Edmonton blog roundup: March 22, 2017

March 22 blog roundup

This blog roundup comes to you thanks in part to a jolt of caffeine from this Black Stripe Coffee espresso, roasted in Vegreville and served at CafeRista. Here’s what I had time to read at record pace over the past week:
On The Tiffin Box, Michelle Peters-Jones gets tired of being mistaken for her daughter’s nanny, and Marie Zydak of Marie a la Mode looks back at her whirlwind first year of motherhood.
"Are You The Nanny?"
Adz and I (2014) Photo: Pritham D’Souza ( Photosynthe) “Are you the nanny?” If I had a dollar for every time I was asked this question when I was out with Adz, well… I’d be about…
Motherhood: What I Wish I Knew Then, Part 1
I can’t believe it: Miles will be a year old next week! The past 12 months have flown by and looking back I realized I’ve learned so much about him, babies in general, myself, my husband…
Lori Godin of Frugal Edmonton Mama learns she can go away and her girls will be well, and Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach of The Zoom Family animates a mission statement for her brood.
The Kids are Okay
We just got back from ten days away from the kids. I’m still processing it all, and in a bit of a jet lagged fog, but the kids survived their ten days with their grandparents – and even…
A visual, interactive, family mission statement
A visual, interactive, family mission statement
It’s March-the time when New Years resolutions typically begin to fall into oblivion. I decided to think outside the box and created a visual and interactive format for our mission statement that would keep it top of mind through the whole year
On Gig City, Mike Ross tells the story of an Edmonton band whose fortunes were intertwined with the dynasty Oilers; Sunil Agnihotri laments the lost years of good hockey players surrounded by inadequate ones; and Kyla Lane explains the U.S. national women’s hockey team’s protest.
HISTORY: From Hawaii to hockey to Hollywood
Get ready to feel super old, People of a Certain Age: The “Super Oldies” record label has reissued the self-titled 1980 album by the Edmonton band Footloose. Meanwhile, the Wayne Gretzky…
Wasted Youth
Something that’s bothered me for a while is the lack of real skill and talent in the NHL. Ideally, the league would have fewer teams, create more competition for spots and ice lineups that…
Team USA's Boycott Speaks Volumes
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – Yoko Ono On March 31st the USA National Women’s Hockey…
Adina J talks herself out of some stylish purchases on Blue Collar Red Lipstick; Nicole Rowan of The Spirited Thrifter cracks me up with her annual Pinspired March; and Kari Skelton shares some adorable looks with her little Wyatt.
Talking Myself Out of Buying Retail
For the most part, I’m fairly immune to the lure of retail shopping. Having rarely set foot in a mall for the past year, I find myself increasingly uncomfortable in those kinds of…
Green Day(s)
Since some of you might still have some green, er, juice flowing through your veins from yesterday, I thought I might share what I wore to celebrate March’s holiday – besides Pinspired…
Shades of Green - Kari Skelton
The colour green is a constant in our family life. Not only is it one of my favourite colours to wear, but green is the main colour of Wyatt’s room, and was the feature colour at our…
A little more shopping while we’re at it: Karlynn Johnston of The Kitchen Magpie thrifts some household treasures; and Rev Recluse looks back at vintage ads for groceries, markets and bakeries on Vintage Edmonton.
Karlynn's Thrift Hauls - March 19th Edition - The Kitchen Magpie
By Karlynn You all must have totally known that this was coming. A thrift haul post – and there will be more to follow! I’ve been sharing my thrifting adventures on my Instagram Stories (…
Vintage Edmonton: Groceries, Markets, And Bakeries Part 2
Articles, photos, ads, audio, and film from Edmonton, Alberta’s history
The Transcend Coffee blog looks at the history of Ritchie as it prepares to move into the neighbourhood; Chris Chang-Yen Phillips shares some Canadian history he’s been digging into; and Tim Querengesser urges Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods to let themselves get denser.
Ritchie: History of A Community
Posted by Dave Feltham on As Transcend moves its original location, and the Roastery, to the northeast corner of 76th Ave and 96th Street, we thought we’d take a closer look at the…
We Go Farther Together
I have neglected to write about the projects I’ve been doing since I was appointed Historian Laureate for the City of Edmonton (including my new history podcast, Let’s Find Out), mostly…
Why Edmonton's inner-city suburbs need to embrace density...
