Vandana Shiva Visits Nova Scotia

Internationally renowned food activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, just finished a 4-day tour of Nova Scotia (and Sackville, NB).  Needless to say, it was a pretty exciting time for those involved in the food movement.  She spoke at Mount Allison University, Dalhousie University, St. FX University, the NS Agricultural College, Truro Seedy Saturday, the Tatamagouche Centre and more.  I had the privilege of attending the session … Continue reading Vandana Shiva Visits Nova Scotia

Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Flavours of India, Foods of Nova Scotia

Last night we hosted one of our most popular cooking workshops to date: Indian Food! Satya Ramen was our intrepid instructor.  Satya explained the differences between dals, how to make clarified butter and ghee, and then led us through 3 main dishes, a salad, raita, and dessert! The menu: Potato Masala Palak Paneer Dal Fry Raita Carrot and Apple Salad Semolina Pudding We found all … Continue reading Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Flavours of India, Foods of Nova Scotia

Winter Vegetable Curry & Homemade Naan

For my first foray into food blogging, I decided to tackle a problem that many face when trying to eat locally: how to bringing big flavor to our tables without relying on the global supply chain. I have a longstanding passion for the big and deep flavors of Indian cooking. However, the flavors of Indian cooking are not readily available in the Maritimes—last time I … Continue reading Winter Vegetable Curry & Homemade Naan