Blueberry Recipes for Vinaigrette, Coffee Cake and Chutney

Blueberries are a great source of fibre, vitamin C, manganese and other nutrients. They have high antioxidant power and their phytonutrients have been studied in relation to many degenerative diseases. Blueberries have been shown to be health-supportive with regard to cardiovascular, cognitive and optical health, in particular. So, enjoy while in season and stock up! Studies have also shown that fresh-frozen berries maintain their nutritional … Continue reading Blueberry Recipes for Vinaigrette, Coffee Cake and Chutney

Jammin’: Our Best Jammy Recipes

Whether you’re a jam lover or not (and we are), jam is the gateway preserve. It’s the preserve you learn first, that encourages you to learn to make other preserves. Here are a few of our jammy favourites. And for a complete canning how-to, check out our posts Canning 101 and Canning 201, or download our guide How to Can Your Harvest. EASY APPLE RHUBARB … Continue reading Jammin’: Our Best Jammy Recipes

Down North! – Cape Breton Community Food North of Smokey

If you call it “Up North” the locals know you’re not from here. “Up North is Nunavut!” laughs Yvette Rogers. “You know why they call it Down North? Because that’s the way the water flows. So when you head north, the water takes you down”. In a place where a bulk of the food has come from the sea, it seems to make perfect sense. … Continue reading Down North! – Cape Breton Community Food North of Smokey

Berries Everywhere!

With the help Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer students Morgan Vance and Thomas Brine, berry patches were installed at four community gardens in Cumberland County over the summer.  Berry patches, ranging in size from 8 to 24 bushes, were planted at the Springhill Community Garden, the Parrsboro Community Garden, the Amherst Community Garden, and the Joggins Fossil Institute (JFI). A variety of fruit shrubs, including high-bush … Continue reading Berries Everywhere!

How to Keep Your CSA or Market Veggies Fresh All Week

This year, my husband and I bought into a whole CSA share,  which gives us a lot of veggies to deal with every week.  It kind of reminds me of when we used to make our weekly visits to the farmers market when you had to wait for Saturday – you come home excited about all the gorgeous produce, and then you quickly realize you … Continue reading How to Keep Your CSA or Market Veggies Fresh All Week