Eating Strawberries Like a Local (and other adventures)

Ack! There have been so many food adventures in our house this week that if I don't write now, I really don't know how I'll tell you about them all! So, first things first: it's freaking hot outside. And if you live in the Maritimes, you are probably a) trying to cool down, and b)... 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 →

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 →

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 those wisps Of foam-flower witchery that roam the old Atlantic song-and-story days of youth. --Amy... Continue Reading →

Winter Market Salad time!

I realize that this post title is perhaps just a little bit early, but if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and you're like me, you've already started to dig into all those lovely vegetables you'll be eating all winter--carrots, squash, potatoes, brussels sprouts, turnips, and beets. There's not much variation on "fresh" and local vegetables during the... Continue Reading →

{recipe} Upside-down Maple Apple Tart

(Ok, after blogging earlier this afternoon about apples, this looked too good not to share! What are your favourite apple recipes?)

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Growing up in Brazil, I gleaned with my family for food post harvest, scouring the countryside for fruits and vegetable that might otherwise go to waste. As a cook and an artist, I find the act of gleaning carries into my work: I don’t want to waste anything. So this season it has been the story of apples. They have been so abundant this year and so I have made sauce for festivals, fruit lather, canned, juiced and dried them. I made hand pies and apple pies. For my husband’s birthday he requested, a “Tarte Tatin” and here a simple delicious version of this apple upside down tart that uses all those “not so perfect”, but full of flavor apples you may find rolling down the streets.

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One of my favorite quotes from Agnès Varda documentary “The Gleaners and I”:

“I like the idea that one hand would be always…

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