Health & Lifestyle

Cauliflower and Chanterelle Salad with Simple Sauce

August 27, 2020

Thanks to my Roots Farm NL Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) basket that shows up like Christmas every Thursday from July to November, I get food items I may not normally buy or even have access to at a grocery store here in Newfoundland. This is one quick salad I made with super simple ingredients. Chopped chartreuse cauliflower (very pretty) and sautéed chanterelle mushrooms from the …

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Combat Newfoundland Winters with Casual Cold Exposure

February 27, 2019

Long Newfoundland winters getting you down…every year? Say hello to #casualcoldexposure. This is a new hashtag recently conceived thanks to a convo I had with CBC’s Gavin Simms who was out to the house doing an interview with Besh about his chainsawing a hole in the ice and plunging in our frozen pond all winter and studying the Wim Hof Method. I am a cat …

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Kid-Friendly Pineapple Coleslaw

January 22, 2019

This is the recipe I made up for a very simple coleslaw with pineapple hidden in it so that my nieces and nephews are eating healthy, even when they don’t realize it 🙂 Sauce: 1 large can of crushed pineapple 1 cup of avocado mayo (or any mayo) 1 clove of garlic Salt *Adult friendly options: more garlic, hot sauce or red chilies, black pepper …

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How to Get Fresh Food in Newfoundland Year Round

September 18, 2017

Moving back to Newfoundland in 2009, I quickly realized the supply of fresh food here is a real issue since so little is grown on the island and we mostly rely on the ‘mainland’ for everything we eat. That means it is shipped or flown in and our weather is highly unreliable out in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, particularly in the winter. For …

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