CANADIANS + FOOD

Our country is opening up and what better way to explore the culinary delights Canada has to offer than to check out food festivals, culinary tours, wineries and restaurants in your own backyard and across the country.  We begin this exploration in New Brunswick.  When I started looking at the culinary landscape in this province, …

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Its time for Farmer’s Markets to be opening up again and what better place to explore local honey flavours and varieties!  If you’re not close to a market and want to try some interesting honey options, take a look at Beary Berry Honey.  From their farm to your table, the honey that Sam and Sandra …

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I stumbled upon Jennifer Robson’s books with Somewhere in France and have read everything she’s written since, including her latest book, Our Darkest Night.  Upon reading The Gown, I was delighted to see a chicken recipe in the book and thought I’d share my love of this author’s books with you.   Jennifer is a long …

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Every once in a while, you come across a personality that intrigues you.  Chef Stephen Barrett is one of those people.  Highly visible in the Maritime culinary and media world, Stephen’s trajectory to that place has been fascinating.  From growing up in Labrador and going to university in Nova Scotia, his culinary life began in …

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When someone asks me my favourite book that I’ve read (and I’ve read thousands!) my automatic reply is Book of Negroes.  Once that was read and the CBC mini-series watched, I delved into author Lawrence Hill’s library of written work.  And then just last week, there he was on a History Channel series called BLK: …

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It’s time to push any lasting snow off our barbecues and embrace the spring air and outdoor culinary delights!  To get you thinking about entertaining on your back deck once again, we bring you Smokin Jon’s BBQ sauces and spices.  Located in Richibucto Road, New Brunswick, owners Jon and Karolina bring their talents and skills …

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I saw some shortbread cookies on a charcuterie board this past Christmas and my interest was piqued.  Who pairs a cookie with meat and cheese?  Upon further investigation, I found Sprucewood in my backyard and wanted to find out more about this company…so drove the 20 minutes to this beautiful and hidden cookie haven. Meeting …

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My latest obsession?  Finding Canadian authors that transport me to a place and time that not only entertains but educates me.  I came across a new-to-me Canadian author, Ida Linehan Young, on Goodreads where I read an excerpt from her first non-fiction book, “No Turning Back: Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy.”  Her heroic journey of …

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You’ve seen him on Good Witch, hosting Bachelor Canada, Carnival Eats and Wall of Chefs…so what is Noah Cappe up to now?  Why a spin-off of Wall of Chefs with something for your sweet tooth…Wall of Bakers!  Corus Entertainment and Food Network Canada are about to inspire you with baking genius.  And who has to …

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If you’re counting your grocery pennies (and who isn’t these days!) make pure vanilla extract your one indulgence.  Want to know the difference between extract and artificial vanilla flavouring?  Google tells me that the fake stuff comes from “A chemical compound from the anal glands of beavers. Castoreum is a substance that is produced by …

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