The Canadian Beef Experience

Beef. Some would say that it’s the heartbeat of our province (second to energy, perhaps), and our country is known for producing some of the best beef in the world. Our ranchers are undeniably passionate about raising cattle – farming is a lifestyle, not a career. I’m no stranger to the cattle industry, even though […]

Cheesy Wood Pulp?!

You may have heard, in the news, that an American cheese company has been caught with its pants down. This company sold grated parmesan cheese with the assumption that it contained parmesan cheese and only parmesan cheese. Well, it turns out that there was zero parmesan cheese and a small percentage of cellulose. There were […]

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I were out with friends at the Pig & Duke Neighbourhood Pub. It happens to be one of our favourite pubs, and it’s one that never disappoints. While we were there, the owner of the pub approached us and, after some time conversing, he invited the table to […]

The Saskatoon Farm

Okay, I’ve been slacking. I apologize. It’s been a bit of a tumultuous week, and last weekend, my partner and I replaced the rear rotors and brake pads on my new-to-me vehicle. You’ll recall that my vehicle was stolen – click here to read my open letter to the thief. I’m one of those weirdos that names […]

The Great Clam Boil

The people you work with are critical to your job satisfaction, no matter the position. If you love your job, but you work with a band of trolls, you will go home dissatisfied. Fortunately, I work with a great group of people – passionate, intelligent, and dedicated to the producers we serve. There is no shortage […]

Barbecue Pulled Venison

Every year, around this time, my partner starts applying for hunting draws, hoping that he’ll get lucky and score a rare opportunity for the upcoming season. It’s a game, and each year, he gets closer to a coveted draw – for a specific species or a specific region. He pores over maps of the province, speculating the […]

Eating and Stampeding

The Calgary Stampede dubs itself as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. For ten days, Calgary is transformed into a haven for cowboys and cowgirls. Stetsons and Wranglers become appropriate business attire, country and pop music stars grace the city with their presence, and rodeo champions compete for belt buckles in one of the largest […]

Classic Pancakes

Pancakes. They’re perfect for brunch on a lazy Sunday morning, over cups of coffee and a favoured blog or crossword puzzle. They’re known to improve a sad demeanor caused by reckless abandon and a headache-y hangover. And, in Calgary, they’re THE breakfast food of the Calgary Stampede. Community associations, non-profit organizations, and politicians hold pancake […]

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

In my never-ending journey to eat and live healthy, I’m always on the prowl for clean-eating recipes. I know, eating clean sounds a bit insane (no sugar, no processed foods, etc.) and demoralizing, but once you get the hang of it, it’s difficult to revert to pre-packaged meals. There is added motivation to eating healthy and […]

Kinjo Sushi & Grill

My boyfriend’s stepfather is a picky eater – not in a bad way, of course. He’s just very particular about his food choices, which counters my predisposition for being a bottomless pit. He loves barbecued chicken, beef tenderloin, and a solid rack of pork ribs. When it comes to eating out, he values simplicity and […]