Tag Archives: Cape Breton

Happy Eid!

To all Cape Breton Muslims, happy Eid! My new friend Aleena, who is originally from Pakistan, told me about Eid and how it is a festival that her family celebrates. (It’s pronounced “eed,” by the way.) There are two Eids, … Continue reading

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Cabot Trail Writers Festival is this weekend!

I am so frigging excited for this weekend, you guys. The Cabot Trail Writers Festival – get your tickets here! – is something I’ve been working on, along with Gary, Jeannette, Mary Ann and Loreto, all year. And this weekend … Continue reading

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Adventures in food sourcing: Alicia Lake

Last September, Alicia Lake ate only Cape Breton-grown food for one month. She wrote about it on her blog, and raised a lot of folks’ consciousness about just what is available here. (Coffee is definitely not, and she missed that … Continue reading

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Q+A with Dawn and Margie Beaton

1. What’s your age? Margie and I are in our latter 20s….two old cailleachs! 2. CB born and raised? Or recent transplant? (Plus whatever biographical details you feel like giving). Cape Breton born, raised and rooted, all the way.  We’re … Continue reading

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Going back to school at 28

Next week I’ll be going back to school. I’m 28, and the last time I was in a classroom was early 2007. I left university in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts degree. At the time, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Q+A with Lorna MacLean

Lorna MacLean is a self-proclaimed food enthusiast who lives in Middle River. Referred to as a “crazy hippie lady” by some of her friends, she can often be found baking delicious cakes, or complaining about the slugs in her garden. … Continue reading

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Q+A with Chef (and blogger!) Bryan Picard

Right now the culinary event known as Right Some Good is taking place around Cape Breton Island. A local chef, Bryan Picard, will be cooking with international chef Surjan Singh Jolly, at the Keltic Lodge, for an event called “Restaurant … Continue reading

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