Food inspires so many interesting blog posts in this city, whether people are cooking at home or eating out. It’s enough to make a round-upper very hungry if she’s not careful. Let’s begin with the noshing:
- Stephen Robinson from 52Skillz gets together with Alexis Hillyard of Stump Kitchen to learn how to make vegan, gluten-free tomato aspic.
- The thing to do is to get invited to Rachael’s family brunch, as you can see on Breakfast Club YEG.
- Relish’s time on 124th Street is over, reports Phil Wilson.
- Phil also compares prices at the new Duchess Provisions with Safeway’s, and finds the local independent surprisingly economical
- Always a good idea to stop for a treat at Duchess Bake Shop, as Dani Hubenig attests on Family Fun Edmonton.
- What does Lindsay from The Edible Woman do on her Saturday off from Duchess? Bake a red currant and cherry pie!
- Kevin Schenk chronicles a day in the life of the Kim Fat Market’s butcher shop.
- Evonne Li tries out Wendy’s Gourmet Perogies.
- Christine Bruckmann has tips for saving money on groceries.
- Sally Neal goes a little over on her very tight food budget, but for good reasons.
- Katie Kelly sets some goals for the next quarter after reviewing previous results on Frugal Can Be Fab.
- Nicole Rowan of The Spirited Thrifter and Adina J of Blue Collar, Red Lipstick did a thrifting exchange.
- Kira Paran dresses for upcoming festivals with the help of Manulife Place.
- Ana Pejkanovic reflects on the importance of loving your body instead of hiding it (and that off-shoulder dress is a knockout).
- Lyndsey Forest of Over My Styled Body marks her 27th year with 27 facts about herself.
- Joelle of Clothes But Not Quite incorporates her super-cute little boy in her outfit-of-the-day.
- Vickie Laliotis offers specific and smart advice on building relationships with brands if you’re looking at blogging as a business.
Arts and entertainment
- John Richardson reviews the Freewill Players’ love-laden offerings from Shakespeare in Hawrelak Park.
- Jenna Marynowski has already started previewing Fringe shows — get your press releases to her stat.
- Anna Marie Sewell is in the middle of a breathtaking series of autobiographical poems.
- The Edmonton Arts Council checks in with poet laureate Pierrette Requier halfway through her term.
- Podcaster and video editor Chris Sikkenga takes us on his comic book noob journey on the Variant Edition blog.
- Jay Runham has news of the new movie-watching technology hitting Edmonton theatres this month.
- Brother Octopus brings its music to the Northern Sessions. Spot the Marlena Wyman sculpture featured in a previous roundup.
Sports and recreation
- Avry Lewis-McDougall is excited about the prospects of Canadian athletes in Rio after watching the track and field qualifying trials at Foote Field.
- OilersNation adds a writer, Zach Laing, to cover Oilers-related news.
- If you’re looking for more reasons to worry about the Oilers next season, Sunil Agnihotri says goaltending might fit the bill.
- Pokemon Go has already been life-changing for Linda Hoang and her husband Mike.
- Raising Edmonton hails a new open data map of kids’ activities in Edmonton.
- There’s still time to explore the city with the help of The Local Good’s 31 Days of YEG.
- Amy Butterfield takes her family on a getaway to Abraham Lake.
- Marty Forbes is thrilled to be a grandpa!
- Rachel Jones lists the Edmonton mom blogs she adores.
- Hannah Hamilton finds it hard to be sexy after spending her day mothering small children.
- Ashley Janssen kicks off a three-part series on assembling a mentorship network.
- YEGpeople visits with Ralph Young, former chancellor of the University of Alberta and former CEO of Melcor Developments.
- Lawrence Herzog pays tribute to the disappearing corner store on Edmonton City as Museum.
- Radical Citizen Media covers the Black Lives Matter rally in Edmonton on July 8, including MLA David Shepherd’s remarks.
- David Climenhaga salutes NDP MLA Marie Renaud for taking on PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney over abortion rights.
- Dave Cournoyer has thoughts on Kenney’s candidacy and the advantages he has taken by declaring his intentions so early.
- Dave also does some mythbusting around the idea of the “Alberta Advantage.”
- As a Jasper-born girl, I couldn’t resist Vintage Edmonton’s story about the Kennedys in Jasper in 1966 (a few years before my birth, I must add).
That’s what I picked up this week, but it’s a tiny taste of what you could find at ShareEdmonton. You can also find these picks and previous ones on my Flipboard magazine and in past roundups.
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