Edmonton blog roundup: Jan. 10, 2017

Jan 10 blog roundup

You know that feeling where you really can’t eat another bite but oh, that looks so good, and you must? That’s what diving back into Edmonton’s blogs has been like. Just one more, and one more, and suddenly you have a very full roundup. Let’s begin, then, with food.
Lillian Tse of Beyond Umami and Julie of Julie’s Kitchen Adventures look back at their personal years in the kitchen, while Sharon Yeo looks at the year in food in the city. (Those candied cranberries you see above, by the way, are ones my daughter and I made from Lillian’s blog.)
Saying Good-Bye to 2016 and Hello to 2017!
Now, before we look at Food Resolutions for 2017 let’s look back at my What a year 2016 has been! I went through my blog and pulled out the top 9 recipes from 2016! I’ve hyperlinked them…
Best of 2016
Hello everyone, Happy new year to all! To celebrate, I have assembled a list of my favourite posts of 2016. Some make the list because they have an interesting story, and others because…
Epicureous in Edmonton: 2016 Year in Review
2016 was an interesting year for print-related food media. While several local publications celebrated milestones (The Tomato, Avenue Edmonton) or expanded their coverage (Culinaire), when…
There are some pretty scrumptious-looking recipes here from Valerie Lugonja at A Canadian Foodie, Lindsay at Edible Woman, Angela at AllwaysAngela and Cathy Walsh at Walsh Cooks, plus a super-fun cooking video from Alexis Hillyard at Stump Kitchen and some extreme eats in Lacombe with the Kitchen Magpie family.
Sour Cherry Tart Ball Christmas 2016 aka Sour Cherry Dome Tart
Happy 2017 one and all! I am finishing up the posts from my Christmas Baking regime 2016. Each year is the same, yet different, and I was particularly thrilled to find the inspiration to…
Iced Lemon Shortbread - Edible Woman
The inspiration behind these lemon shortbreads is so cliché it’s not even funny. A little while ago, Life gave me lemons… and because I’m not really one for lemonade, I made cookies…
Dairy free/Egg free Banana Blueberry Mini Loaves
I make these at least once a week. They are quick to make, use up those bananas that are too ripe to eat (aka there is a brown spot on a banana and your kids will no longer touch it) they…
Beef Bone Broth
I rarely watch the food channels on television. I get agitated by loud electric guitar rifts used for background music while trying to listen to high-strung extroverts show off their…
How to make Pasta Carbonara! Stump Kitchen 27
Just wait and see what magical creature Sofia turns into by the end of this episode! This child brought me SO MUCH JOY and laughter during filming, and I know she will do the same for you….
Lacombe, Alberta - Fun Food to Feed the Family! - The Kitchen...
Hey guys, it’s Mr. Kitchen Magpie. Before we begin, let me first set a few expectations if I may. I am not a food or restaurant reviewer but what I do enjoy writing about is fun…
It’s the season for resolutions and goal-setting: Hannah Hamilton has hers down to one word, and Katie at Frugal Can Be Fab and Gabby at The Broke Girl Blog have money-related goals.
A New Year, A New Word
I’ve never been a big New Year’s Resolution gal. I feel like resolutions fail before they begin. The meaning of the word resolution is “a firm decision to do or not do something” and as…
The Homework
Before Christmas, Mrs. Frugalwoods (aka Liz) had sent out an email linking to this massive post about homework to be undertaken before the Uber Frugal Month Challenge started. I got a bit…
New Year, New Goals
Hi guys! Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 brings new fun, new promise and new opportunities for everyone reading this. I often feel that we make our own luck in many ways, either through…
Lori Godin at Frugal Edmonton Mama sets some family goals; Kristina Lynne is getting reading for her first year as a mom; and Cassie is looking forward to making mistakes.
The 7 Things I Want to Achieve in 2017
It’s here, It’s here! The new year! It’s here! Olivia and I had a good talk today about goals the things that we wanted to achieve in 2017, as we grabbed a Starbucks and drove to Costco…
2017: Some New Year's Resolutions - Kristina Lynne
Series, Today I’m Talking About 2017 is going to be a very different year for me. It’s the year I become a mother. And if that’s not a major life change, then I don’t know what is.
