Lobster Gnocchi in Garlic Cream Sauce

Lobster Gnocchi in Garlic Cream Sauce

Lobster & Christmas, I love you both. For some strange (and delicious) reason, lobster and Christmas just seem to be best friends for a lot of folks. Being a Maritimer, I have the good fortune of having access to the most succulent of crustaceans year round, at a fraction of the cost, and from basically […]

Seared Scallops with Sweet Potato Puree and Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Seared Scallops with Sweet Potato Puree and Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Date night = Best night. For real. Life is interesting. And seems to come in waves of…interesting-ness. The last few weeks in our house have seems like a whirlwind. A whirlwind of complete awesomeness, but a whirlwind nonetheless, complete with messy hair/unmade beds/and a coffee cup or 14 needing to be picked up. Over the […]

Smoked Salmon with Parmesan Zucchini Hash Browns & Chili Mayo

Smoked Salmon with Parmesan Zucchini Hash Browns & Chili Mayo

Smoked Salmon. Crispy, cheesy, fried potatoes. Spicy mayo. Weekend brunch, thank you for being so awesome. What up guys! Happy Sunday! I’m currently chilling in a hotel room in Toronto, hopped up on goofballs and too much coffee (no such thing). I’ve been in the city for a couple days of meetings, lots and LOTS […]

Miso Salmon

Miso Salmon

Road trips. It’s been awhile since I’ve properly taken a road trip. Back in the day (which was like 4 years ago, but sometimes feels like a lifetime), I road-tripped like a boss. We would hop in the car, drive 12 hours to see a band, sleep for 4 or 5 hours, and turn around […]

Tagliatelle with Rainbow Trout, Roasted Tomatoes, and Buffalo Mozzarella

Tagliatelle with Rainbow Trout, Roasted Tomatoes, and Buffalo Mozzarella

Last weekend I spent two days in one of my favourite places on earth. Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Canada is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Yes, I’m biased. Yes, I’m probably right. I’ve spent years going to the park to camp, hike, visit waterfalls, watch beavers swim in the pond…one […]

Moules-frites.

Moules-frites.

In the Maritimes, very few things scream summer like seafood. We just know it; once the fish & chip shops and seafood markets open, it’s on. And yes, I know…technically it’s not quite summer yet, but it feels like it outside, and my heart believes it’s finally here. Aside from amazing local seafood, the produce […]

Grilled Shrimp Noodle Stir-fry

Grilled Shrimp Noodle Stir-fry

Shrimp. Shrimp is new to me. Well, new(ish) in the grand scheme of things, anyway. It’s one of those foods that everyone else around me seemingly chowed on the daily, but based on my non-seafood eating childhood, shrimp was, to me, akin to that crazy food on Fear Factor. No interest, no thanks. Thankfully, a […]

Seafood Boil with Crawfish & Clams

Seafood Boil with Crawfish & Clams

I used to be scared of seafood. *Pause for dramatic effect…* Some Maritimers (most Maritimers) grow up on a steady diet of lobster, shrimp, mussels, salmon, cod etc, but not I. We were not a seafood family, and definitely not a shellfish family. Why? I’m honestly not sure. Then one day when Leanne and I […]

Crispy Squid & Shrimp Platter

Crispy Squid & Shrimp Platter

Have you ever been legit scared of a dish, to the point where you refused to try it, only to find out years later that it was so unbelievably delicious that you kind of kicked yourself for missing out? Yes? Growing up in a reasonably secluded (and awesome) part of Eastern Canada, most foods have […]

Classic Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Classic Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Growing up on the east coast, eating seafood was something of a birth right. It’s in our DNA. It’s the perfect comfort food. Crispy fries & fish, tartar sauce, a nice brew…I mean, common! Goodness. Summer, come back now. Please. And as much as I love going to seafood shacks along the beach in the […]