From nothing to something: How African-Canadians transformed ‘throwaways’ into delicacies that defined Canada’s cuisine

From nothing to something: How African-Canadians transformed ‘throwaways’ into delicacies that defined Canada’s cuisine

Juanita Peters spent her summers as a child in Weymouth Falls, an area of ​​Digby County in Nova Scotia, at her Grandma’s house. It’s where she grew up and still remains with her family de ella, carrying on traditions they’ve held for generations. As a seventh-generation Nova Scotian, Peters remembers her grandmother, Muriel (Mamie) Jarvis, … Read more

‘Dignity of choice’: Halifax food bank offers new experience for clients – Halifax

‘Dignity of choice’: Halifax food bank offers new experience for clients – Halifax

At the Brunswick Street Mission food bank in Halifax, they’ve done away with the pre-packaged food boxes, and instead let clients choose what they’d like. The new Brunswick Street Market opened Monday and offers a new experience to those who need a helping hand. “This is our food bank, but a food bank revamped,” said … Read more

Airbnb offers up stays on Theodore Too, the iconic anthropomorphic tugboat

Airbnb offers up stays on Theodore Too, the iconic anthropomorphic tugboat

For two nights next month, people will get the chance to book an Airbnb stay aboard Canada’s favorite and most famous tugboat. Theodore Too, the smiling tugboat from Nova Scotia, is ready to welcome an aspiring crew to its new home in the Hamilton harbour, Airbnb said in a release Wednesday. Readmore: Theodore Too gets … Read more

The internet gets salty with Pearl, the Halifax Oyster Festival mascot | Food + Drink Festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia

The internet gets salty with Pearl, the Halifax Oyster Festival mascot | Food + Drink Festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia

We were pumped to finally see Twitter catch the fire that is Pearl, our Halifax Oyster Festival mascot. On Sunday, local Amy Langdon, @alandon17, tweeted “This is the mascot for the Halifax Oyster Festival and I’m absolutely terrified of it.” And as of the time we scheduled this post, that statement was liked more than … Read more

Plan your summer vacation like a local with hand-picked guides to 11 Canadian cities

Plan your summer vacation like a local with hand-picked guides to 11 Canadian cities

Wondering where to travel this summer? As flight delays and luggage chaos continues at airports across the country, and gas prices continuing to soar, the least stressful (and most economical) getaways this season might be close to home. With that in mind, we asked locals in major Canadian cities from coast to coast to recommend … Read more

Drift brings an elevated take on Atlantic Canadian cuisine to Halifax waterfront | Food | Halifax, Nova Scotia

Drift brings an elevated take on Atlantic Canadian cuisine to Halifax waterfront | Food | Halifax, Nova Scotia

W alking into Drift feels almost like entering a museum of east coast culture, and it’s exactly the type of atmosphere the team wants to exhibit. Celebrated chef Anthony Walsh is part of the team that’s shaping the restaurant’s Atlantic Canadian-focused menu, calling Drift his “culinary love letter” to Nova Scotia and the east coast. … Read more

Maritime Holiday Food Drive aims to raise funds, collect healthy food for local food banks

Maritime Holiday Food Drive aims to raise funds, collect healthy food for local food banks

As the number of Canadians visiting food banks grows, a grocery store chain in the Maritimes is hoping the holiday season brings some relief and healthy food options for all. In a recent report, HungerCount2021, Food Banks Canada says visits to food banks have increased by more than 20 per cent, with monthly visits reaching … Read more

SkipTheDishes building its own ‘dark stores’ across Canada to expand home delivery business

SkipTheDishes building its own ‘dark stores’ across Canada to expand home delivery business

The Winnipeg-based restaurant delivery service is planning to build 38 warehouses across the country over the next year, as it launches a home delivery service for convenience-store and grocery items.Courtesy of Skip the Dishes Like most e-commerce businesses, Winnipeg-based SkipTheDishes saw demand for its restaurant delivery service spike during the pandemic. But there was one … Read more

Just three out of 10 Canadians eat enough fruits and vegetables. Do you need to up your intake?

Just three out of 10 Canadians eat enough fruits and vegetables. Do you need to up your intake?

When asked whether their fruit and vegetable intake matched the food guide’s recommended amount, 43 per cent of Canadians hit the target a few times a week and less than one third (29 per cent) did so every day.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail If you’re like most Canadians, you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. … Read more

Pandemic pick-up: New report says COVID-19 has changed grocery shopping forever

Pandemic pick-up: New report says COVID-19 has changed grocery shopping forever

HALIFAX — The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way Canadians shop for groceries, according to a new report from Dalhousie University. “The online buying, based on the numbers that we have now, I don’t think it’s ever going to go away,” explains Sylvain Charlebois, director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. “I think … Read more