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—Butchers

I have found a butcher that I really like.  In culinary school, we had a rotation where we learned about ordering for restaurants and food establishments.  We sort of had a meat place we used, but it was more like a commercial meat producer.  Or, if not them, the larger food sales companies sold meat…. Read more »

Homemade is Better—Chicken Caesar Wrap

Sometimes I feel like we just need a quick meal; this was one of those recipes. It was a later night; we were hungry, and I tried to come up with something fast. I grabbed some chicken strips from the store and baked them in the oven. Meanwhile, I grabbed tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, and Caesar… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Cocktail Night

I got the idea of writing about cocktails a few months ago, and instead of just downing a bunch of drinks in one sitting (as fun as that might be), I chose to spread out a few of them over a few weeks and document some of the beverages I made.  While these are relatively… Read more »


I think many of us enjoy Sunday dinner.  I’m talking about the spread that is usually a little bit fancier.  The kind that you often visit relatives for or invite family over to have.  At least, a few years ago, that’s what it meant.  We’ve had to adapt and change some preparation methods over the… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Saskatoon Bannock

Well, it’s another week and another new edition of Voice Magazine.  I made this recipe last year and shared the finished product with my neighbour, Paul.  I must brag about how fantastic my neighbour is.  He might not think he is, but he’s pretty awesome!  Paul and his family share an alley with us.  He’s… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Roast Pork Loin

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all spent some much-needed family time and had a restful holiday.  I know my family did until COVID entered our house.  I feel fortunate that we have avoided the other variants, and thus far (as of this writing), omicron doesn’t yet seem to be nearly as bad.  Our… Read more »

Homemade is Better—The Hawkeye

I have been in Scouting as a leader, which we call Scouters, for over six years.  When I first started with our group, my son was a first-year Beaver Scout.  As a Scouter in Beavers, you get assigned a nickname, and I got Hawkeye.  I love the name so much that I kept it when… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Denver Style Quiche

With Christmas approaching, hopefully we are going to be busier than last year.  And with our hustle and bustle comes the need for quicker meals.  This week, I made a quiche in the style of a Denver omelette.  This recipe uses breadcrumbs as a base instead of pie dough.  If you have a pie dough… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Stuffing

With the holidays around the corner, many of us will head to the store and buy ingredients for a most delicious holiday meal.  It might be turkey, or goose, or even prime rib, but then you’re going to travel down an aisle with shelves full of stuffing in a box, and you might think to… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Beef Jerky

Karl recently asked if it was possible to make beef jerky at home.  I wasn’t sure it was possible without a dehydrator.  Upon some quick googling, I discovered that it was indeed possible.  A YouTube series I watch (The Bearded Butchers) has an episode where they make deer jerky with a selection of their spices,… Read more »