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Chewy meringue cookies

In my post a week and a half ago from November Culinary Night I mentioned making Meringue cookies. Oddly.. I don’t really LIKE soft meringue, and actually think that a lot of meringue cookies are too sweet… but lately I’ve been totally into making these. I don’t know why. When I had four egg whites leftover from the medieval-style egg nog… I figured I’d make meringue cookies for Culinary Night too.

I first got started on this kick while remembering the delicious (and huge) light meringue cookies I had while in Finland and Iceland. They were crispy on the outside, and just a little chewy (and almost sticky…) on the inside. I wanted that…

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Posted by on December 6, 2017 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Aida’s Bistro

Delicious Majdool cheese from Aida's Bistro in Calgary's Mission district

Delicious Majdool cheese from Aida’s Bistro

A friend introduced me to the delightful (albeit tiny) Aida’s Bistro in Calgary’s Mission district a while back, and I got there with my friend for dinner when our first choice was packed to the gills and was not going to be conducive to good conversation.

Seafood Mezza from Aida's Bistro in Calgary's Mission district

Seafood Mezza from Aida’s Bistro in Calgary’s Mission district

On my first visit, a friend and I shared the Veggie Mezza (she’s a vegetarian) but this time I was with a different friend so we shared the Seafood Mezza which has Hummus or Baba, Squid, Prawns, Feta and Majdool cheese, Fatayer, Grape Leaves, and Falafel. (We went with the Hummus and then she ordered a dish of Mouhammara – which I really need to find a recipe for because it was amazing!)

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Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, South-West Calgary

 

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November Culinary Night

Assortment of medieval-themed dishes for a "festive foods" November Culinary night

Assortment of medieval-themed dishes for a “festive foods” November Culinary night

I haven’t been able to attend the medieval culinary night in Calgary for a long time, but in November I was able to attend because the location was super close compared to the usual generous hosts who live very far away (like over an hour and a half on the bus each way).

The theme was “Festive Foods” and so I thought about what dishes I associated with the holidays – that I could also find medieval recipes for. I’m not great at researching culinary – so I really just go to a few websites and pick what sounds interesting…

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Posted by on November 24, 2017 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Made By Marcus

Skye and her Made By Marcus ice cream

Skye and her Made By Marcus ice cream

This post is a LONG time coming – not just in how long it took for me to finally get to Made By Marcus – but also in how long between getting there and posting this has taken!

I had tried to get down to the Made By Marcus store on 17th Avenue for a while… but then I got derailed, or put off by long lines. Finally I got there with my friend Skye (from Dyeing For It) and tried the much raved about ice cream after dinner.

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Donegals Irish Pub

In SW Calgary

Fish tacos from Donegals for taco Tuesday

Fish tacos from Donegals

Part of the Calgary’s Best Pubs chain, the Donegals Irish Pub is one of my favourite casual places to go for good food with a group of friends. I was planning on hosting a gathering with a bunch of people not long ago, so stopped in to see what the place would be like for a group of 20+ people. Of course.. while I was there I also had to have dinner….

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Posted by on October 15, 2017 in South-West Calgary

 

Nordic “Stone age” bread

Nordic nut and seed "bread"

Nordic nut and seed “bread”

While looking for food to take to one of the SCA events I was going to, I looked for things that would pack well and be pretty versatile. I came across this recipe for “Nordic ‘Stone age'” bread, billed as a “Viking bread” on Pinterest.

Not quite Viking Age…
Well… it isn’t Stone-Age or Viking-Age as-is… because it has sunflower seeds in it, and sunflower didn’t go to Europe until the 1500s from North America. It also has pumpkin seeds in it, which also didn’t go to Europe until well past the Viking Age.

Pecans are noted as an optional ingredient, but also weren’t brought to Europe from North America until the 16th Century.

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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in South-West Calgary

 

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Lemongrass West restaurant

Beef Sate skewers from Lemongrass West restaurant in SW Calgary

Beef Sate skewers from Lemongrass West restaurant in SW Calgary

Lemongrass West isn’t too far from me, but the first time I visited for a bowl of Pho, I was pretty disappointed. It took a friend’s rave review to bring me back again.

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Posted by on August 2, 2017 in South-West Calgary

 

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Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus in SW Calgary

Sweet triple chocolate "pancake" from Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus

Sweet triple chocolate “pancake” from Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus

When I was out with a group of friends in early April the topic of neat, unusual, interesting restaurants came up.. and with it, Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus in Calgary’s SouthWest. Luckily, it’s not too far from where I work, so one day I went there with a friend after work for dinner. (It’s really a good place for any meal, since their dishes are pretty good breakfast, lunch, or dinner.)

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Posted by on June 24, 2017 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Nice Cream – liquid nitrogen ice cream

The ice cream maker at Nice Cream creating our frozen treats

The ice cream maker at Nice Cream creating our frozen treats

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen the sneak preview of this – liquid nitrogen ice cream from Nice Cream, a little shop not too far from where I work. I’ve been here once or twice before, but thought I’d share here on Happy Sushi Belly.

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Posted by on June 20, 2017 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Kruse’s Bakery

Lemon strudel from Kruse's bakery (located in the Market on MacLeod)

Lemon strudel from Kruse’s bakery (located in the Market on MacLeod)

Every time I’m down at the Market On MacLeod (usually to get sushi!) I swing by Kruse’s Bakery too. There are a few things I love every time I go – like their lemon strudel or the hockey pucks – but I also usually am coersed into trying one or two other things too. Luckily I don’t have a gluten/ dairy/ egg intolerance, so the bakery-world is my tasty oyster!

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Posted by on June 4, 2017 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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