Cricket Powder by Gaia Protein

What do you say to someone who’s just offered to bring you a free packet of powdered crickets? This was a question I never thought I’d have to ask myself, but when the ladies from Calgary-based Gaia Protein reached out a few weeks ago to see what I thought about their product, I was immediately nervous! I’m…

Prairie Caesars with Walter Craft Caesar Mix

I love a good Caesar – any drink that comes with a snack obviously gets the thumbs up from me. My fellow Caesar fans will already know that they were reportedly invented in Calgary and typically include vodka, clam/tomato juice (~clamato if you’re fancy~), Worcestershire, hot sauce and a celery garnish. A Canadian classic, it’s…

Peasant Cheese Shop

I live not too far from the Stampede grounds and I hate being around large groups of people, so this time of year I am extra grouchy. Pile this weekend’s heat wave onto that simmering rage and you have one misanthropic and hungry young lady (though I will admit today’s rain did placate me a…

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…