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Danny Le mixes up one of his Harvest cocktails. Photo by Tobias Romaniuk

Cheers! Fall’s here!

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St. John’s bartender Danny Le shares the ethos behind his new harvest cocktails “Chinched” is Newfoundland slang for full, and Chinched Restaurant and Deli in St. John’s earns the name. Over the past 11 years, the restaurant has become well-known for its locally sourced ingredients and nose-to-tail approach to dining. Michelle LeBlanc and Shaun Hussey… Read More»

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Since competing on season nine of Top Chef Canada, Stéphane Levac says that many new opportunities have opened up to him. Photo: Steve Smith, Visionfire Studios

Family, foraging, and food

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The things that keep me connected to my true self I grew up in Sturgeon Falls, a small francophone community in Northern Ontario. Food was never on my radar. We were a busy sports family, whether that was hockey in the winter, baseball in the summer, and lots of basketball in high school. Meals were… Read More»

Catch with a conscience

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The East Coast enjoys a rich haul of sustainable seafood—just treat it with respect Atlantic Canada produces a smorgasbord of sustainable seafood. Finding it just requires doing a little research and asking questions. “There’s a degree of education that we all have to grapple with,” says Halifax Chef Andrew Farrell. “My family was from Newfoundland… Read More»

BERRY BLISS U-plant, u-pick, u-enjoy!

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Savour the flavours of summer’s beautiful bounty Lush with berries, summertime on the East Coast yields bountiful opportunities to seek new adventures, try new recipes, or plant new seedlings. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries (both cultivated and wild) abound throughout the region. Sweet, delicious, nutritious: edible gems worthy of celebration. Just getting your berries can… Read More»

Karen Kerr and husband Rod unwind on the dock outside of their home in Millet Lake, NS. Karen believes you can have it all with no alcohol. Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire

Take the buzz out of summer

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Are you ready to join the sober curious? As a holistic nutritional consultant and yoga instructor, I take my health seriously, but “I really don’t think I can do this” was the thought loop running through my head in April 2017 as I embarked on my Year of Clean Living.  It was a year-long challenge… Read More»

Wooden barrels stamped "Mott's Landing" sit on their sides in a metal rack.

‘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»

Meaghan Adams adjusts a 4-layer white cake covered in pink and pale yellow edible sugar flowers and leaves

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»

Amazing Graze

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Small bites with big style for your winter gatherings As the days become colder and the holiday season approaches, more families will be staying indoors, spending more time together while enjoying some delicious bites. Among this season’s hottest dining trends are charcuterie boards and grazing boxes. Charcuterie is typically a presentation of cured meats, cheese,… Read More»

Seasons of Light

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Journalist Ameeta Vohra celebrates both Diwali and Christmas and gives each celebration its time to shine As the holiday season arrives, many Atlantic Canadians are fortunate to have diverse backgrounds. One of those reasons is to celebrate different cultural and traditional holidays. I am one of the lucky ones. Born and raised in Halifax, I… Read More»

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