Tiny, Plastic Pollutants are Creating a Big Problem in Our Oceans

by Heather Grant. There’s a good chance that you’ve heard something or other about “microbeads” over the past couple of weeks. These tiny particles have been making a big splash in the news lately – from the NDP’s ban on … Continue reading

Making Smart Seafood Choices in Atlantic Canada

A momennt of mackerel reverance at the 2012 Chef's Congress. Photo by Margaret Mulligan

by Catharine Grant. There’s no denying that people are becoming more aware of what they eat, how it’s produced and where it comes from. When it comes to terrestrial food, people have access to community supported agriculture operations and farmers … Continue reading

The Launch of Slow Fish Nova Scotia

Chef Dennis Johnston. Courtesy of Cherry Pie Photography.

Guest Contribution by Lia Rinaldo. Originally posted at Se7en’s a Banquet, 9ine’s a Brawl. – Fish are the last great wild food.  They are part of a fragile ecosystem. So are the fishing communities.  Change the way fish lands on … Continue reading

Digging for Opportunities

Terry Wilkins is 'The Clammer'

by Sadie Beaton “You gotta be awful stubborn to make a living,” Terry Wilkins says of clamming. 57 years old now, Terry has been digging clams in the tidal flats of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Basin since he was eleven years … Continue reading

A Holiday Feast of Sustainable Fishes, Nova Scotia style

by Sadie Beaton Everyone celebrates the holidays a little differently. Some cut down a Christmas tree, strapping it to their car like fir-scented carrion. Others decorate a tropical houseplant with sparkling LED lights. Still others light a series of candles, … Continue reading