Monday, September 19, 2016

Culinary Delights in Cape Breton

Coconut cream pie from the Cedar House.
Whenever I spend time in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, I always enjoy the good food---both at home and at restaurants.  Here are some culinary treats we had on my most recent trip. 

For dinner down on the waterfront in Halifax, we shared an order of steamed mussels as an appetizer. And for the first dinner out at the house I made steamed mussels as the main dish.
Steamed mussels, a real treat in Cape Breton.

I poached a salmon from which I made a salmon salad.  I simply added mayonnaise, boiled eggs, and diced tomatoes. 
Poached salmon

Salmon salad with asparagus, avocado and deviled eggs.  (Photo by Becky Mangum)
The best salmon though was the planked salmon that Laura and Anthony made.  These were made in the oven since we didn't have a grill handy.  So moist and flavorful. 
Salmon cooked in oven on cedar and maple planks.
Laura made a blueberry crisp served with maple-walnut ice cream for dessert after this meal of planked salmon.
Blueberry crisp with maple-walnut ice cream.

For girls' night out eight of us went over to the Clovis Hitch in Port Hood for dinner.  We shared their special brownie as a dessert.  We each had 2 spoonsful.  The brownie was made with dark chocolate and topped with vanilla ice cream and a raspberry sauce.  Very rich and very delicious.
Brownie from the Clovis Hitch in Port Hood.

Of course a trip to Cape Breton is never complete without a meal at the Cedar House. 
Tea biscuits with butter at the Cedar House.

Three of us shared this coconut cream pie for dessert.

We took Cedar House oatcakes home with us for snacks later in the week
Cedar House oatcakes with butter.  A real treat.

Yes indeed, there are many opportunities in Cape Breton to enjoy the food.

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