Topic: julie van rosendaal

It's cookie swap season. Are you filled with the Christmas baking spirit?

Christmas cookie exchanges can be a great way to get all the baking you need; to cut down on the fuss, consider a cookie dough exchange.

Bah Humbug! Christmas Carol recipes for your home

Julie Van Rosendaal was asked to collaborate on a special Dickens-style dessert for a special set menu inspired by A Christmas Carol. She also put together a menu you could make yourself at home, whether you plan to see the Theatre Calgary live performance or watch one of the film versions on your own couch. 

Julie Van Rosendaal shares recipes for easy chai, hot chocolate and zesty warm lemonade

With the temperature dropping, it’s time to seek out warm beverages. CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal has recipes for easy chai, hot chocolate and zesty warm lemonade

Here's 2 recipes for champions of the humble yet divisive raisin

Here are two raisiny recipes from Julie Van Rosendaal, from a stunning holiday bread to a warm, grain-filled salad.

Try these tasty and unusual Thanksgiving leftover ideas

There’s nothing wrong with turkey soup or sandwiches. But if you're looking to break from those time-honoured leftover traditions, these recipes might do the trick.

Thanksgiving dinner must-haves for your weekend celebrations

To prepare so many dishes at once can be daunting, so we pulled together a few ideas — including some must-haves from the Eyeopener crew to inspire your feasts, and hopefully take off some of the pressure.

Julie Van Rosendaal's tips for packing a lunch your kid wants to eat

It's only the first week of the new school year, but if you've already run out of lunch ideas that are not only nutritious but delicious, CBC Calgary food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal has some helpful tips for you.

Pies, pickles and preserves dominate pages of cookbooks in the 1800s

The Canadian Home Cook Book 1877 was one of the most complete books on the duties of the housewife for English Canadians.

It's not all Jell-O & frozen peanut butter: Some salads in vintage cookbooks we'd actually enjoy today

It’s tricky to avoid Jell-O salads when diving through old cookbooks.
Vintage Cookbooks

Nellie Lyle Pattinson's Canadian Cook Book delivers vintage Rhubarb Charlotte

This week, we pulled Nellie Lyle Pattinson’s Canadian Cook Book off the shelf. Canada’s first mass-produced cookbook was initially published in 1923 and authored by Nellie Pattinson.
Vintage cookbooks

Recipes without measurements: Making puddings from the Galt cookbook

Julie takes us back in time, introducing recipes from the oldest cookbook in her collection: The Galt cookbook.
Vintage cookbooks

Five Roses Cookbook delivers Canada's first delicious butter tarts

CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal digs deep into old cookbooks for some vintage recipes.

Make your own midway deep-fried treats

Stampede is deep-fried food season. You can find sweet treats in a multitude of forms on the midway. CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal tells how to make them at home.

Recipes with Julie: Mouth-watering mac and cheese

Can't make the mac and cheese festival this weekend? CBC's food guide has you covered with recipes to satisfy KD cravings.

Julie Van Rosendaal reunites 1928 cookbook with original owner's family, 91 years later

When she came across an Alberta cookbook published in 1928, Julie Van Rosendaal did what any cookbook collector would: she tried a few recipes. Then when the story aired on CBC Radio, she heard from relatives of the original owner — and returned it to them.

Spam sushi? Hawaiian creation is a fun take on canned meat

Actor John Cleese, who starred in the famous Monty Python Spam sketch, is in Calgary this week for a comedy show at Arts Commons. We try a unique but popular Spam recipe with Julie Van Rosendaal.

Recipes for pakoras, chutney and more offer springtime onion tastiness

Here are a few suggestions for dishes to try this spring — and different kinds of onions to test out in your kitchen.

Dishes to delight campers: The time to cook, dine outdoors approaches

It's time to maximize the outdoor experience by cooking and dining al fresco. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Recipes with Julie: Velji family beef biryani

The braised beef (and its juices) and a sheet pan of roasted potatoes go into the pot with crispy fried onions and enough water to allow it to cook down again without thickening too much. Although it seems elaborate, it’s not complicated.

