Donair Tacos

There are few things I like as much as some good tacos. But here’s where the twist comes in – what if they tasted like donairs? Here’s a little creation I came up with using some components from other recipes. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper … Continue reading

Donair Dip

(Originally inspired by: http://mmmisformommy.com/2013/05/hot-donair-dip-aka-halidip.html) While this dip may look strange, it’s certainly delicious and has the true essence of a donair in every bite. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp each salt and black … Continue reading

Green Tomato Chow

This is a classic Nova Scotia preserve – to use up those tomatoes at the end of the growing season. This particular recipe is my mom’s. Goes great with Fish Cakes! Ingredients: 16 cups finely sliced green tomatoes 8 cups sliced onions Pickling salt 3 cups white vinegar 3 cups white sugar 3 cups brown … Continue reading

Old fashioned fish cakes and tartar sauce

Ingredients: 1 lb salt cod 4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 onion, chopped 4 tbsp butter, divided 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 3 tbsp cream Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup panko bread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper 2 tbsp butter + 3 tbsp vegetable oil Directions: Boil the salted … Continue reading

Quick corned beef and cabbage

When I was growing up, one of our weekly traditions was corned beef and cabbage at my Nanny and Granddad’s house on Sunday afternoons. As I started cooking, I realized that this could be quite a long process to make. When I got my pressure cooker, one of my first experiments was making this meal … Continue reading

Hodge Podge, you say?

I’m finally back from a vacation in New England, and I decided that, after travelling for more than a week at eating out every day, I just wanted some nice, fresh, local vegetables. I stopped into The Vegetorium (our local farm market) on the way home and they had a bounty of local ingredients. I … 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