Hungry at Home: Dave’s Hungarian Goulash

One of my favourite snowy, rainy or just generally crappy weather meals was my dad’s recipe for Hungarian goulash, a paprika-heavy tomato and beef stew served over a generous bowl of broad egg noodles. It was perfect for yesterday’s snowy April evening and it also seemed like a perfect red-tinted food to enjoy as we…

Hungry at Home: Australian Finger Limes

I tried Australian finger limes (Citrus australasica) this weekend after seeing them at Bridgeland Market. Cute, right? They looked a bit shrivelled, but they’ve had a long journey from Oz all the way to my kitchen! And they were still beautifully juicy when I cut them open. Nice, right? The cross cut and gentle squeeze makes for…

Shibuya Izakaya

Still mourning the recent closure of our favourite sushi place, Hot Stone Rice Bowl (RIP), Matt and I had been dragging our heels looking for somewhere new. Anyone who can say they’ve compared sushi in Calgary to what’s available in a coastal region will agree that it’s a hit-and-miss market here, so we were nervous. We…

Hungry in Red Deer: Red Boar Smokery

I see my family in Red Deer about once a month and for the past few visits I have been obsessed with dragging friends and family into Red Boar Smokery. My dad was a tough sell as he’s a talented home chef (and homebody!), but a few weeks ago he agreed to join me as…

Pie Junkie & Bakery (Happy Pi Day!)

Happy Pi Day! I care so little about math that I’m getting bored just writing this sentence, but a day to celebrate both math and pie is something I can definitely wrap my head around! Matt was away this week, which meant there was no one at home to impress with my pastry-making skills (read:…

Sky 360 and the Calgary Tower

A few weeks ago we were out with some friends and it came up that in all his years of living here, Matt had never been to the top of the Calgary Tower or to Sky 360, its rotating restaurant. Once the skyline started to fill up with taller buildings, some people like Matt just…

The Living Room

The best thing about Big Taste is that gives you a chance to explore restaurants and dishes you would usually find intimidating or too expensive. When Matt and I saw the Living Room on the list of options, we jumped at the chance to book a table at the fancy place we walk by on…

The Guild

Matt and I were so excited to check out the Guild during Big Taste YYC to see what all the fuss is about! As soon as we walked in, we were greeted with warm smiles, complimentary coat check and a beautiful main entrance. Walking into the dimly-lit dining room with its imposing dark wood, hunting trophies,…

Hungry at Home: Taco Toppers

For us, taco night used to mean some kind of spicy protein, a slop of canned salsa or hot sauce, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, grated cheese wrapped up in a wheat tortilla that sticks to the roof of your mouth… sound familiar? But then we would go out to a Mexican restaurant and eat the…

Sweet Relief Pastries

Cupcakes are perfect for any celebration, so there’s no better way to kick off a brand new blog than with a post about my favourite new bakery, Sweet Relief!  Sweet Relief’s new storefront is small and sparsely decorated, which means your eyes are immediately drawn to the pastel and jewel-toned treats inside the gleaming, glass…