Winefest 2018

We did it! We celebrated our first Winefest and lived to tell the tale. I’ll do my best to cover the highlights, but I have to admit that my memory of each individual wine has been left a little fuzzy. But speaking of celebrations – happy first anniversary to me! Matt sweetly reminded me this afternoon…

Calgary Stampede 2017

I had a whole bit I wanted to post about how crowds are the worst, but honestly I had the nicest night at the Calgary Stampede yesterday and I can’t even muster up enough grump to write it down. Instead, I’m going to tell you about all the delicious, classic Stampede foods I split with…

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…

Big Taste 2017: 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,…