The Cassie Paige | Personal Blog: New Year, New Me
” I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing…
Tracey Sawatzky sets herself a physical challenge; if beekeeping is your goal for 2017, Dustin Bajer can help; and Brandon Schatz has some important goats in mind.
2017 IN 2017
In my Intentions For My 31st Year post, I said that I wasn’t going to be doing any specific goals anymore and just focusing on meaningful intentions instead. But I am always up for a good…
Edmonton Beekeeping: 12 Steps to Registering Your Bees - Dustin...
If you’re thinking about keeping honeybees in Edmonton you’ve probably come across the City of Edmonton’s Urban Beekeeping page. If so, you’ve read about 4 steps, city guidelines, swarm…
Submet's 2017 Goats
I keep reading everyone’s “year goals” as “year goats” and I generally end up being disappointed because: no goats. – Brandon Schatz (@soupytoasterson) January 1, 2017 This year’s…
Loving yourself is a good thing: Erika Ensign at fangirlknitsscarf has been working on that, and Megan at Mastering Health has some good suggestions for showing that love. Loving someone else is good, too, as Lyndsey at Over My Styled Body knows.
Managing Stress On The Go - masteringhealth
Stress is one of those buzz words that has become so common in the past year, we can start to view it as a normal occurrence in our lives. I acknowledge it is quite hard to fully live a…
Permission to Do Nothing
Today is my first day back at work after more than a week off. I had such grand plans for that week – a whole list of tasks which I’d use all that free time to accomplish. Oh foolish me…
What My Relationship Has Taught Me - Over My Styled Body
I asked on my Snapchat and Instagram the other day what makes you follow a blog and a ton of you said beautiful pictures, personal stories, and advice. So I’m taking your feedback to heart…
Looking for some media to consume? Laura Frey at Reading in Bed lays out her plans; Danica Leblanc finds some patriarchy-smashing reads; Adina J looks back at her reading year on Blue Collar Red Lipstick; Matt Bowes does his annual inventory of media consumption on This Nerding Life; Dave Cournoyer of daveberta.ca lists his favourite podcasts; and Liz Nicholls previews a pretty funny-sounding local web series on her new blog, 12th Night.
2017 Reading Plans: Hello, boys
After numerous self-imposed reading restrictions in 2016, I’m leaving 2017 wide open in terms of what and how many books I read. I plan to reintroduce men into my reading life, after a…
Hopeful and Empowering Comics (Or) Take That, Patriarchy!
I’m making this list because… last year was really, really hard. I think it was hard for most people – and I wanted to share the comics that helped me push through all of the muck in…
What I Read: This 'n That
Ever since I finally finished the edits on A Temporary Engagement, I’ve been feeling “lazy”, which means that I’ve had time to do a fair bit of reading. At the tail end of last month, I…
Media Consumption 2016
Here’s a list of the media I consumed in 2016. Let’s start off with “Sitting in the Dark With Strangers”, which is a list of movies I’ve been doing for like ten years now. While I…
Podcast recommendations to start off 2017
Back in October 2015, I shared a list of podcasts that were on my regular listening feed. Each year I purposely look for new podcasts to listen to. This means removing some of my older…
Watching the unsuccessful implode: a new mockumentary web series
You’ve met them before – at work, at play, at high school reunions, at your cousin’s wedding. Hell, you’re related to some of them. They are the unsuccessful. They are the brigade of…
What else can you do? YEG Uncovered urges you to embrace winter, which you can do, as Lincoln Ho suggests on yegventures, at the Deep Freeze festival; or, as Amy at Passports and Pigtails suggests, at the Edmonton Ice Castle; or, as Robyn suggests on Musings of the Edmonton Tourist, you could just take a walk in Mill Creek Ravine. Prefer to stay inside? Jenna Marynowski previews a play on After the House Lights, and Angela Ostafichuk praises the Edmonton Public Library’s storytelling project.
Winter City
I have a very specific memory of Edmonton in the winter, from about a decade ago. Some friends and I were going to the Black Dog on Whyte Ave, and it was cold. We rushed down the street in…
Deep Freeze Winter Festival
One of Edmonton’s newer winter festivals, Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival, is certainly one which will warm you to the Byzantine quite quickly. Here’s a video recap of the…
Visiting The Edmonton Ice Castle
Only a true Canadian would don four layers, 5 lb boots, a parka and a smile in order to fully embrace temperatures of minus 20 in which to explore frozen water. For fun. And pay to do so….
