Celebrate the Season with Squash

While squash may be intimidating for first time users, it is easy-to-prepare, affordable, and nutritionally exceptional. It’s also widely produced across Nova Scotia. When you purchase squash make sure to choose those that are firm and heavy for their size, have bright and glossy exteriors, and are free of nicks, bruises or soft spots. With proper storage, winter squash can be kept up to three … Continue reading Celebrate the Season with Squash

Seasonal Cooking Workshop Recipes: Shepherd’s Pie and Black Bean Squash Tortilla

During the cold gray days of February, most of us wouldn’t expect that a whole lot is happening on the local food front. But here at the Ecology Action Centre, the Our Food Team has been busy offering seasonal cooking workshops to its community partner organizations. Our seasonal cooking workshops are part of an attempt to offer a full suite of opportunities for residents to … Continue reading Seasonal Cooking Workshop Recipes: Shepherd’s Pie and Black Bean Squash Tortilla

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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”

Fall Cooking Class Recipes: Sweet Potato Pudding and Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 10th was the last Fall Cooking Class. Our terrific teacher, Yvette, suggested a menu loaded with delicious root vegetables – squash, sweet potatoes, beets, and pumpkin! Sounds good already, huh? Well, here is the menu: Appetizer Butternut Squash Soup topped with Goat Yogurt Entrees Sweet Potato Pudding AND Sweet-Sour Apple Beets Dessert Stove Top Pumpkin Pie with a Red Fife Crust BUTTERNUT SQUASH … Continue reading Fall Cooking Class Recipes: Sweet Potato Pudding and Pumpkin Pie

Fall Cooking Class Recipes: Squash, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato


Last Wednesday, led by our very talented teacher Joan, we gathered at Local Source to get to know one another, learn a few seasonal recipes and share a delicious meal. Our group is almost overflowing and quite diverse. We all have a few things in common however, including a love of food (and wine apparently), a desire to buy and eat locally, and a great sense of humour.

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