food artisans of alberta

Food News: Duchess Bakery and Giselle Courteau launch a new cookbook and location this month and I’ve got a preview recipe for you

“Baking is, after all, meant to be shared.” This quote comes from Giselle Courteau in the book Food Artisans of Alberta. Along with her business partners, Jacob Pelletier and Garner Beggs, Courteau has been sharing world class baking for 10 years at Duchess Bake Shop in Edmonton’s Westmount neighbourhood. The trio also self-published an eponymous […]


Mess Hall podcast with Avery Cochrane

Mess Hall is a weekly podcast by Avery Cochrane on the Alberta Pod Net. Avery features comedians, interesting personalities, other podcasters and foodies. That’s where I come in. Here’s the podcast conversation we had when he invited me to talk about life as an entrepreneur, my Alberta Food Tours business, and my writing life with […]


Oat buns

I’m so happy to share a recipe for Highwood Crossing Farm‘s Oat Buns. Tony Marshall’s family homesteaded Highwood Crossing 120 years ago. Now, Tony and his wife Penny have made the name synonymous with quality since starting their eponymous organic food company. This post will talk about the Highwood Crossing’s organic grain farm, the products […]