Category Archives: Recipes

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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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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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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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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Estonian Cranberry and Apple Soup

Welcome back, food lovers! After taking a few weeks hiatus (I was exhausted after a week of three funerals in a row, and was just really lazy in getting around to posting this), I’m finally reviewing the Estonian Cranberry and … Continue reading

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Goldilocks’ Soup

Remember the story of Goldilocks? She tried one bowl of porridge and it was too hot.  She tried another and it was too cold.  She tried a third bowl, and it was juuuuust right? Well, tonight we had our own adventures … Continue reading

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Soup’s on Sundays!

Well friends, it’s come to that time of the year again–that’s right, winter. And with winter comes the season for soup! Now, Nicole would argue that soup is an all-season dish, and I suppose she’s right. I like a good, … Continue reading

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blackberry lime adventure

I know that blackberry season has been over for a week or two here in Nova Scotia, but as I’ve been very negligent in blogging about my food adventures as of late, I thought I should write this one up because … Continue reading

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Good and Cheap (potentially the most amazing cookbook ever)

So, this evening, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, when I found this: the story of the most amazing cookbook ever. According to her website, foodstudies scholar Leanne Brown created the cookbook Good and Cheap to be a useful, use-able and beautiful … Continue reading

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