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compost donation

No it is not Paul Hughes
But check this out
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Hole In One Rack of BBQ Ribs



Will he make it? or Will he choke?

Four expectant fathers were in a Minneapolis hospital waiting room, while their wives were in labor.

The nurse tells the first man, “Congratulations! You’re the father of twins!”

“What a coincidence! I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team!”

The nurse returns and tells the second man, “You are the father of triplets!”

“Wow, what a coincidence! I work for 3M Corporation!”

The nurse then tells the third man that his wife has given birth to quadruplets.

“Another coincidence! I work for the Four Seasons Hotel!”

At this point, the fourth guy faints. When he comes to, the others ask what’s wrong.

“What’s wrong?! I work for Seven-Up!” Courtesy of CureZone.com

It’s a damn good thing that our kids do not require us to hit a hole in one every time we tee off.

If you are like me that has never happened…

Found this page in Facebook that tried set out some “Daddy Rules” See them below.

They are quite lengthy. Heck to most of us guys a set of rules that involve 1-3 rules is asking a whole bunch but…


here this may make it a bit easier to go through after your belly is full of some great BBQ ribs and here is a little something that can help the kids and mom on father’s day. And if your desire is not ribs then maybe pizza deals.
Don’t know about you, but this Dad screwed up a few. As a matter of fact I do not know a man alive that can live up to all those rules.

Yes we all try, but sometimes try, is not good enough.

One thing the set does accomplish is to allow us to reflect on how great it is to be a dad.

Fortunately “being a Dad” can and does involve more than our own biological kids.

It is a lifestyle that all who love another can aspire to…

don’t care about your age, gender, nationality or religion.


1. Being a dad means becoming heroic!!
2. Being a dad means being a man. That means in all situations!!
3. Being a dad means understand God has big plans for you. He chose you to be the father of his child!!
4. Being a dad means making promises- and keeping them!!
5. Being a dad means being around!!
Studies show that kids without responsible fathers are more likely to experience poverty, perform poorly in school, and engage in criminal activity, premarital sex, drug abuse, and heavy alcohol consumption.
6. Being a dad means admitting your screw-ups, but not dwelling on them
7. Being a dad means providing for your family. And that can mean sleepless nights, ulcers, and low-grade fevers!!
8. Being a dad means making your child feel safe!!
9. Being a dad means telling them a little blood wont hurt them!!
10. Being a dad means telling your kids to deal with scrapes and bruises by:
A. Walk it Off
B. Blow on It
C. Run it under cold water
11. Being a dad means telling stories of adventure and bravery!!
12. Being a dad means assuring mom that growing up involves pain and suffering!!
13. Being a dad means teaching that happiness isnt a goal, but a consequence!!
14. Being a dad means having high expectations for your dad!!
15. Being a dad means being heavy. It’s your job to say NO!!
16. Being a dad means being your childs FATHER, NOT YOUR CHILDS FRIEND!! Dads who get this confused have confused kids!!
17. Being a dad means demanding peace over justice. No matter whom hit whom last!!
18. Being a dad means teaching your kids that life is unfair!!
19. Being a dad means making your kids believe they can do it themselves!!
20. Being a dad means realizing if you dont want to move into a six bedroom house you need a vasectomy!!
21. Being a dad means showing them how to stand up for their rights!
22. Being a dad means understanding that food stolen off your plate tastes better to your kids than any other food in the world!
23. Being a dad means showing your kids how to fix stuff. It helps of course, if you know how to fix stuff!
24, Being a dad means you have to get off the couch/chair!
25. Being a dad means giving your kids courage!
26. Being a dad takes balls– baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, dodge balls, basketballs, tennis balls, and other spherical or semispherical objects!
27. Being a dad means teaching your kids to stand on their own feet. Literally and philosophically!
28. Being a dad means letting them live without being the center of attention all the time!
29. Being a dad means making sure you live in a neighborhood sage enough for the kids!
30. Being a dad means having more confidence in your kids than they hae in themselves!
31. Being a dad means realizing that the only way to avoid sibling rivalry is to avoid siblings!
32. Being a dad means realizing life doesnt getany better than this. EVER!!!
33. Being a dad means understanding how dumb you are depends on the age of your children!
Be a dad means
0-6 years you know everything
6-8 years you know almost everything
8-12 years you know many things
12-16 years you know one or two things
16-20 years you know NOTHING
20-23 years you might know one or two things
23-25 years you know many things
over 25 dad knows everything


