A few days ago I was driving into Halifax just as the sun was rising. I had just taken the red-eye from Calgary; I was in the mountains over the weekend for a wedding. I love weddings. I love dancing. I love seeing old friends....

This is a shelfie - a shelf selfie, featuring just a few of Julia Turshen's cookbooks. Some she has co-authored; Small Victories is all her own. Julia Turshen is my guest on the latest episode of The Food Podcast. I asked her to come on for many reasons...

I have a little tree in my backyard. It’s the pretty kind with a skinny trunk that flops over at the top like Rapunzel’s hair, spilling its leaves to the ground. Someone else planted it a long time ago, long enough for it to be completely encased...

    Our wedding anniversary was on the 21st, the day of the solar eclipse.  I don't have to get all Bonnie Tyler about this. I'm not falling apart. If anything, I'm coming together. It's coming together: marriage, life, kids and, the kitchen. Yes, I'm talking about the new kitchen, again. But...

Fresh garlic is big on the NS farmer's market scene right now. I bought some last week and popped it into my basket. I already had a head or two of dried garlic at home, but wanted the fresh stuff, mainly for their stalks. I pictured...

I love collaborating. When you read this message, or listen to my podcast, you are seemingly absorbing one voice. Yes, these are my words, but those words, ideas, thoughts, recipes...

It's hard to boil summer summer essentials down to just one thing. There's the mineral sunscreen that I powder puff all over myself and my kids every morning. It doesn't irritate their skin and it's the closest they'll ever get to a spa. Or there's my...

Didn't Sheryl Sandberg say something like 'done is better than perfect?' I see you Sheryl, and I'll raise you one - 'Not done, but started, is better than perfect'. Below is my kitchen, as I left it last week. Since then I've been away at...

What's the recipe for a Haiku? I'll get to that. But in the mean time, our new kitchen. It's almost finished. There are little things to be done, like painting plaster patches and adding pulls to the cupboard doors. But other than that, all that’s left to do...

Bonjour! I'm in France on a Wilson family holiday. There are 17 of us staying in an old home in the midst of a vineyard in the Languedoc region. The area is full of craggy mountains, castles, Abbeys, windy roads, gorgeous towns and grape vines. Lots...