There’s just one week left until the Calgary Home + Garden Show! From Thursday, February 27 to Sunday, March 2nd, be inspired by over 650 exhibitors, along with amazing designers and experts and even some TV personalities.
Along with all the ways to improve your home, the show has a couple of tasty features you won’t want to miss – The Beer Garden and Food Truck Alley! At The Beer Garden, you can wander through beautifully landscaped greenery while sipping a pint of local brew and snacking on goodies. Stop by the Food Truck Alley to score some top-notch eats from the kings of Calgary’s latest food craze. The food trucks at the show include Fiasco Gelato, Mighty Skillet, Shogun, Subs ‘ Bubbles, Sticky Ricky’s and Waffles and Chix.
Contest closes on Wednesday, February 26th at 6am. Good luck!
Winefest is back in Calgary for it’s 22nd year! Join fellow wine lovers at the Stampede Park BMO Centre this coming weekend, February 21st and 22nd. Sample hundreds of local and international wines and interact with wine experts looking to share their knowledge.
There will also be food! Attendees can nibble on a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres from Stampede Catering, Springbank Cheese Company, COBS bread, Dave’s Hot Pepper Jelly, Nefiss Lezizz and The Ship & Anchor.
For tickets or additional info, go to http://www.celebratewinefest.com/.
Want to win tickets? I have a pair of tickets to give away for the Saturday afternoon session from 2 to 5pm. Comment on this post, on Facebook or send me a tweet. Winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday, February 19th at noon. Good luck!
It’s already been a year since Market opened it’s doors. Even now, I’m still enamored with the Urban Cultivator that they have. Hubby and I went to Market’s one year anniversary party on Sunday where they threw a great party with a delicious spread, live music as well as a silent auction. They also raised money for Grow Calgary, an organization which grows fresh local produce for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.
The food was amazing as usual. My favourite was the crispy quail, the crunchy breading topped with truffle aioli. The chocolate macarons were the perfect sweet treat, filled with chocolate and peanut butter.
Congratulations to one year Market! Looking forward to enjoying your food for many years to come!
Looking for some ideas for your Superbowl party this weekend? Here’s a round up of some perfect food to munch on while watching the big game.
Beef Bacon-Wrapped Boursin-Filled Prawns
Key Lime Pie
BBQ Beef Ribs
Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Garlicky Tomato & Avocado Bruschetta
Cheesy Ranch Fried Pickles
Spicy Ranch Roasted Red Pepper Dip
It’s that time of year again! Time for the Calgary Home and Design Show. This is a fun event for the whole family! Whether looking for ideas on how to decorate your new home or looking for ways to redesign and update your current one, the show is filled with loads of ideas. There are lots of talented designers and TV personalities with fun and original ideas.
There are also lots of cooking events, my favourite part! These include cooking challenges, Food Truck throwdowns and demos from our cities beloved foodies. When hunger hits, the Food Trucks will be there to fill our bellies.
Even Q likes to go to the show, especially on family day. This year, family day includes special performances from Peter the Puffin, kid-friendly cooking lessons from Crave Cupcakes, and a scavenger hunt. There’s also face painting and tattos, and so much fun for kids of all ages.
The show starts this Thursday and ends on Sunday. Times are:
Thursday, September 19: 4PM to 9PM; Friday, September 20: 12PM to 9PM; Saturday, September 21: 12PM to 9PM; Sunday, September 22: 10AM to 9PM.
When a restaurant is able to provide me with many choices for appetizers that I can fill myself with a meal of them, I am a happy girl. That is exactly what happened last week when I checked out the new State and Main with some media friends. State and Main is the new kid on the block, opening its doors in Calgary at Chinook Centre. From the same people that brought us Original Joe’s, State and Main offers classic comfort food with character.
All the appetizers we enjoyed were delicious! These included the Chicken Gyoza, Spicy Tuna Tartare, Dragon Boat Lettuce Wraps, Mama’s Meatballs, Calamari and Butter Chicken Poutine. My favourite were the Bang Bang Shrimp. I could probably have eaten these all by myself.
The mains were also tasty and the ones we tried included the Long Beach Fish Tacos, Red Thai Shrimp Curry and the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak. The fish tacos were a fave amongst our whole group.
Definintely looking forward to going back to try out the dessert menu and for some more Bang Bang Shrimp!
We had a great time this weekend at Sun and Salsa. It’s one of my favourite festivals of the year, and it’s fun going from vendor to vendor and sampling salsa. Apparently, I didn’t get my fill and when I saw the pineapple sitting on the counter, I knew I wanted to turn it into salsa.
I used a pineapple corer that I had borrowed from my dad and it worked perfectly! I was surprised at how easily it cut the pineapple into perfect rings.
I added some red onion, garlic, a squeeze of lime and a squirt of hot sauce topped off with some salt and cilantro. The sweet pineapple with the savoury onions and some heat was tasty and went perfect with the leftover salmon that we made tacos with. The remainder was scooped up with some salty taco chips. So much for leftovers!
Hot sauce or a jalapeno
Just toss the ingredients together and adjust the lime and salt to your liking.