Edmonton blog roundup: April 19, 2017

April 19 blog roundup

What is there to talk about besides the Oilers right now? Maybe after last night’s game, you really want to know the answer to that question. We will start with hockey, but let me assure you, there is plenty more to highlight from Edmonton’s blogosphere. (Thanks to Mack for letting me swipe his photo of fans at Ford Hall.)
Robin Brownlee salutes Zack Kassian not only for his on-ice performance but for overcoming his battle with alcoholism; OilersNation remembers that unexpected stroke of luck that sent Connor McDavid to Edmonton; and Adina J of Blue Collar Red Lipstick accidentally dresses in Oilers colours. Beauty!
The Game of his Life
Photo Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports Like many who were glued to the action between the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks at Rogers Place Friday while watching Zack Kassian make it…
Happy Connorversary!
It was two years ago today that Bill Daly flipped the golden card that gave the Oilers the luxury to draft Connor McDavid, and I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Happy…
Colour Riot
Some of you probably remember this dress from a few months ago and, yes, I did end up deciding to keep it. For now, at least. Wrap dresses are actually on my “never” list but I made an…
A couple of reads on reading: Laura Frey of Reading in Bed suggests books that may satisfy your darker urges; and at Variant Edition, Brandon Schatz lays out his feelings about a problematic comic.
You Want it Darker?
They’re lining up the prisoners And the guards are taking aim I struggled with some demons They were middle-class and tame I didn’t know I had permission To murder and to maim You want it…
It Shouldn`t Have To Be Said
The following was originally published as part of The Variant Edition Regularity – our weekly comics and pop culture newsletter. If you would like to receive articles like this, as well as…
Jeff Samsonow of the Edmonton Quotient has news of a reconciliation book club; Vintage Edmonton digs up some interesting and eye-opening newspaper bits from 1888; and Chris Chang-Yen Phillips shares five things he’s learned as the city’s historian laureate.
Reading and reconciling together
Written by Jeff Samsonow As Edmonton reflects on three years of reconciliation, there’s a chance for you to join with others to read and consider our past, and future, together. Athabasca…
April 14, 1888
Articles, photos, ads, audio, and film from Edmonton, Alberta’s history
5 Things I`ve Learned As Edmonton`s Historian Laureate
This week marks one year since Chris Chang-Yen Phillips took over the position of Edmonton’s Historian Laureate. After a busy year of connecting with Edmontonians and the city’s stories,…
Tim Querengesser notes the perverse incentives and car-centric thinking that led to a giant tower on city land; the Edmonton Arts Council lists the new pieces of public art coming this year; and Uniquely YEG asks MacEwan students about shopping local.
Why our debate about the tower won`t discuss what ails The...
Does The Quarters need an 80-storey residential tower to revitalize it? The question is the only one on the table at the moment and will therefore demand our attention. But the question…
New for 2017 in #yegpublicart
As the last traces of winter trickle into Edmonton’s storm drains, the city shakes itself, and turns to thoughts of spring. It’s a time of renewal and exploration when outdoor events and…
Chris at Edmonton Weather Nerdery pits Edmonton’s winter against Calgary’s; and mosaic artist Margo Anton hopes spring is really here when she gets home (spoiler: maybe not?).
2016-2017 Winter in Review - versus Calgary
Today we’re going to look back at the winter of 2016-2017 again, this time to see how things compared between Edmonton and Calgary. This is a battle-of-Alberta that Edmonton will never win,…
Springtime
I’m headed back to Canada in a week, and I’m really hoping that spring will have arrived by the time I get there…
On the culinary front: Sharon Yeo of Only Here for the Food reviews a brunch walking tour; Twyla Campbell of Weird, Wild and Wonderful previews the upcoming Eat Alberta conference; and Valerie Lugonja of A Canadian Foodie makes pemmican with Chef Shane Chartrand.
Food by Foot: Edmonton`s Best Brunch with Epicurean Adventure...
