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Active and Healthy Living : The Gift of “No”

Active and Healthy Living : The Gift of “No” By Lee-Ann Cudmore, Registered Acupuncturist Call/text: 902-300-5100,  valleyacu.ca This holiday season I want to give you permission to give yourself, the gift of “No”.  Just think that one over for a few minutes. Right now I am flying somewhere between Philadelphia and New York, for work, and writing this article. The idea has been brewing in my mind for quite a while and I am excited to start the conversation. It needs to be said out loud because people are admitting it in whispers, but the signs are there written on…
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Recipe: Somerset Harvest Pasta

Recipe: Somerset Harvest Pasta By Jenny Osburn, “The Union Street Cafe Cookbook” Last month I got to cook lunch with grade 5 students at our local elementary school. The kids had started a vegetable garden in the spring. Dedicated volunteers tended the garden all summer so there was plenty to harvest in October. A celebration was in order! I was thrilled when my friend Megan, a teacher at Somerset, asked me to pitch in. We made a plan to cook with the vegetables the students harvested. There were purple carrots, zucchini, beets, and a mountain of kale. Maybe not the…
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6th annual 12 Days of Cookies

6th annual 12 Days of Cookies By Tim Jackson The staff of Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) invites you to share in the joy of cookies. For twelve days in December, staff and the public will be baking – and sharing – recipes and cookies. Each recipe along with pictures will be shared online via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and on the AVRL blog. All branches and the Bookmobile will be taking part in this cookie extravaganza on weekdays from December 5 to December 20. There is also a contest to encourage public participation and a chance to win a ‘cookie…
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Ways to Beat Mealtime Battles

Ways to Beat Mealtime Battles Laura Churchill Duke, Valley Family Fun Are there ever mealtime battles at your house? Do the kids ever ask you how much more they have to eat before they can leave the table? I have lots of people who have told me how stressful meals can be. It’s no different at our house either! But we have found a few tricks, when used sparingly, that can really work. 1. Kids Help with Meal Planning: We do up a weekly meal plan and I always ask the kids to pick one meal each that they would…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Cat-Tail Pickles

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens: Cat-Tail Pickles Melanie Priesnitz I was not a child to play with swords. I much preferred making dandelion soup, so I have only recently discovered how much fun having a fencing duel with cat-tails can be. If done at the right time of the year you get the added bonus of covering your opponent with either fluff or pollen. I have lately found myself with a surplus of cat-tails and am discovering all sorts of uses for them – there are a plethora. Typha latifolia, commonly known as cat-tail is a common…
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The Grapevine Devour Picks

The Grapevine Devour Picks: Devour! Street Food Party Robie Tufts Park Thursday, November 3, 4pm-8pm Participating trucks include Gecko Bus, Cheesecurds, Donair Trailer, Nomad Gourmet, and T-Dogs. Participating vendors include Carl’s Independent, Frais Catering, Tap Root Farms, Julian’s Feel Good Food, Union Street Cafe, The Noodle Guy, Le Caveau, and Cake Lady. Shorts Program: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner Al Whittle Theatre Friday, November 5, 12:30pm-2pm With “Food First, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Sunday Lunch, So Good To See You, Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date, Home Suite Home”, and “The Cannoli”. Price: $15 Bitters Workshop with Jeffrey Van Horne &…
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Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery

Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery Scott Campbell This year was the 10th anniversary of the Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner at LeCaveau. This fantastic dinner is presented alongside the famous wines of Domaine de Grande Pré Winery and one other local winery. This year the rising star of the Valley vineyards – Lightfoot and Wolfville – was featured as the second winery in this exclusive wine and dining event. Our evening started off with an Amuse of BC Albacore Tuna Tartare served with hazelnuts, tamari, caramelized ginger, and cilantro. The…
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WHO’S WHO: Jason Lynch – A Grand Chef in his own Domaine!

WHO’S WHO: Jason Lynch – A Grand Chef in his own Domaine! Mike Butler Three or four times a year, my partner Ian and I like to go out for a very formal dinner. We dress up (shirts and ties and non-Coverse shoes) and we take our time with the meal … it’s a big deal for us! We eat together all the time but these special occasions are something we both look forward to. This year, for our 6th Anniversary, we chose to dine at Le Caveau, part of the Domaine de Grand Pre Winery. It was August 21…
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Dinner Out: The Port Pub Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner with Planter’s Ridge Winery

Dinner Out: The Port Pub Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner with Planter’s Ridge Winery Scott Campbell I seem to be spending a lot of time in Port Williams lately. Between new breweries and distilleries opening up and fantastic restaurants that have been there for a while – I keep finding myself drawn back to “the Port” for many delicious and tantalizing reasons. Last week The Port Pub Bistro gave me yet another reason to go back. The Port Pub Bistro presented an intimate dinner with Chef Charlie Burtt, and exclusive wine pairings with Planter’s Ridge Sommelier, Gabrielle Pope, to a room…
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Crafting the Perfect Pairing for Cider Making in Nova Scotia

Crafting the Perfect Pairing for Cider Making in Nova Scotia Julie Glaser, Ross Farm Museum, Hwy #12, New Ross Ross Farm Museum and Muwin Estate Wines are launching ‘Cider Days’, a weekend of activities on October 22 and 23, that focus on the centuries-old craft of cider making, but with a twist – they want the public to participate in the creation of a new product, ‘The People’s Cider’. Muwin, who produces the award-winning Bulwark brand ciders, in partnership with Ross Farm Museum, want more Nova Scotians to be aware of the myriad heritage varieties of apples still growing unattended…
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