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 →

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 →

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 Farm was hosting one of their amazing chef's nights that night, and so we figured what... Continue Reading →

An Afternoon Jaunt in Malagash

Our household has suddenly become twice as big in the past week--my parents are visiting us from Alberta until just after Thanksgiving--and as such, we've been eating (and drinking!) much more than we normally do as we enjoy each others' company. Today we decided to take a drive down to Malagash to show them the... Continue Reading →

Whirligigs Cafe

  On the main drag of Wallce, NS, looking out on the bay you'll find this amazing spot called Whirligigs Cafe. People had been telling me about Whirligigs' brunch all last summer, but I never got a chance to go. So this past week, Nicole and I got up super early (to get my tires... Continue Reading →

Sun Tea from Oliver Farms

This week's food inspiration comes to you directly from the sun! How could anyone not love Sun Tea? It's honest to God the easiest way to make iced tea during the spring/summer months, and when you have the option of using local tea (like I do using Oliver Farm tea) it makes it even nicer. So... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Easy Being Green

So, today is a blog about two lovely green things you can find just about anywhere in Nova Scotia--red raspberry leaves, and dandelions. I was turned onto red raspberry leaf tea years ago in my undergrad as a great way to curb PMS cramps (among other things). I'm not a huge fan of the straight up... Continue Reading →

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