"I am a professional chef in well-known Halifax restaurant. I enjoy writing about my day-to-day adventures that include my work kitchen, my home kitchen and my family."
I can count on my fingers and toes how many times I have been asked to put a crab cake on one of my menus. I had them on my menu at the Five Fishermen for quite a long time, and after feeling blase about these bad boys, I decided to turn over a new leaf and create a new "cake".
I have had one Saturday staple for the past five years, and that is the Apricot-Honey loaf from Boulangerie La Vendéenne. Every Saturday we religiously line up at this stall (always a crazy long line!) and wait to purchase our loaf. It is chewy, sweet and studded with apricots and nothing makes a better snack than slathering it with some butter and a dusting of fleur de sel.
We started with Gourmet Cash and Carry on Kempt Road for quinoa, millet, paneer, and a plethora of spices (sumac, black cumin, etc). We then dropped into the "220 volts", as my husband likes to call it, which is the Indian grocery store at Robie and North.
I moved out to the East Coast about six years' ago; first, starting off at the Inn At Bay Fortune in Fortune, PEI, and then Halifax, Nova Scotia. One of the things that I first noticed when I moved here was that East Coasters were crazy about their mussels.