Victoria Day Meal

It’s May long weekend and even though I eat well most days I was not expecting dinner fit for a queen on the queens birthday. After coming home from a day of helping customers and merchandising at my retail job I was greeted at the door by my handsome chef and sweetheart. On the table…

Jacek Chocolate Tasting

Had a fantastic date night at Jacek. I got surprised with a trip to Jacek for a chocolate tasting at the beginning of the month. We arrived to a small group of people waiting to take part in this experience with us. You could smell the cocoa in the air. Each table had a sheet…

Artisan Resto-Cafe

Went for brunch with a friend the other day to this great little cafe on Whyte. It was raining out and yet the place still had a very sunshiny feel. We had a wonderful waitress who upon checking in with us a few times as we got carried away chatting because it's been a while…

Northern Chicken

Had a lunch date with my sweetheart and a couple friends today down at Northern Chicken. I have been there once before and loved it so much I wanted to go back. Today my sweetie and I tried their 6 piece meal with an added side of their Asparagus Salad. We went with half regular…

It’Dog

I went to this unique hot dog spot in Old Strathcona close to the Garneau Theatre yesterday and had a great time catching up with two friends. We went just before noon and took a quick stop at Wizard’s Comics next door. It’Dog has something on the menu for the more conservative hot dog eats…

Garlic Chicken Soup with a Kick

At 1:30 today my sweetheart walked though the door looking like he was beat over the head with the Common house hold plague I most likely transferred to him over the week. He immediately went upstairs to rest and had a good long nap. I’m glad he takes care of himself so well and he’s…

Asian BBQ Pork and Asparagus Pizza

A little poor planning on my part last night, dinner was late but it was still possible. I didn’t start making this till almost 7 pm which meant supper happened at around 9:30. I had pulled out some pork and after eating meat, potatoes and asparagus most of the week I decided to see what…

Steak with Wasabi Butter and Bacon Wrapped Asparagus 

Came home yesterday to find my sweetheart tired from a long day but he had pulled out some steak for supper. I was not in much of a mood to cook either but also wanted to eat something a little nicer. Sunday we went grocery shopping and came home with a Costco sized bag of…

Bloody Mary Cassoulet

What a beautiful dish. This easy take on a French Masterpiece should prove to be a favourite.  Today I slow cooked this in the oven instead of the slow cooker mostly because I love this casserole dish and feel like I should make more use of it.  I started off with a cup of dry…

Taj Mahal Poutine at La Poutine

Ventured out for some adventure today since the weather was so beautiful (+4c ). After walking though the Ice on Whyte ice sculptures I ventured over to La Poutine just off 109st by the U of A as it’s been on my hit list to try for a while and I have been hearing many…

Venison Meatpies with Beer Gravy

I found some leftover pie dough in the freezer and some pre-cooked ground deer.   My sweetheart likes to create wonderful dishes as much as I do and stashed some pie dough from a previous dish in the freezer. Our favourite pie dough is from the recipe off the back of the tenderflake box.  After…

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

I decided to try the hot and sour chicken soup recipe from the Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers cookbook. This is not your typical hot and sour soup. While it was a tasty soup it does not resemble the traditional hot and sour soups I usually enjoy.  The soup was very meaty and the sour…