Cooking With Kids: Simple Kid-Friendly Recipes

Trying to get kids eating healthy can be difficult. Trying to get them to eat local, seasonal, sometimes unfamiliar veggies can be even more of a challenge. But pairing some seasonal fruits and vegetables with other foods they’re more familiar with can be a good way to ease kids into eating, and thinking more locally and sustainably. With a little creativity, you might find that … Continue reading Cooking With Kids: Simple Kid-Friendly Recipes

Four Ways to Can Tomatoes: Salsa, Spaghetti Sauce, Quartered Tomatoes and Chow

Canning season is in full bloom. It’s right about now when we place bulk tomato orders with farms for canned soups, sauces, and salsa for the year. Tomatoes are one of our favourite things to preserve. Canning your own is often more affordable than purchasing tomato-based products, and a jar of salsa in January is a taste of summer all over again. Here are some … Continue reading Four Ways to Can Tomatoes: Salsa, Spaghetti Sauce, Quartered Tomatoes and Chow

Salted Caramel Fruit Sauce

The lovely Elisabeth Bailey, author of A Taste of the Maritimes: Local, Seasonal Recipes the Whole Year Round, kindly submitted this blog post.  You may remember Elisabeth from our summer 2011 cooking series. Today she’s sharing her recipe for Salted Caramel Fruit Sauce. Put this sauce on ice cream or pound cake. Mix it with sparkling water to make your own soda pop, or with … Continue reading Salted Caramel Fruit Sauce

Summer Cooking Class Recipes: Local Food Asian-Style

For the third and final evening of our summer cooking series, our instructor Nanci coached us through a menu of Asian flavours: Pork (and Tofu) and Greens stirfry, Fresh Spring Rolls, and homemade fortune cookies.  Nanci grew up in her parents’ Chinese restaurant and has also traveled extensively.  Her advice about Asian cooking: Cook at a high heat and quickly.  If you’ve ever had wilty … Continue reading Summer Cooking Class Recipes: Local Food Asian-Style

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

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Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Carrot Ginger Soup, Spaghetti Squash

Throughout March we held our Promises of Spring cooking series.  Here are the recipes from the first class.  Stay tuned for recipes from classes 2 & 3.

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The days are getting longer but the cool breeze still blows. Bronwyn and Erin have just the menu for this type of weather. So, take a trip to the farmer’s market while the sun is shining and warm, then gather your pots and pans and get ready to enjoy an afternoon in a cozy kitchen. Continue reading “Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Carrot Ginger Soup, Spaghetti Squash”

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)

Italian Bread and Pizza

A while back, I sent an email far and wide in search of seniors interested in leading seasonal cooking classes with FAC. On a cold Saturday in February, one unexpected email response proved very fruitful. While Mike is not a senior, he is a professional baker with a passion for pizza and a knack for teaching. With his expertise, a group of us spent the … Continue reading Italian Bread and Pizza

Wild Cranberry Sauce Cook-off

Recently, a friend invited me to pick wild cranberries in one of Halifax’s amazing wild spaces. I had never seen cranberries in action (aka growing) and was expecting medium size bushes surrounding a bog. I was – of course – mistaken. Picking cranberries is nothing like the death-defying adventure of blackberry picking – something I had been doing quite a bit lately in the name … Continue reading Wild Cranberry Sauce Cook-off