How to Make Seafood Chowder

This Seafood Chowder is a once or twice a year delicious indulgence and has been a Christmas Eve tradition in our home for years! It may seem a little fussy to prepare, but it really isn’t. I find it easiest to chop and prepare everything earlier in the day, then cover and refrigerate any perishables. When the time comes to make the chowder, it’s basically a little assembly process. (Note - if you prepare the potatoes ahead of time, cover them with water to prevent discolouration and then … [Read more...]

How to Clean & Cook Fresh Mussels {Recipe}

Our son, who lives in Ontario was recently home for a nice long visit. Although he loves to do lots of fun things while home, such as our trip to the Fundy Trail, one of his favourite things is to have some local seafood, like fresh mussels. If you're not familiar with mussels, it's the common name used for members of several families of bivalve molluscs, from saltwater and freshwater habitats. These groups have in common a shell whose outline is elongated and asymmetrical compared with … [Read more...]

Tilapia Parcels {#SustainableSeafood #Recipe}

I am on a quest to be more green in everything I do, even in the meals we eat.  In a recent post I talked about the stress that our marine environments are currently facing.  How in the past, much of our seafood was obtained through irresponsible fishing practices that altered many marine ecosystems and how this practice has resulted in record depleted stocks. In an effort to be more environmentally attuned we have started researching our seafoods sustainability before purchasing.  If you … [Read more...]

Loblaws Commitment to Sustainably Sourced Seafood

As many of you are aware, our marine environments are currently under immense stress. The problems arise primarily through human impact on the environment, such as over fishing and environmental destruction. (Photo Attribution) In the past, much of our seafood was obtained through irresponsible fishing practices that altered many marine ecosystems; this practice has resulted in record depleted stocks. “85 percent of the world’s fisheries are fished at or beyond their maximum sustainable … [Read more...]

Seafood Linguine {Recipe}

We make this delicious Seafood Linguine two or three times a year; almost always to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, Christmas or a family celebration.  It isn't difficult to make and we usually all gather in the kitchen with a glass of wine and everyone pitches in to help. You can vary the seafood to suit your own tastes; we always have lobster, scallops and shrimp but will sometimes add crab meat and chunks of salmon or a white fish.  Just put in a variety of seafood your family … [Read more...]

~ Living Green ~ David Suzuki’s Top 10 Sustainable Seafood Picks

{Image source - David Suzuki.org } I was recently on David Suzuki's website and came across this great information, thought I would share. … [Read more...]