Summer Bites: Tuna Tacos and more at Ki Japanese

The upcoming summer season means plenty of new menu items at many of my favourite restaurants. Fresh flavours and ingredients are the recipe du jour which means Calgarians will have tons of good eats to look forward to this season.

Ki Japanese Tuna tacos

Ki’s Izakaya Menu: Big Eye Tuna in a crispy wonton shell with salsa and guacamole. Three tacos per order, $15.

The first new dish I have fallen in love with are the tuna tacos at Ki Japanese. This delicious Asian twist is sure to be a summer catch. The shells are made from crispy wonton wrappers and filled to

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Canadiana Jam: Mo Kenney “Telephones”

I just want to say thank you to Joel Plaskett. Without the indie rocker’s help, the world would never have been introduced to the wonderful singer/songwriter Mo Kenney. One of my favourite jams these days is the lead single off Mo’s second album In My Dreams. “Telephones” is a melodic, catchy tune with the best song lyric ever: “If I had another lover could I keep you on the side.” Take a listen and enjoy.

Peak Trails: A Hike through Fullerton Loop

A mild winter + early spring = shoulder season hike! Fullerton Loop is a gentle trail that is great for families with wonderful views of the Elbow Valley. It’s a relatively easy hike (especially for non-hikers like myself).

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The 2013 floods did some pretty big damage to the access trail. You used to park next to the river and walk underneath the Highway 66 bridge to get to the loop. Now you park on the other side of the highway closer to the Alberta Parks offices and follow the path to the Fullerton Loop trail View this Post

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”


“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

- Musing Monday: Be Like Oprah -

Surviving a Vancouver rainfall with Canada Goose

Canada Goose Timber Shell front Canada Goose Timber Shell back

Canada Goose is known as the premier winter brand for their ultra-warm and fashionable parkas and coats. But did you know that they make spring jackets as well? I sure didn’t until I got my Canada Goose Timber technical shell jacket (in the brilliant pink Torch in case you were wondering). It’s a super stylish coat. The cuffs are tapered and it has a longer back for cover. The zippers and seams are all waterproof with ventilation on the sides for when things get too humid. The hood on a jacket usually doesn’t fit me very well, but this one View this Post

Reel Time: Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story

My boyfriend and I have taken to watching food documentaries of late – which has made me lose my taste for food in some ways but has spurred my appetite to learn more about the industries that get our meals from farm to fork. There are plenty of docs that look at the nutritional aspects of food which are quite interesting and unsettling. But one food film that really got my attention looks at all the food that gets wasted from the farm, to the grocery store, to the dinner table. Growing up in a household where I was always View this Post