My #BigDayDowntown 2014

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Last month  I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in this year's #BigDayDowntown, planned by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC). I, along with 30 other local bloggers, was given $150 in Visa gift cards and a deadline of one month to spend and write about it. Today is the last day of… Read More

Mothers has garlic fingers!

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Garlies.
Imagine my surprise and delight when last week we sat down at Mothers Pizza for a good old cheesy carb feed, and I saw garlic fingers on the menu! My guilty junk food weakness. My shameful delivery order after a late night out. Garlic fingers. I hadn't been to Mothers in a while, but typically… Read More

She can cook, but she can’t bake

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My bumble berry cheesecake,
When I was offered a package compliments of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) a few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity. I had heard about other bloggers receiving freebies from DFC in the past -- giant parcels full of delicious, assorted Canadian cheeses. I was excited. When my styrofoam cooler arrived, though, it wasn't… Read More

Seven steps to making the perfect camp burger

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Our latest camp burger.
What is a "camp burger," you ask? It's simply a delicious, juicy, smoky, amazing burger that you create while on a camping trip. Cooked in the great outdoors, eaten by the fire. Could it get any better than that? Here are my seven steps to making that perfect camp burger. Keep in mind I learned… Read More

Diner en Blanc hits Halifax

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Basket #2
Diner en Blanc, a large-scale outdoor picnic/spectacle/party, is coming to  Halifax for the first time on August 23rd. I was lucky enough to be included in a small group of food writers for a menu tasting of the picnic baskets that chefs Dave Smart (Front & Central) and Frederic Tandy (Ratinaud French Cuisine) have created… Read More

Lunch at EDNA, compliments of Ford

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coconut cream tart
Last week I was invited to attend a Ford media event, at EDNA, where we would hear about the company's sustainability efforts and the technologies that are making their vehicles "fuel-economy leaders," including the all-electric Focus. The event started with a presentation by Dr. Ellen… Read More

Pop-up chef series finale at Front & Central

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Fourth course - piggy (sous vide pork tenderloin)  in a mushroom blanket, roasted shallots, bread pudding and parsley sauce.
What better way to avoid a Nova Scotia winter rut (food and morale) than design a series of delicious tasting menus with your friends? "Tasting menus are the way I like to eat. I enjoy running the restaurant that way," says Dave Smart, chef… Read More

Who smokes the best?

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Smoked meat at Schwartz's.
Spoiler alert: it's Schwartz's, in Montreal (pictured above). But you already knew that. Now, instead of making silly comparisons, let's talk about the smoked meat in Halifax. We've recently visited two restaurants, on the same street, that are claiming to have smoked meat as one of their specialities. Okay, to be fair, Hali Deli is… Read More

Brunch need not be complicated

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Smoked salmon bagel at Sully's.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed, I eat a lot of brunch. Like, a lot. I never miss a weekend brunch. And while I do appreciate creativity on a brunch menu, I've found time and time again, you don't really… Read More