This easy roast chicken highlights beauty of cooking with salt

Salt is one of the most important elements of good cooking. Here's how to use it to its full potential by roasting a chicken.

Recipes with Julie: Easter egg cream-filled Nanaimo bars and other spring flings

Julie Van Rosendaal shares a few can't miss Easter eats that will satisfy both the sweet tooth and the savoury palates in your household

Julie Van Rosendaal: Teenager feeding made easier

Parents of teenagers may be familiar with their hobbit-like eating habits: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, pre-lunch, lunch, afternoon snack, first dinner, second dinner and so on.

Julie Van Rosendaal's Newfoundland-style chow mein

A conversation with Globe and Mail food reporter and author Ann Hui, after reading her book, Chop Suey Nation, had me reconsidering a dish I haven’t given much thought to in years: a simple stir fry, or bowl of chop suey.

Bake the perfect birthday cake with Julie Van Rosendaal's tips

Baking shows and Instagram have raised the bar so high for homemade cakes, many would-be bakers are intimidated by the thought of making their own. But we've got you covered with some great recipes.

Guinness punch, anyone? Here are a few St. Patrick's Day dishes

St. Patrick's Day brings its own traditional recipes, and so many of them are classic late-winter comfort foods. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate the holiday.

Master the perfect biscuit or scone with Julie Van Rosendaal's tips

The ability to make a flaky, crunchy-edged biscuit or light, cakey scone is a skill that reaps endless benefits. CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal offers her tricks and tips to help you get started.

Garlic-herb cashew cheese, vegan mac and cheese; bring on the fauxmage

As the demand for plant-based options grows around the world, more small businesses are popping up with faux cheeses, or fauxmage; and you can make your own.

Wine gummies, giant cookies and Dutch babies help show love this Valentine's Day

Food has always been associated with love, with being cared for and nourished, with socializing and celebrating. Here are a few ideas to mark Valentine's Day, from food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal.

The argument for MSG: Taste test, scientific research show additive is yummy and safe

The additive, MSG, has gotten some bad press but regulators consider it safe, and food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal makes an argument for including it in your cooking.

Healthy meals on-the-go to replace fast food this busy time of year

January tends to be make-it-yourself season, when we all try to save money and eat healthier by making our own meals. It's also a busy time of year when you need to save on time. Here's how to do both.
Year in Food Review

Julie Van Rosendaal's top food trends of 2018

CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal talks about the year in food trends.

CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive tops $1M goal on Blitz Day

Thank you, Calgary. This year's Blitz Day for the CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive topped the million-dollar goal, raising $1,146,331.

Tired of eggnog? Homemade horchata, Irish cream are tasty options for festive drinks

CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal likes to have some eggnog in the fridge, but to serve, she likes to have a few alternatives on hand. When made by hand, horchata and Irish cream are a hit.

Sweet, savoury, cheesy snacks make for perfect holiday nibbles

Bar snacks have become more than just bowls of nuts set between barstools and jars of pickled eggs perched at the end of the bar.

The reverse Advent calendar aims to give rather than receive

You might remember it from years past, but CBC’s food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal is back with her reverse Advent calendar.

Busy holidays made easier by prepping treats, dinners in advance

Julie Van Rosendaal has friends who make soups and sauces, chop veggies and plan ahead on the weekend to avoid the dinnertime scramble. The same can be done in the weeks leading up to the holidays. Here's how.

Recipes reimagine porridge, hearty breakfast of childhood

Julie Van Rosendaal discovers there's more than one way to make a bowl of oatmeal or other grains taste delicious and fill you up.

Try these classic '80s recipes with truly timeless tastes

Some of recipes popular in the '80s are timeless and Julie Van Rosendaal shares a few throwbacks that will never go out of style.

Here's how to eat a quince while the fruit's in season

In the same family as apples and pears, they resemble knobbly, squat Bartlett pears, with a smooth, pale green skin that turns yellow as the fruit ripens.

