I usually have to take two full trips around the store before I make any final decisions on my purchases, and I never leave empty handed. There is something magical about this shop, from the abundance of unique gift ideas, to antiques and exceptionally happy staff. This shop will always be my favorite to have on our agenda for our annual Christmas shopping trip.
I am typically not a big fan of salads but this was culinary magic with cubes of cheddar, and dried cranberries, fresh picked lettuce from Else Marie's garden and a maple vinaigrette dressing that was to die for!
Blogger Krista Spurr relives her best adventures of summer 2012 and brainstorms ways to spend the last long weekend of an amazing summer traveling in Nova Scotia.
It was a drizzly morning and admittedly the kids had probably exceeded their limit of Saturday morning TV. Like a pot left to boil over, they were spilling with more energy than they knew what to do with. So...
We have all chuckled at the thought of what a Scotsman does (or doesn't) wear under their kilt. I also often wondered what they carry in their sporrans (the little black leather pouch worn around their waist). Well, it seems that traditional Scottish Highlanders in battle often carried a little sack of oatmeal in these little pouches. They would then mix some of the oatmeal with water and place the mixture on their shields which they used as a plate and cook the two ingredients over the campfire. The final product was known as the "Scottish Oatcake". The tradition of Scottish oatcakes has remained over the centuries and is a traditional recipe that can still be found in several rural towns and villages in Nova Scotia. A true treat worth treasuring!
No question, we have a lot of ambassadors. And now we want to make it easier for you to share your love for Nova Scotia. We're introducing the Visit My Nova Scotia app on Facebook so that you can send invites to all your friends and family.
I think of Pinterest as a wonderful tool for vision or dream boarding. For many of us, our dreams often include travel and adventure. And for those who are part of our Nova Scotia online community, those dreams include a Nova Scotia. And so begins our adventure with Pinterest.