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Colleen Thompson
@monkeyweddings
Nova Scotia
Writer, cook, photographer & ocean lover - capturing moments & finding a sense of place in Nova Scotia.

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The hipsters have been plucked and are being turned into syrup to be concocted with bourbon and mushed into cranberry jelly in time for Thanksgiving. #rosehips #wildfood #wildfoodlove #rosehipsyrup #fallforaging #foragedcocktails #wildedibles #feedfeed #hipsters
Sumac syrup taking shape for foraged cocktails later. #foraged #wildcocktails #foresttoglass #sumacinfusions #sumacsyrup #feedfeed #wildfoodlove #wildfoods
Homemade wild strawberry and rose petal ice cream. A profusion of beautiful scented wild roses in bloom all over Nova Scotia and wild strawberries from my garden blended together to create a summertime treat. #wildstrawberryicecream #icecream #slowliving #wildroses #feedthesoul #feedfeed #discoverhalifax
Magnolias and Mint Juleps, the perfect end to a sweltering Sunday in the south.#mintjulep #magnolias #sundaycocktails #summerinthesouth #southernstyle #bourbon #bourbonlove #characterofthesouth #feedfeed
By the time the sun has set, the evenings are still chilly, so bourbon still makes a regular appearance and I can’t think of a better cocktail to use my precious maple syrup in. Something quite magical happens to bourbon when it’s combined with lime, and the rosemary adds a hint of savoury that offsets the smoky sweetness of the maple syrup. Recipe on @halifaxbloggers #bourbon #bourbonmaplesyrup #bourboncocktails #bourbonrosemary #craftcocktails #feedfeed #halifaxns #halifaxcocktails
"My advice to the person suffering from lack of time & from apathy is this: Seek out each day as many as possible the small joys, and save up on the larger, more demanding pleasures for holidays & appropriate hours. It is the small joys first of all that are granted us for recreation, for daily relief & disbursement, not the great ones." Herman Hess. I'm taking Herman's advice with this sublime, dark chocolate & olive oil cake. #simplepleasures #oliveoilcake #oliveoilchocolatecake #hermanhessequote #feedfeed
We tapped our first batch of maple syrup over the weekend, just before we got another snow dump. Just enough syrup for this almond flour and pecan cake. We ate it warm and smothered in whipped cream. Looks like winter has returned to Nova Scotia...sigh. #maplesyrup #maplecake #stillwinter #snowdaycake🌨🍰🌨⛄😋 #maple🍁 #notquitespring #maplesyrupstagram #maplesyrupseason #feedfeed
The first day of spring with 2 inches of snow still on the ground. Brightening up the mood & the household of little boys with a Swiss roll and citrusy lemon & orange curd. Served up on my recent find of thrift store, vintage English china. Wishing on warmer days and the arrival of a new cycle. #swissrolls #lemoncurd #citruscurd #firstdayofspring #babyitscoldoutside #vintageenglishchina #novascotiaspring #wishingforwarmweather #feedfeed
The buds are finally appearing on the maple trees, but it is still icy with snow on the ground and more expected overnight. The unexpected joy of finding guavas made us want spring even more. The pungent, earthy guava scent has filled our house, reminding me of my South African childhood. A cocktail of guava simple syrup, lime and rum will have to suffice until the days grow warmer and the sun returns. #guavacocktail #guavas #wishingforspring #springcocktails #spring #cocktails #craftcocktails #guavasimplesyrup #canadianspring #feedfeed