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 Infused)! So, while she cored and stewed those apples, I tried my hand at making... 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 serious craving for beets lately, and Nicole and I have a lot of leftover phyllo... Continue Reading →

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 called Eat-Pray-Lent (if you'd like to come join us, you can register on the website linked... Continue Reading →

Lazy Citrus Salt

This may be my new obsession…

lazy-citrus-saltFor 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 down as I juice a lemon, or eat a grapefruit, and add zest and salt to the pile, or pull out a pinch of the fragrant zest to add to a soup, curry or batch of scones.

It may seem disingenuous to call this process “lazy” when most people simply throw away citrus peels. But honestly: that’s just silly. There are about a million great uses for citrus peel, and as long as you have a good zester, this is one of the easiest. And while a dedicated batch of citrus salt doesn’t exactly break the bank, time & effort-wise, this method works much better with the citrus season rituals…

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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 Apple Soup I promised you from The Food and Cooking of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania cookbook by... Continue Reading →

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 with what you might call "Goldilocks' Soup". It all started when Nicole decided to make... Continue Reading →

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, chilled avocado soup as much as she does. But on days like today where it's... Continue Reading →

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 of how very interesting it was. (Nicole and I got married in July out in... Continue Reading →

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