The Vinter’s Table

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The grapes have been picked, crushed and pressed. As the wines ferment away, it’s a chance for Nova Scotia’s young winemakers to finally get together, break bread and to toast the season. It’s harvest time … a year’s worth of effort culminates the joy in the knowledge that the freshly picked, crushed and pressed grapes are ready to be reborn as…

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Elegant picnic

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The deck furniture has been extracted from the dark recesses of the garage, the cover has been lifted from the barbecue and finally, the backyard is showing signs of life. Summer has finally arrived…  The Perfect Backyard Picnic 1. Pad the bottom of the basket with a tablecloth or blanket — a plastic-lined or oilcloth…

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Bento Box Banquet

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If you want to forego the picnic basket routine in favour of some ease of organization, consider bento boxes for the backyard picnic. These traditional Japanese lunch boxes have little compartments that make dividing food amongst guests a snap. We’re filling ours with Asian-inspired cuisine like sushi and a soba noodle salad. But don’t forget…

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