Farmers’ markets are as much fun as raspberries and cream, though for vendors they can be a tough row to hoe.
When it comes to culinary achievements, Edmonton may not be on par with Paris or New York or San Francisco (or Montreal or Melbourne or San Sebastian). It can, however, lay claim to one of the best food bloggers anywhere. Lynette Stanley-Maddocks (pictured), a.k.a. Lex Culinaria, has been connecting kitchen and keyboard since 2004, with topics ranging from memorable meals to innovative recipes like green tea and jasmine Turkish delight – plus brutally honest restaurant reviews.
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The radio squawks and Mustafa grabs the hand mike and begins jabbering in Swahili. The rapid-fire exchange, punctuated by repeated “Rajahs,” the Africanized version of “Roger,” causes his face to break into a grin. “He says that if I follow him, I have to pay for the beers tonight,” chuckles Mustafa in his deep baritone. Our long-limbed Kenyan guide, who wears an olive baseball cap, black sunglasses and a belt buckle with a photo of Bob Marley, hits the gas and we rattle forward over the rolling contours of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Can Alberta afford to turn its back on its back forty?
When polar kayakers aren’t bumping bows with arctic growlers, they’re rubbing shoulders with the Viking, Thule and explorer ghosts of Ellesmere Island
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