What’s going on in Edmonton’s blogworld? More than I have room to say here, but let me try:
Edmonton’s first couple of blogging, Sharon Yeo of Only Here for the Food and Mack Male of Mastermaq, got married on Saturday! Honour them by reading every single thing they write — it’s all good. (Photo stolen from Twitter; normally I ask permission, but c’mon, they’re honeymooning.)
Mack and Sharon love to write about and organize community events around food, so here are some more food posts:
- Valerie Lugonja infuses her raspberry jam recipe with pure joy at the news that a grandchild is on the way.
- At the Edible Woman, Lindsay reflects on quitting a bad job while teaching us to make oat bars.
- Operation Fruit Rescue explains how to turn all of those extra apples into cider.
- Linda Hoang is October’s celebrity chef at Delux Burger Bar — try the “Om Nom Nom” Burger for a good cause.
I’m pleased to say I know both Sharon and Mack, which I’m going to turn into an excuse to highlight posts about other people I know:
- Mike Ross has a chat with Mark Meer, aka Commander Shepard, heading into the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo.
- All of #irideYEG’s profiles are interesting, but this one caught my eye because it features my dentist, Dr. Joe Lizotte.
- On The Noteworthy, Gillian Thomson talks to sustainable food champion Dustin Bajer.
- Make Something Edmonton visits with Thomas Scott (whom I’ve met) and Kris Harvey (whom I haven’t) of Culture Collective.
- Michelle Peters-Jones reveals what it was like to participate in the Dove Beautiful Age campaign.
And Mack and Sharon care a lot about Edmonton. The city is just about all that ties the rest of these together:
- Owen Murray shares some gorgeous shots of the river valley on Spacing Edmonton.
- Jay Runham lists his picks at the Edmonton International Film Festival.
- Laura Frey previews three upcoming literary festivals, and has tickets to give away.
- On Copper & Blue, Derek Zona is really glad the Oilers are getting a new goal song.
- Elise Stolte gets Mayor Don Iveson to sketch out his vision of a high-frequency bus network.
- Robin Mazumder reflects on lessons from setting up a pop-up bike lane.
- Bruce Winter tells the story of a business born around selling Icelandic fish in Edmonton.
I found most of these on Mack’s ShareEdmonton, where you can find much more to enjoy. If a blog you like or write isn’t there, hang tough — he’s a little busy right now. You can bug me about it @karenunland.
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