I’m excited to be back sharing a different kind of meatball a basic marinara recipe! Ground turkey is cheap, healthy and delicious. I usually think of turkey and imagine myself in a post-Thanksgiving tryptophan hangover, but these turkey meatballs are different. I use carrot, celery, onion and the magic ingredient, fennel seed, to give these protein-packed delicacies a unique flavour.

Barrie Elliot was one of the first friends I made in Fernie. Flo Barrett had introduced us and I was instantly obsessed with my new pal. Being an incredibly talented and hardworking chef, Barrie casually mentions she WON Chopped Canada. I promptly waddled home (I was 26 weeks pregnant) and immediately binged watched the entire season. Wise beyond her experience, she’s a successful chef, mother, partner, boss, friend, and business person.

Nothing can rival the charm, ease, wow factor, and the umami-dense flavour of an enchilada casserole. When you mix red chile sauce, copious amounts of cheese, veggies and/or meat together with some corn tortillas—it’s gonna be a good time. Enchiladas are a core component of New Mexico’s culinary heritage and I’m excited to share this recipe with you! 

One time my cousin ran into Owen Wilson at a taco place in Maui. She bumped into him at the condiment bar. She struggled to speak, but when she did, she came up with a great word: “condimentation.”

My cousin: “Oh, um, are you in the market for some…um… condimentation?”
Owen Wilson: “That’s a good one! Condimentation! Yes, I am.” 

Cooking intuitively from your pantry, fridge and freezer can help you to create cost effective dishes that will impress your family and friends. By cleverly using your kitchen finds, you’ll put a flavoursome dinner on the table any day of the week. I encourage ingredient swaps in these two recipes. Yam for squash, sausage for spicy salami etc.

Pok Pok was a famous Thai restaurant in Portland by Chef Andy Ricker. I used to be lucky enough to live down the street from this place, and I remember the chicken wings like it was yesterday. It’s sad that this Michelin star and James Beard award winning restaurant closed during the pandemic, but its chicken-wing legacy lives on. 

What makes these wings so special is the tangy flavour of the chicken with layers of caramelized sweet chili sauce on the outside. It’s finished with fresh basil and cilantro for a delicious fresh touch. The recipe requires a bit of oven-watching. 

Event Date(s): 
Friday, February 4, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Calling all Fernie Teen Chefs and Teen Foodies!

The Fernie Youth Action Network's famous Teen Chef Club is back with a little twist!
This month, It’s Teen Chef Club TO GO and it’s FREE for Fernie Teens!

This week’s package will have everything you need to make yourself a heaping plate of tasty homemade fries, an ooey, gooey, chocolate mug cake for desert and a package of gourmet, limited edition Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate. (Yep, you read that right…Luck Charms Hot Chocolate!)

Cooking With Corbs is back, and will be coming to you once a month until school begins in the fall. This week, Corbs and Becky embark on a journey to make a delicious Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake! The perfect time to practice, as it will make a decadent dessert for Father’s Day this June!

Remember to tag #ferniefix and #cookingwithcorbs so we can see what you’re cooking at home, and have a great week!

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Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 08 2020.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020

Sharpen those knives, ready the pans, and fire up the stove… It’s the Fernie’s Teen Top Chef Challenge!

April 17-May 8th
Week 1: Appies and Starters (April 17-April 24th)
Week 2: The Main Course (April 24th-May 1)
Week 3: Sweet Endings: Desserts (May 1-May 8)

Get ready to put your Culinary Skills to the test!