A skewed understanding of pumpkins

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a blog. I really don’t have much of a good reason. Except that I’ve been busy changing. I recently got married, moved provinces* and I’ve sought and acquired temporary employment. So please excuse the lateness of this post. I’m currently thinking of retooling things around here. So it might look, or at least feel a little different … Continue reading A skewed understanding of pumpkins

How to avoid breaking harts and closing businesses

Last week the Hart and Thistle Gastropub, one of my favourite watering holes, closed its doors. A small piece of paper taped to the two doors in Historic Properties announced the end of another Halifax business. This was the image I saw all over Twitter and Facebook. My heart sank a little. I loved this restaurant. Their craft beer was made with care and the … Continue reading How to avoid breaking harts and closing businesses

The Brooklyn Warehouse: why I love Halifax local

The Brooklyn Warehouse is a rare restaurant that it keeps evolving in its quality. They’ve grown everything from their dining area to their menu and have been part of the delicious food revolution that has been happening. Note, I didn’t say foodie revolution – because The Brooklyn Warehouse doesn’t explore food as a fashion but as a passion. You can see this in everything they … Continue reading The Brooklyn Warehouse: why I love Halifax local

The Wooden Monkey

Crimson and golden rays peering through the office buildings of Halifax shimmer against my amber ale. Breathing in the ale’s crisp hop aroma, I take a sip. The smooth maltiness coats the chicken resting against my palate. The two co-mingle to the sheer delight of all my senses. A thought comes to me: “Why haven’t I reviewed The Wooden Monkey yet?” I’ve enjoyed The Wooden … Continue reading The Wooden Monkey

Nova Scotia’s Vintners: Exemplars

Nova Scotia is home to plenty of wonderful things. Ranging from the physical grandeur of the Cabot Trail to the sensational scallops of Digby, Nova Scotia has its fair share of beauty and quality. Adding to the array of attractions is a broad assortment of wineries, most of which can be found in the Annapolis Valley. The sheer delight of driving over hill and into the … Continue reading Nova Scotia’s Vintners: Exemplars

Nova Scotia has heard its people sing

This week has seen some pretty big news pieces: RIM, err BlackBerry, finally launching BlackBerry 10, bi-polar winter weather (there’s a joke in there somewhere), or major news regarding conflict around the world. However, there is one news story in particular which has made me quite happy: the legalisation of U-vint stores in Nova Scotia. Recently, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission (NSLC) took a few U-vint … Continue reading Nova Scotia has heard its people sing