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Soul Food East Coast Style

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Chef Collin Stone shares how Black history and culinary traditions can feed everyone’s soul

Find your reasons to celebrate

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Recently my daughter and I ventured into Halifax for a change of scenery. She was on her university reading week and needed to escape the confines of her bedroom, where she spends most of her days tethered to a desk and computer, the unrelenting reality of online education.  The trip to the city made us… Read More»

Roped In

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East Coast creator Nadine Jewer makes pottery with rope  After graduating with her Masters of Health Administration in 2012, Nadine Jewer felt it was time fora change. She opted to leave her career as an occupational therapist to stay at home with her two children, Ella and Ethan.  During that time, she tapped into her… Read More»

‘We’ve proved it’s possible’

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Motts Landing Vineyard and Winery a humble leader in soon-to-boom N.B. wine industry  When David Craw purchased land in the Saint John River Valley, he bought it for the same reason a person buys their dream house– because it was beautiful. He may not have known it would soon be among the wineries leading New… Read More»

Open your senses to East Coast wine

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Atlantic Canadian vintners have moved from frontier to frontline, blending traditional methods and innovations Wine is not just about savouring tastes for Moira Peters. The notes she looks for in her glass are not just flavour profiles or what’s on the nose, but also people and place–the toil and talent that came together to create… Read More»

Finding a home for your tiny home

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Tiny homes are becoming a big deal in Atlantic Canada, but you can’t just plunk them down wherever you want Red tape abounds when it comes to finding allowable locales for tiny homes, which are often built on flatbed trailers with wheels and run about 2.6 metres by 6.8 metres (anything wider requires a special… Read More»

Extend your gardening season

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Start small with mini hoop tunnels and cold frames The following excerpt is from the new book Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden (Storey Publishing) by Niki Jabbour.Used with permission. There is no one right garden structure. If you’re new to gardening, start small and begin with a mini… Read More»

Greenhouse Essentials

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Want to extend your gardening season? Here’s what you need to know to take it indoors Photos by Nicole Lapierre Photography It makes sense that with the explosion in home gardening in 2020 due to COVID-19, many people would segue from having an outdoor garden in summer to also having a greenhouse.  Greenhouses come in… Read More»

A sweet slice of spring

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Cake designer Meaghan Adamski shares how you can make your own extravagant cake and eat it too! Photos by Bruce Murray/Visionfire One of the most welcome signs of spring is the unfurling of the season’s first flowers. Those tiny buds sometimes forcing their way through the last dustings of stubborn snow, a fantastic display of… Read More»

Suite soak

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A timelessly elegant reno brings a long-awaited luxury bathroom to a Newfoundland bungalow It’s the end of a long day.  All you can think about is a cup of tea and a soak in the tub. Then you open the doors to your new ensuite and feel as if you were transported to a luxury… Read More»

Travel Treasure Transformation

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A rug from Morocco spices up a dining room design Think back to a day when travel wasn’t quite so limited. You are walking around the quiet shops in the vibrant city of Marrakesh in Morocco. The textiles, pottery and rugs are unlike anything you’ve seen back home, and one rug in particular is calling… Read More»