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Freebies at the Taste of Calgary 2017

I won’t deny that the Taste of Calgary is a pretty expensive event. For about $20 both my friend and I walked away full… but plenty of times I’ve gone and felt like my purse was a little too light. That being said, I love that lots of companies have jumped on board to share their new products as well… who doesn’t love free samples?

This time around there were a few…

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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Food Trucks, Treats

 

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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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Taste of Calgary 2017

Root Beer Float mini-melts from the Taste of Calgary 2017

Root Beer Float mini-melts from the Taste of Calgary 2017

I got to Taste of Calgary on Thursday evening after work, and over the next few posts I’ll share some of the goodies… but there’s still time to get down there yourself!

My friend and I each bought $20 worth of tickets – and we left FULL!

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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Food Trucks, Treats

 

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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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Viking Age style flatbread

Viking age style flatbread, ready to pack up for camp

Viking age style flatbread, ready to pack up for camp (or top with honey and nom…)

For a SCA camping event I was going to, I wanted to make some semi-authentic (ish) food to enjoy at the event. While I have a number of different costumes, my main persona is 11th Century Norse, (Icelandic to be specific) aka VIKING. Viking-age attire is also way easier to wear and more comfortable at camping events for that matter too.

One of the dishes I wanted to make was a Viking-style flatbread.

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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Treats

 

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The Street Eatery

Vegetarian Naan Rola from the Street Eatery in downtown Calgary (without onions)

Vegetarian Naan Rola from the Street Eatery in downtown Calgary (without onions)

After seeing them tagged on Instagram, I was totally keen to check out The Street Eatery, located in downtown Calgary. Their Instagram feed is lots of cool fusion food… but what caught my eye were the super-cool over-the-top milkshakes. I convinced some friends to join me one evening. Although I was going for the milkshakes… I couldn’t help myself from the savory instead.

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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Treats

 

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Rainbow Bakery (Dragon City Mall)

Green tea flavoured sticky ball filled with red bean paste from the Rainbow Bakery in Chinatown's Dragon City Mall

Green tea flavoured sticky ball filled with red bean paste from the Rainbow Bakery in Chinatown’s Dragon City Mall

I grabbed some BBQ pork buns for a friend’s birthday party a while back and in talking about it later, she asked where I picked them up… so here’s the secret – Rainbow Bakery in the Dragon City Mall in Chinatown. They don’t seem to have a website, but I pop in there once in a while when I’m in the neighbourhood for buns, sticky rice balls, and other goodies.

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Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Downtown Calgary, Treats

 

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Maruju Sushi on Centre Street YYC

Tuna, avocado, and mango 'tartar' from Maruju sushi on centre street just north of Chinatown in Calgary

Tuna, avocado, and mango ‘tartar’ from Maruju sushi on centre street just north of Chinatown in Calgary

There’s a meeting place I’ve been going to a lot lately, but I always seem to mis-time how long it will take for me to get there from work… so I always end up being 30-60 minutes earlier than I need to be. While normally I’ll pop over into Starbucks across the street… one time I stopped in at Maruju Sushi.

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Seared Tuna for dinner

Using the oil from the Eau Claire Oil & Vinegar bar to cook delicious furikake-coated tuna steaks for dinner!

Using the oil from the Eau Claire Oil & Vinegar bar to cook delicious furikake-coated tuna steaks for dinner!

A while back I shared my Hawaiian-inspired seared tuna dish… well I made it up again, this time using oil from the Eau Claire Oil & Vinegar Bar to cook the tuna. I used my favourite Furikake seasoning to coat the tuna steak… and created SO much NOM.

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Posted by on July 16, 2017 in Downtown Calgary

 

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All You Can Eat at The One Sushi

Yummy salmon and tuna sashimi from The One Sushi in Calgary on MacLeod Trail

Yummy salmon and tuna sashimi from The One Sushi in Calgary on MacLeod Trail

Ages ago I posted about The One Sushi – on MacLeod Trail, but I hadn’t been back since the accident where a car crashed into the restaurant. I was with someone who was in the mood for buffet-style food, and I wanted sushi (when DON’T I want sushi?) so we settled on checking out The One.

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Posted by on July 11, 2017 in South-East Calgary, Sushi

 

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