Caribbean Bliss brings the heat

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Jerk chicken
On my last day at TD Halifax Jazz Fest, I was treated to a generous feed from Caribbean Bliss. Although the best-selling stewed oxtail was already sold out, they were super excited for me to try a variety of items from the menu they were serving out of their food stall, including: veggie Jamaican patty,… Read More

Big Brass and Dumplings

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My third TD Halifax Jazz Fest "feed," as I like to call them, was a big ol' plate of Chinese food from Cheelin's booth. Cheelin Restaurant is well-known in Halifax for their lunch specials and Friday buffet, which is frequented by many people who work downtown. They've been open in the historic brewery building on… Read More

Pizza, Wine and Jazz

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There's something so nice about strolling into the main stage area at TD Halifax Jazz Festival during the day. Especially when it's sunny. There's a mix of locals and tourists, everyone is eating or drinking, enjoying some chill, free jazz music, and it's all right on the waterfront. There's lots of places to sit. So… Read More

Tasty food truck action at Jazz Fest

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The egg roll of the week!
Today I kicked off my official food blogging gig for the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Not a bad assignment, given they've got food trucks and stalls onsite serving up everything from Caribbean oxtail curry to pizza to made-from-scratch egg rolls. Not to mention a beer tent serving Bulwark Cider (my favourite), wines and Garrison Brewing… Read More

Devour! Dinner & a Movie… Cinema Paradiso

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Boneless lamb osso bucco, demi, polenta with grand padding and gremolata.
It sure is tough being a food blogger sometimes. Last night I was treated to a complimentary ticket (thanks Lia!) for Devour! Dinner & A Movie Series, inspired by Cinema Paradiso. Which meant a five-course Sicilian feast, paired with fantastic Italian wines. Yeah, it was a hard night's work. Executive director of Devour!, and chef,… Read More

Oyster Shucking & Road Tripping with Ford

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Oceanstone Resort
On one of the first truly warm, sunny days in May, I was invited to attend another fantastic Ford Canada event. This time, we'd be headed to Oceanstone Seaside Resort near Peggys Cove, to hear author, TV host and travel columnist Robin Esrock speak about his new book The Great Atlantic Canadian Bucket List. [caption… Read More

NS Chefs Pop-up Series with Ray Bear

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Ray's dessert: Butterflies & Drops of Jupiter
The Nova Scotia Chefs Pop-up Series made an impressive start just over two weeks ago, with chef Ray Bear inviting guest chef Dave Smart to help take over the kitchen space at the Scanway Bakery and Café on Grafton Street. About 18 lucky food enthusiasts, including myself, were just able to squeeze into the space… Read More

Zuppa Theatre: Pop-up Love Party at Lion & Bright

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Served on a record!
On opening night for Zuppa Theatre's Pop-up Love Party we snuck in just a few minutes before the scheduled start time, grabbing two seats at the bar in a packed Lion & Bright. The vibe was energetic and exciting; luckily we had enough time to order a couple fantastic negronis and settle in before the show… Read More

Travel Diary: Eating at the Night Market in Thailand

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Choose your meat!
Since life in Halifax is forcing me to visit sunnier, warmer times in my mind, I'm going to write again about my recent experiences in Thailand. It was just in January that we made the trip to Southeast Asia, but man, it seems like a lifetime ago already. Their dry season boasts hot, sunny and… Read More

Travel Diary: Thai Cooking Class

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Our fourth and last dish we learned -- tom yum goong. A mild, sweet and sour type of soup.
During our first week of the trip, which was spent in Phuket, we attended a cooking class at the next town over, Kata Beach.  I had signed us up nice and early with it being high season, and the class having stellar reviews on Trip Advisor. Much to our surprise, when the driver showed up… Read More