When travelling, Mack and I try to join at least one walking tour – we’ve found it’s the most enjoyable way for us to explore and learn about new destinations. Of course, when food can be…
Eat Alberta 2017: Back to Basics with an All-Star Presenter...
” Eat Alberta shares food knowledge and tells the stories behind the people, local ingredients, and techniques to all who yearn to know more. This is our way to connect to our shared home…
Homemade Pemmican: In the Kitchen with Chef Shane Chartrand
Homemade Pemmican! Salmon and Saskatoon Berry Pemmican presented by Chef Shane Chartrand on the shoulder bone of a moose. Look at that gorgeous dish! It was called the Great North Pike…
Dustin Bajer suggests ways to get agriculture into the classroom; and Diana of 204 Park suggests ways to stop wasting food.
9 School Urban Agriculture Projects With The Power To Kickstart...
One of the best ways to kickstart a local movement is to provide early access to training. I saw this firsthand while watching Jasper Place High School’s Culinary and Pastry Arts students….
Let`s Not Waste
Today let’s talk about waste. In particular, food waste. We’re all guilty of this, I know I am. I’ve been known to buy a bunch of celery and throw it in the back of the fridge only to two…
Hungry? You will be. Karlynn Johnston makes asparagus sinfully good at The Kitchen Magpie; Phil Wilson bakes his ham with maple and beer on Baconhound; and for dessert, how about mini-cheesecakes from Cassie and Mouth Half Full?
Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
Brown sugar bacon wrapped asparagus spears are the bacon bomb, man. I thought that I liked bacon wrapped green bean bundles, but I have a new love. These bacon wrapped asparagus are exactly…
Maple and Beer Baked Ham
Growing up, our protein of choice for any holiday seemed to be turkey, That always suited me just fine, since homemade turkey gravy is one of life’s tastiest pleasures. When I got married…
Mini Nutella Cheesecakes - Mouth Half Full
It seems like every year around this time I start thinking about making cheesecakes. So far my favourite cheesecake has to be the Gimme Some Oven Nutella cheesecake. This is a full size…
Chris Falconer whips up an epic salad on Eating is the Hard Part; Therese Kehler does shrooms, in a fashion, on Road Wordy; and Linda Hoang reviews the much-heralded Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips.
Stinky Cheese & Pear Salad
Seriously, this salad. You should make it. It’s a beautiful combination of textures and flavours, with a touch of luxury. Stopped by the Strathcona Market on Saturday to grab some…
Day 97: A magical mushroom mystery tour
When the going gets tough, there is nothing like having a good friend extend a helping hand. On or about Day 62, Karen went grocery shopping and threw a little something in her cart for me….
Review: Grandin Fish `N` Chips - LINDA HOANG | EDMONTON BLOG
There’s a new seafood spot in town! Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips recently opened on 109 Street and 99 Avenue, right by (and is a product of the same people who run) The Common! Grandin Fish ‘N’…
And a little do-it-yourself: Kitchen Frau’s Margaret Bose-Johnson shows you how to paint cookies; and Kira Paran of Northern Style Exposure makes her own bath bombs.
Cooking with Kids: Cookie Painting | Kitchen Frau
Want a fun project to do with kids? Try cookie painting! This easy and edible craft makes great decorated cookies for any holiday or just for a rainy afternoon’s art session. Kids of all…
Beauty || DIY Bath Bomb || Peppermint Vanilla
Recently my little guy has gotten addicted to LUSH bath bombs… let me tell ya those things are not cheap! So instead of either letting him pamper himself out of house & home or burst his…
Two posts about disappointment: Jason Foster does not approve of the short pours he’s been getting when he’s expecting a pint; and Tara at Tech Geek Gamers does not understand why Nintendo won’t take her money for the NES Classic.
14 Ounces Does Not a Pint Make
Increasingly I am coming across bars whose standard “pint” pour is 14 imp. fl.oz. (398 ml). They don’t call it a “pint”, but it is their standard tap serving size. You don’t get an option…
Tech Geek Gamers
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was my first ever console, and I still own it, as well as a library of games, but some are so old they won’t work anymore. To hold a copy of your…
Music! The Northern Sessions shares two songs from Josh Sahunta; Rylan Kafara of The Past is Unwritten pointsto Latcho Drom’s new video; and Rachel at Edmomton has news of a music program for tots at the Winspear Centre
Josh Sahunta | The Northern Sessions
Josh Sahunta plays a couple song live on the Northern Sessions
Everyone`s a Stupid Dickbag: Now in Technicolour!
