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Look forward and back

Every so often opportunities come along where you step back and realize life has been preparing you for that exact moment in time. Before these moments happen, you catch yourself in challenging, everyday experiences and think, “Why am I doing this?”, “What’s the point?”, or most appropriately, “Is this actually happening?”  You wonder if your efforts, toil and stress are taking you towards something hard-earned and great, or if you will be left with only bruises and (hopefully) lessons learned. Lately, I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of these a-ha moments, both personally and professionally. Extreme moments of clarity [...]

Why I am not a foodie

If you don’t know me, you might read this title and think I don’t like food. If you do know me, you will be a bit confused. Why?  Because I love food. Big HEART love it. I just hate being called a foodie. I think I have done many of the things to credibly qualify as a “foodie”.  I was editor of a food magazine, Food for Thought, for nearly 5 years.  I knew how to roast a turkey and make my own stuffing by the age of 12. I had horseshoes on my ass when I got to go [...]

What are Edmonton’s best food experiences?

You can’t deny it. Edmonton’s restaurant scene has heated up in the last two years and garners all of the attention when you want to indulge your inner-foodie. But what about all of those non-restaurant places, accessible by the average person, that deliver some of Edmonton’s best and most memorable food experiences?  The places where you get to dive into the culture and atmosphere, in addition to the food, and it keeps you coming back for more.  Here’s my list of my favourite Edmonton food experiences:  1.  Italian Centre Shop From the friendly young staff, to the wise Italian Nonnas,  [...]