The Week That Was And Is – November 19th, 2010

Snow snow snow! Finally, we have a blanket of the white stuff in Edmonton. Pretty amazing to think it happened almost over night though. Time to dig out my mitts and start blueprinting my Christmas baking plans. Does anyone have a family baking tradition they wish to share?

  • I noticed a few tweets about the upcoming 2010 Canadian Food Blog Awards (CFBAs), which are acknowledging excellence in online food and drink writing in Canada. The CFBAs  are open to all food and drink blogs based in Canada. Public nominations will run from November 21st to December 21st, 2010.
  • Speaking of the Edmonton Journal, they’ve done a bang up job with a recent upgrade to the online food section. It’s a lot easier now to catch up on the various food happenings around our city.
  • I was lucky enough to experience one of Chef Chris Mill’s practice runs as he prepared for his journey to the James Beard House. I don’t know where the time goes, but he is cooking tomorrow, “It’s a real thrill to be heading back to James Beard House for a second time,” says Mills. “I’m excited about the dinner, but also about sharing the adventure through our blog.”
  • It looks like Brad Lazarenko’s idea for adding a Culina location within the Muttart has been accepted by the city. I can only hope they hijack some of that sweet climate controlled square footage for vegetable and herb growing. Look for a launch during the last half of December.
  • After visiting San Francisco in August, I have been drawn back to it by a recent spur of posts from Kim and Sherman in Vancouver. Follow along on their blogs for a bit of food awesomeness!
  • 200 year old champagne..”yeast, honey and – dare I say it? – a hint of manure.” Where do I sign up.
  • While sipping away on coffee at Da Capo with Miz J this week, she ordered a bowl of Chickpea Salad. Refreshing and health all in one.

  • And if you haven’t had a chance to head over to Luzzara, I suggest going today for Free Cookie Friday. Seeing as you have to order a drink, why not make it a delicious hot chocolate!

Have a great weekend!

5 thoughts on “The Week That Was And Is – November 19th, 2010

  1. I had the chick pea salad during my last Da Capo visit too. A light in an otherwise dreadful meal. Bad service, crappy pizza. Gelato was good too. Unfortunately little else was. 😦

  2. Picked up a great Christmas baking tradition from my German teacher in high school she got me hooked on Stollen which is the tastiest rendition of fruit cake ever !

  3. Thanks for the shout out! 😀

    Of course, it begs the question: Was it a coincidence that many of us ended up going to San Francisco? Huahahahaha! 😀

  4. Real interesting note about the Culina in Muttart. Been to a wedding held there in the past, and that could certainly be a solid and immediate dinner/catering option.

  5. Can’t win them all Kelly!

    Laurel – There is a great stollen recipe in the BBA. I’ll have to bring it back out.

    Kim – Your trip sounds and looks amazing! Next year

    Shokutsu – A wedding at the Muttart sounds great, and I can only imagine a meal catered by Culina (in-house) would be even better. Plus really, it’s sandwiched between both locations now.

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