Monday, 13 October 2014

Freshening Up With New Menu Items

The Menu choices are  changing.  Just a bit.  Don't panic, your favourite items will not disappear!  But if you are ready for something a little different...check out -

Meatballs & Tomato Sauce with Garlic Baguette


Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

Zesty Cucumber Tomato Salad


Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Salted Chocolate Pots with Caramel Sauce

Keep an eye out for more new menu items!  The kitchen is cooking full tilt!  Yum!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

We are excited about Thanksgiving this year.  The trees are starting to change colour and the past few weeks have been wonderfully warm throughout the days, but cool enough at night to feel as though it's time to be cozy and warm with friends and family.

Through the years I have tried all kinds of recipes for the turkey, and I have yet to settle on one that is my favourite.  When I am home with my Moms in Mahone Bay we make a very traditional turkey, basted with butter, seasoned with poultry seasoning and salt and pepper.

In Cheticamp I tend to try more "exotic" recipes.  This year we have settled on a second try at a Jamie Oliver recipe that pierces the thigh meat with little roll-ups of garlic, bacon and rosemary.  The cavity of the bird is filled with an orange.

No matter what the seasonings, one thing that I do with all turkeys now, that I feel is essential, putting some stuffing under the skin that covers the breast.  The theory is that this keeps the breast meat moist, and allows the white and dark meat to cook evenly.  I swear it works.  Plus, I love slicing the breast meat and seeing a ring of stuffing.  It's just darn pretty!

Our dinner has been paired down to fairly simple and common fare, with the exception of a wee addition or two of fringe items.  With the turkey, gravy and mash we have mac & cheese  on the menu this year, and I love my family's tradition of a green jello salad.  Our pecan pie will be chocolate enhanced, sharing the plate with traditional pumpkin pie.

What are your favourite Thanksgiving dishes?

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Open Dates, Week of September 28

There are three open dates the week of September 27 -


Wednesday, October 1

Friday, October 3

Saturday, October 4

A lot of people were very interested in the recipe for the carrot cake featured on our Facebook page this past week, and so here it is.


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Best Roast Leg of Lamb!

This was the very best leg of lamb we have ever had!  Was it the Lebanc lamb?  Probably a good part of our success can be attributed to a great product,  but interestingly the recipe we tried, from Jamie Oliver, had a much reduced cooking time than any other recipe we have tried over the years.

jamie oliver

The lamb was so tender and juicy!  It was cooked over the potatoes and seasoned with a lovely combination of rosemary and garlic.  Home made mint sauce completed our dish.

Many thanks to Krista Hanley for cooking the lamb this week!  It was superb.  I can't wait for more lamb to hit the shelves of the Co-op in October!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Open Dates Week of September 21

There are three open dates next week - 

Tuesday, September 23Wednesday 24 & Friday 26!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Open Dates? We Hear There Are Open Dates?

The next few weeks, if you are looking for a date for Supper Club, call me, message me, e-mail me.  Though the calendar may not show availability, there may be dates available…I am awaiting news that will take me out of town for a wee bit, but until then….get in touch with me, we'll see if there's an open date.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

An Open Table, An Open Night, A Set Menu - Monday, September 15

There will be an open table on Monday.  This is a chance for those people that have been looking for a spot all summer to come to dinner!

Eight seats will be available.

The menu will be a classic French bistro menu -

 A Cheese and Tomato Tart

French Onion Soup

Pear, Apple and Cheese Salad

Beef Bourgiugnon

Salted Caramel Puddings

Send an e-mail, give me a call, message me on Facebook if you would like one of these eight seats.