Spice up Halloween with these spooky dishes

A lot of the dishes you see at this time of year are more gory than gratifying, but here are some Halloween-inspired meals that will get you in the spirit of things, and keep you well-fed however you’re spending the evening.

Julie Van Rosendaal revisits Alberta's most iconic onion recipe

Julie Van Rosendaal turns her attention to the workhorses of the kitchen, the allium family — onions, shallots, leeks, chives, garlic and others — in this week's recipe column.

Julie Van Rosendaal cooks up munchies for your cannabis cravings

There has been a lot of talk about new cannabis legislation coming into effect this week, and its ability to trigger the munchies.

Making soup without a recipe? Tastes like victory

Overwhelmed by Thanksgiving leftovers? Transform them into spectacular autumn soup.

Bite-sized Thanksgiving dinners helpful for guests and your leftovers

Thanksgiving is the holiday of food traditions, of roasting a turkey the same way your family has done for generations. Here are a few ways to deliver that experience in a new way.

Enormous winter squash become pies, salads and pockets of yummy

It's the season for enormous vegetables. A sunny summer has nurtured a harvest of huge zucchini and winter squash, even giant kale. Here are a few recipes to try.

Towers of cream puffs make croquembouche a delicious, fun dessert

Croquembouche translates to "crunches in the mouth," and it's a dessert close to food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal's heart.

Try apples in these autumn scones, muffins, pickles and pies

It's apple season and there are plenty of the fall favourite fruit to be found in Calgary backyards, public spaces and even dog parks.

Everything cookies, coriander chutney sandwiches shake up back-to-school lunches

Each September on top of geared up work, school and extracurricular schedules, parents are charged with the task of creating portable lunches to send off with their kids every day. Here are a couple ways to shake things up.

Breakfast stew, popcorn chicken and waffles make for hearty brunches

Brunch tends to be a social occasion, and even at home, it signifies a leisurely morning. Here are a couple yummy dishes to try out this weekend.

Savoury pairing of grilled eggplant dip and lagana a fun foray into Greek cuisine

CBC Food guide Julie Van Rosendaal recommends two recipes from the cookbook, Mazi: Modern Greek Food, by Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carré.

Delightfully fresh seafood ceviche perfect dish for light summer supper

Food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal takes a spin through the handy seafood cookbook, Off the Hook: Essential West Coast Seafood Recipes.

Long-forgotten favourites lettuce soup, honey flummery get new twist

In Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised, Tamar Adler reintroduces long-forgotten dishes, recognizing their potential and bringing them back into our current culinary consciousness.

Explore French cuisine with the family and these flaky croissants

CBC Calgary's food guide Julie Van Rosendaal pulls a French cuisine cookbook off her shelf to find simplified recipes for delicious dishes your family can make.

Spicy cheese Syrian fatayer a savoury sample of Islamic world cuisine

This cookbook is an epic volume, 300 recipes spread out over 500 pages, covering the cuisine and culinary culture of a quarter of the world's population.

No-bake chocolate 'rocks' are kid-friendly, nature-inspired summer treats

These no-bake chocolate cookies are good for kids to try out as they don't need an oven and they can get creative to make the treats look like different kinds of rocks.

Salmon gravlax and chocolatey granola bars inspired by legendary seaside inn

Julie Van Rosendaal's cookbook exploration takes on the legendary Wickanninish Inn in Tofino, which has produced some of the country's finest chefs.

A tour through Julie Van Rosendaal's cookbook shelf

Julie Van Rosendaal pulls some cookbooks off the shelf and discovers that there is something magical about getting recipes from a printed cookbook.

Crispy black bean and feta tacos easily tossed together for 'panic supper'

Everyone needs a few "panic suppers" in their repertoire to cobble together from whatever you happen to have in the kitchen for a last-minute dinner.

Bring back the wedge salad for a satisfying summer lunch, Julie Van Rosendaal urges

Salad's broad definition can include carrots, whipped cream and strawberries but Julie Van Rosendaal argues a wedge with iceberg lettuce is a satisfying return to tradition.

