Coffee, Croissants, and Cooking


After a busy week at MAK Dental, I set aside some time for tasty and active outings.

Sound yummy? All foodies take note. In this blog, you’ll find out about my favourite pastimes in Edmonton.

I like to start my weekend off right with a run or walk in River Valley. This picturesque setting – which is the largest urban park in Canada – has more than 150 km of trails spread across the city. It’s perfect for joggers, cyclists … and water enthusiasts will find their own slice of paradise in the North Saskatchewan River.

If it’s a Saturday morning, I head on over to the farmers’ market to stock up on some of the freshest produce, meats, and baked goods in town. There’s so much to see … and taste! Afterwards, I’m off to La Boule Patisserie & Bakery in Old Strathcona, just minutes outside of downtown Edmonton. This is my spot for coffee and croissants – I highly recommend it. Not only because I know the owners, but because it has a great atmosphere.

If I can squeeze it in … I’m always in the mood for a round of golf. It’s relaxing … but the biggest challenge is overcoming the mental game. Odds are if you’re beating yourself up in your head, your golf game will suffer! I like to play at Royal Mayfair Golf Club – a beautiful 18-hole course by North Saskatchewan River valley. Although it’s in the heart of the city, it feels like your miles away from the hustle and bustle of a busy urban centre.

Royal Mayfair has played host to several major golf events, including the Canadian Open, Canadian PGA Championship, and two LPGA CN Canadian Women’s Opens. Pros from around the world rank it as one of the best courses they’ve been too – and I have to agree!

When I’m not outside, you’ll probably find me cheering on the Edmonton Oilers or cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Just ask me about the team, or the latest recipe I’ve discovered, during your next visit.

Yours in excellent dental health,Dr. Mary Ann Kuharchuk and Dr. Jason Nijjer, General and Cosmetic Dentist in Edmonton