This week’s CSA delivery

And the basket is getting bigger. Swiss chard, mixed greens, radishes, beets, bok choy, potatoes, garlic scapes and horseradish. An interesting basket… What to do.  Chinese style stir fried greens, rainbow salad and more garlic smashed potatoes, with horseradish? Also a bouquet of lilies.

Clive Burger

This is a burger joint I can eat at. Hormone and antibiotic free beef. Looks promising and I wonder if it lives up to the hype? The burger was average, and far better than the dried out Alley Burger that I waited an hour for. (This one came in 15 minutes). The toppings were fresh … Continue reading

Fuel For Gold

I’ve tried this place a few times and clearly keep on coming back. They have a hearty bean, lentil and wild rice salad. Their sandwiches and paninis are really good.  They use quality local and organic ingredients. Their homemade cookies are big enough to share and delish.  They carry Phil and Sebastian’s coffee which would … Continue reading

This week’s CSA delivery

I decided to try something new this summer.  I signed up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) share.  This week I got: flowers, sorrel, mixed salad greens, swiss chard, potatoes, green onions and garlic scapes. Had a nice salad for dinner.  

Yee Haw!! Stampede Food

I usually avoid most Calgary Stampede activities.  But it is their centennial… and of course there’s the food.  So I made a trip down to the grounds to sample some of the delights. As an avid foodie, I have to try everything, right? The winner was definitely Naaco Bites from the Naaco Truck. It was … Continue reading

Red bean paste buns

Everytime I make this, it usually gets better.  It was a hot, slightly humid day when I made these yesterday. Let it proof on the counter rather than in the oven. Resulted in dough that raised nicely with a nice round shape for the buns.  I had some almond milk on hand so I substituted … Continue reading

Kashmiri Curry

I made a Kashmiri curry over the weekend. Still tasting wonderful a few days later. Traditionally it is made with lamb. I didn’t have any lamb stew so I substituted cubes of beef blade roast. The long, slow cooking makes it wonderfully tender. Also, because I had some leftover sour cream and whipping cream, I … Continue reading

Gaucho Brazilian BBQ

Went for dinner with a party of 25 on Saturday. Drinks came pretty quickly, but the meat was slow to come around at the start. Having been to their competition, Bolero’s, Gaucho definitely wins in the flavor department. The choices for the salad bar complimented the meal nicely. There was a nice variety of meat, … Continue reading

Figs and Swiss Chard Salad

What to do… just got my grocery delivery for the week. Locally grown swiss chard, apples and fresh figs. Tossed with some red grapes and a vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Delish.