Here I am.

I’m back. And I have so much to tell you. For the past five and a half years I’ve been deep in the frenetic, slow, joyful, depleting, isolating, transformative phase of self-discovery that is birthing and raising young children. There wasn’t much time for blogging, though there were a few false starts. I became a … Continue reading Here I am.

Boiled Icing: A Traditional Nova Scotia Recipe

Wednesday was a foggy, humid Nova Scotia midsummer day – wild roses tumbling over everything, thistles sending up their spikes, blueberries just hinting at ripeness, the thick air scented like fruit and flowers. This is the weather that stretches memories all the way back to the idyllic summers of childhood. Eleanor and I spent this particular afternoon in … Continue reading Boiled Icing: A Traditional Nova Scotia Recipe

Variety Supper

This weekend I attended a local event steeped in tradition – the Conquerell Mills Horse and Ox Pull and Variety Supper. I was lured there by my foodie neighbour who promised long tables full of comfortingly humble farmer far. It certainly delivered- though the platter of fried balogna, popular last year, was no where to  be … Continue reading Variety Supper