Food

14 Weird Stampede Midway Foods to try in 2019
Frogs, edible flowers and dill pickles are just some of the Calgary Stampede foods that will surprise and delight.

Beetles, mealworms and other bugs on a bowl of ice cream at the Stampede midway

Eat your way through the Calgary Stampede midway foods

Ready, set, eat! Get your appetites in gear for this year’s list of wild and weird Stampede midway foods! The 2019 selection of Stampede midway foods is bigger, better and more outrageous than ever. For those of you looking beyond mini donuts and onion blossoms, you’ll want to look at these quirky and different Stampede food options coming your way this year.

UPDATE: The Calgary Stampede food committee had me back to try even more wild and delicious foods on the grounds. Here’s the updated list of 14 weird stampede midway View this Post

An Ode to the Calgary Stampede Mini Donuts

Deep fried mini donuts

I love these little deep fried delights known as the mini donut.

Best mini donuts in Calgary

Oh mini donuts, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

You are often imitated, but never duplicated. I ravenously covet the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede so I can make my way down to get my hands on your delicious scrumptiousness. As I wind my way through the Stampede grounds, I know not to get fooled by the other stands with their big buckets and other gimmicks. I only have eyes for “Those Little Donuts” as you stand out View this Post

Pie Junkie bakery offers savoury and sweet options

Lime pie

Satisfy your sweet (and savoury) tooth at Pie Junkie

Pie Junkie bakery provides pies of all flavours

If you love a little savoury and you love a little sweet, then Pie Junkie is the right place for you! For long-time fans, Pie Junkie has been available to folks out in Spruce Cliff. They are now part of the Kensington neighborhood with their second location in Calgary. Now a whole new set of Calgarians can get introduced to their tasty pies (smart move!).

This second bakery shop is the perfect little hideout in the trendy Sunnyside area. It is just off View this Post

Simple Nutella Brownies recipe – 3 ingredients only!

Nutella Brownies

Simple brownies that are tasty and delicious

Brownies are always a fave, but Nutella brownies just take things to a whole new level. I’ve been on a bit of a role with my foodie posts lately, so I figured I’d keep up the trend with a look at another recipe.

Now, I’m not sure what it is about Nutella that makes people lose their minds. It even happens to me and I don’t understand it. There’s just something about this hazelnut spread that makes you both happy and satisfied. For the sweettooths, having an entire jar of chocolatey goodness on View this Post

Nando’s: 10 things to love about this tasty chicken eatery

Nando's facts you may not have known

Nando’s does flame-grilled chicken so yummy yummy!

There’s a lot to love about a good flame-grilled chicken and nobody does it better than Nando’s, the specialty chain known for their peri-peri style chicken dishes. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this yummy restaurant yet, you really need to. Check out these fun facts about Nando’s.

Nando’s facts

  • Nando’s world-famous chicken is like no other because of its special PERi-PERi sauce.
  • PERi-PERi is the Swahili word for Bird Eye’s Eye Chili, the special ingredient that makes all that chicken taste so good.
I love Nando's chicken

That’s a whole lot of chicken.

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Vine Arts wine club bring you handpicked wine every month

Empty bottles of wine

Share a bottle of wine (or 6) with the Vine Arts wine club.

You can get a subscription for almost anything these days. Monthly cheese, monthly pet treats, monthly socks, and so much more. But I gotta say that my go-to subscription these days is the curated wine from Vine Arts monthly wine club. Who doesn’t love wine?

My friends and I have been part of the Vine Arts wine club for years and have loved discovering new wines through this subscription. Every month, the boutique wine merchant puts together a special selection of handpicked wines for their wine club. View this Post