Nova Scotia Style Oatcakes (with Gluten-Free Option)

Nova Scotia Style Oatcakes (with Gluten-Free Option)

My husband and I were visiting our older daughter in Nova Scotia, Canada.  I felt timorous and we almost did not make it because of Hurricane Fiona, but the stars aligned, and I was so grateful. We enjoyed an overnight visit to the west side of Cape Breton Island, and the rest of the week we took daytrips to other interesting places, where we found amazing views, learned some history and tried iconic food, such as these traditional oatcakes ... click on title for more

Cooking with the Harvest – Green Pipián with Squash

Cooking with the Harvest – Green Pipián with Squash

Mexican pipián is defined as any dish composed by cooked meat or vegetables, smothered in a very rich sauce, thickened with ground seeds.  There are many regional pipianes, which may be red, green or even white, from using different chiles, tomatoes, tomatillos, or their absence, and a range of textures and flavours may be obtained from the use of pumpkin seeds, or others, such as almonds, peanuts, and sesame. Pipián verde (green) is very traditional nationwide; my recipe is close to Central Mexico styles, where squash is often paired with this bright green preparation ... click on title for more