Apple Dijon Coleslaw

This is a favorite among all of my barbecue guests. Just the simple addition of apple and mustard give a traditional creamy coleslaw new life! I was inspired to create this one based on a coleslaw I tasted at a small bed and breakfast in Bedeque, PEI. Apple Dijon Coleslaw Ingredients: Salad: 1 head of … Continue reading

Layered Nacho Dip

This one is a recipe I got from my dear friend, Donzella Kelly. You can use either the recipe contained here for the avocado layer, or my recipe for guacamole. Bottom Layer: 1 can of refried beans (14 oz) 2nd Layer: Mash together: 3 avocadoes 2 tsp lemon juice ¼ tsp pepper ½ tsp salt … Continue reading

The pride of Halifax – The Donair.

Recently I read an article in Halifax Magazine about the history of our beloved donair. If you’re not familiar with this glorious culinary creation, check out the article here. Anyone from Halifax knows the donair is one of the jewels of our city – a late night tradition after a night of bar hopping. This … Continue reading

Non-alcoholic strawberry-lime punch

This is another favorite at my house, and it’s very easy to make. Combine in a large punch bowl: 1 can of frozen strawberry daquari mix (Bacardi) 1/2 can frozen limeade concentrate (you may need to let it thaw a bit) 1 2L bottle gingerale Garnish with orange slices and lime slices. You’re going to … Continue reading

Vodka Slush

This is a recipe my mother has made as long as I can remember. Usually it’s around the Christmas season, however, it would be great for the summer. In a large freezer-proof container, combine: 1 can pineapple juice 1 can cream of coconut (not coconut milk) 1 quart good quality vodka Freeze through (it’ll still … Continue reading

Pina Coladas

I’m not a big fan of using prepared mixers in Pina Coladas — I find the taste is too fake and loses something that I love about the drink. Here’s how I make mine. In a drink shaker with a handful of ice cubes (whole), combine: 1 shot of good quality rum (maybe I’ll do … Continue reading


  Here’s a great drink for the summer time, I’ve been experimenting with this for quite some time. Chunky crushed ice 1 shot tequila 1/2 shot triple sec 1 shot lime cordial (I use Rose’s — found in the drink mixer section of the grocery store) Top off with limeade (from frozen concentrate, prepared as … Continue reading

Cucumber Salad

I made this the other day and a friend of mine tried it for the first time and loved it. This is another recipe I got from my soon-to-be Mother-in-law. Cucumber salad 3 large Cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tsp Salt 1 small Onion, chopped very finely 4 Tbsp Cider Vinegar ½ cup White … Continue reading