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December 2015


#Fryday: Oyster Edition

December 18, 2015

Now that Edmonton has set into it’s usual chilly, snowy season, our #YEGFood team couldn’t help but find ways to keep our bodies (but most importantly, our bellies) warm. What better way to bring back fond memories of the golden-blazing sun than with something tasty, crispy and golden from a local kitchen? We wanted it. We needed it. Thus, #FRYdays were born! This week, we are bringing a little taste of the ocean into the prairies with our ‘Fried Oyster’ edition.

Not only are they tasty, oysters can be healthy for you and the environment! Containing zinc, protein, and many essential minerals and vitamins, this delicate shellfish can offer more nutrients than land food sources. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and D are found in oysters. Four or five medium sized oysters will give the recommended dose of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese, and phosphorus. In regards to sustainability, farmed oysters don’t add waste to their environment. In fact, they help clean the water by removing sediments and bacteria, resulting in a pearl! So, even though it is deep fried you can feel a little less guilty about enjoying these delectable bites.

There is something so uplifting about sinking your teeth through a beautiful, crisp, outer crust and meeting the tender oyster waiting at the centre of that bite. With a whirlwind of crunchy batter and briny flavor in your mouth, the smell of the ocean lingers in your nose and resonates into your mind, bringing a sense of nostalgia back from burning Summer days. We hope you enjoy reading about Fried Oysters as much as we enjoyed eating them. Happy #FRYday Edmonton!


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#YEG Holiday Gift Guide

December 11, 2015

Tis’ the season for giving! Check out some of our favourite gifts that can be found at local YEG retailers. These are the perfect gifts to show that special someone you care this holiday season.  


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#YEGChef Story: Mastering the GAPS Diet

December 6, 2015

Cindy’s story is one of an Edmonton born chef, who tackled her worst nightmare with courage, ingenuity, and passion. Rather than feeling sentenced to a life of eating bland and boring food, Cindy was inspired to create GAPS-friendly recipes that she could fall in love with.

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Kathy Leskow

December 4, 2015

Kathy Leskow is on track for world cookie domination. Her cookie business is fuelled by her love of cookies, her respect for good ingredients, and her belief in a quality product. These values shine through in her delicious products and the fact that her cookies were featured in Oscar swag bags! She has gone from a basement bakery to 2 store fronts and 9 farmer’s markets per week – 500 dozen cookies just for Friday and Saturday markets. If Kathy has one thing to teach us, it is that a keen business sense, a positive attitude, and a commitment to quality products can help a business grow exponentially.

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