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The Kitchen Party Cookbook!

The Kitchen Party Cookbook! The Grapevine Chats with Jenny Osburn Following the success of The Union Street Café Cookbook in 2015, Jenny Osburn is back with another volume of delectable dishes called The Kitchen Party Cookbook: Recipes for Potlucks, Shindigs, and Good Times in the Maritimes. Designed by award-winning letterpress artist Laura MacDonald (Deep Hollow Print) and featuring a Nova Scotia food map by Monica Beaton, The Kitchen Party Cookbook keeps the good times rolling with more than sixty fresh and fun new recipes. Joel Plaskett declares that The Kitchen Party Cookbook is “the proof in the pudding” that Nova…
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Featurepreneur: A Tasty Career Transition

Featurepreneur: A Tasty Career Transition By Genevieve Allen Hearn Hillary Webb has been working tirelessly to get ready for the grand opening of her new restaurant. On September 20th you’ll be able to find Hill’s Grills Panini Press & Tea House on the corner of Cornwallis and Webster in Kentville (where the Central Café used to be located). Formerly working in the sciences, Hillary chatted with The Grapevine about her foray into the world of sandwiches, baked goods, and tea. And if her food tastes as good as it looks on the Hill’s Grills Instagram feed, the valley is in…
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Recipe: Corn Fritters

Recipe: Corn Fritters Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.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, will be available this fall! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Well the countdown is on. The Kitchen Party Cookbook will soon be on the shelf at bookstores, farmer’s markets, and coffee shops, and hopefully in your kitchen! Laura MacDonald even let my kids and I use her press to print a few…
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Back to School Cookie Exchange

Back to School Cookie Exchange By Laura Churchill Duke If you ask most parents what they hate the most about the back to school routine, it’s making school lunches. The drudgery of wondering if your kid will eat what you send, and how to make it new and interesting, not to mention healthy, every day. To make things a bit easier, for the past several years, my friends and I have had a back to school cookie exchange. Think about your traditional cookie exchange, except, who really needs to eat that many cookies at Christmas time? It’s way more helpful…
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Dinner Out: Campagnolo

Dinner Out: Campagnolo By Scott Campbell A few years ago, while attending the Devour Food Film Festival, I had the good fortune to be seated at a table with a couple from Toronto. I guess I should have known that when you’re seated at a table in Troy – A taste of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Wolfville – and being served food created by Calgary’s chef superstar, Connie DeSousa, great things are going to happen.  The couple seated with us was Nancy and Larry Miotto and we have remained great friends and Devour attendees ever since. So, this…
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Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni

Dinner Out: Dinner with Award-Winning Winemaker, Patrick Cantieni By Scott Campbell If you’ve read any of my articles before, you’ll know that I usually write about amazing culinary adventures I’ve had in restaurants here in the Valley and abroad. For this article I’m going to write about something a little different – I’m going to write about a meal I was invited to at a private home. After all, when Patrick Cantieni, an award-winning wine maker, invites you to dinner at his home and you happen to know his partner, Devon Koeller, is an accomplished cook in her own right,…
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Featurepreneur: We All Scream for June’s Ice Cream!

Featurepreneur: We All Scream for June’s Ice Cream! By Genevieve Allen Hearn How better to spend the lazy, hazy final month of summer than by the seaside with an ice cream? June Granger opened her ice cream shop, i scream, last year and is in full swing this summer. Located on Main Street in Canning, her shop transports you to the 1940s with a large inviting counter, jars filled with candy and sweets, and colorful bunting hanging in the window. The Grapevine chatted with June about her new business full of sweet things and happiness! The Grapevine (GV): What inspired…
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Dinner Out: The New Naked Crepe

Dinner Out: The New Naked Crepe By Scott Campbell Even if you’re a resident or a frequent visitor to Wolfville you may not have noticed something pretty spectacular. The Naked Crepe has moved. It did not move far (next door actually), but what a difference a few meters can make for this Main Street restaurant. This new-and-improved Naked Crepe is awesome.  The square footage has been dramatically increased and the little Crepe Shop that Could… Did!! With nods to the old décor very evident – grey and lime colours – the design of the new restaurant has filled the space…
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Recipe: Strawberry Summer

Recipe: Strawberry Summer By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com Jenny Osburn is the Author of The Union Street Café Cookbook, available at retailers around the Valley and at jennyosburn.com. She is hard at work on a new cookbook, Jenny Osburn’s Party Food! which is due out later this year.   The best strawberries are always the ones you eat on the drive following a stop at a U-pick or farmstand. Driving down sunny Valley roads eating an entire box of strawberries while throwing the stems out your rolled-down car window: that’s my idea of summer!…
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An Evening at the Inn

An Evening at the Inn By Emily Leeson On the back deck of the Blomidon Inn, the last bits of sunshine are breaking through the receding clouds. Mike Laceby, the inn keeper, is welcoming guests and Jean-Benoit Deslauriers is pouring his first selection of Benjamin Bridge wines for the evening. Somewhere in the kitchen, Chef Nelson Penner is likely carefully situating a few locally-foraged morels onto plates. It’s a rare night out for Jesse and me. The stars have aligned: a last minute babysitter was found, and we’ve promised to be home by ten. How could we pass this up?…
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