Recently we had a big carrot harvest from our garden. After having our fill of carrot sticks and roasted carrots, we decided to make soup with the remainder. The following is essentially a cream of carrot soup that is flavoured with indian spices and coconut milk instead of heavy cream. The result is a hearty dish that really highlights the earthiness of carrots with the aromatic flavours of garam masala (an indian spice mix), coriander, mustard seed and fennel seed. Served along side some garlic croutons and sausage this is a complete fall meal.

Overall - 7.5/10
Food - 9/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 7/10

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The last few days or so Calgary has been suffering through a bit of a cold snap with temperatures feeling more like fall than summer. With the cooler temperatures I can't help but crave something hearty and filling. This braised cabbage with apple, bacon and sausage is a great fall weather dish that is also easy to make. What really makes this cabbage dish so delicious is the meaty flavour of the bacon, the almost licoricey flavour of the fennel seed and the sage.  Topped with sausage and a side of mashed garlic potatoes, you cannot go wrong!

Recently we had the pleasure of having some good friends over for dinner during the Labour Day long weekend. As the forecast was for hot weather and lots of sun BBQ was the only option. Normally when it comes to BBQ we're like everyone else and are happy to just quickly grill some burgers and hot dogs under the sun, however on this weekend low, slow and smoke was the way to go.

Here is our recipe for a slow cooked pulled pork rubbed with a delicious dry rub and flavoured with apple wood smoke. If you think its too much work, once you bite into the tender chunks of pork infused with the aroma of fruit wood you'll never be satisfied with 'regular' BBQ ever again.

Overall - 9/10
Food -  8/10
Service - 9/10
Ambiance- 9/10
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