Category Archives: Thoughts and Ideas

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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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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An Edible Flower Garden

Tulips, roses, marigold, nasturtiums…I’ve been dreaming lately of the new garden plot Nicole has been creating in our backyard (she’s been creating a lazagna garden, rather than try to dig up all that crazy grass and goldenrod). It’s just a … 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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The Economic Impact of Nova Scotia Farmers’ Markets

Nova Scotia Farmer’s Markets have an amazingly positive impact on our local communities! Check out the report released last Thursday by the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia to find out more!

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Comments on the Canada/EU Free Trade Agreement

Originally posted on Adventures in Local Food:
For the past four years negotiations have been taking place between Canada and the European Union about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). While full details of the agreement have yet to…

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The Maritime Cookbook, 1939

We learned the art of cooking long ago Down in the land of loveliness beside The sea, where peace and beauty wander hand In hand, and home means hospitality. Our favourite recipes are golden keys To rolling meadows, heartfast with … Continue reading

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