Categories: Food


Compassion House Foundation is fundraising for breast cancer victims through a new initiative called Cup of Compassion.

On Wednesday, May 27 every Second Cup location in Edmonton and surrounding areas will donate 50 cents from the sale of each beverage sold.

Proceeds go to support Compassion House, a haven for women from northern Alberta travelling to Edmonton for breast cancer treatment.

Sorrentino’s Compassion House first opened in 2002 with six guest suites that served hundreds of women during treatment and in the first stages of recovery.

A redesigned Compassion House reopened in 2013 with 14 suites, an expanded kitchen, renovated common areas and an elevator.

Breast cancer truly ravages a woman’s body, mind and spirit. So let’s hoist a cup for those special women in our lives.

Outdoor farm dining is a big trend these days. With summer fast approaching, these al fresco experiences are heating up.

Prairie Gardens along with chef Blair Lebsack and Caitlin Fulton from RGE RD Restaurant have partnered to serve nine farm brunches and dinners. Dubbed From Field to Fork, the series is slated to run from June to Nov.

In the past five years, Lebsack has developed a reputation as one of the Capital Region’s innovators of culinary experiences. Driven by a passion for the province’s quality produce and meats, Lebsack has made it a priority to work closely with farmers.

First Brunch of Summer kicks off the series with a scrumptious long table lineup of baby greens, winter onions, early herbs, edible flowers and proteins from local area farms.

Dress for the Prairie Gardens’ event is snappy country. First Brunch is Sunday, June 28 and runs 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. To book, visit prairiegardens.org.

Anna Borowiecki: Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.