Summer of 2018 – Best Canadian Pecan Butter Tart Challenge!!!

The butter tart – a small pastry filled with sweet buttery syrup that is mixed with either raisins or pecans – or not – then baked to perfection with a crispy top – is known to be the classic Canadian treat enjoyed by many across the expansive country! My favorite of the three varieties of Butter Tart…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Final Days

My final days in Halifax were spent with family, friends and eating food that just isn’t the same in Doha! The day before I left – I had a BodyTalk session with my Reiki Master who is in training to be a BodyTalk Practitioner. I was very much in the middle of my 21 day…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Agritourism Day With Our Grandkids!

Michael and I, with our grandchildren returned to Windsor to visit Liz. This time, Liz stepped into the role as our agritourism tour guide of 3 farms – her horse farm, her partner’s cow farm and then an actual agritourism farm with exotic animals farmed for meat as well as the only halal and kosher…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part II

Liz and I are both kayakers, and were sea kayak guides together at East Coast Outfitters. Liz was in my wedding party, and her gift to Michael and I were all the flowers for our wedding including bouquets, boutonnières, and the flowers that decorated the reception hall!  Michael and I were so grateful – little…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part I

I drove to Windsor to spend the day with my friend Liz! Windsor is a farming town with a history that dates back to when the Mi’kmaq people used the land many years before European discovery, the Acadins lived there and then the land was a central area of the Expulsion of the Acadians by the…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Food Shout-Outs!

Look Ho Ho is a must have when I’m in Halifax!!  While not the healthiest food, ’tis the yummiest sweet and sour chicken balls and my favorite egg rolls!!!  The flavor and texture of their meat egg rolls are so famous in Halifax, that people actually order bags of them to take back to wherever…