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Winter warmer

Get cozy this season with this unique hot toddy recipe Historians think the hot toddy originated in India as a quasi-cure to the common cold. Whisky doesn’t heal you, but combined with honey, lemon and hot water, it soothes your throat, allowing you to momentarily forget your cold symptoms.   But you don’t have to be… Read More»

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Add some PUNCH to your holiday celebration

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Punch is making a comeback this holiday season. And we don’t mean the bright red syrup with floating foreign objects that triggers college flashbacks. We’re talking real punch, made with artisanal Atlantic-crafted spirits and local seasonal ingredients. East Coast Living partnered with four Atlantic distilleries to bring you the best holiday gin punch. Punch dates… Read More»

‘Tis apple season

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Forget pumpkins. In Nova Scotia, it’s all about apples in the fall. And what better way to celebrate than with a locally-made, apple-infused cocktail?

Briny bivalves

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Oysters: An East Coast delicacy Based on their teardrop-shaped shells, the Romans once called them calliblepharis, meaning “beautiful eyelids.” Legend has it, Emperor Vitellius feasted on a thousand of them in one sitting and Casanova ate 50 each morning to boost his libido. They are a delicacy of kings and vagabonds, given exotic names like Hama… Read More»

Daniel Curren and his team at the scoop shop in Tatamagouche. Photo: Steve Smith, VisionFire Studios

Life is sweet (and savoury)

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Tatamagouche Ice Creamery offers flavours beyond traditional When Daniel Curren thinks of ice cream, he sees a blank canvas, imagining potential flavours far beyond the traditional chocolate, vanilla and strawberry of his youth. Want to try a scoop of Ocean Playground Sea Salted Caramel? Or perhaps a Bourbon Coffee ice cream? What about something spicy,… Read More»

Un-beet-able spring recipes by Chef Andrew Farrell. Photo: Bruce Murray, Visionfire Studios

Rooting for flavour: Un-beet-able spring recipes

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Halifax chef Andrew Farrell shares his latest recipes made with everyone’s favourite red vegetable Beets, such a wonderful treat! These vegetal gems are great for all kinds of creative dishes, from a depression-era inspired red velvet cake to a creamy vinaigrette. Discover the many uses and flavours of beet in these unique recipes. Note: All… Read More»

Spring 2017 preview

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Janice Hudson returns to the editor’s desk and see what’s in our new spring issue

Fall issue preview

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What’s coming up in our new fall issue out September 14

Editor’s gift guide 2013

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Our editor highlights some unique gift ideas from East Coast artisans and suppliers

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