Hungry in Banff: Juniper Bistro

My mom and Ernie started a new tradition of spending a family weekend in Banff at the end of each summer. This was the second year we did it, and it was so much fun! A major highlight for me was dinner at Juniper Hotel Bistro. Perched on Mt. Norquay, the dining room and huge…

Hungry at Home: Pasta Carbonara

I have made and served some terrible carbonara in my lifetime – usually dry with more of a scrambled egg consistency than anything else. No one eats pasta for their health, so it all feels pretty pointless if it’s not also delicious. I finally decided enough was enough and spent a day Googling different techniques…

Hungry in Banff: La Terrazza

Lindsay, Shannon and I recently joined Michelle in Banff for a girl’s weekend to celebrate her birthday. Michelle is our fanciest friend and also a big time food and wine enthusiast, so it had to be suitably decadent! After sifting through a few reviews, we decided on La Terrazza (the Terrace) at Banff Park Lodge. We ordered…

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…

Big Taste 2017: 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…

Big Taste 2017: 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…