#SummerFood in #Alberta – my @AlbertaatNoon podcast and a little treat from @pieholeyyc

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Sour cherry pie from THE PIE HOLE and Bakery – photo credit – Karen Anderson

Today on CBC Radio’s Alberta at Noon we talked about Alberta’s Quintessential Summer Foods. You can listen to the podcast here. I’m on at the 30:20 mark in the show.

The Cedar Planked Prime Rib Roast of Alberta Beef “mystery recipe” from today can be found here or on the CBC Calgary or Edmonton Facebook pages. Congratulations to the winner of two tickets to Rootstock.

I always make the featured recipe for my CBC colleagues to sample but since I wasn’t quite up to  planking a roast first thing this morning I took them another great summer treat – a still-hot-from-the-oven Sour Cherry Pie from THE PIE HOLE and Bakery in Calgary. I can’t believe I forgot pie as a quintessential summer food in my previous post.

I’ll include some photos of my recent visit to this charming little pie shop. I hope you’ll support them. They buy a lots of local fruit so your money will support many local businesses with a local multiplier effect. I’ll end this post with a great “hack” for easy summer entertaining.

“Stress Cannot Exist in the Presence of Pie” as seen on  THE PIE HOLE and Bakery banner at 8 Spruce Centre SW in Calgary in the community of Spruce Cliff. Owner Nancy Goemans is usually in the shop she started with her friend Torin Shosker. Despite having four children and running this small business she seems pretty calm so that sign over the door must be true. The shop was a great saviour to me earlier this week when I had company on a day I was flat out with work.

Here’s that entertaining “hack” I came up with to help me feed my guests a great summer meal.

I picked up some Sour Cherry Hand Pies and then pitted some fresh cherries, stirred them into organic vanilla ice cream and served it with a fresh cherry garnish for a Triple Cherry Treat. Life was a bowl of cherries are our home that night. I wish the same for you as we all savour it all this summer.

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Sour Cherry Hand Pie with “Homemade” Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream  and fresh cherry garnish – photo credit – Karen Anderson


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