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Chokecherry Liqueuer, Year 2: Week 2 Update

For the first post on this year’s chokecherry liqueurs, head to: https://northcountryfare.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/chokecherry-liqueur-year-2-a-work-in-progress/ So, after 2 weeks of turning or shaking these litre jars (almost) every day, I figured it was time to taste-test the liqueur. My opinion: Unfortunately, at this point, … Continue reading

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Chokecherry Liqueur, Year 2 (a work in progress)

Hello Friends! We’re well into fall harvesting and foraging season in our household (today, Nicole brought home two big bowls of foraged apples for applesauce and spiced apple liqueur that you can find at this amazing blog called Boozed and … Continue reading

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50% Local Food Club–Meeting Nova Scotia Producers Halfway

This September, Nova Scotians are challenged to step up to the plate! The 50% Local Food Club  is province-wide, month-long initiative designed to increase purchasing and consumption of local food in Nova Scotia, from Nova Scotia. The program ran last year and more … Continue reading

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Wild Leeks and the Ethics of Foraging

Last Saturday, I attended a half-day workshop on foraging local food at the Wallace Museum.  It was an amazing workshop mostly because of the people who were there–there were, of course, people from all over the North Shore, but there were … Continue reading

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Spanobeetikas!

Yes, that’s what it says–spanobeetikas, meaning lovely little pockets of carrots, beets, and spinach in phyllo pastry (otherwise known as a super awesome way to use your root veg in the wintertime). The recipe came about because I’ve had a … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating

This Lent, my partner Nicole and I have (loosely) committed to some different eating practices. Even though we love food in our house, it’s true that we don’t always take the time to savour our meals (there are lots of … Continue reading

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A Month of Pretzels

So…we go from a month of soups to a month of pretzels, it seems! First, let me explain: Back in the fall, Nicole and I agreed to lead a day-long Lenten preparation retreat at the Tatamagouche Centre on February 9th … Continue reading

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Margarine vs. Shortening–the debate continues

Margarine vs shortening, butter vs. shortening, butter vs. margarine…the debate continues. What do you use when? This was the question I asked myself tonight as I began to whip up a batch of my famous Brown Eyed Susan cookies. The recipe called … Continue reading

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You had me at Charcuterie…

Heaven. That’s what eating Chef/Sommelier Claude Aucoin’s Prosciutto was like. Let me back up–on December 6th, Nicole celebrated her birthday/first anniversary of her ordination to the priesthood, and so we decided to do something special. We’d heard that Sugar Moon … Continue reading

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Lazy Citrus Salt

For the past few weeks, I’ve had a series of small bowls living at the end of my counter. They each contain a different citrus salt: grapefruit, blood orange, Meyer lemon, Kaffir lime. The levels of each go up and…

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