Market Round-Up – August 18, 2012

Summer’s in full swing and the bounty of incredible local and seasonal products couldn’t be better. In this week’s Market Round-Up I share a description of my haul from the Dartmouth Farmers’ Market and the Historic Brewery Market. I already can’t wait for next Saturday!

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Ding-a-ling, I Think it’s Spring!

When I see the crocuses in my backyard starting to flower, I know that there is a light at the end of this very cold and miserable tunnel. What is the bright light I see? Why, it’s spring! This past Saturday, I had an early morning wake up call before a much needed trip to [...]

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Sexy Salsify

It was on a recent Saturday morning trip to the Halifax Brewery Market, that I was pleasantly surprised to see salsify amongst the vegetables being sold by Ted Hutten of Hutten Family Farm. I had been introduced to salsify back in my Toronto days when Anthony Walsh, Executive Chef of Canoe, brought a box of [...]

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My Big Day Downtown

It is not very often that I get offered money to use for fun and frivolity. I was recently asked to spend $100 in downtown Halifax by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission; a task I thought would be a cake walk, but after agonizing over how and on what I would spend my big bucks, [...]

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It was a meal fit for our new king!

By now most of you know that every Saturday morning, Doug & I round up Zoe, and now Philippe, before heading out to the Farmers’ Market to grab our supplies for the week. On this particular Saturday, seeing as it was Philly Boy’s first ever trip, we decided that we would splurge and grab more [...]

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