Food

Halifax, Meet Your Burger Ambassador

Josh Rankin is a AAA-Grade Burger Lover

March 16, 2015

The Holy Week of the Halifax calendar is nigh. The signs are obvious – meaty aromas wafting down Barrington; impossible queues forming around every restaurant; cases of extreme unstoppable salivation. It’s time for Burger Week. This year, The Coast has… Continue Reading

Resolution: Salad days

January 10, 2014

The battle to eat healthy begins anew each January as swathes of eager, optimistic folks full of New Year’s resolve fill farmer’s markets and organic grocery departments. Even if, like me, resolutions aren’t for you, and you’ve resigned yourself to… Continue Reading

Fool’s cooking school: breakfast edition

September 27, 2013

With school back in session, it’s easy to fall into a grab-and-go breakfast routine when hitting snooze seems like a better idea than cooking. We’ve all fallen victim to the Tim Horton’s line on Monday morning. Unfortunately, what you gain… Continue Reading

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

September 27, 2013

Everyone loves the taste of pumpkin in the fall, especially with a hint of spice.  This pumpkin phenomenon is unparalleled in coffee, with the Pumpkin Spice Latte making for one of Starbucks’ fall season best-sellers.  The popular drink gathers such… Continue Reading

Noshing frosh

September 13, 2013

The inevitable changes in first year are scary enough without the idea of a 15-pound weight gain.   Everyone will be quick to warn you about it. No one tells you how to avoid it. There are ways to prevent freshman… Continue Reading

Best of the burgers

April 05, 2013

A week-long love affair… Continue Reading

Our grapes, our soil

February 21, 2013

Embracing the bounty of Nova Scotia wines… Continue Reading

Chardonnay, the king of grapes

January 30, 2013

It is the Mac-daddy of all grapes, the most versatile and the most forgiving in a variety of climates. For years, Chardonnay has reigned supreme in the grape world. Drinking Chardonnay is sort of like buying a little black dress… Continue Reading

Fun movies for wine lovers

January 23, 2013

There are only so many events you can plan surrounding wine, if that’s your thing. You’ve got dinner parties for pairings, blind tastings and…drinking games? But when it’s cold outside and you’ve had a long week, a night on the… Continue Reading

How to pair food and wine

January 16, 2013

A few weeks back I met my boyfriend for a late meal at a lovely Italian restaurant on the Halifax waterfront. It was late in the evening, we were starved and we got the last table for two in the… Continue Reading

Spread the holiday cheer

November 22, 2012

[imagebrowser id=1] Friday night, I attended an evening tasting at Bishop’s Cellar in downtown Halifax. Bishop’s Cellar is a specialty wine store and has lots of knowledgeable staff to help you pick a great bottle. They have tastings at the… Continue Reading

Your very own wine tasting

November 14, 2012

An at-home blind tasting can be an exciting new way to taste wine and socialize. It not only allows you to discover wine you wouldn’t usually try, but also allows you to do so with an unbiased eye. The goal of a… Continue Reading

Lush reds for the lushes

November 07, 2012

  It is best known in Burgundy, France, but the Pinot Noir grape is now grown all over the world. It is a precarious grape to grow and thrives in a climate of hot days and cooler nights. Typically it… Continue Reading