3 crazy Stampede foods to try… if you dare

Every year the Calgary Stampede comes up with crazier, wilder and more outrageous eats on the midway.  Do you dare to test your taste buds with these crazy Stampede foods?

 

Kangaroo pizza

This ain’t no regular pizza pie! Local food truck Avatara Pizza always makes great eats so it’s not a surprise that this kangaroo pizza hits the spot. It’s topped with kangaroo sausage along with banana peppers and basil. The kangaroo meat makes for a moderate alternative from the traditional pepperoni – especially if you like a more ‘game-y” flavour.

Kangaroo pizza from Avatara.

 

Cricket grilled cheese

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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

5 things to look forward to at Roundup MusicFest

Roundup Musicfest

Calgarians out enjoying the annual Roundup Musicfest

Festival season is gearing up for the summer and it all kicks off in a few weeks with the Roundup Musicfest on July 11th! The Roundup always delivers a boot-stomping good time for Calgarians who are ready to soak in the sun and enjoy some western hospitality. For those of you who have never gone, there’s a lot to enjoy. Here are a few things to look forward to at this year’s Roundup Musicfest.

Shaw Millenium Park

This venue is so awesome for an outdoor concert! I loved this change in location to View this Post

Contests with @lifeincalgary

Hi friends! This week I am running the @lifeincalgary Instagram account for a takeover! I’ll be sharing all my favourite things to see, eat and do around Calgary as well as some really amazing contests!

The @lifeincalgary Instagram account is from the folks over at the Calgary Economic Development. Each week, they have a new person/business “takeover” the Instagram account to show their perspective on what Calgary means to them. I had so much fun doing this IG takeover last year that I jumped at View this Post

Kananaskis Nordic Spa is great for a mountain escape

Kananaskis Nordic Spa pools

Say hello to the beautiful Kananaskis Nordic Spa.

You’ve probably never had a spa visit like the unique alpine experience being offered at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa. Like any girl, I love to get pampered at the spa. There’s nothing like a little rest and relaxation to help you wind down from the daily grind of life, family, kids, work and more.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, just 45 minutes west of Calgary, the Kananaskis Nordic Spa is earning some rave reviews and for good reason. Focusing on a mix of hydrotherapy and massage, the spa offers large and inviting View this Post

Mastering good skin with the XO Treatment Room

Good skin at XO Treatment Room

This lovely illustration about Good Skin is by Jenessa Drebnisky. Check out her work @jenoodles.doodles

As the owner of the XO Treatment Room, Annie Graham has seen it all. The Beltline skincare clinic is where Annie brings together her medical expertise with the best technologies to help us skin-sensitve folks get through Calgary’s dry winters and arid seasons.

At a recent Camp Hooha event, I learned all about the best ways to take care of my skin direct from Annie’s XO Treatment Room playbook. Aging is often seen as a negative part of getting older, but it doesn’t have View this Post