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Peter Johnson & Jan Young

Lifelong friends and self proclaimed foodies – we share a passion for all things culinary – cooking, shopping, learning and most importantly – Eating! Originally from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (born and raised) – we have taken on the challenge of cooking our way through one of Nova Scotia’s oldest and most cherished cookbooks - The Dutch Oven Cookbook, A cookbook of coveted traditional recipes from the Kitchens of Lunenburg. The Dutch Oven Cookbook contains recipes that are steeped in Nova Scotia traditions that date back over two centuries - tried and true recipes with Scottish, French and German influences - surely developed by some of Nova Scotia’s original settlers by taking advantage of the land and sea’s abundant harvests.

If you have a passion for food, history, tradition and the culinary arts in general - join us as we follow in the footsteps of some of Nova Scotia’s finest original foodies. Follow our culinary triumphs and defeats as we tackle some of Nova Scotia’s most coveted recipes – the good, the bad and the delicious!

Rhubarb Punsch (Punch)

Sun, 21 Aug 2011 | 1 comment

Who knew that rhubarb could be such a versatile vegetable? We can now add drinks to our ever-growing list of recipe uses for rhubarb.

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Beebop-a-reebop Rhubarb Pie!

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 | No Comments

One of the first veggies of the harvest season in Nova Scotia is Rhubarb! We're all over this celery-like tart vegetable. We recently loaded up during a trip to the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market and began our rendezvous with rhubarb. Top of our to-do list - rhubarb pie!

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Cool-as-a-Cuke Salad

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 | No Comments

As we prepared for this blog, we learnt that people are passionate about their cucumber salad. The popularity of cucumbers at our end of the world is really no surprise. This hearty vegetable is plentiful in gardens around Nova Scotia and has a long growing season from June through September

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Zats-a-Piece-a-Pie!

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 | No Comments

A true tradition in Nova Scotia and throughout North America - pumpkin pie is a favorite dessert in many homes during the holidays - taking its place at the forefront of the dinner table, the pumpkin pie comes under great scrutiny by all and is considered the essential component to the quintessential holiday meal

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Corn Chowdah ReMiXeD & ReInVeNtEd

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 | Comments (2)

During a trip to the Dartmouth Farmers' Market a couple of weeks ago, fresh valley grown corn was plentiful - what better time to test this recipe! Corn Chowder can be made any time of year, but why not take advantage of ingredients at their freshest. Corn is harvested in Nova Scotia August through October, so if you're local, now is a great time to give this recipe a whirl.

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Mama's Little Rhubarb

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 | 1 comment

Lunenburg's Magnolia's Café has a secret weapon - Rhubarb Relish! If you're not from Nova Scotia's South Shore, you're probably thinking - Rhubarb? - Relish? - Wha? Oh yeah, you read it correctly - fishcakes aren't fishcakes without Rhubarb Relish. Its sweet and tangy flavor is the perfect compliment to any type of white fish based dish. After years of eating fishcakes and rhubarb relish at Magnolia's Grill, the time had come to attempt to duplicate this delicious delight. After researching recipes a bit, we felt that the Dutch Oven recipe seemed to be a good bet.

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Rediscovering the Dutch Oven

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 | No Comments

If you have a passion for food, history, tradition and the culinary arts in general - join us as we follow in the footsteps of some of Nova Scotia's finest original foodies. Follow our culinary triumphs and defeats as we tackle some of Nova Scotia's most coveted recipes - the good, the bad and the delicious!

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The Dutch Oven Diaries

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 | No Comments

Welcome to 'The Dutch Oven Diaries' blog....

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