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...
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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....
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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...

Pete’s Chinese (New Year) Take Out

I’ve always loved exploring other cultures through their cuisines. When I was growing up, we often celebrated holidays with feasts.  For example, we’d enjoy Me...