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…

Carrot Ginger Soup at The Common

Precisely noon before the Woman’s March on Washington Edmonton a small crowd was beginning to form outside this delectable gastropub. As the doors opened the friendly server readily got everyone comfortable and began taking orders to accommodate all the quick people in for a quick lunch before going to join the march. I don’t remember…

Parmesan Gruyere Potatoes with White Truffle Oil

The sun is shining off the snow and it is a beautiful day after a very cold week.  I had a container of Costco Chicken Tortilla Soup in the fridge that was just beckoning to be made.  Instead of having a nice chunk of bread with it or a plate of nachos I added a…

Dilled Eggs and Goat Cheese on English Muffin

Gotta love another fabulous breaky. This morning we have English muffins with Roma tomato, goat cheese and dilled scrambled eggs. I made sure not to over cook the eggs so they were still nice and moist.  Still had some Harvest bacon left and a side of crimini mushrooms sauted with red onion. Mmmm