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Margie’s Rhubarb Pudding Cake

By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | jennyosburn.com Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Margie’s Rhubarb Pudding Cake Here’s an incredibly delicious, simple recipe for right now. When spring finally bursts wide open in the Valley, I find myself in a bit of shock. Though I count down the last days of winter, it’s always tough for me to warm…
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The Annual Woodville Chicken Barbecue Set for Sunday, May 27

The Annual Woodville Chicken Barbecue Set for Sunday, May 27 Hosted by Boates Farms on 432 Bligh Road in Woodville, this annual fundraiser supporting the Woodville Community Centre has been a local tradition for 47 years. This event typically draws over 3000 diners to eat at picnic tables set throughout the orchard. The chickens are barbecued over an open pit, potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, and rolls are served, cider is offered, and, if the timing is right, the orchard’s fresh blossoms set the scene. This year The Mighty Oak String Band will be playing all day, and a bouncy castle…
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Who’s Who: Hillary Webb and Hill’s Grills

Who’s Who: Hillary Webb and Hill’s Grills By Mike Butler Hillary Webb and I have a magnificent history! Hillary has been my co-star in some terrific ensemble plays (including Jump!, Rent, Death of a Salesman, and Lauren’s Vale), she has been my romantic leading lady, although some would say I was more woman than she was (Leading Ladies), and I have had the pleasure of directing Hillary in Grease. But the most pleasurable part of our history is our friendship and love for one another. I adore this very talented woman. For years behind the scenes of these productions, Hillary…
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Greatest Patchwork Picnic Ever!

Greatest Patchwork Picnic Ever! Sunday May 27 Victoria Park Bandstand Thomas Street, Windsor A huge picnic for West Hants friends and neighbours, rain or shine! Bring your basket of goodies, a great picnic blanket, and all the family! Enjoy the games, live music, and the Avon Community Farm Market with your community. Tea, coffee and water are available. Parking at the Baptist Church and pool, accessible parking at the community centre. A pet-free event (service dogs are welcome). This is a Happy Community Project Celebration! Let’s get to know our neighbours! Share the fun! The Happy Community Project aims to…
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May Flavours Dinner and Fundraising Auction 2018

May Flavours Dinner and Fundraising Auction 2018 By Linda Best, Chair, Friends of Agriculture in Nova Scotia Each year Friends of Agriculture presents the May Flavours Gala Dinner and Fundraising Auction, providing an opportunity for people to enjoy wonderful foods and beverages while bidding on more than 75 excellent auction items. This year marks their ninth annual celebration of local food, producers, and chefs. At 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 30 at the Louis Millett Community Centre in New Minas, guests will enjoy appealing appetizers, bountiful beverages, marvellous mains, and decadent desserts prepared by outstanding chefs and producers using local ingredients….
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Burger Wars: That’s a Wrap!

Burger Wars: That’s a Wrap! By Laura Churchill Duke A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Burger Wars for Campaign for Kids: Episode III! Burger Wars keeps getting bigger and better, and this year is no different. This year, 44 restaurants from Digby to Windsor were involved, each donating $1 to Campaign for Kids for each specialty burger sold. The numbers are in, and this year, 12,330 burgers were sold in the Annapolis Valley! This is up from the 8800 from last year and 5500 in the first year. With the rounding of donations, doubling of others and…
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Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl

Recipe: Egg Roll in a Bowl By Jenny Osburn Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn You might think that since I owned a restaurant and write cookbooks that my family must eat well almost all the time. The truth is, my kids are as picky as any and don’t always appreciate my efforts in the kitchen. So when Katie from Valley Harvest Sweet…
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Roasted Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn (Makes 4 servings) These days, beautiful local greens are showing up everywhere! From perky microgreens grown by Thatch Patch Family Farm, to full-sized heads of mizuna and bags of baby lettuces from Grafton Greenhouses, you might think spring had come extra early this year at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market. Here’s a…
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Burger Wars, Episode III: April 2018!

Burger Wars, Episode III: April 2018! There’s a Burger War happening and we want you to be a part of it! For the month of April over 40 restaurants from Windsor to Digby will be participating in Burger Wars for Campaign for Kids! Here’s how it works.: Go to any one of the participating restaurants and order the designated burger. Log on to campaignforkids.com/burgerwars to add your comments, and rate the burgers, anytime between April 1 and April 30. At the end of the month, the restaurant with the top ratings will be awarded a fun burger-themed trophy and will…
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Wild Eats: Bessie North House and the Farm to Table Lifestyle

Wild Eats: Bessie North House and the Farm to Table Lifestyle By Avery Peters After many days of what seemed like spring, we had a resurgence of winter. As I pull up to Bessie North House I see a perfect row of buckets on each of their maple trees along the road. I am hoping for a view of the north mountain and their property, but even in this proximity, the storm clouds and mist are hanging low. The fields that were clear of snow for a few weeks are now covered again. I won’t be taking a farm tour…
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