PCA 2020


About Town: Drive Past the Drive-Thru

Although I’ve had nephews and nieces for well over a decade, closer to two, actually (shocking, when I do the math), I am a relative newcomer to parenthood, and as such have seen some modifications to my social life over the past two and a half years. I’m sure I have been to more little-kid birthday parties than to actual sit-down restaurants.

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Let Them Eat Cake!

I was loading the dishwasher the other night when my 2 year old walked down the hall, into the kitchen, with his robot dinosaur in tow.

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Calgary's Child's About Town - Diner Deluxe

Dwayne and Alberta Ennest, Calgary’s new generation Mom and Pop, have succeeded in redefining diner food for the new millennium, serving it up in the prettiest diner in the city. Diner Deluxe on Edmonton Trail is a blend of ‘50s pastels and space-age tones. Customers on vinyl chairs are seated around Arborite kitchen tables under lamps that look like something out of the Jetsons.  

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Chiles When it's Chilly

I’m almost ashamed at how close Mike came to convincing me we should order Inglewood Pizza tonight - he knew I was an easy target, my defenses having been knocked down by the deep snow and PJs I had been in most of the afternoon. I stopped him as he picked up the phone, in fact. I’m so glad I did - I had another recipe to test using my mishmash of peppers. Right now I can smell the tumble of oil-slicked peppers, tomatoes, chilies and garlic roasting in the oven.

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