Winter Salads

Fresh, local, and less than $1 per pound

November 29, 2015

Want a fresh salad made from local ingredients in the middle of winter? No Problem! Here are some winter salads to help keep you healthy ‘til spring.   Cabbage Salad Ingredients 1 cup green cabbage, shredded 2 tsp lemon juice… Continue Reading

True North Diner: Mexican poutine

November 22, 2015

True North Diner is a restaurant in the style of a 1950s diner. Their specialty poutine is a Mexican poutine, which contains cheese curds, gravy, sausage, refried beans and green onion. To me, sausage doesn’t fit in with a Mexican… Continue Reading

The Esquire Restaurant: Philly steak poutine

November 22, 2015

The Esquire Restaurant is a small diner in Bedford. During poutine week, they offer a Philly steak poutine, which contains thin slices of steak, red and green bell peppers, onions, gravy, and mozzarella cheese. I was disappointed that the poutine… Continue Reading

The Chicken Burger: A twist on a classic

November 22, 2015

The Chicken Burger has been on Bedford Highway for 70 years. Their poutine for Poutine Fest plays on their famous chicken burger, which consists of a chopped piece of chicken with gravy on a bun. Their gravy is a chicken… Continue Reading

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie: Duck Confit Poutine

November 22, 2015

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie offers four different poutines for the week. I decided to try the duck confit poutine. It consisted of pulled duck confit with a red wine sauce and caramelized red onion jam. Duck is one… Continue Reading

The Battered Fish: fish poutine

November 22, 2015

The Battered Fish offers a traditional poutine (fries, gravy, and cheese curds) with their battered fresh haddock tips. While the idea seemed very last minute, it wasn’t a bad idea. It seemed as if they just decided to fry up… Continue Reading

Willy’s Fresh Cut: A Thanksgiving Special

November 22, 2015

One of my favourite parts of Thanksgiving and Christmas is the leftovers. I love having stuffing with gravy and cranberry sauce. Willy’s Fresh Cut poutine consisted of fries, cheese curds, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce on the side. This poutine… Continue Reading

Ace Burger Company: the Jughead Poutine

November 22, 2015

Ace Burger Company’s poutine is called the Jughead Poutine. It contains fries with burger meat, cheddar cheese, gravy, caramelized onions, bacon strips, and cheese curds. Named after the hamburger-loving character from the Archie Comics, this poutine tastes like a hamburger…. Continue Reading

Krave Burger: The Donair Poutine

November 22, 2015

This Halifax Poutine Week, Krave Burger features an East Coast offering: a donair poutine. To me, poutines are great on their own: the slightly melting cheese curds with the flavourful, warm gravy, all on top of crisp French fries. Adding… Continue Reading

Beets by Dave

Beets are a deeply misunderstood vegetable. Try this recipe and find out why.

November 19, 2015

Beets are amazing. Once can eat them raw, juiced, roasted or boiled. They are highly nutritious, powerful cleansing agents, and store fresh all winter long. In this recipe, I will prepare roasted beets to accompany a meal as a side… Continue Reading

reLiSH poutines: The Ron Swanson and the Napoleon Dynamite

November 13, 2015

I ate my first poutine of the week at reLiSH Gourmet Burgers on Quinpool Road. They had two featured poutines: the Ron Swanson and the Napoleon Dynamite. The Ron Swanson (named after a character in “Parks and Recreation”) is a… Continue Reading

Flip Burger: S’Mac’k Down on the Mac Attack

November 13, 2015

Flip Burger’s poutine is called the Mac Attack. Rather than having a gravy, it has a cheese sauce. When I first ordered the “poutine,” I was told about this. I was okay with this, with the understanding that this is… Continue Reading

I didn’t die of scurvy: the Free Food Diet

One writer lives off Dal’s free food for five days

November 13, 2015

Though I did little school work during the five days of my Free Food Diet, I watched most of season three of “Scandal.” Since the beginning of the school year, I have vomited twice, and have been on the verge… Continue Reading