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  • Equestrian Halloween

    This edition of Western Foodie isn’t so much of a “dish” per se, as it is an event. However, the pièce de résistance charcuterie board prepared by Chef Edgar, does take centre stage! As Halloween is fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to focus on a spooky, equestrian-style party for kids and parents […]



    Layne MacGillivray is a third generation chuckwagon driver from Halkirk, AB. He is one of many in the wagon racing community who was thrilled to see the return of the sport in 2021. Layne and his wife Loreena recently offered WHR a glance behind-the-scenes of their operation, while they were on a leg of their […]

  • Back to School

    Whether you’re preparing to send the kids back to school, or headed to back to work, or simply looking to update your wardrobe with the latest fall fashions, we have some ideas for you! Starting out with our list of favorites is an outfit from Cody & Sioux in Calgary, AB. Here, the model is […]

  • S is for STAMPEDE

    S is for STAMPEDE

    Have you seen our new book yet?? S is for STAMPEDE follows the alphabet and beautifully positions artwork with explanatory dialogue to describe the events, people, animals and history of the Calgary Stampede. Topics include the Stampede’s famous founders, legendary rodeo stock and the one-of-a-kind experience visitors can only gain from a trip to the […]

  • Birria Tacos

    Not your average “Taco Tuesday” evening dinner. By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Birria tacos are becoming all the rage and after one bite, you’ll want them for supper every night too. Birria is traditionally a Mexican dish consisting of a meat stew made from goat meat, and occasionally beef or mutton (but […]

  • KEEPING IT 100

    This model slash influencer, slash broker and barrel racer has an impressive list of credentials on his resume. His positive attitude and continued conversation around inclusivity in barrel racing makes him a game-changer for the ages. By Aleesha Harris Charles McKay of Vancouver, BC, recalls with a laugh, the transaction that garnered him his first […]

  • Fireside Trout

    Fireside Trout

    By Chef Mike Edgar This Rainbow Trout dish is best enjoyed next to the fire with your favourite people and a setting sun. Fireside Trout Pouches go amazingly well with Fennel Roast Baby Potatoes and Bannock on a Stick. Make these recipes over the campfire on your next trail ride and it’s a trip no […]

  • Mental Wellness Pt. II

    Mental Wellness Pt. II

    This blog is a continuation from our Embracing Mental Health blog. If you’re struggling with mental health, you’re not alone. The pressures added to society due to Covid-19 are two-fold. Here, we get some meaningful advice from Psychologist Vanessa Goodchild, for navigating the world we currently live in. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOMDepression looks different […]

  • Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes

    These old fashioned pancakes are best served stacked high and with sides of Saskatoon blueberry compote or vanilla whipped cream. Sunday morning breakfast will never be the same again. By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Ingredients• 1 Cup Flour• 1 Cup Cornmeal• 2 Eggs• 2 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder• 2 Tbsp. Sugar• 1 Tsp. Salt• 3/4 Cup Buttermilk• 1/2 Cup Water• […]

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