Edmonton Tourist: Upper Mill Creek Ravine
I have been house bound for days. Partly due to illness and partly do to…who are we kidding, I was sick in bed for 5 days. I was feeling slightly better by Friday and today I felt…
Searching for the reason behind the risk in Peter Fechter: 59...
Cardiac Theatre is quickly becoming known for bringing new, unique stories about young people to Edmonton following their debut production, Ella Hickson’s Hot Mess last February and…
EPL Storytelling Project
To kick off the new year the Edmonton Public Library has launched an amazing project, one that deals with storytelling to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. This is for everyone, because…
Aaron Paquette and Jennifer Quist share their thoughts on where author Joseph Boyden went wrong.
The Struggle for Joseph Boyden
The Struggle For Joseph Boyden There are enough Joseph Boyden stories and opinions out there already. But here goes… We grew up in public housing during our early years. My parents were…
Moose-hide, Pocahontas, and Other Things That Won't Make You...
I was born and spent my early childhood in northern boreal towns in western Canada-Prince George, Prince Albert, St. Paul, High Level-remote, freezing places bristling (if you’ll forgive…
Troy Pavlek crunches some photo radar numbers; Chris at Yeg Weather Nerdery explores a real cold snap; and Duncan Kinney at Progress Alberta hails a sign that Bill 10’s efforts to support LGBTQ students is working.
Edmonton Photo Radar Statistics for 2016
This is an annual update of the statistics I posted at the end of 2015 . As is rather typical in conversations with Edmontonians, I am frequently asked about the photo radar program, and my…
It was the winter of '69
According to the weather forecasts tomorrow will be the start of a deepfreeze. Tomorrow also marks the 48-year anniversary of Edmonton’s historic deepfreeze, which started on January 7th,…
Good news story: Christian school gets Gay Straight Alliance...
Progressives need to celebrate their victories. Here’s a story to put a smile on your face. A letter published Nov. 22, 2016 and addressed to the parents and families of Strathcona…
Chris LaBossiere pays tribute to a friend who was there when he needed him; Rev Recluse’s Vintage Edmonton digs up some local news from 1882; and David Climenhaga takes a look at St. Albert’s civic election on Alberta Politics.
A well overdue thank you - for Mr. Will Munsey
Being from Alberta one must accept certain truths. The first, is that we are a unique bunch, the second is that we are more alike than we care to admit. Last May 6 th 2015, I was reminded…
January 7, 1882
Articles, photos, ads, audio, and film from Edmonton, Alberta’s history
St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse says he won't seek fourth term in...
PHOTOS: St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse at a Remembrance Day ceremony (Alberta Native News photo). Below: Councillor Cam MacKay, Councillor Cathy Heron, former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk…
Finally, a little bit of business-y stuff: Danielle Higdon shares some social media advice from various Twitter folk (including me!) on The Social Pen; Tema Frank collects the best customer experience advice from her Frank Reactions podcast guests; Blaine Bertsch of dryrun explains what a good accountant can do for you; Nadine Riopel suggests ways to network outside of events; and Kim-Ann Samuda of Divine Class Consulting suggests some different ways to go job-hunting.
The Social Pen
#YEG Twitter leaders share their social media Golden Rule
52 Customer Experience & HR Quotes From A Year of Frank...
Part of my January ritual is looking back over the past year of Frank Reactions Podcasts on Customer Experience and picking out some of the best quotes from my guests. Here goes. From How…
4 Ways Your Accountant Can Help Your Business Go Bang in 2017 -...
The outdated meme of the accountant as cleanup crew at tax time is not only inaccurate but is hurting your business year over year. Far from a one-time touch, industry trends show that the…
You Don't Need Networking Events
Let’s face it: most of us would rather have a root canal than attend a networking event. Just the word “networking” conjures up images of the worst case scenario: a room full of…
Resume Building | Writing | Consultant
The job hunting mission is a tedious one right? We all know the saying, ‘there are multiple ways to skin a cat’, so why do you only settle for searching for a job vacancy online through job search engines?
That’s what caught my eye this time around, but you can always find more on ShareEdmonton and in previous blog roundups. I also collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine.

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