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Gloria’s Steak Tips

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This is as good as it gets for marinades. The taste is sweet and savoury, but has a bit of a bite from the crushed red pepper.

Reesh’s Maple Marinade

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Best for pork, but also good for chicken or steak. Using maple syrup makes this marinade sweet and truly Canadian.

Sweet and Spicy Seafood Marinade

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The end result of this recipe is a “flavour punch in the mouth” that is sweet, spicy and savoury, says chef Jesse Vergen. This marinade is great with salmon, striped bass and thick scallops.

Chicken Souvlaki

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This Greek classic also works well with pork. The lemon imparts a light, refreshing taste. Serve with rice, pita bread and tzatziki sauce.

Modern geometry

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These recipe boxes have been screen printed by hand with a fun new geometric design, called the Wedge, by artist Alissa Kloet. Kloet makes a range of handprinted housewares at her Seaforth, N.S.-based company Keephouse Studio, and all feature her original patterns. For the recipe boxes, she screen printed the pattern onto birch plywood and… Read More»

Serene seat

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Made in the Maritimes (www.madeinthemaritimes.com) is a new artisan boutique at Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, N.S. that carries work from 90 Maritime artisans, including handcrafted chairs by Bobby Grace. A furniture maker in Lower Sackville, N.S., Grace created this beautiful Maloof-style rocker out of curly maple sourced from Prince Edward Island. www.bobbygracefurniture.com

High strung

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With its elegant spirograph shape, this new 10-light chandelier from Currey & Company has a hand-applied silver and gold leaf finish. Zenda orb chandelier by Currey & Company www.curreycodealers.com

Top it off

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Collaborating with decorator Michael Penney, Canadian company Homestead House Paint has launched seven new East Coast-inspired colours for its Fusion mineral paint line. Perfect for DIY projects, the paint requires no wax topcoat and can cover almost any surface. Fusion mineral paint in Soapstone www.fusionmineralpaint.com

Make a splash

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Vivid colours (and fun feline faces) embellish the unique porcelain mugs by Ginette Arsenault of Shediac, N.B. www.ginettearsenault.com | www.madeinthemaritimes.com

Growth potential

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Perch is a new line by Urbio of sleek wall-mounted magnetic containers in varying sizes and shapes, perfect for growing plants or stowing items. www.myurbio.com/perch