Residents in Edmonton’s inner city neighbourhoods hold more power than most of us when it comes to what sort of city we can build in the future. The reason is their acceptance-or…
How do you like them apples? Chris Falconer of Eating is the Hard Part likes them in muffins; Karlynn Johnston finds the juice makes good pulled pork; and Larry Harris of La Bonne Vie puts them in pies.
Apple Pulp Muffins
Maybe it’s because I consumed about two liters of juice last week when I was sick, but as someone who normally never drinks juice, I was excited to juice some apples tonight. That fresh…
Crockpot Apple Juice Pulled Pork Recipe & Video - The Kitchen...
By Karlynn Sooo, pulled pork and I aren’t the best of friends. There, I said it. When I traveled to the States and hit the Southern areas of BBQ bliss, I ate ribs. I ate slaw. I ate…
Pies - La Bonne Vie
Who doesn’t love pie! As it is March 14, I thought we should put a few pie pictures up in honor of Pi day! Pies (I am also including tarts in here too) are wonderful means of of showcasing…
How about some carbs? Lillian Tse of Beyond Umami makes sourdough cinnamon buns; Margaret Bose-Johnson of The Kitchen Frau makes a batch of gluten-free pie crust; and surprisingly adept curler Therese Kehler cures her cold with reclaimed noodles on Road Wordy.
Sourdough Cinnamon Bun & Celebrating the launch of a new...
I recently attended the launch for “FEAST: Recipe and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip” in Edmonton at Audrey’s Books. This cookbook is the culmination of stories and recipes gathered…
Big Batch Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix | Kitchen Frau
Making gluten free pie crust can be a hassle, so while you’re at it, make a large batch for the freezer. You’ll love pulling out a bag of this tender, flaky crust mix and being able to…
Day 70: Chicken soup for my...
What a weekend to get sick. Dan and I – both new-ish and not-very-good curlers – were playing in our first-ever bonspiel, along with two pals, Keith and Keith, from the newsroom. This made…
St. Patrick’s Day got the food bloggers excited: Allan Suddaby of Button Soup made Irish stew; Valerie Lugonja of A Canadian Foodie got over her fear of colcannon; and Margaret Bose-Johnson goes for green soup.
Button Soup
The defining element of Irish stew is the use of lamb neck, or scrag. Traditionally it is made more like a casserole than a stew. Actually it bares an uncanny resemblance to boulangère…
Colcannon: the perfect side for leftover mashed potatoes!
Colcannon. Getting in touch with my Irish roots has been an ongoing quest. Dad was the baby with 4 older siblings, and the only one born on Canadian soil in 1929 near Bengough Saskatchewan…
Green Soup with Leeks, Leafy Greens, & Peas | Kitchen Frau
Bring spring into your home and clean out the crisper drawer at the same time with a bowl of light and tasty Green Soup – and maybe you’ll attract some leprechauns, too. Every year when…
Just a little more food: Gabby of The Broke Girl Blog makes fish tacos; Baconhound’s Phil Wilson has exciting news about Cafe Linnea; and Cindy Nguyen of Let’s Om Nom dines with NAIT’s latest chef in residence.
Fish Tacos 2 Ways!
Hey! Fish tacos are 100% one of my favorite indulgences in life. The crisp lettuce, spicy fish, cool and creamy avocado-lime crema and bright pico de gallo… it’s all so, so good. Plus,…
Cafe Linnea Expanding Into Evenings
Cafe Linnea, already known as a top spot in Edmonton for brunch, is set to expand its hours and offerings into the evenings. According to co-owner Garner Beggs, the new hours aren’t set in…
Recap: NAIT Chef in Residence 2017 with Chef Amanda Cohen *...
Every year, NAIT’s Hokanson Chef in Residence program provides its culinary students the rare opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the best chefs in the world. This year the…
Phenomenal women: The Wanderer recaps interVivos’s #girlbossyeg event; The Quad features scholar Danielle Peers (my cousin-in-law, incidentally); and Flatter:Me Belts interviews the executive director of the women’s shelter for which it is raising menstruation supplies this month.