34. Being a dad means secretly panicking after hearing the news your s/o pregnant, accompanied by feels of nausea, doom, and the need to hold on to the remote control!
35. Being a dad means showing unrestrained joy at the color or her uring!
36. Being a dad means realizing one of the most important things you can do for your baby is to love his mother!
37. Being a dad means determining to in influence your child’s faith, morals, integrity, and convictions before society does!
38. Being a dad means praying for your s/o and child- ceaselessly!
39. Being a dad means being a good s/o. Kids never have a good seperation!
40. Being a dad means learning it takes 285,000$$$ to raise a childing and thinking you are screwed!
41. Being a dad means believing you have about two weeks to get this all figured out- and then. eightenn years later, realizing you still dont have it all figured out.
42. Being a dad means listening to your father-in-law talk about raising kids, regardless of what kind of fathers they were!
43. Being a dad means realizing you’ll see your s/o’s body again in about 15months! (lol)
44. Being a dad means discovering that living with a pregnant woman is a lot like living with a woman with PMS. Only she’s heavier, moodier, and the symptoms dont go away in a week!
45. Being a dad means buying your unborn baby a baseball glove while everyone else is buying teething toys and baby mobiles!
46. Being a dad means waking up in a cold sweat over the thought of your increased responsibility. That is called “delayed onset maturity”!
47. Being a dad means striking up conversations about stroller with men at the gym!
48 Being a dad means figuring out how a household can go from being a two-person family supported by two people to being a three-person family supported by one!
49. Being a dad means giving up motorcycling and parachuting. You now have responsibilities!
50. Being a dad means painting your media room pink becuz it is now the nursery!

Fathers? Dads?


Who are they? Some of your definitions

My father has fair skin, and my mother is dark, and I’m kind of cafe au lait. Lela Rochon Read more

”When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.’” – Jerry Lewis Read more

Seyyed Naqvi
Posted April 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM
It means writing letters (in my case for 15 years) that never get replied to. It means understanding that in the UK, you lose all the rights you ever thought you had as a father, when separation & divorce come into play ~ especially when the female guardian gets the right to take the law into her own hands. It means Fathers For Justice. It means being prepared for the fact that your child will be brainwashed, to hate you. It means that with a 50% or more divorce rate in Britain, it could happen to any one of you. Response to The meaning of Being a Dad

Posted September 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM
A good father doesn’t have to be a religious father. I know that you have a strong Christianity foundation but if you take a look around, you’ll clearly aware of the fact that every good dad in this world doesn’t need to teach children about their faith, they just need to show that they are really caring and loving to their own children limitlessly. Response to The meaning of Being a Dad

Allan Dore’
Posted September 24, 2015 at 2:02 AM
Being a great dad Is someone thst will always Be there For their children, And exactly like my grandfather was there for me. My father died From melanoma cancer When I was three and a half. On my daddy’s death bed he is my grandfather To please take his place, and make sure that we want for nothing. At that time my grandfather Was in his late fifties. I thank God Everyday for him, becouse Without him Me, My brother, and sister would not have The quality of life Without him. He died just two years ago At the awesome age of 96. Words cannot describe How much of an impact On my life He was. And before he passed I made sure he knew it. I have one son he’s 9 years old, and it’s really hard right now For him and me. Everytime I think It’s rough, I think about my grandfather And how much he sacrificed for us. Then it’s not so bad at all! I love you with all my heart Maddox. Response to The meaning of Being a Dad

