Seven Tips on How to Eat Like a Local

This week, a friend of mine asked me to talk about some tips or tricks I might have on local eating. After some thought, Nicole and I came up with 7 tips (and learnings) that have helped us through this first month of eating locally: 1) Start with what you can manage and work from there: Early on,... Continue Reading →

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Eating Like a Local Through Our Pantry

On June 7th I got an email from Waldegrave farm, where my wife Nicole and I bought a half CSA share this year, that read: "Unfortunately, after a more thorough look at our crops this morning, we've found much more damage from the deep frost (freeze) Sunday night than we originally thought...In our nine years... Continue Reading →

Eat Like a Local

8 months ago, my wife Nicole and I bought a 10 acre property of cleared land near Tatamagouche, NS with the hopes of putting down roots (both figuratively and literally) on the North Shore of Nova Scotia. The farm has incredible flower gardens, a fish pond, chicken coop and duck run, two green houses, a... Continue Reading →

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, both Nicole and I agreed the chokecherry liqueur pretty much looked and tasted like cough... Continue Reading →

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 people from the Annapolis Valley and the South Shore, people from Cape Breton, and even... Continue Reading →

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