October 9, 2018

The flowers are setting seeds, jewel toned fruits are ripening and the leaves are just beginning to turn. There is no better time to be outside, and no better excuse to go foraging for a fall feast.

December 1, 2016

Tis the season creeping closer - the sky is pewter, the cold damp days seem to have arrived for good and there is no stopping the long sleep.

November 6, 2016

Shrimp cooked in a creamy, spicy, beer sauce was originally a Portuguese-Mozambican recipe made with a brand of beer called Nacional, hence its name. Johannesburg is where many of these families settled after the civil war in Mozambique and brought their traditions and...

October 31, 2016

A tradition of Sunday lunches is back on as we share a table with friends over long, slow cooked meals like meltingly tender, pulled pork and good red wine.

October 30, 2016

In this rich almond plum cake recipe, the little sour plums we picked in the Nova Scotia valley, are buried in a rich almond batter, and turn soft and jammy.

October 16, 2016

There is something deeply satisfying and fulfilling, about picking apples. Perhaps it’s being outside in the crisp air, powder blue skies stripped with mare tails above, or climbing rickety ladders to reach the perfect red ones closer to heaven or that feeling that tod...

October 12, 2016

In the fall the crimson berries of the Staghorn sumac trees stand upright like little burning torches. Before the rains set in and dilute their flavor, I head out to pick the clusters of berries off the Sumac trees that grow abundantly around the neighborhood. The berr...

October 9, 2016

The aroma of cardamom and cinnamon wafting through the building from Mary’s Breadbasket bakery is something that is instantly comforting. These are the aromas I now instantly associate with chilly Halifax Saturday mornings; the sound of fiddles from buskers lining the...

October 1, 2016

It is squash season in Nova Scotia and their vibrant fall colors, in various sizes and shapes fill crates at farmers markets across the province. The array of squashes we get in this cold northern climate, from oblong orange acorns and striped delicatas to dark green h...

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Colleen Thompson

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