“Be a dad. Don’t be ‘Mom’s assistant.’ That’s depressing, just waiting for her to write you a list, walk around a store staring at it, calling her from the cereal aisle to make sure you got the right thing. Be a man. Make your own list. Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business and you can’t dress and feed a 4-year-old? Take it on. Spend time with your kids and have your own ideas about what they need. It won’t take away your manhood; it will give it to you. I did that. I spent more time with my kids. And I found out that I’m a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes and I don’t know what I’m doing. But my kids love me. Go figure.” – Louis C.K. http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/06/197954/

What’s Dad’s favourite meal?
Chicken Parmigiana…


Photo credits:
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Tried to write something about today’s tragedy but could not without getting very bigoted.

Then asked myself if that any better than Meteen,

The more one tries to understand the more questions pop up.

Who is right is debatable, depending on your ideology or beliefs

One thing I do know for sure that does help create more answers and solutions is what Mama had to say:

Mama Says...

More disagreements have been settled over great food and drink than anything else.

And yes pizza is a great comforting food.

Not only comforting but healthy when the correct ingredients are used.

Mama Say's Share Your Pizza!food-and-drinks-pizza-177130

Form your beliefs

Be strong in your convictions.

But ensure you have direct and correct proof.

The arguments are strong on both sides.

Most of us have no direct connection or access to the truth.

Terrorism does cause war.

Propaganda is one of the deadliest tools and weapons now being used by all sides.

Used for all reasons. With plausible stories to back up those reasons.

Take time to love those important to you.

Let them know.

Be grateful and thankful for those that love you and want that relationship to continue.

Let’s try to build on positive true relationships rather than the opposite.

Iced Sea Salt Coffee & the Best Pizza Calgary NW

Iced Sea Salt Coffee?
How can sea salt make a great coffee??
icedsealsaltcoffeeDinner then Dessert


Author: Dinner, then Dessert Recipe type:Drink Cuisine:American Serves:8 servings Prep time:24 hours Total time:24 hours

Cold brewed Sea Salt Coffee is the most amazing cold brewed coffee drink you’ve probably never tried. Iced Coffee sweetened slightly is topped with a whipped cream with a sprinkle of sea salt. Salty, sweet, rich, creamy coffee. It will blow your mind, or at least give you a new favorite way to enjoy your coffee.

2 cups whipping cream 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt ¾ cup sugar 8 cups cold water 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee Viva Vantage Paper Towels

INSTRUCTIONS Combine the cold water and coffee grounds in a large container. Stir and let sit for 24 hours. Take a couple of Viva® Vantage® paper towels and pour your coffee through the towel into a clean pitcher. Add the sugar and whisk together until it is dissolved. Put the coffee in the fridge until you are ready to make your drink. Whip the heavy cream until it is thick and frothy, but quite as thick as whipped cream. Add sea salt to the cream. Pour coffee over ice, leaving about an inch of room. Scoop about ¼ cup of the salted cream on top of the coffee, stir and enjoy. I like to add a little sprinkle of salt on top, but you can enjoy it as is.

Read more at: Iced Sea Salt Coffee (Cold Brewed)

Combine that nice cold brew with the best pizza in NW Calgary you have a winning combination.

Now I know there are a number of you are going to say all we are trying to do is sell you some pizza.

And yeah that would be nice.

But the real reason for these types of posts is to share with you some fabulous food and drink that is absolutely awesome with or without Bona Roma pizza.

With luck we will give you a recipe that absolutely sends your taste buds through the roof. And if that happens maybe you will think of us once or twice more than if you had not received such a great recipe.

And with a bunch of luck you may even share your finds at Bona Roma with other friends and family members.

So if that is self serving in giving you something that is so great you want to share it with others,

…then you are right, we are doing it on purpose and don’t mind. As you are receiving more than we. And that is absolutely awesome!!

UEFA Euro 2016 Breakfast

Who is Going To Win?
Sorry, can’t hear…

Final Game July 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm Frane Time

Or 9:00 am Calgary time Sunday morning.

