Tag Archives: #gardening

Chowder Reconsidered

With all the early winter horrors or news of it upon us, we yearn for comforting nourishment. Chowder comes to mind. We’ve got an arsenal of tried and true recipes, but have been really impressed with substituting chickpea or “gram” … Continue reading

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So what’s in the bowl?

We chose our salad greens [and reds and magenta’s and ruby’s and copper’s]  for taste, color & texture. Starting at the greenhouse, there’s lots of cruciferous fireworks with arugula, tat soi & mizuna. Magenta spreen is a favorite and just … Continue reading

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The Most Normal Extraordinary Things

Something extraordinary happens at this time of the year when comments are made about summer being already half over. And yet in the garden we feel like we’ve only just begun. Dalton, our stalwart master gardener [he studies plant biology … Continue reading

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How would you like to be an innkeeper?

We are looking for a mature individual who would like to join the dynamic world of inn keeping. Duties consist of working with the public in a friendly and hospitable way. Live on this lovely property rent free year round. … Continue reading

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Duck Phat

The Foie Gras vein you see in Topside Tavern’s Rustic Pork Pate is from Le Ferme du Diamont here in New Brunswick. This is another way we support our local farm and field producers. The appetizer is served with grainy … Continue reading

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Salmon Tasting Plate

Our new salmon tasting plate features the sweet of our house hot smoke maple cured salmon with the salty wrap of prosciutto di Parma. Citrus cured gravlax and cold smoked Atlantic salmon round out the plate with lemon cream, crostini … Continue reading

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Tiny things

All these tiny things keep coming in from the garden. Is it wrong to pick them before they mature? Naw! We love them now.

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Preparing and Planting

As sure as spring the crocus [croci?] return every year right where we left them. They multiply in their cozy clumps. They’re a sure sign that our garden beds are ready to work. Another sure sign is the welcome emergence … Continue reading

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Canada’s First Seaside Resort

Recall the days when steamships plied the waters directly from Boston and Portland; when well-appointed Canadian Pacific Railroad Pullman cars came from Ottawa and Montreal—their passengers seeking the beauty of a peninsula surrounded by mountainous island ranges in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Coming in May

Spring may be taking its time this year, but our greenhouse is loaded with young edibles that will all be featured when Topside Tavern opens in May. Spicy herbs, tender shoots and greens are well underway. The Club Room Bar … Continue reading

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