Oysters: A love story

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Local, Nova Scotia | 1 Comment »

We’re big fans of ShanDaph oysters and love to share them with our friends. We’ve gone through a number of boxes by now, so Tom is getting rather good at shucking and showing off his skills.


Peas are number one!

Posted: July 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dinner, Local, Nova Scotia, Recipes | 4 Comments »

So we’re on our second year of participating in a CSA. We tried a smaller shop this time, Local Motive Farms in Coldstream, NS. They’ve repeatedly supplied us nice hauls. Lots of greens, turnips, garlic scapes and even horseradish!

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VIDEO: Seafood and wine

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Local, Nova Scotia | 5 Comments »

How do you pair a seafood dish with the right wine? We got the scoop from sommelier Mark DeWolf.

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Butterflied chicken with spice rub

Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dinner, Nova Scotia, Recipes, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Local chicken is getting expensive. Once an affordable staple, I fear our ubiquitous bird friend is becoming a delicacy when you go the eco-friendly route. In a year or two I’ll have to reserve dear old poulet for special occasions I do with lobsters, black truffles and caviar.

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