ICPM Meatballs: An Award-Winning Recipe

  • From left: meatball cook off winners Rick Chapman, Michelle Nieviadomy, and Jim Gurnett. Yovella M.

In March, contestants from the Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM) became team 96th Street Chefs and submitted their unique recipe for meatballs at the first annual Ecumenical Meatball Cook Off at Ascension Lutheran Church.

This event was part of a fundraiser to benefit E4C. The competition was tight with a variety of meatball dishes which included: bacon and maple, elk and pork, mushroom, and a white sauce.

Team 96th Street Chefs (Chaplain Rick Chapman, Jim Gurnett, and Michelle Nieviadomy) took home the second place trophy. The ingredients include a mixture of items commonly used in Indigenous meals within Northern Alberta areas.

ICPM Meatballs
Mix moose meat with toasted pine nuts.
Flavour to your liking with sage, rosemary, salt, chives, and celery.

For the Sauce:
Combine vegetable broth, saskatoon berries, chokecherries, and maple syrup; thicken with corn starch. This recipe calls for birch syrup, however, maple syrup was used as a substitute due to the difficulty in acquiring this ingredient.

This meatball dish goes well with a basic side dish of yams, mashed potatoes, rice, or mashed cauliflower.

Yovella is a former resident of McCauley who still works and volunteers in the area.

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  • New Mural in Chinatown – A new mural on 97 Street near 107 Avenue was unveiled in February. It was created by artist Kris Friesen with the full support of McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton. Paula E. Kirman

  • Welcoming the Year of the Dog – Lunar New Year celebrations took place in Chinatown on February 17, organized by the Chinatown and Area Business Association. Pictured with Lion Dancers, from left: Kerry Diotte (MP Edmonton Griesbach), Frankie Lee (Director with the Chinatown and Area Business Association); Brian Mason (MLA Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood; and Mayor Don Iveson. Paula E. Kirman

  • More Music from Musical Mamas – The Musical Mamas, a group of women singer/songwriters who meet and mostly live in or near the area, released their second volume of original music in March. Pictured is performer Sylvia Khoury. For more information visit musicalmamassociety.com. Shauna Specht

  • Mercury Opera’s La Traviata in McCauley – A scene from Mercury Opera’s production of La Traviata at one of the matinees at Studio 96 during March. The opera also played to sold-out audiences at Chez Pierre Cabaret. Cecilia Ferreyra

  • London Villas Hub Grand Opening – London Villas Hub’s grand opening on March 14 featured food, entertainment, and the chance to experience the new space for the first time. It is located in the former church at 9620 109 Avenue. Paula E. Kirman

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