Sunday Morning 9:00 really…

People get up at that time??

Who can move at that time??

Yah, I want to watch the game but desperately need something in my belly to help me focus..

Just say’n…

These may not be bad options

or may be


or something a little more familiar but on a different dish and cooked slightly different


Need to click your Rocky
Rocky Special tonight?

Pizza Fingers & Real Housewives of Toronto

“What do Pizza Fingers & Real Housewives of Toronto Have in Common?”

Corus to air Real Housewives of Toronto


The Real Housewives of Orange County, pictured, are getting company. Corus Entertainment will air Real Housewives of Toronto. (PAUL DRINKWATER / BRAVO)

Get ready for big drama in the Big Smoke: the Real Housewives reality franchise is headed to Toronto.

Corus Entertainment says Real Housewives of Toronto will be part of its 2016/17 programming lineup.

The show will follow “the city’s wealthiest women, from their extravagant day-to-day escapades in Toronto to grandiose getaways at their exclusive colossal cottages” in Muskoka, says a statement.

Other new unscripted series in the lineup include the first ever version of The Bachelorette Canada, set to debut this fall on W Network.

Sorry I could not resist that title…

No we will not go beyond your imagination as to what the connection is…

Suffice it to say the connotations can go in many many directions :):)

Food related…

A quick question first though:

Do you remember the tag line for Kentucky Fried Chicken?

“It’s finger … good…

They must have been referring to this little link I am going to share with you :):)

Let’s get you started by you Clicking on how to get Free “Pizza Fingers” while you ponder the connections.

Who knows you may find even more.

Bona Roma Bruschetta

Want to learn how to get it free during this special promotion?


Actually you can get more than just the Bruschetta for nothing.

Before I tell you about the rest visit this link to learn how to get your tantalizing appetizer for nothing on your next visit.

Your no cost appetizer

Pizza Catering Calgary with Easy Creamy Cold Coffee

Order up Bona Roma Pizza’s BBQ Ribs

Fred Flintstones huge Beef Ribs or the Baby Back Ribs

Combine that with Creamy Cold Coffee
CondensedMilkIcedCoffeephotos: I Knead to Eat /Via ikneadtoeat.com & Steven DePolo

This easy and deliciously creamy and cold coffee is a snap to make. Just a handful of ingredients needed.
Author: Wajeeha
Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 2-3 Servings
• 2 cups milk
• 2 scoops vanilla or chocolate ice cream (I used vanilla)
• 2 teaspoons instant coffee (adjust to taste)
• 1 tablespoon condensed milk
• For Topping:
• Whipped cream
• Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup


1 Place all of the ingredients in a blender.
2 Blend until all of the ingredients are fully incorporate and you have a thick creamy cold coffee.
3 Top with whipped cream and Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
4 Happy sipping!

Now personally I would never use instant coffee.

I know you don’t care about my opinion, but really Wajeeha,

a nice dark roast or an espresso blend through a french press, heck even an old fashion perk, would be waayy better than instant coffee.

But the rest of the recipe, you are right it is easy and creamy.

Not to mention simply delicious.

While you are sipping away on that cold coffee.

You can savor those phenomenal BBQ ribs.

Whether they are the huge beef finger bones (don’t know why they call them finger bones considering they are about the size of a baby’s forearm)

or the more delicate baby back ribs, you are going to be hard pressed to find such moist and falling off the bone tender bbq’d meat.

The one major thing you must have readily available for you and your guests is a towel to wipe their fingers while they are devouring those succulent pieces of hot steaming meat. Even better is to give them their own finger bowl to help clean up.

A hint of garlic.

The aroma of the smoking hickory.

the juices dripping off your chin…

while totally blocking out the world as you lose yourself in those awesome moments of bliss chowing down your bbq meat.

Now sit back


the company of your friends and family while you sip another great mug of that creamy cold coffee.

