Posts By: Karl Low

Chef Corey

My name is Corey, I’m a student in Business Management. Before coming to AU I worked in the food industry. I graduated from NAIT’s Culinary Art’s program in 2007 with a diploma in cooking. I have my journeyman certificate, Red Seal, and Blue Seal. I have worked in restaurants, hotels, golf courses, and coffee shops. These days I’m a stay at home parent to three kids, 10-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. My wife works as an RN and program manager at the Stollery Hospital.

Homemade is Better—Roasted Cauliflower

A few years ago, we were visiting my wife’s aunt, Louise, in the Shuswap.  She has a cottage on the lake and had invited us to stay.  One night for dinner she made us some roasted cauliflower as a side dish, and I will never forget how great it tasted.  Ever since then we’ve been… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Camp Like a Champ II

We recently camped with some friends near Smoky Lake, and when it came time to make dinner, we had realized none of us had a pot large enough to boil the corn for our crew.  Enter ingenuity!  We had just roasted our potatoes in the coals and I realized I should just put the corn… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Toasted Green Beans

We’ve been under a new normal for a few months now, and the number of people who have decided to garden has been understandably increasing, why not start a new hobby?  My family and I finally got around to turning our weed patch into something useful.  We planted carrots, corn, onions, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, chives,… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Camp Like a Champ

I love camping; it’s one of the reasons my kids are in Scouting.  I remember camping as a Cub Scout, and a Scout leader showed us how to make bacon and eggs in tinfoil over coals in a firepit.  I have talked about this experience up a few times to my kids, and, recently, I… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Saskatoon Pie

It’s almost Canada Day, and I was reflecting on Canadian desserts.  Some tasty Canadian treats include the Beavertail, Nanaimo Bars, Butter Tarts, Sugar Pie, Flapper Pie, Sweet Bannock, and, of course, Saskatoon Berry Pie!  Last year we went berry picking at a farm near Sherwood Park (a suburb of Edmonton for those who live elsewhere). … Read more »

Homemade is Better—German Potato Salad

To continue with the grilling season meals, today, we are going to talk Potato Salad. It’s a hit or miss salad for most, but have you ever tried warm potato salad?  I add a little something extra to this one, and it made a difference for me! In my article about accordion potatoes, I had… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Smoked Pulled Pork

I teased this recipe on my Facebook page a few weeks ago while I was cooking it.  A few years ago, my wife bought me a stand-up smoker for Christmas.  I have used this smoker so many times over the years and smoked a handful of different items in it.  Some have been great; some… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Perfect Steak

It is getting nicer outside as summer approaches, and warm weather means its time to get your grill on! May was the right mix of warm, hot, and fresh, at least for Edmonton it was, but June is finally here.    So, for all you home cooks who don’t have the confidence to cook a great… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Creamy Coleslaw

Coleslaw is always better the next day, but, in our house, we rarely make coleslaw days ahead.  So this is a bit of a cheater recipe.  We adapted this recipe from a few other recipes we’ve seen, and my wife and I make it slightly different from each other.  For example, she likes to add… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Accordion Potatoes

Fun fact about potatoes I once learned while watching a favourite celebrity chef.  Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family, and 99% of all potatoes are descendants of a variety grown in Peru.  Potatoes were modified in so many ways that today there are about 4,000 varieties.   Most potatoes fall into the categories of… Read more »