Fiddlehead Quiche with Cottage Cheese


Spring is in it’s final stretch and the local produce is really starting to roll in. Seasonal favourites like fiddleheads and asparagus are both available, along with colder weather leftovers like chard and leeks. We usually make our quiche without crust but since progress is in the gluten free pastry department has been made this quiche […]

Recipe: Potato Salad with Yogurt, Dill, Curry & Mustard. Lots of Mustard.


We’re busy preparing for Rebecca’s 2nd birthday party by making some of our favourite salads.  I am a strict mayonnaise hater and mustard lover so this is our family’s version of potato salad.  It’s made with new Ontario potatoes, herbs from the garden and a hearty amount of yogurt and mustard. 2 pounds of potatoes […]

Oh My Dulse! Eating Locally in Grand Manan New Brunswick


Grand Manan is actually a pretty prosperous place despite its isolation, general rusticness and the collapse of the herring industry in the 1990’s.  The smoking sheds of Seal Coveare in disrepair and the sardine packing plants converted into bed & breakfasts and lobster trap storage and are now a UNESCO world heritage site.  These days […]

Recipe: Asparagus and Arugula

Pesto is one of our summer standbys, and anyone who had been to the cottage with us will know that we always like to keep some authentic italian pesto on hand for a quick and easy lunch. Ha! I normally grow enough basil to make our basil pesto once a week, but what to do […]