Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We're Moving...What To Do With All Those Magazines?

It's official. We're moving this summer...not sure where in Halifax yet, but it's time to move on.
Don't get me wrong, it's been a fabulous three years living in a converted convent, overlooking the harbor, so close to the Naval Base that I get to hear O Canada every morning at 8 AM and only a block from a foodie heaven - The Hydrostone Market. Great appliances to play with in the kitchen (particularly awesome for one who loves to cook), a fantastic landlady. Really, it's hard to budge, but I really have been missing a BBQ and a little patch of green to grow some herbs at least.

Of course the thought of ACTUALLY moving, packing up all our stuff...I'm tired just thinking about what to keep and ...dare I say it...what needs to go. I decided to start with all those cooking magazines I've had from the mid to late '90's (I got rid of earlier issues before moving from Toronto).

Fortunately for me, I started with Cooking Light Magazine (taking up half a shelf). They have this wonderful partnership with myrecipes where they store recipes on line and you can create your own recipe box to refer to whenever - and wherever you wish - even creating folders for appetizers, soups. or whatever works for you. It's awesome! I'm hoping that the other magazines do something similar.

Apple Horseradish Glazed Salmon

I'm also trying to use what I have on hand, so this salmon dish really got my attention. I used some of my favorite local jelly from Tangled Garden, probably my most favorite Nova Scotia place to visit. And fortunately for me, Beverley brings some of her awesome herb jellies, vinegars and oils to the Saturday Farmers Market, because I used up all of my apple sage jelly and probably should pick up her horseradish jelly too. Dinner was delicious.

As for tonight's dinner...the chicken with sherry vinegar sauce sounds great too.


katiez said...

What can I say? I completely understand - both the desire and the dread. Where to?

Ruth Daniels said...

We're staying in Halifax...I am a city girl, so no rustic living for me. I can't imagine going too far from the grandchildren...and parents, of course.

Jacqueline said...

wow, that is some collection of magazines Ruth! You know you are going to have to be ruthless (no pun intended):)

Cara said...

Good luck with the move! Look forward to hearing about your next ventures.

Bellini Valli said...

I often miss my patch of green and my gardens, but for me that would mean no travelling..so I head to the farmers market.

Helen (Fuss Free Flavours) said...

That is some collection Ruth.

I have a few years worth of the BBC Good Food Magazine which I reread once a year in the relevent month, the rest I clip the recipes I want and bung them in a file.