We've said it before and we'll say it again: Atlantic Canada is a land of enchantment for nautical adventurers of all stripes, whether they have a Cape Islander or a skiff, a sloop or a cabin cruiser. The open ocean, the harbours, the coves, rivers and lakes-from the St. John...Read more
There hasn't been so much excitement about them since early mass production elevated tiles to one of the great artistic endeavors of the late 19th century, making them affordable for Victorian England's new middle class. Since then, tiles have had their ups and downs, generally relegated to utilitarian applications in...Read more
This recipe was sent to me some years ago by regional home economist Gail Keddy, when the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture had an economics section. The muffins are delicious, show off the versatility of carrots and use maple syrup, made regionally this time of year when the sap starts...Read more
There has been a lot of discussion of late in the media, in virtual and real coffee shops, about the question of food security. Who grows our food? How is it grown, in what kinds of conditions, with what sorts of fertilizers or pesticides? How long after it's harvested does...Read more
The old etiquette books may be out the window, but courtesies are still an important part of our culture.
We’re told that the epitome of courtesy was when Sir Walter Raleigh laid down his coat so Queen Elizabeth I wouldn’t get her shoes muddy. Was that chivalry, courtesy or good manners?...Read more