REVIEW | RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILL

REVIEW | RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILL

    Lockport restaurant worth checking out             I’m always looking for different places to eat (yep it’s my thing) but seldom do I hit up chain restaurants.  For the past year I have been frequently visiting friends north of Selkirk so I’m always driving up Highway 9 when I leave Winnipeg. On the way I pass ‘Ricky’s all day grill’  a restaurant attached to a Petro-Canada Gas station. Not my usual fair but as I drove by time an time again I couldn’t avoid…

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REVIEW | FEAST CAFE AND BISTRO

REVIEW | FEAST CAFE AND BISTRO

    Food with an indigenous twist           Winnipeg rightly boasts about its rich cultural diversity, a beautiful tapestry of ethnicities woven peacefully together in the heart of the Canadian prairies.  A place people from all over the planet have come to call home.  With them has come a wealth of diverse ideas, religions, cultures and – oh, my goodness – the food!   Excellent takes on regional cuisines and specialties from every corner of the globe are readily available in Winnipeg, and along with the…

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ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP PERFECT FOR A “SOUP SWAP”

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP PERFECT FOR A “SOUP SWAP”

By Kathy Gunst  –  I don’t know about you, but this election knocked me off my feet. More than ever, I feel a strong need for community. Since Election Day, I want to sit around a table sharing comfort food with people I love. That’s where soup comes in. Think about it: Soup is what so many of our mothers and grandmothers served us when we were children and had the flu, or a cold. (Even if it meant opening a can and heating it up, it was still an…

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RECIPE | HEARTY INDIAN DUMPLING STEW BANISHES WINTER BLUES

RECIPE | HEARTY INDIAN DUMPLING STEW BANISHES WINTER BLUES

      Kadhi Pakora to warm the soul!         By: Rinku Bhattacharya   When the weather outside turns cold and chilly, I reach for chickpea flour to make Kadhi Pakora in all its comforting glory. Kadhi is a slow, simmered chickpea soup often made with chickpea fritters, called pakoras, that are simmered in the fragrant, saucy broth. The resulting meal is a comforting dish akin to a chicken stew with dumplings, except this version is vegetarian.     It is amazing how much nutrition can be packed into…

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HOW TO | HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROAST

HOW TO | HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ROAST

By Lynne Curry  These days, many of us are weighing the impacts and ethics of meat eating in general. So the prospect of buying and cooking a holiday roast is more daunting than ever. Here’s a guide to navigating today’s meat markets and making a centerpiece roast worth celebrating.     Source quality beef The single most important decision to make is what beef to buy, because flavor is largely predetermined before the roast goes into the oven. Quality beef is strongly correlated with the cattle’s quality of life: Did…

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RECIPE | TURKEY POT PIE, A GREAT LEFTOVER DISH

RECIPE | TURKEY POT PIE, A GREAT LEFTOVER DISH

By David Latt  The only part of Thanksgiving better than the dinner itself is the next day, when we feast on leftovers. Sandwiches made with sliced turkey and cranberry sauce. Turkey soup. Turkey salad. When I was in his kitchen at Clifton’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles, chef Andrew Pastore showed me how to make my new favorite after-Thanksgiving dish: elegant, individual turkey pot pies.     At Clifton’s, every day is Thanksgiving Pastore cooks 40 turkeys every day. Roasted turkeys are served at the carving station. He uses the…

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REVIEW | SAPERAVI – GEORGIAN CUISINE ON THE PRAIRES

REVIEW | SAPERAVI – GEORGIAN CUISINE ON THE PRAIRES

      SAPERAVI     When you think of Georgia it might not be about the peaches! I recently had the opportunity to stop by a relatively new establishment in town that serves up what can only be described as authentic Georgian cuisine. I’m talking eastern European as opposed to southern United States just to be clear. Saperavi, is the first Georgian restaurant in the Canadian Prairies.     If you haven’t tried food from the region you will be pleasantly surprised. It has influences from the Middle East,…

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REVIEW | NOBSIDE CAFE ST. NORBERT HOTEL

REVIEW | NOBSIDE CAFE ST. NORBERT HOTEL

I’ve been to this place a number of times and although I have had some really good food there from time to time I have also had some really bad food too. My last visit was less then stellar. In fact I had to send my food back because it was inedible. This is a cafe and has the typical cafe fare on the menu, burgers, breakfasts, soup, sandwiches, well you get the idea. It is simple food that should be easy to knock out of the park each and…

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HOW TO | ‘EXPLODED’ TOMATO SAUCE

HOW TO | ‘EXPLODED’ TOMATO SAUCE

By Julia della Croce  At long last, cherry tomatoes are here, pay dirt for every ghastly love apple we’ve had to eat out of season. Whether Italian heirlooms or American hybrids, Ciliegini or Principe Borghese, Sun Golds or Black Pearls, Sugar Snacks or Honeydrops, these babies are tomato candy. What the best of them have that the Beefsteaks and other big boys of backyard gardens and farmers markets often fail to deliver is the sharp acid sweetness that nature intended for their breed.     I like to eat them…

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REVIEW | TALLEST POPPY – HIGH ON TASTE

REVIEW | TALLEST POPPY – HIGH ON TASTE

The Tallest Poppy is just one of a number of great eateries along south Sherbrook Street but what sets it apart is that this bistro seems to truly understand its clientele. If you haven’t been to this unique venue it is located in the Sherbrook Inn where you can dine indoors or out. So Saturday morning around 11:30am I decided to pop into the Tallest Poppy to check them out, besides I was hungry and a typical breakfast wasn’t going to cut it.      I started with coffee… Ahhhhh coffee the elixir…

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