April 17th, 2014

Maple Roasted Parsnip Soup with Fried Shallots & Blue Cheese

Spring in Nova Scotia, when we all revel in those tiny beautiful moments of sunshine, rushing out to tidy up our yards and gardens and retreating when the temperature drops and it clouds over again. It's just the way it is around these parts. And though I sigh and dream of the beautiful remote beaches around Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas and bask in the event glory that was Devour! The Beach, I know I must acclimatize to this other place I really love here at home. 

When I arrived back just two short weeks ago, I was greeted with some wonderful food and wine-related treats. The start of my three-month cheese ambassadorship, the beginning of a weekly CSA share delivery from TapRoot Farms, the release of Benjamin Bridge's Nova 7 (like Nova Scotian Christmas) and a myriad of fun dinners out and wine tastings (It's Malbec World Day, people!). You know who you are–thank you! 

In one of those frenzied lovely moments of sun last weekend, Crad and I started cleaning and pruning in the backyard. And when it got cold, I retreated to the…
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