Beet Those Winter Blues!

Beets are a versatile and delicious vegetable. Both the beet and its greens are edible, and can be used in a variety of tasty and simple dishes. Beets come in a red-purple colour, as well as golden-yellow. They’re a good source of potassium, a nutrient that helps the body maintain a healthy blood pressure; and folate, a nutrient that’s especially important for pregnant women and … Continue reading Beet Those Winter Blues!

Potato Container Gardening

Back in spring I wrote a post about my love of potatoes and showed the beginning of my rubbermaid bin potato patch.  I promised to give an update about how it all worked out. So, to recap – After I had already planted my garden in spring, I found an old bag of organic potatoes in the EAC basement that were definitely past their prime.  … Continue reading Potato Container Gardening

Potato Love

I admit it.  I’m a potato lover. I grew up in rural Manitoba and my parents always grew a really big garden that had, among other things, rows upon rows of potatoes – enough to feed our family of five throughout the winter.  To me, potatoes kind of symbolize the feeling of ‘plenty’ – because even if there’s not much else in the kitchen, you can … Continue reading Potato Love

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

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)

Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and vegetables

Local Food for the Holidays

This past weekend, my husband’s family came to town to celebrate Christmas with us. We wanted a nice celebratory dinner, but we’ll all be doing turkey next weekend, so that seemed like overkill. After some thought, and with the help of my good friend Google, I decided to go for a British style roast beef dinner, complete with Yorkshire puddings. I had fun, tried a … Continue reading Local Food for the Holidays