Nova Scotia

pork scaloppine sandwich

Before I chat about this insanely delicious pork scaloppine sandwich, I want to give a high five to the farm-to-table experience in Nova Scotia that’s been brewing here for years.  Farm-to-table movement isn’t new nor is it unique to this corner of the world.  But what I will say is this; it’s the reason I…

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primal kitchen – feed your instincts

The space is the same but definitely not the menu nor the dining esthetics.  Goodbye Fiasco, hello Primal Kitchen.  Last Friday I was invited by Laura Oakley to a VIP Media Event at PRIMAL Kitchen.  I had heard about the changes in the restaurant (same owners) and was intrigued as to what they would serve. …

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Le Dîner en Blanc – Halifax

le diner en blanc Halifax

The countdown is on! Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Halifax in 47 days. The très chic picnic last year was so successful it attracted over 900 Haligonians and this year the numbers are estimated to easily top that.  That’s a whole lotta people dressed up in white.  It’s a worldwide event spanning 4 continents…

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Nova Scotia Mussels – Italian style

Even though I cook through the week, it’s our weekends that I look forward to the most. Whether we are entertaining or it’s just the two of us, I like to plan a nice meal. And when I say nice, it doesn’t mean a long time in the kitchen…just a few key quality ingredients.  TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Wine Tasting in Nova Scotia

All it took was an invitation from Domaine de Grand Pré to join them for their annual barrel tasting to spur us into action and take a mini vacation – it’s an easy one hour drive north of home.  It’s been a while since we had a ‘real’ vacation and this was just what we…

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Pavia Gallery – Espresso Bar & Café

Rou·tine (ro͞oˈtēn) – a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. I am all for a routine…it keeps me grounded, allows me to stay focused on what needs to be done on a regular basis but there are times when a routine can feel like a rut. Our Sunday ritual is pretty basic –…

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Salted Caramels (or so I thought)

New Year’s Day saw us taking a drive along the scenic route to Peggy’s Cove and stopping for a bite to eat at Rhubarb Restaurant – I love the name!  It had been highly recommended by Dan from PosterBoy and he was spot on!  My sister Kris was visiting from Toronto and she had never…

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Spanish Baked Chicken

We’ve been in our new home now for nine days and it feels as though we never left Nova Scotia! I love how easily we slipped back into our routine…and for me part of that means entertaining. I made this Spanish baked chicken while we were still in NY and knew this would be a…

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