Digby, Nova Scotia

Digby Harbor You know that resort-camp in Dirty Dancing?  Kellerman’s, supposedly in the Catskills (actually in southwestern Virginia)?  Well, Digby, Nova Scotia is just like that place.  It’s seen better days, probably in the 1960s, and all of the cute little bed & breakfasts need a new coat of paint, the restaurants could use a […]

Portland, ME (or the city that I do love)

There have been mutterings from the few readers I still have that I haven’t updated in a while (oh dear, looks like they’re right!), so here goes–The Great Nova Scotia Road Trip, Part II. Portland. Portland, Maine. Few people believe me when I say “who needs Portland, Oregon when there’s Portland, Maine?” but it’s true–I’ve […]

Nova Scotia Road Trip, Scranton

Blogging from the road!  Literally!  I’m actually driving in northern Maine right now, but since I have internet in the car while in the US I figured I’d update.  Back story, I’m on my way to Nova Scotia to present a paper at the 1st annual ALECC (Association for Literature Environment & Culture, Canada) conference, […]

Farmcation, Milking!

So a major part of farmcation 2010 was milking. Actually, that was pretty much the main thing–I mean, feeding chickens and goats isn’t too hard or time consuming, but milking, yup, milking takes awhile, especially if you haven’t done it much before. Or ever. Which would be the boat I fall in. Now, I’ve always […]

Farmcation, Day 5

Yes! I have survived five days thus far on the farm. And I really don’t want to return to real life tomorrow evening. I mean, it’s not like it’s easy–trust me, it’s not–, and I am aware that I still have a rather romantic view of the whole situation (I’m not having to drive to […]

Cinnamon Pluot Jam

***My RSS feed should be up and running, www.eatingappalachia.com!*** With all this change, how about a recipe?  I’m still the same me, you know.  The reason why I’ve been a bit MIA is due to my job, I have to admit.  I’ve stopped cooking for myself, a reason why I never wanted to go back […]

Farmcation 2010, Day 1

This week I have the pleasure of farm-sitting for some folks I know while they’re out of town on a much needed vacation.  The farm itself is gorgeous and I’ll give you a tour of the property tomorrow if the sun comes out.  Right now it’s really overcast and has been for a couple of […]


**Cross-posted from Cupcake Punk** I’ve been dreading this post for a few months now, putting it off for weeks, trying to figure out the best way to approach it. There’s one thing you need to know about me that I haven’t really talked about much on this blog–I have a huge guilt complex. And writing […]