In addition to these great bbq ribs…

You can have your pizza for your next function baked fresh in front of the office, at the soccer or baseball field, late night grad party from Bona Roma Pizza catering in Calgary’slongest established mobile kitchen pizza trucks.

Iced Coffee Then Pasta Delivered

Iced Coffee Chocolate Ice Cream Float

The reason for pasta delivered is cause you won’t want to cook after this fabulous coffee!

Unicorns in the kitchen/Unicornsinthekitchen.com

Time to prepare 2mins
With summer being just around the corner, a cold coffee drink is a must.
This Iced Coffee chocolate Ice Cream Float will make all the
hot summer days pleasant and delicious!
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati
Serves: 2 servings
• 2 cup strong cold brewed coffee
• ½ cup milk
• 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
• 4 tablespoons chocolate sauce
• Get Ingredients


1 Divide the coffee between two glasses, pour ¼ cup milk in each glass.
2 Drop 2 scoops of ice cream in each glass and top with chocolate sauce.
3 Optional: Add a couple of ice cubes if you want your drinks colder.

For the instructions to make the cold brewed coffee, please read the post completely.

The one thing my rabid body would absolutely flip out on is cracked espresso roasted coffee bean together with fresh cracked cocao beans sprinkled
on top.

Now for that pasta You deserve!

Small Green Thumb… Whole Bunch of Pizza!!

Got to share this with you!

Look at this plant the call a Boa

Less than 3 weeks ago it budded out of the ground from a bulb.

We posted about it a couple of weeks ago when it grew 60cm in less than a week.

NOW look at it!waytogomom

FREAKING Coffee grounds she feeds it.


Oh Yes.. and MAMA says “Always share, especially your pizza!

Like, at an office function, served fresh baked in the pizza catering truck. In front of the office. How fresh is that?

Did You Forget to Book the Party??

The birthday Party that is….


Then you better hustle your buns and click the picture or book birthday party.

You will be amazed at what can happen and what prizes await!!

Where to go on Your Birthday

Who has your back?
We may be small but we have handle birthdays from just a small intimate few (at the shop) or catering to 1000+.

Click here to grab a little

something for you!!

101 Uses for Coconut Oil

Peach, Coconut Oil, Simplicity, Beauty

Mama says….

Share, be gracious, understand the power of nature we were given


So we are sharing with you 101 great uses for coconut oil as outlined by Katie the Wellness Mama. You will find links below.

Here are the first 7… Uses for Coconut Oil

1) 101 ways to use coconut oil for everything from oil pulling to lotion to toothpaste. One question I often get asked is how to actually eat coconut oil, especially if you don’t like the taste… In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.

2) Added to foods or drinks daily for energy. Like the little crunchy pieces of coconut oil, but for those trying to hide the texture, the trick is to melt the coconut oil until it is just barely melted an add slowly as the smoothie is already being blended so it emulsifies in and doesn’t clump.

3) As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
Basically, I blend coconut oil and grass-fed organic unsalted butter (yes… butter) into coffee with a dash of vanilla and sometimes a drop of stevia. The blender emulsifies the coconut oil and butter so the texture is more creamy than oily and it is a delicious way to get a boost of beneficial fats. This type of healthy coffee also gives much more extended energy throughout the day without making me jittery.

4) On the skin as a basic lotion (or coconut oil lotion bar) In homemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin These are solid at room temperature like a bar of soap, but when rubbed on the skin, a tiny amount melts and is transferred to the skin, leaving a highly moisturizing and very thin layer.

5) Lotion bars are simple-to-make bars that are made to be used on the skin when it is dry. Unlike soap, they aren’t made to be used for cleansing or on wet skin, but are a great way to moisturize and nourish skin after bathing or showering. You could add any mixture of essential oils, or add zinc oxide to make a diaper rash bar.

