A Visit to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

A couple of weekends ago, we decided a little trip was in order and went to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax is about a 3.5-hour drive from where we live. In addition to spending some time relaxing and taking in the Saltscape Expo, which was happening that weekend, we also wanted to visit the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market. We had heard lots of good things about this market so got up early on Saturday morning to pay it a visit. If you're not familiar with it, the Halifax Seaport Farmers' … [Read more...]

Our Trip to the Local Farmer’s Market

I love this time of year, our local farmer's market, which up until a couple of weeks ago had a bit of local produce is now bursting at the seams with fresh beans, carrots, potatoes, garlic, radishes, onions, cucumbers, lettuces and the list goes on! Our market also carries organic meats, seafood, locally produced maple syrup and honey, ethnic foods, flowers, lots of crafts, baking and coffee.  {Let's face it, when you're at the market at the crack of dawn you need lots & lots of … [Read more...]

Our First Attempt at Making Dill Pickles

In our house, we are all dill pickle fanatics and have often talked about the possibility of making a batch ourselves.  Our son, who lives in Ontario, is home for a couple weeks vacation, he also wants to learn, so we thought it would be a great time to attempt the making of the dill pickles. On Saturday we all went to a local Farmer's Market and along with lots of other great produce and fish we picked up a basket of pickling cucumbers.  We now felt committed, and yesterday the process … [Read more...]