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Savouring the flavours of late summer with a Zesty Potato Salad

potato salad fixings

I usually only make potato salad when it practically makes itself. By that I mean, I open the fridge door and there’s a few leftover boiled potatoes and peas staring me in the face. Cue the lightbulb over my head. From there it’s easy to boil and peel a few eggs and rummage around the fridge or garden for some fresh radish, onions and herbs.

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe. As summer wanes, we’ll be eating more and more root vegetables but the ones featured here are still kissed by the garden freshness of their companion ingredients.

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Poolside dining and the art of summer by Calgary’s Hotel Arts

showing off the new pool at Hotel Arts in Calgary

Cool thing No. 59 on this blog

Summer is short in Calgary. That’s perhaps why, the Hotel Arts’ pool, in the city’s Beltline district south of downtown, has become a mecca for those craving sun and a dip in the water when we do get a hot summer’s day. While the pool has always been fun, it’s now received a chic makeover which includes a cover designed to make it useable fall to spring as well as summer.

While guests get first priority, locals can pay a fee to also enjoy the recently renovated space and everyone is invited to enjoy dining at the new Poolside by Hotel Arts.

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Ultimate Summer Pancakes

peach, blue and blackberry pancakes with more peaches on the side

August is a time for fruit gluttony – at least in my home. I’m just back from a week in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley where the fruit trees were laden with late season apricots, plums and cherries and early season nectarines and peaches. A case of juicy peaches came home with me and I’ve eaten them standing at the sink with juice dripping down my arm, I’ve made cobbler and crisp and now I’ve made these glorious pancakes that completely satisfied my need to squeeze as much of summer into my body as possible. Read on for the recipe. Continue reading

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Corn Chowder and Buttermilk Biscuits 101 – a cooking lesson with my friend Lisa Neiles

Baking Powder Biscuit recipe on Savour it All blog

We bond with friends for different reasons. With my friend Lisa Neiles, we have several ties that bind us.

We are both Maritimers and we both love to cook. Add in that we have children the same age and husbands that work long hours, and you’ve got a solid friendship – even if we don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like. When we do get together, it is relaxing and fun. We chat about “home”, kids, hubbies, travel and we share recipes and a good meal.

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

Pie Hole and Bakery - Karen Anderson - Savour it all

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. Continue reading

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