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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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Recipe: Green Shakshouka

Recipe: Green Shakshouka By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com   Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Cafe Cookbook and has a new one with Laura MacDonald, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, coming your way this fall!   Happy summer! This time of year finds me with a spring in my step. Swimming with the kids, weeding, reading, sleeping in, adventuring, and stuffing my face with fresh vegetables is what summer means to me. Finding new ways to cook up my favourite greens makes me pretty happy, too! Real Shakshouka, a luscious Middle Eastern…
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Dinner Out: Applewoods Restaurant

Dinner Out: Applewoods Restaurant   By Scott Campbell   Applewoods restaurant made its appearance a little over 6 months ago in New Minas (at 5494 Prospect Road – next to the Forbes Kia dealership). From that time it has proven itself to be a fantastic family dining destination. They feature creative daily specials and have an extensive menu with plenty of variety to suit every taste. But what I want to talk about today is chicken wings. Lots and lots of chicken wings. Now, we can all agree that chicken wings are not anything new. But Applewoods has taken them…
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Recipe: Pizza

Recipe: Pizza By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second cookbook, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is due out this September. Nothing says I love you like homemade pizza, at least at our house. The Father’s Day offering here will definitely be baked in the oven, not on the barbecue. The dough is so simple to make and so fun to play with that any children lying around will want to be involved. As for the toppings, that’s up to you. If you have picky…
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The Maritime Small Farms Co-op: A Community Affair

The Maritime Small Farms Co-op: A Community Affair By Sarah Pittoello Sarah Pittoello farms with her husband Joey and their two kids, Mia and Lewyn, at Rerooted in Hortonville. Sarah is also a counsellor in private practice, sarahpittoello.com, and Joey is the Director of Coffee at Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op. You can learn more about the Maritime Small Farms Co-op at martitimesmallfarms.ca, follow us on facebook, or come chat with us on Saturday mornings at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. When I recently responded to a survey for my vision of a sustainable food system in the Valley, my response…
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Tidal Bay

Tidal Bay By N.Neslihan Ivit, M.Sc. Vinifera European Viticulture and Enology winesofnesli.com Tidal Bay is the emblematic white wine of Nova Scotia which comes from the vineyards of this province. Only 12 wineries produce Tidal Bay. They ferment the grapes of Nova Scotia, produce it within the standards of the appellation, pass through the quality control of the tasting panel, bottle with love, and pour into your glasses with pride. For three years, these wineries have been coming together to launch their freshly bottled Tidal Bays with a tasty event organized by Wines of Nova Scotia and called 12 Tides….
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Lasagna Gardening

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Lasagna Gardening By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Gardening is great for helping practice patience. I am impatient by nature, and no matter how much I sing to my soil, I will always have to wait for the fresh taste of peas in the pod straight from the vine. Spring in the garden is a time for patiently waiting for the soil to warm and for the frost to pass. It’s a time to plan for future harvests and a time to prepare the earth for planting. If you haven’t started a…
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Barely Contained: May

Barely Contained: May By Monica Jorgensen I grew up in a house full of plants. Climbing, blooming, lusciously green plants. My mother would get compliments on her ability to make the greenery thrive from everyone who visited. Outside we had beautiful rock gardens, shrubs, and for several years, a wonderful vegetable garden. You would think I’d have learned a thing or two about gardening over the years. But you would be wrong. I have never met a plant I couldn’t kill. Until recently, that is. For the past year or so I have successfully kept two small root-bound houseplants alive,…
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Dinner Out: Union Street Café Heart Attack Burger

Dinner Out: Union Street Café Heart Attack Burger By Scott Campbell Code Blue at Union Street Café!! Grab your stethoscope and head to Berwick’s Union Street Café and try their Burger Wars entry – The Heart Attack Burger.  From the first bite, the palpitations will begin. The burger looks impressive when it arrives at the table. This tower of beef and bun both promises to deliver a flavourful punch while, at the same time you find yourself wondering – how do I even start to eat this thing?! The juicy beef patty looks inviting enough but when you bite into…
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Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger

Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger By Scott Campbell Admittedly, the hamburger is one of my most favourite food groups however, the Donair, is a very close second. When I heard that Natalino’s in Kentville was offering up a Donair Burger for its Burger Wars entry, I was intrigued. When it occurred to me that someone had taken two of my most favourite things in the world and combined them to create a culinary thing of awe and deliciousness was when I knew the Burger Wars had reached a whole new level of creativity and spectacle. Their fresh made Donair Burger…
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