Level up your open fire cooking game with jalapeno poppers and roasties

Enlisting your fire pit to cook dinner can be daunting, but it's not much different than cooking over a gas- or charcoal-fired grill.

Bunches of recipes for your backyard rhubarb

Rhubarb plants already are monstrous in Calgary yards and back alleys this year, prompting those who love eating the tart, ruby stalks to come up with uses beyond the traditional pie.

Curry on the fly with kitchen scraps and pantry leftovers

The ability to peer into a near-empty fridge or pantry and come up with a few things to make with whatever you find is a skill worth cultivating.

Tomatoey Turkish take on the much-loved dumpling

Although they exist in thousands of forms around the world, dumplings are difficult to define.

Affordable lunches for students, community members on the menu at Ohana Cafe

In a church basement on Elbow Drive S.W., Henry Wise Wood Senior High School students stream in and fill up an open room over the lunch hour.

Make your own royal wedding-worthy lemon elderflower cake

Nibble on this breakfast bundt as you watch in slippers as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get married.

Shake up Mother's Day with breakfast crostini and banh mi

Mother's Day is one of the biggest food days of the year, and these delicious breakfasts are sure to please your mom.

Try these different takes on a breakfast staple

In a classic case of what’s old is new again, pancakes are making a comeback, with sweet, savoury and even spicy versions that push beyond the usual stack of buttermilk flapjacks with blueberries and maple syrup popping up on restaurant menus everywhere.

Wrap carrots, sausages in bacon for fresh 'pigs in a blanket': Julie Van Rosendaal's recipe

No longer must this family-favourite dish feature only hotdogs or cocktail wieners. Julie Van Rosendaal offers two takes on pigs in a blanket.

Real or fake vanilla? Chocolate chunk cookies put to the taste test

The cost of the world's most popular baking flavour is up, so food blogger Julie Van Rosendaal tries the artificial version.

Use these tips to streamline dinner without meal kits

Meal kits have been gaining popularity in recent years but the neatly packed boxes aren't the only way to save time on busy evenings.

Fight winter blues with hash brown quiche and marinated lentils

These anti-winter dishes make for satisfying pick-me-up lunches, says food writer Julie Van Rosendaal.

Tiny brisket, cheesy tartiflette work for any dinner this holiday weekend

Julie Van Rosendaal offers a recipe sure to please Easter or Passover dinner party.

Sweet and sour ketchup chicken hits 'all the right notes'

Ketchup is arguably the star of the condiment aisle but rarely makes an appearance in the cooking pan.

Taste test a savoury Moroccan lamb pie on Pi Day

A lamb shoulder cooked low and slow can be turned into a delicious dish for dinner, Julie Van Rosendaal says.

How to cook a perfect steak using a skillet

You don't always need a grill to cook a perfect steak.
Food and the City

Big Taste a 'unique and affordable' way to explore Calgary food, says Julie Van Rosendaal

The Big Taste is a more than week-long food festival that involves almost 100 eateries.

Julie Van Rosendaal's recipe for hamantaschen

There is no food more closely tied to the Jewish holiday of Purim than hamantaschen, Eastern European sugar cookies folded into triangles to enclose various fillings.

Julie Van Rosendaal's tips for cooking DIY falafel

Falafel is a delicious street food, but for those Calgarians who want to stay home, stay warm and watch the Olympics, she shares her DIY falafel recipe.

Here's an easy-to-make Valentine's Day dessert

There isn’t a clear story about the origins of pandowdy, and sometimes what constitutes the dish itself is inconsistent — in fact, you’ll come across cobblers that have adopted the name.

How to make sourdough bread using homemade yeast starter

If you’ve been pondering playing around with a sourdough starter — creating a natural leavening agent by cultivating wild yeast using a paste of flour and water — it’s a good time of year to start.

