"Shut Your Purdy Mouth" Ribs - These pressure cooker, no-sugar-added ribs are fast, easy and the absolute perfect balance of savoury and sweet. (I used just the tiniest amount of xylitol to the dry rub.) ❤️🐷 #ribs#meat#nosugar#glutenfree#sugarfree#lowcarb
Dont let our lack of snow fool you, it's winter time and this here is an excellent winter berry 🙌 With the common name of wolf willow, it's funny to think that Elaeagnus commutata is actually in the olive family, the elaeagnaceae family (say that 3 times quickly), and not willow!
Both the fruit and singular seed are technically edible, though chewing on the raw seed can be likened to chewing on raw popcorn kernels - not the most fun for your teeth 😬 Many people throughout time chose to eat the berry and keep the seed for use as beads in jewelry and craft making. The seed is considered quite pretty with its brown colour and unique striations. They are simply gathered, cleaned, boiled, punctured, and then dried. Once dried they can be dyed, painted, or used as is in all sorts of projects 😎
The berry flesh itself is mealy, almost powdery, but quite tasty once it's ripe. Until it is ripe it is intolerable in your mouth due to its highly astringent taste; definitely spit out worthy. They need a good couple of freezes and frosts to become ripe, meaning it literally is only ready in the winter. Wolf willow berries are great as a jelly, and added whole into soups, stews, and sauces. They are chock full of vitamins (like A, C, E), minerals, essential fatty acids, and bioflavinoids. Because of their fibrous nature, they've been known to help prompt bowel movements for some 👍
The bark can be brewed into a strong decoction and mixed with an oil for a mild frostbite treatment; likely thanks to its tenacious winter-loving personality. It has also been used in weaving and to make strong rope, blankets, and clothing.
Wolf willow makes an excellent companion in orchards, good hedges in exposed areas, and is also known as a nitrogen fixer.
Personally, I love coming across this iconic plant on my walks all over Calgary. See if you can spot one! Bonus points if you send in a picture 😁
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Tired of shopping and stressing? Head to BrieandBanquet.com and order these lovely little gift boxes for everyone on your list and then get out of the crowds and go for a pint! 👌🏻🍻
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Looking for something sweet to put under the tree? @cremeofthecrop__ is just the ticket with their crème brûlée, available in 2 sizes, it’s gluten free, and they also have a vegan option.
Crème of the Crop will be open during our night/gift market next Friday from 6 - 10 pm.
We’re now filling orders for Holiday Platters.
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Skip the line up! Check out our prepaid holiday menu including lots of regular fair: Cheese sticks, sticky buns, croissants, and of course BREAD. Sidewalkcitizenbakery.com. Skip the stress and order online today 🍞🌲
We are at @bycurated today and tomorrow in Deerfoot City! Come check out 87 amazing vendors and grab a tart or two and some cookies. Today from 10-6pm and Sunday from 11-5. Get your Christmas shopping done!
Get your British on with this lineup:
Classic Christmas pudding, Brandy butter, Sticky Toffee cheese, Devonshire cream, and Whiskey Cheddar 🇬🇧 We’re open 9 to 5!