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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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Recipe: B’Stilla: A Moroccan Chicken Pastry

B’Stilla: A Moroccan Chicken Pastry By 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, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn Have you ever been intrigued by a certain recipe but were afraid to try it, maybe because it involved a seemingly strange combination of sweet and savoury that you thought might not work for your taste buds? I repeatedly was drawn…
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Valley Family Fun: Fun Mocktails for Kids

Valley Family Fun: Fun Mocktails for Kids By Laura Churchill Duke When my cousins were little, their mom would buy them sparkling juice, pour it into a wine glass, and they would call it Kid Wine! They felt really grown up. With that in mind, for special occasions, we like to make some fun mocktails for the kids. Here are some of our favourites: Shirley Temple Don’t forget this classic drink! Combine a few drops of grenadine with 7-Up! Make sure you add a cherry and umbrella to the top! Sprinkled Milk Coat the rim of a glass with frosting….
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Recipe: Flavours of India Fried Rice

Recipe: Flavours of India Fried Rice 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 Don’t you just love a recipe that is dependably delicious AND allows you to add as many of your favourite vegetables as you can fit in one pan? This is a simply spiced and very riffable recipe, so feel free to…
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Dinner Out: McGill’s Fabulous Flashback Dinner

Dinner Out: McGill’s Fabulous Flashback Dinner By Scott Campbell What an awesome trip back to the sixties and seventies with the fantastic crew at McGill’s in New Minas. This incredible idea for a themed dinner was done perfectly with the serving staff and the kitchen staff all wearing tie-dyed apparel. The cocktail menu for the evening evoked a lot of nostalgia for many of the diners. Original recipe Singapore slings were coming out on trays alongside the crowd favourite: “The Lost Annapolis.” The delicious drink has roots in Canada’s oldest settlement. You don’t get much more “retro” than that. But…
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Recipe: Cabbage

Recipe: Cabbage By 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, is now available! Find more recipes at jennyosburn.com and see what she’s up to on Instagram at jenny.osburn   Happy New Year!  It’s January and lots of us are craving something green and crunchy after all the chocolate and cheese. Imported romaine lettuce is pricey and possibly dicey. What’s a local food lover to do in a Nova Scotia winter?  …
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A Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day

A Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day By Genevieve Allen Hearn   With Valentine’s Day coming up I have one thing on my mind…. chocolate of course! There are fantastic local chocolate options in the Valley, and they all offer something unique. Since I’ve been known to indulge in chocolate from time to time (always), I’ve curated four chocolate-covered Valentine’s Day experiences for your enjoyment!   To the Market! with Chocolate By Gabriëlle Gabriëlle started her chocolate business last year, and carries her product at The Noodle Guy and the Wolfville Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays. And guess what? Valentine’s Day happens to fall…
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Featurepreneur: Petit Patrie Fine Chocolate

Featurepreneur: Petit Patrie Fine Chocolate By Genevieve Allen Hearn   Gabrielle Breault has a fascinating story – one of overcoming obstacles and finding her passion. In 2017, she became the only person making bean-to-bar chocolate east of Quebec. Made in Medford, her chocolate bars offer a very different experience than eating mass produced candy bars. Much like drinking a fine wine, it requires mindfulness in order to appreciate the nuance and complexity. It took me to a whole new level of chocolate indulging!   The Grapevine (GV): What compelled you to start a chocolate making company? Gabrielle Breault (GB): I…
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