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Rich Atlantic Lobster Casserole

EAT, family meals By October 1, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

My mom used to make this for special parties.  The recipe was originally created by ‘Nanny Whiz’ who was a dear friend, kindred spirit and master chef.  Filled with flavour, this versatile rich Atlantic lobster casserole can sit in a chafing dish or crockpot for entertaining, and you can serve it over rice, in patty shells or with noodles.  It works well in tiny shells as a ‘mini dinner’ for kids as well.  Just make sure you skip the sherry..

Serves 10.

2 c. lobster meat
2 lb. scallops
1lb. haddock
1/2 butter
1/2 c. flour
3 cups milk
4T. cooking sherry
3 c. diced mushrooms
1/2 c. parmesan cheese

Steam scallops with haddock for 5 minutes and set aside.  Make a cream sauce using the butter, milk and flour.  (Combine flour and butter with a whisk over low heat and gradually add the milk).  Once the sauce thickens, add sherry (for adults) and mushrooms and simmer 5 minutes while stirring.  Add the fish and seafood to a casserole dish and pour in sauce mixture.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes in the over at 325 degrees.  You could also cook on a stovetop, fill patty shells or scoop over a starch and sprinkle parmesan over top at the end.


Muriel's Famous Brown Bread

EAT, snacks By December 20, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

Muriel Swetnam used to bake this unbelievable bread the old-fashioned, Nova Scotian way: using huge recycled coffee cans for the actual baking.  She would sell it at church bake sales and I remember one day, she popped over to the house with a few loaves which we devoured in one evening.  Eat it warm with real butter.  Here’s Muriel’s Famous Brown Bread recipe.

Visiting Peggy's Cove with Kids

Visiting Peggy’s Cove with Kids

Canada, ROAM By March 13, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Canadian Atlantic fishing villages can teach children so much about real life.  And this one is too good to be true.  Visiting Peggy’s Cove with kids is inspiring in so many ways. Peggy’s Cove was made famous by the tragic Swissair crash in 2001, and it’s where kids can mail a letter in the only post office in Canada located within a lighthouse.  Walking the rocks that roll dangerously into the rough waters makes you feel at one with nature, and also cognizant of the formidable power of the ocean.  Make sure your children listen well, and if they don’t stand well back from the water’s edge.  Enjoy every minute of visiting Peggy’s Cove with Kids.