News and events, and the Tostitos contest winner!

Congratulations to Kelly, who won the draw for the 2 bags of blue corn Tostitos and a lovely chip basket! I will be sending you an e-mail. I hope you enjoy them; personally, I find that blue corn chips have a slightly different taste than yellow corn tortilla chips and go really well with salsa, but doesn’t fit as well with cheese.

And now, here’s some news for you:

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Fried food goodies

It’s summer, which means Capital Ex, Edmonton’s annual exhibition/fair, starts tomorrow Friday!  I can feel my cholesterol rising already. In particular, I’m going to be looking for this booth again:

corn dog booth

corn dog booth

Last year they had the BEST corn dogs on the grounds. The dog was smooth and relatively large, and there was a good ratio of dog vs. batter. And even better – the batter actually tasted like corn bread!

corn dog

corn dog

And then of course there are the mini doughnuts, which are best piping hot from the fryer and covered in cinnamon and sugar. Every year I am mesmerized by the machine. I’ve seen it for years and years, and yet every time I go to the exhibition I can’t help staring at it.


And then there’s also the many pancake breakfasts around town. Most charge a small fee for charity, but there’s a free Premier’s breakfast every year over at the Legislature. This year’s is on July 21, from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. If you go, be prepared to wait in line.

Another event during this time is the Taste of Edmonton. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m going to go this year. The tickets are kind of pricey, and frankly there isn’t a lot there that appeals to me. Although this year Tropika is going to be there with their roti….