I love one-stop shopping. Especially when it's hot, I've got a 3 year old in tow, and we're out of groceries. It's moments like these that I'm grateful for the Storehouse in the Hydrostone. It's gorgeous in there; the meat is beautifully displayed, their own...

Doesn't this picture softly say, hello summer? A few nights ago some friends and I celebrated July, kid-free, at my mother in law's beautiful lake-side cottage. After a splash in the lake, we cooled off with this cocktail. It was a pot-luch kind of eve and...

It's that time of year again. The fishing rod comes out at dinner parties. He spins the reel while eating breakfast, just to hear that sweet spinning sound. The flies come out at bedtime. He sorts them, admires them, tells me their stories as I...

My aunt Sandra served dinner to the nieces last week. I love going to her home. Sandra is hospitible. She smiles when you walk in. She takes your coat. The table is always set. She doesn't mind when I roam around and take pictures of...

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 A January Thought I just found this little 'thought' as I was searching through some files. Sometimes when you read something written a while ago, it feels like you're peering into someone else's life. I liked the sound of these words, the colours,...

I just found this little 'thought' as I was searching through some files. Sometimes when you read something written a while ago, it feels like you're peering into someone else's life. I liked the sound of these words, the colours, the flavours, the ease of...

Directions: 1. Gather friends together and boil lobsters. 2. Eat lobsters. 3. Salvage any leftover lobster meat and set aside. Place shells in a big roasting tin and blast for an hour in a 450f oven. This will dry out the shells and enhance their flavour. 4. Put roasted...

I've been in the test kitchen lately, developing recipes for Select Nova Scotia's Seasonal Calendar, the Art of Cooking Local. I've been tasked with developing recipes based on one seasonal ingredient each month. I've paused on June - Lobster. I thought a fantastic lobster sandwich would be...

A mason jar of jam has been sitting in our fridge since the summer, its contents slowly being savoured by my husband James. He came back from a fly fishing trip in Labrador not with salmon, but with this jar of bakeapple jam, given to...