Category: Food

Eating Haida Gwaii: Green Gaia

The soup was great, but the community values were outstanding. We knew we’d have to stop in as soon as we discovered there was a place in Masset describing itself as an organic vegetarian cafe […]


Eating Haida Gwaii: Charters Restaurant

Hungry and haggard from air travel, we stumbled into Charters about an hour after they had opened for dinner. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of a large house overlooking the harbour in […]


Eating Haida Gwaii: initial thoughts

Haida Gwaii is weird. That’s a massive generalization and far too vague to mean anything, admittedly, but I haven’t been able to find another way to articulate my thoughts about the place yet. So, this […]


Recipe: golden rutabaga & parsnip soup with mushrooms & microgreens

This earthy soup could also be called “Early Spring at the Farmer’s Market.” It features two overlooked root vegetables that are among the last of the previous season’s veggies still available at market stalls in […]


Starting Seeds Indoors & Cold Stratification

Though it still seems early in the year, gardening season is well underway in Edmonton. Last Sunday I bought a number of seeds from the annual Seedy Sunday, mainly from Harmonic Herbs—a 15-acre farm up near Barrhead. I […]


Cold frame gardening in Edmonton

The earth is damp and aromatic with the rich scent of early spring. The day is unseasonably (unreasonably) warm—11 degrees at the very beginning of March—and that warmth is predicted to hold steady through the […]


Recipe: Extreme Green Soup

If you are low on vitamins or just need a quick hit of veggies (and seriously, who doesn’t), this is the soup for you. It’s totally unlike your average plain, boring vegetable soup: loaded with […]


Recipe: Faux-roccan Lamb & Chickpea Stew

A rock-hard tube of frozen ground lamb: not a common (or overly appealing) ingredient in my house; previously I’d only used it successfully in homemade ravioli. But a decent working knowledge of foreign cuisine is […]


Edmonton’s 2014 Food Year in Review & Predictions for 2015

You’ve seen enough annual year in review lists; here’s one more. I put together a collection of food trends over the past year, concentrated on local Edmonton stuff but with an eye to the greater […]


Edible Insects

I was psyched; I was ready; I actually wanted to eat this cricket. So reads the first line of an article I wrote about edible insects for Vue. I want you to imagine eating a […]


The Chocolate Issue

Humans have known that chocolate is awesome for millennia. This week’s Vue is The Chocolate Issue. It was my first feature issue as Dish editor, and I think it turned out pretty well if I […]


How do you like them apples?

Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton is doing good things around town. The group, which started in 2009, has rescued countless pounds of fruit over the past five years. But there is so much more that could […]