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August 2018 Newsletter

It’s not every year we have such a scorcher of a summer, and it’s not every day we see moose (especially swimming!), but there is relief at Cabot Shores.  Guests and staff make a daily practice of going out to Eagle Feather Beach, with the Atlantic on one side and fresh water Church Pond and …

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May 2018 Newsletter

Warm weather is finally here on Cape Breton! The last of the snow has melted away and our kayaks are in the water. Read below to find out what you could have in store at Cabot Shores over the coming months. There will be delicious food, traditional music, treetop domes, and pet-friendly adventure! Mother’s Day …

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Fresh Inspiration

July on Cape Breton Island has been defined by beautiful days of warmth  and sunshine, broken up by a handful of rainy days… and our organic gardens here at Cabot Shores are loving it! Thanks to the hard work of our garden-to-table interns, who faithfully weed, water and tend the plots on a daily basis,  …

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Suzanne’s Roasted Sesame Tofu

Suzanne’s Roasted Sesame Tofu – serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 lbs extra firm tofu, pressed for 2 hours, then cut into thin 1 x 2 inch pieces Marinade: ½ cup soy sauce 2 inch piece of ginger, grated 3 cloves of garlic, pressed 4 Teaspoon Sesame oil 2 Teaspoon Rice vinegar 1 cup sesame seeds Method: …

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Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free Chocolate Truffles

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles – Vegan, Gluten & Sugar-free   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Chopped dates, softened in a small bowl of 1/2c hot water (30 min) 1 cup Tahini (sesame paste) or Almond butter ¼ – ½ cup Cocoa powder (add more or less depending on how bitter you want the truffles) 1 cup Unsweetened dried shredded coconut …

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The Saag Tofu* Saga & Recipe

The Saag Tofu* Saga & Recipe Having just returned to Cape Breton from several weeks of travel I was eager to get back in the garden. While there was no snow on the ground, it was getting unseasonably cold. A bit worried about how the garden greens were faring I was pleased to find healthy …

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Barbara’s Winter Recipes: Kale “Green Bites” with Savoury Sauces

You may not be out in your winter garden gathering kale, as Barbara does here, but you can add Barbara’s recipes for Kale “Green Bites” served with Apple Chutney and Yoghurt dip–for vegetarians, vegans and other “foodies”. Savoury Green Bites with apple chutney and yogurt dip   These tasty morsels can be served as an …

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Spring recipes from the Vegetarian Kitchen

Spring has finally sprung here on Cape Breton and along with the first garden and wild greens have also come a series of guests who observe a gluten-free diet.
Rice cakes for breakfast go only so far until they become oh so boring. So I finally screwed up my courage and attempted to bake a loaf of gluten-free bread. Just reading the ingredient list is a challenge: xanthan gum? tapioca flour? potato starch? Never mind where I might find these on this island that at times feels like it’s located at the end of the world…
But after a bit of research […]

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