Life Food

Pumpkins provide a healthy, fun alternative to butter or oil in recipes and can be pureed and frozen to be enjoyed throughout the year. (Metro News Service)

Pumpkins: more than just a porch decoration

If you are of the belief that there’s nothing yummier than pumpkin…this is your season! It all starts in September with Starbucks’ pumpkin spiced latte. At Thanksgiving we enjoyed pumpkin pie, and soon we’ll be flocking to the grocery stores and pumpkin patches to choose the perfect pumpkin to carve for the front steps, roasting the seeds and makin

Dinner Deva Evalynn Ross prepares everything from freezer meals, to full catering services to edible fruit arrangements. (Supplied)

Homemade food, customized to your needs

Here’s a test of your willpower. Go visit the Dinner Deva in Gateway Centre and see if you can stay on topic for more than five minutes with the amazing smells wafting from her kitchen.

Meet Tania Greenwald, the “cake lady,” owner and operator of family-run Cute n’ Classy Cakes. (Supplied)

If you can dream it, she can make it!

Take a moment and imagine the most unique, elaborate, creative cake you can. Imagine a four feet tall cake calf, perhaps, or a layer cake actually hanging upside down, or a four tiered cake for 250 people…no problem, she’s done all of these! If you can dream it, she can make it. And she has! Meet Tania Greenwald, the “cake lady.”

Enjoy the fruits of your labour all year with canned and preserved goodness.(Supplied)

Eat from the garden year round with preserves

I’ve seen some yellow and orange leaves. They are coming, people. It’s that time of year again! Gardeners are enjoying the “fruits” of their labour. All the planting, watering and weeding is paying off and the mealtimes are richer with fresh garden peas, carrots, potatoes, the works. People are leaving zucchini on friends’ doorsteps because they al

Hart House owners Miles Mozel and Jenn Schmautz have created a unique dining experience for Camrose residents in Hart House Wine & Tapas. (Supplied)

Food: Home is where Hart House Wine & Tapas is

When this sweet heritage home opened as Hart House Wine and Tapas in November 2015, I just had to check it out to see for myself. Just stepping in the front door I felt like I was in another place, on vacation. The house is so quaint and cozy and the attention to every detail of this home’s ambiance is impeccable. I’ve been back quite a few times s

When the city approached Stockmen’s Chophouse about managing the restaurant operations at the Camrose Golf Course it seemed like the perfect fit. (Supplied)

The best combo of food and fun at the clubhouse

Since opening Stockmen’s Chophouse 2.5 years ago, Jenni Routhier and Jesse Chambers have made an impression on Camrose. Stockmen’s brings visitors from the surrounding community as well as the city of Edmonton and Calgary to see what all the talk is about with this local fine fare restaurant.

Braeden Hein takes chicken feed out to the family’s flock of laying hens. The Hein family started raising hens as a hobby, which eventually grew to supplying eggs to customers. (Supplied)

Choosing farm fresh eggs a healthy option

I’ve been a member of a local farmers’ market for years, and one thing I’ve noticed is that the first customers of the day are almost always in search of fresh baking or eggs, and the first vendor to place a “sold out” sign on the table is always the egg vendor. This has caused me to wonder, what’s all the fuss about farm fresh eggs?

Summer road trips and camping can be the perfect opportunity to stretch the creative food preparation muscle in order to continue enjoying meal times while also staying within travel budgets. Metro News Service

Planning ahead makes road trips fun and delicious

Summer holidays are just around the corner. Kids are buzzing with excitement about field trips and packing up lockers dreaming of all the fun they’ll have this summer. Parents are busily making plans to keep the kids occupied for two whole months and dreading the proverbial phrase “I’m bored” or “Are we there yet?”