get Benjamin at the Black Sheep Bakery to share his recipe for his Sour Cherry and Pistachio Tart? It is divine but they only seem to sell it in Summer-Fall. We need to have some sooner than that!” We...

Chef Dewling’s Eggplant Parmesan

Chef Dewling’s Eggplant Parmesan

As the Executive Chef for three restaurants - Annabelle’s Kitchen, as well as Blink and Bar Annabelle, Chris Dewling is a busy man. Though only open a short time, Annabelle’s Kitchen in Calgary’s Garrison Woods community, has a focus on homemade Italian food that is...

Chef Medi’s Seafood Linguine

Chef Medi’s Seafood Linguine

Medi Tatoub, Head Chef at Vivo, with two locations in Edmonton (Edmonton West and Sherwood Park) is no stranger to traditional, family style Italian dining. Vivo focuses on quality ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, fresh pasta, and cooking from scratch....

Allora’s Signature Roasted Tomato Sauce

Allora’s Signature Roasted Tomato Sauce

Thipp Xaykasem, executive chef of Allora in Calgary’s Aspen Woods community, talks of a simple concept for the restaurant; quality, local, house-made or imported ingredients directly from Italy - providing that authentic and traditional Italian experience their...

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer

Isn’t it wonderful that the coldest months of winter bring us citrus fruits that are ripe and ready for us to enjoy?   These jewels of the fruit world are packed with nutrients that are good for the body at a time when we need them most. Vitamin C is citrus fruits’...

Spinach Tortellini Soup

Spinach Tortellini Soup

One of the great things about soup is that as well as being delicious, it’s easy to customize to make it just right for your taste or your family. As one of the Managing Partners at Fifendekel in Edmonton, Jacquie Fenske grew up on soup. “When we were young, we...

Steak Soup

Steak Soup

Executive Chef Darren Drew from Prestons Restaurant and Lounge in Edmonton knows that a great soup is about keeping it simple and bringing familiar elements together in the best way. On the coldest Edmonton days, everyone wants something warm and inviting, something...

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Curried Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Being at the outskirts of Calgary, in Bearspaw, Flores and Pine’s Executive Chef Rory McGouran is no stranger to a biting winter wind. He says the best soups are cheap and cheerful, and there is just one way to get the perfect balance of flavours. “Taste, taste,...

Off the Menu: Scones with Chocolate and Apple

Off the Menu: Scones with Chocolate and Apple

Off the Menu: Sidewalk Citizen's Sweet Scones We have received several requests for Sidewalk Citizen’s scones, they’re a staple at not only Sidewalk’s own cafés in Kensington, Calgary’s East Village, and the new restaurant location in Calgary’s Memorial Park, but...

Murrieta’s Potted No-Bake Cheesecake

Murrieta’s Potted No-Bake Cheesecake

For chef Jeff Bazso at Murrieta’s Bar & Grill in the lovely mountain town of Canmore, holiday meals just aren’t complete without dessert. But dessert can be a bit of an afterthought, especially when you’ve exhausted all your energy whipping up a masterful main...

Crispy Christmas Miso Chicken

Crispy Christmas Miso Chicken

Nestled in beautiful Banff, The Bison restaurant is known for its spectacular traditional turkey dinner served on Christmas. Of course, winter in Banff isn’t the best time for growing ingredients, but executive chef Sal Polizzi says it’s still easy to find great local...

Rocky Mountain Meat Pie

Rocky Mountain Meat Pie

The holiday season is big at the scenic Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, where executive chef Eric Beaupre is busy making yule logs, meat pies, and of course, planning a massive turkey feast with all the best ingredients Alberta has to offer.   Cloves,...

Clarified Rosemary Milk Punch

Clarified Rosemary Milk Punch

“Gin is often thought of as a summer spirit, however the woodsy tones in many gins can make them a great base for a holiday cocktail,” says Yardarm’s Maya Bartha. “The combination of rosemary, mint tea, gin, and Christmas spices in the Rosemary Milk Punch results in...

Christmas Controversy: Fruitcake

Christmas Controversy: Fruitcake

As far as Christmas controversies go, fruitcake is often at the centre of much debate. Team Fruitcake enjoys a good mixed peel when they see it, and the more raisins and currants, the merrier. It’s for these exact ingredients that Team No Fruitcake dislikes the...

Chocolate Candy Cane Martini

Chocolate Candy Cane Martini

“For me Christmas is a time of gatherings and festivities with family and friends,” says Calgary Petroleum Club’s Marlene Evanow. “I’ve always loved Christmas, and I love chocolate. I love a drink that is simple to make, and this martini is perfect - it just screams...

Best Ever Barbecue Ribs

Best Ever Barbecue Ribs

Ryan McDonald, executive chef at the new Urban Fare grocery store in Calgary, says his favourite method for precooking anything is sous vide style. If you don’t know what sous vide cooking is, it involves sealing whatever you’re making in a plastic pouch and letting...

Local Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Verde Dressing

Local Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Verde Dressing

Andrew Fung, chef at XIX Nineteen in Edmonton, suggests some vegetarian finger foods that even the most carnivorous Grey Cup goer will enjoy. Andrew focuses on food that is fresh and not too complicated, and your friends are sure to love this recipe for potatoes with...

Dr. Pepper Braised Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Braised Pulled Pork

You don’t need a special occasion to whip out your slow cooker, but for Kosta Galanos, Executive Chef at Smoke N Fusion in Calgary, there’s no better time than a chilly November Grey Cup Sunday.   “When I think of a football party, I automatically think of something...

Avocado Bruschetta

Avocado Bruschetta

This extremely versatile dish comes to us from Daniel Ducharme, chef and owner of Riverbank Bistro in Edmonton. It is shown here on delicious crostini and makes a perfect appetizer, but it can also make a great dip instead of regular guacamole, as a burger or taco...

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