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Spring salad with asparagus from Chatelaine.com
No green grass? It can still feel like spring in the kitchen

You know winter is nearly over when the first new crops of asparagus start arriving in the grocery story.

John Stall

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, during a Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Battle Group headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Welcome home Canadian Armed Forces

Imagine looking over your shoulder every minute of your waking life for the last eight months, in a high state of alert and anxiety against a possible threat to your or your family’s life.

The Cindy White Blog

Eau Claire Distillery
Turney Valley home to new craft distillery

It’s one of the biggest trends in the food and beverage scene, and a southern Alberta company is jumping on board. What’s being called Alberta’s first true ‘craft’ distillery is ready to give spirit lovers a taste of what it has to offer. David Farran is the founder of Eau Claire Distillery in Turney Valley

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The Dominic Terry Blog

Bringing it on yourself

There may not be much of the eyebrow raising variety in the newest Leger poll looking at Alberta provincial politics. Well, except if you’re Alison Redford. The premiers assertion of Albertans being “ready to move on” from talking about her overinflated expenses is an issue that continues to dog the government, months after the South

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The Cindy White Blog

Chef Chris Shaften
Dining for Dudes to the rescue

Is there a man in your life who is just clueless in the kitchen and doesn’t know the first thing about table etiquette? a Calgary chef is coming to the rescue. Former Top Chef Canada competitor, and the man behind private chef business Taste First, Chris Shaften has launched Dining for Dudes. “We have a

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The Dominic Terry Blog

Team Canada. Not you. Just them.

There is something wrong with the thinking among Canadians when it comes to “Team Canada.” I don’t mean the 200-plus athletes headed to Sochi, I mean those special ones. There’s only 25 of them, but you’d figure every medal hung around their neck’s at the end of the day are worth one each. I’m talking

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New Year’s Eve backyard shooting in SE community of Acadia

Calgary Police continue to investigate a backyard shooting in the neighbourhood of Acadia, after a woman called 911 to report her boyfriend had been shot.

The Cindy White Blog

Courtesy Chatelaine
Chopped and biscotti

Three Calgary chefs are ready to rumble when Chopped Canada debuts on Food Network Canada early in the new year. Producers have released the list of the competitors who will take part in the first half of the season, on the fast-past, mystery ingredient cook-off. Representing Cow Town will be Braizen food truck cook Steve

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The Dominic Terry Blog

White poppy problems

“Young people don’t want to celebrate war,” Celyn Dufay of the University of Ottawa said. “We want to work for peace.” What a foolish statement to make. This is how November 11th is being remembered by the youth of today.  It shows the clear misunderstanding of history. If you ever got the idea that the

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The Dominic Terry Blog

Entitling the Entitlement Generation

Many excellent blogs and articles have been written lately about a group of people in our society we refer to as the “entitlement generation.” If you haven’t heard about this generation, it’s exactly as it’s billed. They’ll get it all, and be damned if they’re going to do anything to attain it. They’re the ones

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