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Many Canadians, and food lovers around the world, know Chef Michael Smith from his television shows on Food Network Canada; Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad. We’ve seen him as a judge...

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Peach Bourbon Praline Crisp - Food Gypsy

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp

August 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Made with Love and Butter

Peach Bourbon Praline Crisp - Food Gypsy

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp

August 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp combines ripe summer flavours in a harmony so out of this world it’s a ‘must try’ recipe.  The peach filling is clean and sweet with the subtle hints of bourbon and...

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A family holiday, complete with beach time and seafood indulgence with Lobster Stuffed Baked Potatoes and a bit of PEI Cottage Cooking. Prince Edward Island (PEI), home to red dirt and wild beaches, the perfect...

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Breakfast in Tuscany, Italian Poached Eggs, Food Gypsy

Breakfast in Tuscany, Italian Poached Eggs

April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Light, fresh and amazingly fast.  Breakfast in Tuscany or Italian Poached Eggs works on many levels – hot verses cold, creamy against a light acidic tomato bruscetta, plus the salty tang of prosciutto and earthy taste of olive...

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Latin Spiced Salmon with Avocado Salsa

March 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

Latin Spiced Salmon with Avocado Salsa, hint of heat against the smooth, buttery taste of avocado. Honestly, whoever first put avocado and salmon together should be canonized! Love simple food.  Even better is simple food...

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Shifting to foods that foster better health with an anti-inflammatory diet changed how I eat.   5 Grain Porridge with Coconut, Apples & Berries, whole grains, healthy fats and natural sugars, what a way to start the day!...

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The Boreal Gunfire – Liquid Fortification

January 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

In our never-ending search for ways to warm one’s self in the long months of the Canadian winter we stumbled upon a rum (quite by accident I assure you), spiced with a blend Nordic spices...

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Turkish Chicken Skewers – Party Perfect

December 30, 2015 | 5 Comments

Turkish Chicken Skewers are one of those great make-ahead party foods that make so much sense when you’re entertaining.  Marinate your chicken overnight then cook the morning of or even two days ahead, then just reheat...

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A sweet, sensational treat in a big hurry, Chocolate Pomegranate Bark with Pistachios and Petals is a show stoppingly simple addition to your party snack offerings or, box it and give it as a gift...

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Exploring The Culture of Food

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Real Food & Returning to The Inn At Bay Fortune – In Conversation with Chef Michael Smith

September 23, 2016 | 29 Comments

Many Canadians, and food lovers around the world, know Chef Michael Smith from his television shows on Food Network Canada; Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad. We’ve...

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Sloane, A Fine Cup of Tea

May 1, 2016 | 1 Comments
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Potager Eardley, Our Local Kitchen Garden

September 5, 2015 | 6 Comments

It's Wine O'Clock!

The Petite Rivière Vineyard is an unexpected vision of Bordeaux on a winding country road on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  The stucco sided building with deep-set windows, poised to overlook the vines is surrounded by...

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A ripe rich South African wine, Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah 2013 is surprisingly fresh and beautifully balanced making it as good a summer wine as it is a favorite at our winter table. Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah hails...

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