Recipes: Swedish Meatballs

When interviewing hockey players we invariably talked about cooking and food since many of these players were from Europe and had never lived in North America before. Their food traditions and comforts of home are very different from North American food traditions, and eating some of their favorite family foods made the distance from family and…

Traveling to watch hockey in Canada this season?

If you are traveling in Canada this season to watch hockey, check out the new list of  AirCanada’s Best New Restaurants for 2017. Edmonton is the clear winner this season picking up three out of the ten top restaurants throughout Canada. While you are there to watch the Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid, try some…

Recipes: Poutine

Poutine is an odd thing. It originated in rural Québec in the 1950’s and it basically consists of french fries, a brown gravy and curd cheese. It seems to be the Canadian equivalent to America’s comfort food Mac and Cheese. It is primarily found in Canadian fast food chains and diners — cantines or casse-croûtes. Poutine variations can also contain meat, beef, pulled pork, etc., but that just seems to be gilding the lily I think! There are many variations on the theme — Mexican Poutine, Italian Poutine, Mushroom Poutine, etc. You get the picture.

Hockey Road Trips — Food & Drink

When you head off on your hockey travels do you plan ahead and search for great spots for food and drink along the way? Do you like modern contemporary restaurants and pubs? Or something old, with character and a bit of adventure? The past two seasons while on my hockey travels I’ve thought a great…

Recipes: Cooking with Unibroue

Unibroue, the Québec beer maker has provided a wonderful group of recipes made with their special beers. Give them a try! The beer maker has also supplied a very nice list of cocktail recipes. Blanche de Chambly Blanche de Chambly Chicken Marinade Blanche de Chambly–Poached Salmon with Homemade Salsa Glazed Pears with Blanche de Chambly Glazed…

Eat. Drink. Travel. Hockey.

October Hockey Roadtrips: Iowa — 3 days, 4 states, 2 hockey games. Georgia and Florida — 14 days, 7 states, 5 hockey games, Florida Beaches, lots of seafood, and great times with friends and family.

Recipes: Coconut Maple Porter Ice Cream

Recently, my local pub has been offering fruit ale cheesecakes — strawberry, apricot and raspberry . Traditionally they have offered Oatmeal Stout and Chocolate Stout cheesecakes but they have bumped it up a notch this summer with their fruit ale flavored cheesecakes. It is light and fluffy, not as heavy as your traditional New York…

Stanley Cup Fever

——–  VS ——–  Chances are you are watching the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals if you enjoy hockey — even if you normally do not cheer for one of these teams. So far, the series is tied 1 : 1 and what a series it has been! The first game went into 3 overtimes and the…

Recipes: Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake This recipe is adapted from a Pumpkin Blondie recipe — I added a bit more flour and baking soda and omitted the White chocolate chips. It makes a very delicious, light and moist cake! Ingredients 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 ¼ tsp. baking soda ¾ tsp. salt 16 tbsp….