Turkey with Bread Dressing Sandwich

By Chef Lawntz Vernon, Trail Appliances, Edmonton Dressing – To Use as Bread Ingredients: 2 loaves gluten-free bread 4 tablespoons canola oil ¼ cup onion, finely diced 1/4 cup celery, finely diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon rosemary 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken or turkey stock Method:…

Happy Turkey Cooking!

Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to be juicier and more tender, however more expensive. Frozen birds can also be moist and tender if cooked properly and they are more economical. When buying, allocate about 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person. For example, a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people and still leave…

Back To School Lunch Tips

Where has the summer gone? Some schools are getting ready to reopen and some are already in the swing of things for the 2019/2020 school year.  So what should we make for the kids to bring, that’s healthy, nutritious AND tasty?  It’s hard to come up with new ideas. The first suggestion is to PLAN!…

Cleaning Your Grilling Machine

It’s Grilling Time!  Traditionally, spring is the perfect time to prep and clean your grill.  As we all know, summers in Alberta and Saskatchewan are short so we have to pack in as much barbecuing as we can, though we really can barbecue any time of the year.  Keeping your barbecue in tip-top shape is…

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…