Deanne Fitzpatrick grew up watching her mother and grandmother hook rugs in Newfoundland. Today her bustling Amherst, N.S. shop sells her rugs alongside rug kits, yarns, and crafting tools. Red House Under the Sudden Sky. hookingrugs.com
You may recognize these chairs as the logo of Prince Edward Island Beer Co.’s Beach Chair Lager. McAskill Woodworking in Charlottetown builds these comfy seats using solid white oak, stainless steel, and Sunbrella fabric. Island Beach Chairs in Bravada Salsa. mcaskillwoodworking.com
This small Halifax condo is big on textures, art, and Old-World style
Jessica Skinner of Lovely Nova Designs in Dartmouth developed the Lovely Foundry line after purchasing the contents of a 100-year-old foundry just outside of Nova Scotia. Each heritage piece celebrates Canada’s rail history. Railroad cart coffee table by Lovely Nova Designs. www.lovelynova.com
The rich and earthy flavour of roasted cauliflower and mushrooms highlights the robust flavours of smoky Cheddar and creamy Blue cheese in this silky and unstoppably delicious mac and cheese.
This truly unique Canadian macaroni & cheese experience starts with combining the distinctive nostalgia of home-styled comfort classics such as Cheddar, sage and mushrooms, and memorably finishes by pairing them with the luxurious flavours of hazelnuts, Blue cheese and Jerusalem artichokes.
2 Doors Down chef de cuisine Andrew Farrell drops into East Coast Living to share two standout mac and cheese recipes.
This gift book makes a great coffee table conversation piece. Author/photographer Denise Adams explores the crustacean’s transformation from humble coastal dish to international delicacy through lush photography and modern recipes such as Quinoa Lobster Rolls. www.nimbus.ca
Dartmouth woodworker Neil Cronkwright uses time-honoured hand-tool techniques and traditional joinery to achieve the sleek modern lines of his award-winning The Wharton Stool. www.cronkwrightwoodshop.com