Source: Nova Scotia Kitchens
Summertime in Nova Scotia at its best is a series of seemingly endless days where schedules are tossed aside, less time is spent cooking in the kitchen and more time is spent eating outside and experiencing nature at its most exuberant. Toss in some visits with friends and family, campfires, s’mores and days at the beach, and you have the jewel that is summer here in my favourite province.
I visited Margaret on a hot, sunny day in early August. We’ve known each other online for a long time, and it was just the best to meet in person at her sweet homestead on the south shore. Margaret was getting ready for a family trip, and I was so delighted that not only did I have the pleasure of tasting these muffins and recording our visit to share with you, but also that they served a very practical purpose as perfect traveling food. They’re quick to whip up, they don’t take too much time in the oven, and they are ideal to take camping, to the beach, or on whatever adventures you have planned. The recipe is almost endlessly variable and forgiving of changes of flours, oils, milks, and berries. So may I suggest that get your hands on some gorgeous blueberries as soon as you can, and whip up a batch to share? I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
You can find Margaret at Living Locavore. She’s on Instagram at Living Locavore, and she is also a freelance copywriter. Her work is centred around connecting with nature and living as locally and sustainably as possible.
In the audio, we discuss:
Happiness is a Kitchen in Maine, the cookbook that the original recipe is from.
Margaret has a beautiful somona (crown of thorns) plant that I exclaimed over.
We had Little Bee Farm honey in our tea.
The recipe is down below!