Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Jul16

Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The region around Annapolis Royal and Founders House is steeped in very early Canadian history with Fort Anne, Canada’s first administered National Historic Site, within sight.  For someone who loves to get a sense of place, the story of Fort Anne is riveting.  Over the centuries, the Annapolis Valley became the most important growing region in the Maritimes…renowned for its tree fruits especially apples and now for its...

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Rossmount Country Inn, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Jun01

Rossmount Country Inn, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Often it’s great innkeepers who want to share the successes of their friends. In this case, it was Bill Bennett of Langdon Hall in Ontario who guided me to Rossmount Inn, just outside the bustle of St. Andrews.  It’s easy to miss.  One word…DON’T! Chris and Graziella Aerni, a couple with huge food experience, bought Rossmount in 2001 and the gracious old property that came with it. A regional landmark high on a hill...

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Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
Nov18

Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

 On June 1st, 2013, Fogo Island Inn opened as a world class destination for ecological and culinary tourism. It is one of a kind in Canada! There’s no where else quite like Fogo Island which is home to Brimstone Head, one of the official four corners of the earth according to the Flat Earth Society. And, as this island is unique, I’ve honestly never met a woman like Zita Cobb, President and chief dream-meister of the...

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Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Nov06

Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The region around Annapolis Royal and Founders House is steeped in very early Canadian history with Fort Anne, Canada’s first administered National Historic Site, within sight.  For someone who loves to get a sense of place, the story of Fort Anne is riveting.  Over the centuries, the Annapolis Valley became the most important growing region in the Maritimes…renowned for its tree fruits especially apples and now for its...

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Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, St. John’s, NFLD
Jul18

Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, St. John’s, NFLD

For such a youthful company, it’s safe to say that Rocket (few ever use the full name) has become a full fledged St. John’s institution. Comments from food writers and Facebook fans say it all. Amidst the 5 Star customer reviews this one stood out. “Truly a gem in the crown that is St John’s. I have NEVER had such amazing customer service anywhere in my life. Tasty, healthy food and locally sourced. Show the...

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