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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Maritime Summer

We've been taking jaunts out and about the past month, enjoying the tastes and flavours of our Maritime provinces. We've managed to hit all three, and found wonderful treasures in each place. At the Moncton, New Brunswick Farmer's Market I purchased some lilac scented soap made by The Soap Shack. It smells just like our backyard in the spring - I love it.
A trip to the all-you-can-eat lobster buffet at Fisherman's Wharf in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island had us waddling out the door. Was it tasty!
After watching The Week The Women Went on CBC T.V. this winter, a trip to visit Jimmy Lefresne's Train Station Inn, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia was in order:
What an interesting spot, with beautiful gardens and unique guestrooms.
The food was delicious. (These are mussels.)
And of course we had to make a trip "back home" to Five Islands, Nova Scotia where I grew up. This rock formation is called The Old Wife.
In order, the islands are Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle. At the end is Pinnacle Rock. Possibly there are more beautiful spots in the world but I sure haven't seen them :)
Last year our lighthouse was moved to a new location, and it looks grand on Broderick's Beach.
Another Maritime food tradition is homemade doughnuts; they are a fun, family activity where everyone can get into the act - rolling, frying, sugaring...and eating! I use my Gram's recipe, but my doughnuts never look as good as hers did. If anyone would like the recipe, let me know.


  1. Definitely share your recipe for the doughnuts! They look delicious as do all of the other regional treats. :o)

  2. Holy smokes. Those donuts look like they came from the bakery. I want the recipe too!

  3. Hooray! for the Atlantic Provinces..........Good food, good friends and good times!

  4. Karen my DH says he would like to have two sugared with coffee and he'll be in to get them.

    I just read your recipe it is very much like the one from my MIL. And when I make them, very rarely because I eat them, I use the same method.

    We are both here salivating over the picture.