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

So Much Rhubarb!

Ahhhh…‘tis the season for rhubarb. It always seems that folks that don’t have rhubarb in their gardens can’t get enough of this astringent veggie, and those that don’t want it can’t get it out of their garden. If you don’t want it, you probably just don’t know how versatile it is. We’re going to share a few of our favourite recipes to remedy that. STEWED … Continue reading So Much Rhubarb!

Winter Cooking Class Recipes: Braised Ribs and Apple Cake

On February 8th we enjoyed our third cooking class, which concluded our Wintertime Harvest cooking class series.

This week we were joined by instructor Jayne Wark, a professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design who has a secret passion for cooking. This was her first time leading a cooking class but she seemed to enjoy it just as much as everyone enjoyed the menu she had set out for them. Continue reading “Winter Cooking Class Recipes: Braised Ribs and Apple Cake”

Summer Cooking Class Recipes: Grilled Fish, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Cake

Though the growing season got off to a cold and rainy start, it was summer in the kitchen of Local Source Market, as we kicked off our summer cooking series on Monday night.

The evening’s menu included grilled arctic char with herbed aioli and roasted asparagus, arugula and radish salad, and a fair trade chocolate hazelnut brownie cake garnished with strawberries and whipped cream.  Yum!  Continue reading “Summer Cooking Class Recipes: Grilled Fish, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Cake”

Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Spinach and Egg Drop Soup, Mussels with Mint

The second class in the Spring Series was taught by two EAC staffers. Mark, the EAC Policy Director, recently impressed the whole office one afternoon with a big batch of spinach and egg drop soup with parmesan cheese. After eating most of what was meant to be Mark’s lunch, we all agreed that Mark just had to lead a local food cooking class. Mark decided … Continue reading Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Spinach and Egg Drop Soup, Mussels with Mint