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Monday, May 30, 2011

Kingsland Farmer's Market - Calgary, Alberta

I get many people coming to this blog searching for the farmer's markets.  Many end up at my post on the now defunct Calgary Farmer's Market which used to be located near Richardson Way SW near the university.  If you are not already aware of this - there are a couple of new markets - the one that we like to go to is on MacLeod Trail just south of Glenmore on the west side: Kingsland Farmer's Market

I wandered through yesterday taking a few pictures to try and communicate what is available.

Everything from mead: (Try a taste...) a good assorment of organic fruits and vegetables:

...desserts to die for!!! courtesy of Banuka Bakery - (I cannot walk by this stand without purchasing some of his baklava): (You can find more at #7a, 7640 Fairmount Drive, S.E.)

...jams a'plenty:
(by Jammin' It
I love the lemon marmalade and they have some very good red pepper jelly.

There is also a good choice of meats, spiced and otherwise.  Buy some dutch cheese or some eggs.  Some very good coffee and tea available and plenty of places to sit if you want a break or if you go there for lunch:

 Open Thursday through Sunday.  Enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Enoteca Specialty Wines - Calgary Alberta

I loved this place.  We went to  to pick up some Cuban cigars.  One of my boys was turning 18 and wanted to smoke a Cuban, so....

Next door was a wine store that I'd wanted to go into - had driven by several times and seen it but had never gotten around to checking it out.  We went in and were greeted by the proprietor, Gary Findlay.  He and another fellow were tasting wine - nice job if you can get it.  As it turned out they were tasting some wine brought in by James (Kent) a wine consultant who just happened to be there when we walked in - as they say it is all in the timing!

These gentleman were kind enough to let us taste some really spectacular wines.  We are constantly looking to try different wines and I prefer if not too pricey.  One particular wine was really superb - and it was pricey but fortunately the store was not carrying it yet so that made it easier...

James also had us taste some that were very reasonably priced and still excellent.  The shelves as well, held more than ample for my tastes and price range.  Gary carries many wines that I had not seen in other stores.  Both gentleman had great knowledge and enthusiasm for wine.

I also liked Enoteca's very convenient location, just south of Glenmore on the east side of MacLeod.

Enoteca Specialty Wines
7112 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary Alberta
Ph: 403-252-5529

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Alberta Horses near Calgary and Cochrane

 I went for  drive off Highway 1A yesterday west of Cochrane.  Off one of the roads heading north to see what I would see. There are a lot of horses in Alberta and I love that.  Coming along Highway 1A from Exshaw I had to be careful - there were some horses over the fence and halfway on the road.  No place to stop to herd them back in. Even the cop behind me didn't stop as there was nowhere safe.  Hopefully, most people coming along there are local and know to be careful. 

Up the road a few miles I stopped to take a few pics.  The horses were very friendly - came over to say hi.

To see some more horse pics check out Martin Glyn Jones Photography