Kick up your nachos for Super Bowl Sunday

Looking to up your nacho game? They make a simple and substantial snack on Super Bowl Sunday, but they have far more potential beyond tortilla chips, grated cheese and ground beef, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

A kale salad to use up every leftover winter veggie in your fridge

This warm, hearty dish can be adapted with cooked grains, like farro or quinoa, and travels and stores well for a filling packed lunch.

Insta-curious? Julie Van Rosendaal takes the Instant Pot for a spin

The Instant Pot has been the runaway appliance hit of 2017. The multi-cooker is an electric pressure cooker and slow cooker in one, with additional functionalities that set it apart from similar appliances.

Instant pots, Instagramable foods and unicorns top Julie Van Rosendaal's list of 2017 food trends

Our food guide, Julie Van Rosendaal, takes a closer look at trends that impacted the world of food in 2017.

2 takes on a tasty, traditional tourtière for your holiday parties

Though it's traditionally made with meat, this savoury, seasonal pie can also be created with chickpeas and mushrooms for a vegetarian-friendly main dish.

Three sweet loaves to satisfy holiday brunch crowds

These three recipes from Julie Van Rosendaal are satisfying to create and will make your house smell amazing.
Food and the City

Try this Christmas dinner-in-a-jar recipe if you're working through the holidays or saving leftovers

Although you could layer your favourite ingredients in any order you like, this is what Calgary Eyeopener's food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal assembled in a wide glass jar from top to bottom.
food and the city

Utca erupts onto Calgary food scene with Transylvanian street eats

Chimney cakes are made of soft yeast dough, wrapped around a wooden cone or cylindrical mould on the end of a spit and baked rotisserie-style over hot coals in a fire pit, in the intense heat of a barbecue or in a special oven designed for the job.

Julie Van Rosendaal's wintery cookie swap picks

Try these two recipes for your fill of treats with currants, cranberries, espresso and chocolate.

Donna Mac modernizes grandma's resourcefulness and good taste in Calgary's Beltline

There’s a new dining option in the Beltline, in a modern new building with a sleek Sarah Ward-designed interior.

'Fried dough is only about love': BeaverTails trademark dispute earns $3K for Calgary Food Bank

"BeaverTail" or "Canadian Semiaquatic Rodent Posterior Doughnut"? A very Canadian dispute over what to call the popular flat doughnut-like pastry has turned into an unexpected windfall for a food bank.

Canadian Semiaquatic Rodent Posterior Doughnut is OK — just don't say beaver

BeaverTails Canada has asked a Calgary food columnist to stop using the word "beaver" in one of her blog recipes that's a tribute to the much-loved pastry.

Julie Van Rosendaal's tasty TV dinners please any couch crowd

Here are tasty ways to feed a crowd — and get them involved in assembling dinner.

Julie Van Rosendaal shares family recipes for classic lemon and butter tarts

Pies tend to get all the love and attention but tarts should also get their due.

Calgary's dry climate helping chocolate shops pop up

A budding Calgary chocolatier says her business is taking off thanks to the city's dry climate and supportive community.
Food and the City

Bar U Ranch celebrates cowboy cuisine to support B.C. wildfire relief

Visitors to Bar U Ranch National Historic Site this weekend will have the opportunity to support victims of the British Columbia forest fires by enjoying a hearty beef stew made with beef from a local ranch.

Samosas, picnic blankets and chocolate chip cookies unite 500 Calgarians after Charlottesville violence

Project Potluck, organized by food blogger Julie Van Rosendaal, was an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to come together and discuss their similarities and difference over a meal.

Project Potluck fights hate with love and food

A pop-up potluck is bringing people together to share love, tolerance and food in Calgary this weekend.

At Meat and Bread, good sandwiches are a family affair

Don't let the lineup at Meat and Bread deter you — with just four sandwiches and a couple of sides on the menu, you'll eat your way through it quickly.

A live look at the Calgary Stampede's wacky and wonderful features

Square or round cowboy boots? What does funnel cake poutine taste like? Can a strongman lift our producer over his head? These are the questions CBC Calgary's Angela Knight is discovering on the fly during our special Facebook live episodes from the Calgary Stampede.