Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Seasonally Fresh!! New product/food Launch


With the recent purchase of Route 40 Soup Company, I've decided to at the same time launch a new food product to sell and Feature at the Farmer's Markets this summer.

I am so excited to be launching this together with our soups.
I want this to be a tribute to all of our local suppliers, growers and farmer's markets here in Alberta and Calgary.

What can you expect from this new food product?
Fresh, Local and cooked according to what is in season. Don't expect to find the exact same thing every time. That's what makes this so exciting. We have so many food products, produce and supplies available to us, I want to take full advantage of them all.

What and who is this product for?
This will be available to anyone who is interested in supporting local growers and producers. Fresh, Organic, local salads, appetizers, meals and desserts packaged ready for you the consumer to purchase, take home and enjoy.

My mind is spinning right now with recipes, ideas and ways to market this new product.

I am really proud to now have the chance to be a part of a wonderful group of people who work really hard, who stand by their product and who are willing to bring all of this to you the consumer at the local farmer's markets. What an opportunity!! This is my way of saying Thanks to all of them. Of producing recipes that feature their products so you can also enjoy!!

Here's to cooking Seasonally Fresh!!!

And here's to seeing you all at the markets this summer :)

Tell me what types of things you'd be interested in seeing in our
Seasonally Fresh Product Launch...I am all ears!!

Until we cook again

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Adventures!!!

I've been waiting for a while to blog about this, and in light of recent decisions, I've decided not to wait any longer.

Savour the Art of Food has purchased a company that I truly believe in and have supported for quite some time. The philosophy of this company is one I have also tried to instill in my company and one that has given me the drive and passion behind my cooking.

ROUTE 40 SOUP COMPANY is now a part of Savour the Art of Food. My head has been spinning with the many new opportunities the purchase of this great company will bring. New products, markets, opportunities for growth in areas I never even thought possible.

Savour will still continue to make the soups that everyone loves, with the addition of new soups and products to be offered at the many farmer's markets around the city and area.

So keep posted for times, and market schedules where you can come out and support our new endeavor and passion for good quality, locally supported fresh ingredients!

I am so EXCITED to announce this new adventure as I like to call it!
Thanks Mark and Lanny for thinking of me to take over the company you have worked so hard to grow, establish and love!!!

Until we cook again:)
And until we see you at the Markets :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Well over 2 months ago, an opportunity presented itself.
After much contemplation, thought, nervousness, and sampling, a new relationship has been born.

Waves will soon be offering food from Savour the Art of Food.
The new menu will consist of approx. 22 items.
Panini's (lunch and breakfast), granola cups, fruit cups, lasagna, wraps, quiche's, and salad's.

It's an opportunity we are looking forward to and putting a lot of faith into.

The LAUNCH date is set for Monday, March 7th.
So much to do to be ready :)

This opportunity could not have presented itself if it weren't for the close working relationship we have with Mark and Lanny Klaudt of Route 40 Soup Company.
Thanks for believing in my company and for presenting this opportunity.

So here's to newly formed working relationships and the start of a new year with new opportunities.

We are looking forward to seeing where this will lead and doors it may open.

Until we cook again
for Waves Coffee House :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friday, December 10th!! Mark your calendars and register

The Wait is Over!!!

Savour the Art of Food's One night only Christmas Event :)

Friday, December 10th from 5:30-11pm (approx.)


1. 4 jars of Homemade Salsa
2. Pre-Seasoned Vaccum Sealed Maple Bacon Wrapped Turkey ready to go into your Freezer for the Holidays
3. Herb & Citrus Crusted Pork Tenderloin, vaccum sealed and ready for your Freezer
4. Savour the Art of Food's Signature Lemon Lime Cilantro Shrimp ready for your Freezer
5. 4 jars of Red Pepper Jelly

Everyone will be able to go home with all of this yummy goodness. You'll be making everything listed above, can the salsa and jelly, and...take the printed recipes home with you.

Only 10 SPOTS available for this SPECIAL class.

Cost includes:
registration, all supplies and ingredients for all 5 items, recipes to take home, and beverages and snacks to enjoy through out the evening.
So pre-register. Come and join us for this one time only special event.

