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Sunday Cocktail: The Florida Belle

This refreshing cocktail’s roots stem from the Ice Pick, a classic southern drink made of vodka, iced tea and lemon. My Florida Belle is a riff on Kim Haasarud’s Southern Belle recipe from 101 Mojitos & other muddled drinks.  Ms. Haasarud’s recipe calls for Absolute Peach Vodka (as a nod to the most beautiful …

The Red Head

Sunday Cocktail: The Red Head

The base model for this cocktail is the Sweet Cherry Ginger Spiked Soda from I didn’t have any fresh bing cherries or St. Germain (Elderflower Liqueur) so I switched it up a bit and used blueberry syrup and cherry cordial instead. I’ve called my version The Red Head as a nod …


Thanks, Nate, for District Coffee

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Hot Rosemary-Garlic Ricotta Dip. Simple. Easy. Delicious.

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A Taverna – A Portuguese Treat in Edmonton

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Bison Slider from The Underground

Taste of Edmonton: Picks and Pans

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Million Thai – Restaurant Review

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Bodega – The Little Gem of the Boardwalk

A couple of decades ago (or more), there was a divine restaurant in downtown Edmonton called La Bodega. That was in the …


Meet Me at Meat – Restaurant Review

The Next Act branched out right next door, opening a Texas-style barbecue restaurant simply called Meat — the concept being,  “Brisket, bourbon and beer – keeping it …

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Top Grocery Brands Comparison: Disturbing Truth About How Big Companies Exploit Your Shopping Habits

Guest Post By Alex Hillsberg Standing in the supermarket’s food section aisle you’re confronted with hundreds of different products compounded by the …