Lotion Bars Ingredients

1 cup coconut oil
1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three)
1 cup beeswax
Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Lotion Bars Instructions

Combine all ingredients (except essential oils if using) in a double boiler, or a glass bowl over a smaller saucepan with 1 inch of water in it. UPDATE: Combine in a quart size glass mason jar with a lid instead and place this in a small saucepan of water until melted. This will save your bowl and you can just designate this jar for these type of projects and not even need to wash it out…
Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth:
Remove from heat and add the essential oils.
Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated.
Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. I used these silicone baking cups, though any mold would work.
Allow the lotion bars to cool completely before attempting to pop out of molds. These could be made in different shaped molds for different holiday gifts (hearts for valentines, flowers for Mother’s day, etc.) or made in a square baking pan and then cut into actual bars.
Note: This recipe can be adjusted to make any quantity that you’d like. I made with equal 1 cup measurements. The recipe I used made exactly 12 lotion bars with my molds. For a small batch, this recipe could be cut in half or even one fourth.

6) In homemade deodorant or deodorant bars. Eating a good diet and drinking enough water can really cut down the odor, but sometimes you need something else.

So what to do?

Sweat like a horse or get Alzheimers and breast cancer? Is there no other option? Fortunately, there is! Unfortunately, it takes more time than going to the store, but it lasts a lot longer and is a whole lot healthier! In my pursuit of healthy armpits, I finally stumbled upon a natural homemade deodorant recipe that works and is still natural.

If you do not want to make your own the process of using pure baking soda or plain coconut oil work pretty well, so if you aren’t into making your own, maybe try that.

How to Make Natural Homemade Deodorant

Both of the recipes below work really well. I prefer the softness of the first recipe, but if you don’t have shea butter lying around, the second recipe works just as well and has fewer ingredients. You can customize your deodorant to your scent preferences with essential oils, if desired or omit them for an unscented version.

Shea Butter Deodorant Ingredients

3 T Coconut Oil
3 T Baking Soda
2 T Shea Butter
2 T Arrowroot (optional) or organic cornstarch
Essential Oils (optional)
Note: You can get all the ingredients here.

Shea Butter Deodorant Instructions

natural homemade deodorant ingredients

Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat until barely melted. UPDATE: Combine in a quart size glass mason jar with a lid instead and place this in a small saucepan of water until melted. This will save your bowl and you can just designate this jar for these type of projects and not even need to wash it out… This can also be done in the microwave if you have one.

Remove from heat and add baking soda and arrowroot (If you don’t have arrowroot, use more baking soda or just omit)
Mix well
Add essential oils and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge.
If you prefer, you can let it cool completely and put into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer!
NOTE: It may take several hours to completely harden and this process can be sped up by putting in the fridge for a few minutes.

If you don’t have all those ingredients around, or don’t want to wash a double boiler, this recipe is faster and easier:

Coconut Oil Homemade Deodorant Recipe

Coconut Oil Deodorant Ingredients

6 T coconut oil
1/4 cup (4 T) baking soda
1/4 cup (4 T) arrowroot or organic cornstarch
essential oils (optional)
Coconut Oil Deodorant Instructions

Mix baking soda and arrowroot together in a medium sized bowl.
Mash in coconut oil with a fork until well mixed.
Add oils if desired.
Store in small glass jar or old deodorant container for easy use.

7) As an eye-makeup remover
See the rest of the 101 ways to use coconut oil here together with some great resource links

Coconut Oil, Ladies do You Trust

Coconut Oil… Ladies… Do You Trust Your Significant Other This Much?

To Make You a Fresh Batch of Coconut Oil…

Or is this lady on something…

Coconut Oil - would You Trust Him??Barcroft India

That said I have seen and personally experienced this type of precision control.

There are a few I personally know with this type of control in Calgary.

That being said let’s get back to the topic of coconut oil.

Being in the food industry, naturally some days take a twist when you stumble across a topic that strikes a spark.

Over the years we have all heard of the benefits of coconut oil. Some of us just a bit slow to check things out.

One of the many complaints from everyone now a days is the cost of just about anything you want to pick up. Well coconut oil was not much different when the price checking started.