Edmonton’s favourite socialist workers collective, Latcho Drom, released a video for the song “Everyone’s a Stupid Dickbag”. And the good news keeps coming! Rumor has it Latcho Drom will…
Register Now: Music Box Babies at the Winspear
The Winspear Centre is widely known for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, but did you know they now offer a music program for babies and their moms, dads and caregivers? It’s called Music…
Allways Angela extols the virtues of coffee, and Glenn Kubish extols the virtues of biking to Coffee Outside on a snowy day.
Coffee Facts - allwaysangela
Coffee…is it good? Is it bad? Should you give it up or keep drinking? Coffee is actually an extremely complex drink to study and because of this there is lots of mis-information out…
On the way to and from Coffee Outside
I have wondered about the the flight to artifice when natural beauty is encountered. Standing in front of a mountain vista, I will routinely offer some version of, wow, it looks like a…
Some reflections and observations: Ashley Janssen draws lessons from the story of how her husband survived cancer; Tema Frank says customer service training wouldn’t have prevented the debacle at United; and Kendyl Lauzon shares the healing power of art.
How to `Happygolf` Your Life
My husband, Dana Janssen, was the Keynote speaker for the 2017 University of Alberta School of Business Graduation Banquet. He shared lessons from the worst year of our lives when we were…
Don`t Waste Your Money on Customer Service Training! -
Customer Service Training Can Be Worthwhile, But… Customer service training is one of the most commonly searched terms online. Sadly, far too many companies throw away their money on such…
the art of healing
If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s healing. The downside is that I had to learn through some really unfortunate experiences. I’ve been told that I’m more optimistic than I allow myself…
Two previews of Chris Craddock’s latest play, Irma Voth, one from Liz Nicholls of 12th Night and the other from Jenna Marynowski of After the House Lights. Also from Jenna (who is up for the John Poole Award at the May 1 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts!) is a preview of Bone Wars from Punctuate Theatre.
Chris Craddock talks about Irma Voth: novel, theatre, and film...
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Naturally playwright/ actor/ master improviser/ filmmaker/ screenwriter/ “double-dad” Chris Craddock is relaxed at pre-12-hour rehearsal breakfast in…
New Chris Craddock adaptation Irma Voth a coming-of-age story
It’s always interesting thinking about what it’s like to be isolated in isolation. You have a lot of time to think. Irma is really fascinating character in that she’s just open. She’s open…
Matthew MacKenzie`s family-friendly latest, Bone Wars, digs up...
There is one theatre company that seems to be becoming synonymous with the word ‘epic’ in this city: Punctuate! Theatre. The company’s style in recent years has been to produce one show a…
On Before the Cyborgs, Michael Vecchio dissects the latest Star Wars trailer; Enthuse’s Chris Penwell talks to David Cheoros of the Metro Cinema; and in the political theatre (see what I did there?), Dave Cournoyer wonders why Alberta’s conservatives don’t let gay-straight alliances go.
Trailer Talk: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser
DIRECTOR: RIAN JOHNSON STARRING: DAISY RIDLEY, MARK HAMILL, ADAM DRIVER, OSCAR ISSAC, JOHN BOYEGA RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 15TH 2017 It’s finally here, our first glimpse into the next chapter…
Behind the Scenes at Metro Cinema (The Garneau Theatre)
In a world… with a local cinema and an unfortunate case of having too few places to park, the executive director of the Garneau Theatre, David Cheoros, reflects on the thrills (and some…
Alberta`s Conservatives are obsessed with Gay-Straight Alliances
Following Progressive Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney’s comments to the Calgary Postmedia editorial board fifteen days ago when he came out in favour of allowing schools to inform…
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