Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mussels in white wine broth

I never knew how truly delightful mussels are were until the first time I ate some cultivated (farmed) ones. Prior to that, my family often dug mussels at low tide, carefully extracting their gleaming blueish-black shells from the sand. We’d … Continue reading

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Celebration Squares

I wasn’t sure what to name this new recipe until I thought about the occasion for which I created it – an upcoming weekend of celebrations at my alma mater, Queen’s University in Kingston. Homecomings are always special, and this … Continue reading

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Lentil-Sweet Potato Soup

I don’t think I will ever tire of making – or eating – soup. Autumn is a great time to fill your freezer with all sorts of vegetable-based soups, especially when the markets are brimming with local produce. I like … Continue reading

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Planting for a sweet future at Nova Scotia’s newest Haskap farm

It is no secret that I have quite a fondness for farmers. I love purchasing directly from the people who labour so tirelessly to produce top-quality produce. Listening to them speak passionately about their work encourages me to be ever … Continue reading

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Chili-Dilly Pickled Beans

When I spotted these gorgeous purple beans at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, I was tempted to buy a whole bushel. I adore beans and their vibrant colour made them extra alluring. My enthusiasm was tempered when the vendor explained that … Continue reading

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