Recipes

Gin Cocktails for Spring

Now the days are getting longer and we’re (hopefully) done with minus temperatures, it’s time for fresh flavours and to get creative with our drinks. When you think using of herbs in your cocktail, gin naturally comes to mind as a base spirit, so we asked two Alberta...

Off the Menu: Gambas Con Chorizo

February was Rioja in Alberta month, and we were lucky to have ten winemakers from northern Spain visit Edmonton and Calgary to tell us their stories and introduce their wines. During their visit they hosted dinners in each city, pairing their wines with dishes in...

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....

Chocolate Tart

Recipe courtesy of Benjamin Griffon, Espresso Café  This dessert uses few ingredients, so quality of the chocolate and attention to detail really matter on this recipe. You can always jazz up this dessert with decorations like edible gold foil or chocolate truffle...

Orange Spiced Madeleines

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Stang, La Boule Patisserie & Bakery Try this delicious cardamom twist on a classic! If any of your madeleines don't come out just right, just remember: a little icing or a dusting of icing sugar can go a long way towards hiding...

Smoked Barbecue Brisket

Recipe courtesy of Cole Glendinning, Flower & Wolf You’ll want leftovers, but Glendinning’s recipe for these bite-sized briskets will be gone in seconds! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:466]

Goat Cheese and Proscuitto-Wrapped Asparagus

Recipe courtesy of Salar Melli, Vintage Fork. Quick and easy to whip up, you can’t go wrong with Melli’s take on a classic starter snack -prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:465]

Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins

Recipe Courtesy of Dieter Garson, Atco Blue Flame Kitchen This recipe is easy to prep ahead, easy to cook when your guests arrive, and even easier to eat. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:464]

Old El Paso Gyoza

Recipe courtesy of Matt Phillips, Northern Chicken Try this unique Tex-Mex twist on homemade dumplings from Matt Phillips. These are the perfect finger food for game day, your guests are sure to be impressed! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:463]

Moroccan Tajine Chicken

By Morris Lemire This Moroccan recipe is a wonderful way to try tajine cooking for the first time or the hundredth time. For more about tajine cooking, click here to read the full article! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:462] * Ras el-Hanout is a blend of spices used in Moroccan...

Off The Menu – Orange Lavender Cake

Recipe Courtesy of Upper Crust Café We received an email from a reader who wrote: “LOVE your magazine! Great to see some Edmonton content. I particularly enjoy “Off the Menu". It would be wonderful to see the recipe for Orange Lavender Cake from Upper Crust Cafe here...

Crab Cake Burger

Recipe courtesy of Michael Decker Whether you want to wow your friends without the hassle, or simply need a last minute meal that is faster and tastier than ordering take-out, this melt-in-your-mouth recipe is sure to hit the spot every time. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:459]...

Roasted Butternut Squash and Lentil Salad

Recipe courtesy of Catherine Auger For those busy weeknights when you are short on time but still want a healthy and savoury dinner, try Catherine Auger's roasted squash and lentil salad! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:458]

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