MJ Gingerbread - with whip

Ginger Beer Gingerbread

Pete’s Fine Foods also has a wide selection of packaged products--some imported from the UK and Europe--which help to elevate any baked good. Gingerbread has a...
PFF Oct 6

Pumpkin Chestnut Truffles

Halloween doesn’t have to be just for the kiddos: these pumpkin chestnut truffles, though sure to be a hit with the wee ones, definitely appeal to a more grown-...
Atlantic Salmon Fillet (1)

Fall Salmon Salad

Fall salad with beluga lentils, candied squash, pistachio-crusted salmon and lemon pistachio oil vinaigrette This salad clings to warm late fall days with its ...
Three sisters - final (1)

Three Sisters (Vegan) Stew

The main ingredients in three sisters stew have a long and harmonious history. Many aboriginal tribes relied on the crops referred to as the Three Sisters—maiz...

Canada Day Veggie Dip

When I was growing up, we always hosted a Canada Day pool party featuring lots of homemade appetizers and a backyard barbecue. To this day, I think it’s a prett...
MJ - Spring Rolls - Side View (ed.)

Fresh Spring Rolls, Two Ways

I’m a vegetarian, but at home I eat vegan most of the time. I’m often inspired by dishes based on international cuisines. If you’re new to vegan eating, or you...

Fig Cakes & Muffins

Figs have a long history as a food source. Highly prized by early civilizations, this sweet fruit has woven its way into religious texts and ancient mythology....
Sprouts 3

Pancetta Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Good god I love cured meat. It’s a problem that’s turning out to be a chronic problem. I stopped by the deli at Pete’s and had a wonderful conversation with a ...

Irish Stew With Dumplings

Given Nova Scotia’s weather, it’s hard to predict how we’ll celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17. Six years ago, in my first year in Halifax, I sat on the...