Cost is $160/person
for pre-registration - 50% of class cost is required
email me at if you are interested

You don't want to miss out on all of this great food. Just in time for the holidays, entertaining, and gift giving.

Merry Christmas
Savour the Art of Food

until we cook again:)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Savour the Art of Food's Special Christmas Cooking Event

I know lots of people have been following my company blog, and I truly appreciate it.
I have to apologize to everyone for letting so much time go by without a post. Moving, building and moving again, just took up a lot of time.
But I am so happy to be back at it again. I've missed posting.

So as a thank you to all of those who continue to follow my blog I am putting together a

I am in the final stages of putting together the details, and will have a huge post with all the details.
Where, When, What and Who

So stay tuned and check back often.
You won't want to miss this one!

Until we cook again:)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ask Away??

What would you like to know in regards to cooking?

Is there anything you've always wanted to know how to cook?

How about that unique grocery item that you are curious about, but just don't know what to do with?

Just Ask Away.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Taste of Home Cooking Class

I realize this post comes very late, but with summer holidays being just around the corner from this class, and moving in the process, it's better late than never :)

This class is one of my favourites.
I am a true believer of supporting local growers.
In Calgary, there are so many. Too many to mention, and I'd feel bad leaving anyone out.
But that was the purpose of this particular class. To educate people of the many wonderful, colourful, organic and beautifully grown fresh produce right here in our own backyard.

The group loved learning about where the best Local Farmer's Markets are located, and who some of my favourite growers are.

Enjoy the pictures from the gorgeous produce and food, as well as some of the dishes created from the very same produce :)

(fiddleheads-not too common here in alberta, but with some extensive looking around, you can find them) Delicious sauteed in butter and fresh garlic with a sprinkle of sea salt and cracked black pepper

(Purple and Yellow carrots-absolutely gorgeous on a plate next to any protein of your choice)

(Baby Heirloom Tomatoes-these have got to be some of my favourite colors) When I look at all these amazingly stunning colors...nothing says SUMMER and FRESH more than these :)

(Just some of the local ingredients used for this great cooking class)

(Locally grown Fresh Herbs-the smells are hard to walk away from. A sprinkle on a salad adds a whole new dimension of freshness)

Roasted baby Heirloom Tomatoes, with garlic, fresh oregano, parsley and finely diced red onion, served over Angel Hair Pasta.
is your mouth watering yet? mine is :)

Beet Salad. Stem the beets or roast them, add some thinly sliced onion, a fresh earthy vinaigrette and some fresh dill and you have one of the best Summer Salads ever!

Pulled local Pork and Chorizo Crostini and garlic butter sauteed crimini, oyster and shitakie mushrooms with a sprinkle of fresh chives.
mouth watering isn't it?

There is always fresh locally grown produce and ingredients to be found. It may take a bit of an effort to find it, but once you do...I promise you you'll never want to go back. Nothing compares to the feeling of supporting all that is locally grown.

Fresh Beet Salad Recipe:


  • 3 or 4 fresh beets
  • 1 small onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Wine vinegar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Slice greens from one bunch of 3 or 4 beets (I make another salad with the greens.), or use trimmed beets. Scrub beets well with a vegetable brush and water, but don’t peel.
  2. Put in a pot with plenty of water, bring to a boil, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, or until just easily pierced with a fork or knife tip. Drain (if you save some of the bright red water, it adds great flavor to soups.)
  3. Meanwhile, finely dice one small yellow, white or red onion. Make a dressing of ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 T (tablespoons) red wine vinegar (cider vinegar will do if necessary), 2 T lemon juice (at least partly fresh), ½ t (teaspoon) kosher or other salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.
  4. Let beets cool enough to handle gingerly—they must still be warm when you dress them. Wear rubber gloves if you don’t want dyed hands. The skins will come off easily. Cut off the ends and slice thinly (for ease, cut in half and then slice flat side down).
  5. Put beets, diced onions and dressing in a pretty bowl. Refrigerate, but take out a little early so it won’t be icy cold. Taste and correct for salt.

Until we cook again :)

Stayed tuned in the following posts for cooking class schedule for fall of 2010