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Barbara’s A Hint of Spring Recipes

Carrot Ginger salad
serves 4
6 large carrots, peeled grated – place into large bowl
juice from 1 lemon – add to carrots and mix in
2″ section of fresh frozen ginger, grated – mix into carrots
1/2 c diced parseley or chives – add to carrots
3 T olive oil – add to carrots
season to taste with salt & pepper

Cauliflower Mango Curry with Cashew Nuts
Serves 4-5
3 T olive oil, heated in large wok or cast iron frying pan
Add 1 large diced onion – slowly caramelize on medium heat, stirring frequently
When onions are caramelized, add 1 stalk diced celery, sautee with onion, stirring frequently
Add 3 cloves […]

More of Barbara’s Winter Recipes

Here’s a dish with condiments that is sure to please you vergetarian Indian food lovers….
Palak Paneer
Cut 1 pound of Paneer cheese or extra firm tofu into 2cm squares. If you use tofu, sautee it in 2 T olive oil over medium heat until lightly browned – set aside
Sautee one medium-sized onion in 3 T olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally
Once onions are caramelized, add 4 cloves of minced garlic
Add 2 more T olive oil and once heated add the following spices, stirring frequently:
1 t tumeric
1 t whole mustard seeds
1 t ground cardamom
1/4 t cayenne or chili pepper flakes
1 t […]

Breathing Easy – Aspiring to be scent-free (except plant-based scents!)

Many of our guests and staff experience sensitivities to chemicals that are found in many items used in everyday life. These include laundry soaps, dryer sheets, cleaning products, personal care products and perfumes.  Symptoms of sensitivities can include wheezing, difficulty breathing, a sense of heaviness in the chest, a feeling of panic, scratchy throat and nose, itchy, watering eyes, fatigue and more.
While removing oneself from exposure to such products can help to reduce the symptoms, exposure can often increase a person’s likelihood of catching a cold and other respiratory problems, such as asthma.
For this reason, Cabot Shores is aspiring to […]

Barbara’s Veggie & Vegan Winter Recipes

Having been repeatedly asked for the vegetarian and vegan recipes for the dishes served in our Bistro, we are offering a medly of Cabot Shores Winter Veggie Recipes.  All the vegetables used are considered winter vegetables and should be available locally and/or from your own root cellar.  All the recipes use fresh, non-processed ingredients and produce dishes that are tasty, nutritious and healthy.  They can be modified for vegans.
Please note, all the recipes serve 4.
We encourage you to try them out and let us know how it turned out. We also encourage you to expriement with substitutions and let us […]

Wood Fired Pizza Oven Extravaganza!

This past weekend we hosted a retreat for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS), and among the activities was a sunny Saturday afternoon of pizza making with our new wood fired brick oven that I helped build.  In the morning I made the dough and started the fire, allowing two hours for the dough to rise and the oven to get hot enough to bake in.  I got the ingredients ready, which included zucchini and onion from our own garden, and around noon the oven was ready!  It takes one or two test pizzas to really understand how hot it […]

Solar Hot Water at Cabot Shores

 

Whiff’s lodge is home to guestrooms,  a full services Bistro, laundry services for guests of the whole Resort…in short, mucho hot water is consumed.

Developing a source of renewable energy for hot water became a priority.After thoroughly investigating our options, we decided to install a solar hot water system.  A team of staff and interns studying renewable energy looked into it and helped with the requirements and design and location.    Thierry Spiess, a graduates  of the University of Montreal, was especially helpful in the process.   Barbara and guests  Linda Kenney from and Sindy Malitz from Germany helped build the rock stairway and […]

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