The most reasonable place noticed was Costco @ $21.99 for 454 g
then found this at Amazon “Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil” 54 oz – 1.6 litres for $41.80 plus shipping unless you bought over $99.

Which sums up the question: “Those that say their oil is extra virgin. If some thing or someone is a virgin how does it or they become extra virgin?” … hhhhhuuuummmmm

Digressing sorry….

How about making your own “Coconut oil?”

Found this article from a couple that live in Nicaragua. Know the area where they live and will have to visit next time there.

Here is an excerpt from their article.

“We collect them until we have enough to make a batch of oil, usually around 20 – 25 coconuts.
I recommend having a great caretaker with coconut cracking skills.

Then you just, with a grateful attitude, get seated in a comfortable chair with a cold beer and watch him get the coconut meat out. 
It is very important to taste the water from each and every nut to make sure you don’t get a bad nut in the batch.

One bad coconut will ruin your whole batch.  The water from the mature coconuts is sweet and so good for you.
Here we have washed and ready to process coconut meat. We do not bother removing the brown skin on the meat.

You can finish the rest of the article here

Now we don’t have the coconut oil or butter at Bona Roma. But we have some of the coldest and most refreshing beer to marry up with a pizza.

How does this relate to “Coconut Oil” you ask.

Well, we wanted to help you.

While you are contemplating and discussing your next adventure trip to NIcaragua. To learn first hand how to make virgin (don’t know if it is extra virgin) coconut oil.

You see, we do not want you to cut off a finger or hand when wielding those machetes. Image grabbing Justin’s pizza knife and whacking those bad boys…

So we figure we could help with the cold beer in a padded chair and the contemplating part…

while you watch Justin slice a pizza with his pizza machete…

Similar to watching those guys down south there, whack those nuts…

If you now what I mean….

Get into the rhythm of “getting meat out of the coconut..”

…without chopping something off…

Ok, I know I am tone death… But you can ridicule me in the comments…

Pizza knife? Machete? Pizza knife? Machete?

National Wine Day

Not only is it National Wine Day

It’s HUMP Day


A little trivia on wine

MarieClaire #NationalWineDay


….phenomenal pizza… great wine… All on HUMP Day!!

Victoria Day Calgary


This week end weather wise could have been better

Calaway Park Closed…

Kicking Horse River closed…

Calway Park Kicking Horse Bona Roma

Come and join us for some great comfort food …


it is just nice…

to relax and have some comfort food…

Remember that smell of fresh baked pizza…

That slight hint of garlic in the pasta?

Mama is waiting…

Or on your way back to town and just want to get home…

Then Pick Up so you don’t have to Cook

Kayaking Victoria Day Weekend

Kayaking in the Canadian Wilds…
The Thing That Can Compete With Canada’s Wilderness…

Aquabatics Calgary Kayaking Canada's Wilderness

Whether you are a beginner or a pro the wilderness in Canada is
absolutely awe inspiring.

How can something so majestic be so close to civilization?

The holidays provide a special time for us…

They were designed to reduce our stress and allow us a moment to chill…

Kayaking, Canadian wilderness, solitude or enjoying leisure time with like minded individuals has a rejuvenating experience like no other.

There are few activities which can produce the desired euphoria for both those that like solitude and those that like group activity

Kayaking is such a sport.

Then you tie it into the wilds of Canada with both the calm sernity of an early morning lake with the lonely call of the loon or …

The raging rapids of some of the world’s most challenging rivers.

You have one of the most unique and profound stress relief solutions ever devised by man.

Treat yourself to this amazing experience.

Visit Aquabatics Calgary across from Canada Olympic Park and book your life reviving experiences. Whether a novice or seasoned pro you will find what you are looking for.


To top off your great Victoria Day weekend stop by and share your adventures with the rest of us while enjoying some great Italian pleasure. Some great food and a little nectar of the Gods await you at Bona Roma. Not to mention some awesome company.