Skating in Officer’s Square, Fredericton

skatesAs I write this, the Ice Dance free program at the Sochi Olympics is playing. Having studiously avoided Twitter all day, I get the best of both worlds: I can fast-forward the commercials but still have the suspense of watching it live, because I don’t know who wins.

Whether your poison is hockey or figure skating, ice skating is a pretty iconic Canadian past-time.

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The Blue Door

burger2The Capital Region is proving to be a trove of culinary gems, and while some are hidden (Haru), The Blue Door in downtown Fredericton has already racked up multiple awards. The Blue Door succeeds so well because it’s a reflection of Fredericton itself, offering refined dishes in an attractive setting without putting on too many airs. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day round-up

Update: If you’re looking for 2016 Valentine’s Day ideas, read my new blog post!

Still wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? Us too. Here’s a rundown of the events throughout the Maritimes that caught my eye while I was searching for the perfect way to celebrate with my husband. Continue reading

Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market

Fredericton Boyce Farmer's MarketI go for the chicken.

The Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market offers up everything from sausages to hand-knit hats to fresh produce every Saturday from 6am – 1pm, but we go for the chicken. It turns out that real chicken, the kind that isn’t pumped full of water before you buy it, is flavourful and has a wonderful texture.

What’s on offer at the Market isn’t just locally-raised but sold at prices competitive with the big grocery chains, so we get to support our local economy, not pay any more, and get a far superior product. Win/win/win!

And did I mention it’s delicious? (Don’t get me started on the bacon…) Continue reading