GETTING READY FOR SUMMER

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By Deb Nelson Create a comfortable outdoor space Once summer hits it’s a great time to take advantage of being outside. Consider creating a pleasant and attractive outdoor area. Decorate like you would the inside, with an outdoor rug and furniture. If you eat outside you can also create a functional and comfortable dining area….

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A LOBSTER BOIL OCCASION

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By Claudia White In Nova Scotia, boiled dinner can be different things to different people, but it always involves cooking everything in one pot. For many, it means a pot loaded with chunks of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions, while for others, one-pot cooking can be the classic autumn dish, Hodge Podge —…

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5 CITRUS-INSPIRED FOOD & COOLER PAIRINGS

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Lemony Horseradish Dip and Mott’s Clamato Caesar Combine 1 small container sour cream and juice of 1 lemon with 1/4 cup crispy bacon (finely chopped), 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, 2 dashes hot sauce and a dash Worcestershire sauce. Serve with sliced or whole raw vegetables. 4 to 6 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes…

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Freshly Pressed

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By Peter Rockwell Punch it Up On a warm, lazy day at the cottage, or on the back deck, nothing quenches a thirst better than something cool, refreshing and easy to make. Watermelon Punch not only meets that criteria, its presentation will have your friends leaping to social media to share your inspired creation. Find…

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CLASSIC AMERICANA & CANADIANA

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These dishes, inspired by classic recipes from north and south of the 49th parallel, are simply comforting. Try them with a wine or beer from North America. Shrimp Po’ Boys 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 1 hour Total Time: Less than 1 hour Ingredients   1 lb Chedabucto Bay shrimp 1 cup flour2 tsp…

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SPRING BACK WITH PILSNER

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There’s definitely a casual nature to spring entertaining in my house.  Formal dinner parties are traded in for early evening get-togethers enjoyed with close friends gathered around the kitchen counter. No fancy floral displays or time-consuming table setups required. A bunch of flowers stuck in a glass pitcher or decanter and cutlery rolled up in…

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