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Picnics


History shows that picnics have been nourishing us long before we had a word for it—and in more ways than one. Whether it’s in a scenic rural destination, a city park, or just your own backyard, there’s something special about enjoying food outside with your favourite people. Besides being a great opportunity to socialize, picnics …

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The Novice’s Guide to Craft Beer


Discover the ABCs of ales and lagers By Stuart Murray The beer menu at your local watering hole can be an intimidating read. For the uninitiated, getting lost in the plethora of ales and lagers is a highly conceivable possibility. But fear not, we’ve come to the rescue with this refreshing guide to four beer …

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Easy Summer Cocktails


Sit back, relax and sip Make no mistake, the cocktail lives on. And what better time than patio season to try something different. Not much of a mixologist? You don’t have to be. These beauties are as easy to make as they are to sip. Enjoy responsibly! Cherry Mojitoake Um, yes please. This sipper starts …

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Picnic Day


Rediscover the joy of eating outdoors What better way to enjoy the summer than to take a picnic basket and some friends to your favourite park? Edmonton is blessed with plenty of beautiful picnic spots and an excess of sunshine to take advantage of them. Fortunately, there’s also no shortage of excellent grocers and delis …

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Steaks


Sizzling Summer Steaks It’s Time to Fire Up the Grill & Get Ready for Summer Nothing beats a superbly cooked, flame-grilled steak on a perfect summer evening, in the company of great friends. We reached out to SYSCO Edmonton’s Corporate Chef Michael Brown for his top three favourite steak dishes, and here they are! Besides …

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Popsicles, Gelato and more


A Lick & a Promise. Chilling out just got tastier By Carmen D. Hrynchuk Certain things just taste better in the sunshine. Near the top of that list are ice cream and popsicles. Besides being simple to make, the flavour combinations are endless. We made some of ours with yogourt, others with puréed fruit and, …

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Volcanic Wine


Volcanic Vino – Making wine from the ashes Like all wine and winemaking traditions, volcanic wines combine a bit of the old with the new. People have long made wine from grapes grown in volcanic soil, but only recently have the distinctive attributes of these wines gained appreciation. Just as no two volcanoes are the …

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Cocktails


Let There Be Cocktails!  Ready, set, sip! By Carmen D. Hrynchuk It’s finally here. Patio season. And there’s only one rule to play by: if you live where summer’s short, make cocktail hour long. To help inspire that mandate, we’re sharing a few recipes to raise your glasses to. Some are impeccable classics, a few …

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Strathcona Spirits


They’ve got Spirits Yes They Do! Edmonton’s first distillery success story If you were looking to taste some locally produced spirits a year ago, you’d have been out of luck. This year, you’ve got options. Lots of that credit goes to Adam Smith. Over the past four years, he’s been hard at work setting up …

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Bread


Bread Winners – Butter up to Edmonton’s bread scene Edmonton has privilege to a wealth of bakeries that have been making waves in the local food scene. But while pastries and baked desserts have been enjoying their well-deserved moment, the spotlight on bread has been a little dim. That, however, is starting to change, as …

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