Celebrate Canada with The Great Canadian Blog Bash! #TGCBB {Giveaway link}

TGCBB-2012-SM-copyHi and welcome to The Great Canadian Blog Bash! {#TGCBB}  First things first, a huge Canadian thank you to our three lovely hosts: Jennifer from Mom vs the Boys, Nancy from Whispered Inspirations, and Deanna from Maple leaf Mommy. Without their hard work and dedication we would not be enjoying this great coast to coast opportunity!

If this is your first time visiting, my name is Monica, I am a born and bred Maritime girl, live in beautiful southern New Brunswick and this is my third year participating in #TGCBB.

This year I thought I would share a glimpse of life in my neck of the woods, little snippets of spectacular southern New Brunswick, our gorgeous scenery, things to do and a delicious Maritime recipe.  And of course, what is a party without presents, so I will also be offering an awesome giveaway!!

This first set of photos are from beautiful New River Beach Provincial Park. To me, one of the most relaxing places on the planet and home to our awesome “Sister’s Getaway”.


{The mud flats at New River Beach which are left by the retreating tide. ~ At Sunset ~ }


{The incoming tide; within an hour or so the two clusters of seaweed covered boulders you see in the foreground will be completely covered by water.}


{The eastern part of the beach near sundown with the tide coming in.  The black you see on the beach is seaweed, left by the retreating tide.}

The next photos are from spectacular Fundy National Park, it is a little off the beaten track but definitely worth the trip.  We try to make it there at least a couple times every summer; it has numerous hiking trails, breathtaking scenery, kayaking, canoeing, four campgrounds, a 9 hole golf course, pool, and several beaches.  Another of my favourite places on earth.


 {This is Dickson Falls, it is located on one of the numerous hiking trails found within the park.}


{This is the covered bridge at Point Wolfe.  Near the water, beneath the bridge you can see the remnants of a now abandoned, 19th century sawmill.}


{These are my “babies”, canoeing on Bennett Lake.  This is where we usually stop for a picnic supper when we are visiting the park on a day trip.}

No visit to the Maritimes would be complete without a decadent seafood feast; this is one of my favourites.

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Seafood Linguine

Recipe type: Dinner

  • 500g (1 lb) Linguine pasta
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 large shallots, finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1½ cups whipping cream (35% milk fat)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1- 2 lbs. lobster meat or a large can frozen lobster pieces, thawed and broken into pieces
  • 12 -15 large scallops, foot removed
  • 2 cups frozen, pre-cooked shrimp, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Melt butter in large frying pan.
  2. Add shallots and saute until clear, add garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute then transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add more butter if necessary,cook scallops until lightly browned on both sides (approximately 2-3 minutes per side)
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente, drain and reserve ⅛ cup pasta water.
  5. Add lobster, shrimp, cream and shallots/garlic mixture to pan with scallops.
  6. Heat over medium/low temperature until cream comes to a low simmer.
  7. Add Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and parsley to seafood mixture, keep warm.
  8. Add cooked linguine and pasta water to seafood mixture, stir and serve immediately.
  9. *TIP* – Heat dinner bowls/plates and serving bowl

I hope you have enjoyed the sights and tastes of southern New Brunswick on this mini trip; and don’t forget to enter my awesome giveaway before you continue on your cross Canada adventure!



  1. WOW some beautiful photos! I love the beauty of our country! Oh and that recipe looks sooooooo good!

  2. Great photos, I am starting to relax already just seeing them. They are certainly representative of the lovely New Brunswick scenery .

    I can’t imagine a recipe that says “Maritime” more than seafood linguine!

  3. Doreen Lamoureux says

    We do have a beautiful country. That recipe is going to be on my table in a week

  4. Beautiful pictures! I was hoping to get out to NB this summer.. fingers crossed!

  5. Wow that waterfall is absolutely stunning! Luck you! How is the tourist industry out there? I’ve always wanted to take a trip out to the Maritimes.

    • Thanks Leila, it is a gorgeous spot! Tourism is actually quite a large part of our economy, I think you would find lots to see and do it really is very beautiful here. I hope you have a chance to come for a visit.

  6. Your photos are gorgeous and thanks for the recipe!! Happy Canada Day!

  7. gorgeous pics! I have a few similar ones actually from our trip out East! I am in love with Fundy National Park!
    thanks so much for linking up each year and taking part in TGCBB!

  8. absolutely love the footprints in the mud from the first picture. I have been out East twice – once as a girl to halifax; the second time in my twenties (again to halifax) but this time we drove – I could not get over the breathtaking scenery on our way through new brunswick. It was amazing

  9. absolutely love the footprints in the mud from the first picture. I have been out East twice – once as a girl to halifax; the second time in my twenties (again to halifax) but this time we drove – I could not get over the breathtaking scenery on our way through new brunswick. It was amazing

  10. I actually went to University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. I loved it there. The people were so friendly.

    One thing I remember about living in NB is all the covered bridges. I’d love to go back and take some pictures now that I have a DSLR. Beautiful scenery.

  11. Such stunning photos, and that recipe had me drooling!!! I’ve actually been to that bridge too!

  12. Those are some gorgeous pictures! Wow!

  13. Love the photos. I have only been once to New Brunswick and I can’t remember it being so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I pinned it, since I know my husband will love it.

  14. First of all, what an amazing post and lovely pictures. Dickson Falls seems like a place out of dreams. We have a beautiful country! Thanks for participating in The Great Canadian Blog Bash and we are very happy to have you!


  15. I’ve only been to New Brunswick once and it was for work so I definitely plan to bring the lil one over soon and visit! After all it’s where my mother in law hails from!!

  16. Isn’t the diversity of Canada great – so many different places to visit and take photos of!

    Thanks for taking part in #TGCBB

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