Pumpkin Recipes: From Soup and Pie to Brownies

Isn’t it thoughtful of the seasons to allow pumpkin to be ready, just in time for Thanksgiving? But seriously, pumpkin and other orange squash like hubbard or butternut taste great in everything from soups to breads to brownies…and of course, pumpkin pie. Now is the time of year to buy those lovely little pumpkins or other squashes, and use them in a multitude of wonderful … Continue reading Pumpkin Recipes: From Soup and Pie to Brownies

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

Loving Recipes (For You, Yours and the Earth)

It’s been a busy, busy winter of workshops.  Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of posts featuring the delicious meals of the past few months.  Enjoy! Elisabeth Bailey, a (local) food writer from the south shore as well as a fabulous cook, spent her Valentine’s Day in the kitchen of Local Source Market, teaching a group of foodies a thing or two about … Continue reading Loving Recipes (For You, Yours and the Earth)

Lavandula Angustifolia, and Some Pretty Delightful Cookies

Mention of lavender often brings to mind shimmering Provencal fields, or perhaps a quaint purple bush in an English backyard, but one might not immediately associate this hardy herb with a Nova Scotia family farm. But it does grow here, and is rather well suited to finicky Maritime weather. I visited with the co-owner of Seafoam lavender, Dave Belt, as he was manning his stall … Continue reading Lavandula Angustifolia, and Some Pretty Delightful Cookies

Sauerkraut, Rising Tides and Where It All Began

August 2010 I started working with Marla and the Food Action Committee in August. I had been living in Toronto, working at the Toronto Refugee Community Non-Profit Homes and Services, for about a year and was looking forward to moving home and being close to the ocean again. Starting a local food focused job in August in Nova Scotia is like jumping into a huge … Continue reading Sauerkraut, Rising Tides and Where It All Began