Coconut Cream Flop

I love coconut cream pie.  I like making pie crust a lot less.  However, I have achieved a mild degree of success over the holidays with my sister’s help and a food processor. I am of the opinion that the altitude in Calgary causes problems with the crust. Onto the filling. I’ve made it successfully … Continue reading

Shigatsu Fusion Japanese Sushi Lounge

Missing the old Gunkan sushi, but eager to see what popped up in it’s place, we headed to Shigatsu. I’ve heard lots of rave reviews, so we went there for lunch. I like the decor.  It seems well suited to a romantic dinner. We had a late lunch around 2pm so we were the only … Continue reading

Istanbul Restaurant Ltd

Ever since my visit to Pizza Pide, I had been wondering whether there was a similar place in Calgary. I decided to try Istanbul which serves pide amongst other Turkish delights. Pun intended. We started with the calamari, which was good, but I found the accompanying onions a bit over salted. Hubby had the lamb … Continue reading

Sea Salted Caramel Cookies

I got bored with the usual flavors of holiday cookies. So I went to a recipe that I have been trying to perfect for the last year. I used Kraft caramels and halving them did wonders. That is, it prevented the cookie from exploding due to overbaking. Black Hawaiian lava sea salt is great to … Continue reading