French Toast Recipe

Ingredients: yield 2 slices 2 slices thick cut white bread (Texas toast) 1 egg ¼ cup whipping cream Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon butter Crack egg into a small bowl and whip lightly. Add in cream and spices and whip until incorporated. Preheat a large skillet pan to medium heat and add…

Sara’s Green Stuff

Sara Brodsky is the Culinary Coordinator at our Calgary South store. A self-taught cook, her inspiration came first from her mother, then from her interior design studies. Since becoming an interior designer, her enthusiasm and passion for colours have been applied more in cooking than in décor. A lot of recipes that Sara makes contain…

Drinks & Tips for the Heat Wave

Strawberry Rhubarb smoothie ½ cup rhubarb ½ cup strawberries 1 cup frozen yogurt (vanilla) 1 cup orange juice Honey to taste Blend in blender and enjoy! Rhubarb Soda 3 cups cut up rhubarb 1 cup sugar 4 cups water Boil for 1 hour. Pour through a sieve Add 2 Tbsp. syrup to 1 cup soda…

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

2/3 cup cocoa 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 ½ cups orange juice or sour milk (not both) 3 eggs 1 ¼ cups oil Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor…

A Chef’s Best Friend

Some kitchen tools are essential for making food magic happen! Here are three tools we think are a chef’s best friends. Immersion Blenders Chefs swear by immersion blenders; they’re great for pureeing hot soups and sauces and also for things that could be too much volume for a regular blender. The best things about immersion…

Chef David Hamilton’s 2018 Food Trends

Transparency is the most notable food trend in 2018. Where your food comes from and exactly what’s in it is much more important now than it was ten years ago. Actively seeking foods that are sourced out through ethical, sustainable means is not just a trend, it’s a behaviour that is here to stay. Whenever…

Nutty Bread

1 ¼ cup almond flour 1 ¼ cup walnut halves 1 cup Ground Flax Seed ¾ cup sesame seeds ¾ cup sunflower seeds ¾ cup poppy seeds ¾ cup pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoon salt ¼ cup canola oil 6 eggs ¼ cup water Directions Mix all ingredients together very well. Split into 2 greased loaf…

National Take the Stairs Day Tips

In light of New Years’ resolutions and healthy living, seize the opportunity of today being National Take the Stairs Day. Here are a few tips on how to stay active on a daily basis. Start by, well, taking the stairs and skipping elevators and escalators. Park your car a bit farther than your place of…

Potluck Season is Upon Us

As it’s the season for potlucks and Christmas parties, we have a few ideas for you. Inspired by our own staff potluck, here are a few ideas and some simple recipes. Every year we pair the potluck with a version of secret Santa. Here are the rules. Each person grabs a present randomly and stands…

Cookie Exchange | Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day!! Imagine a world where you can have many types of homemade cookies at once without spending hours baking. Well, that’s exactly what cookie exchange parties are for! A cookie exchange is when a group of people, maybe you and your family, friends, or co-workers, each bake homemade cookies of different types…

Habits for Healthy Cooking

Cooking habits may just be what you need for a healthier meal. Although the word “healthier” gives the impression of tasteless food, the contrary is true. Here are some tips for healthy and savoury cooking: Oils If you are cooking in higher temperatures, 200-500F degrees, the following oils are better to use: coconut oil, red…

Turkey Tips

  You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20-pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all-important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20-pound turkey will take at…