Food of the West


By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by JENN WEBSTER It’s a tostada. It’s a giant nacho. It’s a spectacular alternative to your regular Super Bowl snack… Deep fried, into a bit of a “bowl” shape, this recipe is essentially an open-faced taco – which means, you can pile them high with all your favourite toppings. Topped with …

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Beef Shanks

If you’re up for a non-traditional Christmas dinner this year, this iconic dish is bound to become your next, family-approved classic. Slow-cooked to perfection, this show-stopping platter of beef is topped with a glaze reduction, vegetables and dainty truffle oil fries, then served on a bed of smoked blue cheese polenta. It’s a meal so …

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Holiday Beef Wellington

A twist on a classic. This crowd-pleasing beef wellington is a perfect centrepiece for your next Christmas dinner. By MIKE EDGAR, Photos by TWISTED TREE PHOTOGRAPHY BEEF WELLINGTON Ingredients:1.5 Kg Beef Fillet2 Tsp. Vegetable or Sunflower Oil2 x 50g Pack Dried Porcini Mushrooms25g butter, plus extra for the sauce500g (1 lb. 2oz) Shitake Mushrooms, Finely …

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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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