All posts tagged: Doef’s Greenhouse

From Gull Lake to Bentley – a central Alberta bounty

One of the best things about getting away for the weekend to my sister’s cottage at Gull Lake in central Alberta is visiting some great local producers in the area. One of my go-to spots in the Pik n’ Pak – a small warehouse ten minutes off the QEII owned by two shareholders, Gull Valley Greenhouses and Doef’s Greenhouses. The warehouse has a door to a cooler stocked with fresh produce – but you have to bring cash and your conscience, because you tally up your own bill and put the correct amount of cash in a safe. Pik n’ Pak was celebrating its 30th anniversary the last time I was up, so we got to tour the facility and enjoy a taste of the produce including tomatoes. For the event, Cilantro and Chive was on site catering up dishes featuring the local produce including a gazpacho and bruschetta.  After enjoying a few samples, we stocked up on a couple of cases of fresh cocktail tomatoes, eggplants, butter lettuce, and peppers and were on our way. Our next …

The Workshop Eatery helps launch new Taste Alberta dining series

On Tuesday April 5th, 2016, Taste Alberta launched a new dining series – Prairie on a Plate – aimed at giving local chefs the opportunity to create a menu that highlights the very best of what is grown, raised, prepared and served in Alberta. Organizing Swine and Dines for Alberta Pork has been an incredible journey for me in Edmonton; I found that local chefs enjoyed the opportunity to feature local producers. So, I approached Taste Alberta about a dedicated dining series that would not only include Alberta Pork, but feature small-scale farmers to industry partners that make up the entire agriculture industry in Alberta. Alberta’s prairie boasts a big blue sky and some of the best food producers anywhere – why not have a dining series to showcase and celebrate all of the flavours that come from our incredible province? I approached Chef Paul Shufelt to host the inaugural event. I thought he was the perfect fit; when he opened his new restaurant The Workshop Eatery in November, 2015, the menu shined with a number of local …

Gluten Free Options Abound at The Workshop Eatery

Earlier this week I received an invite from Chef Paul Shufelt to come check out the menu at his new restaurant The Workshop Eatery. I was gutted when I had to miss his official opening/Bacon Day Dinner back in November and as a consolation had booked my ladies supper club in for mid-December. Although my reservation with the girls was just a week away, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to preview the new menu. While this downtown girl is sad he isn’t set up in my neighbourhood, Chef Shufelt is following a trend of offering high-end fare in suburban areas of the city. Located in the Mosiac Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce in Summerside in south Edmonton, Chef Shufelt has designed a seasonal menu at The Workshop Eatery featuring a number of great local suppliers. The best part for me – loads of gluten free options! Lately I have been annoyed when I call a restaurant to ask if they have gluten free options, and they respond yes, but really only have a 1 or 2 …