New shoots are popping up in my flower beds! So exciting after a slog of a winter. So let’s begin with three Local Good pieces focused on growing things, two related to last night’s Farm to Fork event and one related to farming in the city, before we swing into the rest of an eclectic-as-ever blog roundup:
Speaking of local, both Kari Skelton and Justine of With Justine share their local love for The Skinny, among other things, and Lillian Tse of Beyond Umami expresses her love for ACME Meat Market.
A couple of photographic journeys: Jody Bailey chronicles the River City Runners 24-hour Treadmill Challenge, and Jerome Martin challenges you to find meaning in a photograph.
Animals in the news! Linda Hoang reviews the new Cat Cafe on Whyte; Michael Short helps collar cougars for study; and Dustin Bajer counsels you on what to do if you come upon a swarm of bees.
Let’s get dramatic. Liz Nicholls of 12th Night previews Rapid Fire Theatre’s Bonfire Festival; Curious Arts talks to the students acting in Colleen Murphy’s world premiere, Bright Burning; and Jenna Marynowski gets the story behind The Maggie Tree’s Nine Parts of Desire.
Three ways to learn about cooking: Gabby at The Broke Girl Blog learns to wield a knife; Julie’s Kitchen Adventures learns about pie dough from the Duchess Bake Shop; and YEG Date Night invites you to an evening of culinary science.
How about some wise counsel? Ashley Janssen shares thoughts on resilience, in business and in life; Jeff Archibald offers up a cure to scope creep; and Nadine Riopel reassures introverts that they’re actually good at networking.
A few about how we get around: Tim Querengesser finds himself driving more than he wants to; Robyn of Musings of an Edmonton Tourist takes a muddy but beautiful walk; and Paper Leaf’s April wallpaper features some old-school skateboarders.
It’s always so interesting, and often sad, to see what Rev Recluse finds in Edmonton’s old newspapers on Vintage Edmonton. Here are a couple of samples from 1924 and 1946. If you find yourself about to get modern media coverage, Grant Ainsley has some good advice for you.
Three good things that happened in March: Nicole Rowan made a lot of hilarious but fashionable jokes with her annual Pinspired series; Lindy Pratch read a ton of excellent books; and, oh yeah, the Oilers made the playoffs, which is making OilersNation very, very happy.
Some mom things: Marie Zydek shares some more lessons from her first year of motherhood; Marcia Hamm takes her daughter to Italy for some special times; and Lori Godin says goodbye (!) to Frugal Edmonton Mama.
A couple for the gluten-free among you: Gluten-Free Edmonton has news of a festival, and Rachael at Breakfast Club YEG tries to find the right pancake.
More food? Therese Kehler ruminates entertainingly on apples and finds a use for some wrinkly ones on Road Wordy; Larry Harris celebrates cookies on La Bonne Vie; and Karlynn Johnston of The Kitchen Magpie shares her recipe for what I consider the best dainties.
That’s a big harvest, but only the beginning of what you could find. Discover way more on ShareEdmonton or in previous blog roundups, and if you like Flipboard, I put these there, too.
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