#Girlbossyeg: An invitation to Edmontonians to be Bold for Change
When Nasra Adem performs, you can’t help but stop and listen. The 22 year old Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate isn’t just a passionate artist, she’s also relatable to a fault – bringing up…
The QUAD: Danielle Peers: At the Intersections of Inclusion
As a former Paralympian, a scholar and professor, artist, speaker, filmmaker, performer, and activist, Danielle Peers is actually the strongest embodiment of her own work. She not only…
Meet Tess Gordey, Executive Director of WIN House
WIN House is the recipient of the pad, tampon, and undie donations we’re collecting during this month’s All About Her. Period. campaign. Claire and Lindsey stopped by WIN’s offices to…
Glenn Kubish says hello to all sorts from his bicycle, and Christine Bruckmann of Just Another Edmonton Mommy has the scoop on the upcoming bike swap.
Hello!
The potential socialness of a bicycle is built right into its roofless and windshieldless and doorless frame. It’s easy to say hello on a bicycle. Like this morning. These sidewalkers…
In the market for a bike? Shop the Edmonton Bike Swap May 13th
Shopping for a bike can be expensive, however, one way to save money is to shop the Edmonton Bike Swap and this year it’s happening on Saturday, May 13th. Taking place at Northlands in…
A little bit of politics: Dave Cournoyer of daveberta previews the municipal election and reviews the provincial budget; and David Climenhaga notes a couple of important postsecondary appointments.
210 days until Election Day in Edmonton
With Edmonton’s 2017 municipal elections now 210 days away, we are starting to see more candidates file their intentions to run for city council. I have updated the list of declared…
Not many surprises in Alberta's stay the course budget
There were few surprises when Finance Minister Joe Ceci stood to table the New Democratic Party’s third budget since forming government in 2015. What I expect were strategic leaks over the…
New board chairs appointed at Athabasca University and Northern...
PHOTOS: Ray Martin at the side of NDP Leader Rachel Notley, back in the days before she was premier. He once sat in the Legislature with Premier Notley’s father, Grant Notley. Mr. Martin…
A little bit of beauty for you: Megan McKenna of With Love, Meg celebrates National Flower Day, and Rhonda Krause of Travel, Yes Please experiences a gorgeous part of Peru via sandboard.
National Flower Day - With Love, Meg
Happy Tuesday lovelies! Is this week flying by, or what? Today is National Flower Day… quite possibly, my most favorite day EVER! So, I thought – what better way is there to celebrate…
Sandboarding in Peru at the Huacachina Oasis | Travel? Yes...
“I’m sandboarding in Peru!” I yell at my GoPro as I proudly surf down the wind-sculpted dunes of Huacachina. This is my first time sandboarding and I’ve got to admit- I’m better than I…
On the arts front, Liz Nicholls notes the need for the return of a pompous Ponce; the Northern Sessions records a couple of songs from Jonathan Roy; and Anna Marie Sewell shares a poem, always a treasure.
Panache: the Ponce is back for Pt. Deux of Firefly's circus...
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There never would have been a sequel if the unthinkable hadn’t happened. When last we met Ponce de Ponce de Panache, 12 months ago, it was at a pep rally for…
Jonathan Roy | The Northern Sessions
Jonathan Roy performs Good Things and Loving You (Paolo Nutini Cover)

That Old Alchemy
Happy World Poetry Day. For the occasion, a poem inspired by Confucius, and journeys in various communities. That Old Alchemy I know it well, that alchemy making virtue of necessity; less…
Finally, a little bit of analysis: Sarah of Smile and Conquer helps you think through what to do with your tax refund, if you get one; Ashley Janssen outlines what it took to rebrand her company; and Chrissy Meets World fills out her March Madness brackets.
So, you Got a Tax Refund...
We’re right in the swing of tax season, and I’m sure many of you who are expecting a hefty refund have already submitted your taxes there’s likely a bunch of us there who owe money and…
The Rebrand Checklist: AgileStyle to Code and Effect
AgileStyle has rebranded, after 10 years, to Code and Effect. It’s an exciting time for us and we are set up for a huge year. It has felt like a long time in the making but after about 5…
March Madness
If it wasn’t for the NCAA March Madness every year, I would hate the month of March. That is not an exaggeration. I really do love this tournament and I really do hate March. Every year I…
That’s what I could get to before the caffeine ran out. Find way more on ShareEdmonton or in previous blog roundups, and if you like Flipboard, I put these there, too.

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