Sampling New Brunswick Foods

When I travel, I love tasting local foods along the way.  Of course, traveling along the coast of New Brunswick, we made sure to eat plenty of their great seafood.  My first experience with it was in the tiny village of St. Martin’s.  Side-by-side restaurants with a view of the Bay of Fundy enticed us.  We chose The Caves, named after the local attraction, caves carved out of the cliffs by the tidal currents. 

I choose the seafood bake which turned out to be scallops, shrimp, haddock and bits of lobster in a sauce with three kinds of cheese melted over it.  Delectable!  The simple decor of blue checked oilcloth on the tables, white and blue walls were secondary to the superb view and the food.  You could also eat outside on the deck.

St. Martin’s is well worth getting off the divided highway and trekking on the scenic side road.  The village visitor’s center looked like a lighthouse, but if you follow their directions, you’ll see a real lighthouse.  Two covered bridges, adjacent to the visitor’s center, can be captured in one photograph if you align yourself close to the shore.  Then drive on through the one nearest the water to get to the seafood restaurants.

Time your visit for when the tide is out, if you want to walk down to the sea caves.  The visitor’s center has the times posted.  If you go at the wrong time, the Bay of Fundy tide comes in fast and deep so you want to play it safe.  The tide was in when we were there.

Another Writing Challenge at eHow

This challenge requires twelve articles written between January 25 and January 31.  That’s seven days, so here’s my effort to meet the challenge.  I’ll add the articles to the list below as I finish them.

  1. How to Stop Biting My Nails
  2. How to Stop Bitching
  3. How to Tend the Flag in Golf
  4. How to Raise Money with a Friends of the Library Group
  5. How to Help a Library with a Friends of the Library Group
  6. How to Make Taco Salad the Easy Way
  7. How to Decide If Cataract Surgery Is for You
  8. How to Find Nationality of Last Names
  9. How to Make Library Book Displays for December
  10. How to Make Valentines from Altered Cards
  11. How to Use Walla Properly
  12. How to Make a Grandmother Happy

Wow, I’m done and it’s two days ahead of the deadline.  That was good practice, as I think the next challenge will be 13 articles in 7 days.  If you sample any of the articles, leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

More Christmas Crafts and Ideas

Christmas star
Christmas star

My mom and I are as busy as Santa’s elves writing down our Christmas crafts, recipes and ideas.  Share in our holiday fun with How to Make Fan Ornaments for Christmas …How to Make Christmas Bookmarks …How to Make a Star Ornament from a Paper Bag …How to Decorate a Golf Cart for Christmas …How to Fly Without Problems During the Holidays …How to Make Snow Flakes Online …How to Make Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments …How to Make a Snowman from a Brick …How to Make a Candy Cane Reindeer …How to Make Sugared Nuts from Black Walnuts or Pecans .

It’s not too late to make a batch of sugared nuts to give as gifts or just have around for a tasty treat.

My Photography Articles

Capturing the Sun
Capturing the Sun

I’ve written a number of articles for the eHow site about photography. 

How to Take Photos at Colonial Williamsburg

How to Photograph Spring Flowers

How to Have a Photo Scavenger Hunt

 How to Take an Alphabet of Photos

 How to Take a Photo a Day for a Year

How to Take Food Photos to Go with Recipes

How to Take Photos at Magic Kingdom 

How to Take Photos at Epcot 

How to Take Animal Kingdom Photos That You’ll Love

How to Photograph Alligators on a Florida Vacation

How to Find Flowers to Photograph

How to Take Photos From a Car

How to Photograph Mushrooms 

How to Add Photos That Enhance an eHow Article

How to Take Spider Web Photos

Here’s a few more:

How to Look Better in Snapshots

How to Make Cards from Photos

How to Write Family Memories Triggered by Photos 

How to Save Wedding Photos to a Group Website

How to Make a Family Memory Book using Photoworks or Other Print-On-Demand Sites

Cooking with Gail & Clyde Martin

For many years, my mom and dad canned foods from their garden, made jellies and krauts, and developed a variety of down-home foods.  Check out the recipes that they have online at:

How to Make Turnip SlawHow to Make Potato Cakes Like Grandma’sHow to Bake Beef Tongue and DressingHow to Make Giblet GravyHow to Make Salmon PattiesHow to Make No-Bake CookiesHow to Eat Well Using Nature’s BountyHow to Make Swiss SteakHow to Make Breaded TomatoesHow to Make Meat Loaf in a JarHow to Roast Pumpkin Seeds for a Fall TreatHow to Make Baked Pineapple, an Old-Fashioned Dessert RecipeHow to Make Molasses TaffyHow to Make Rose Hip Extract for Tea or for Jelly MakingHow to Make Faux Apple Spice Rings from CucumbersHow to Make Dandelion JellyHow to Use a Bushel of ApplesHow to Hull Black WalnutsHow to Make Walnut Valley Festival Baked BeansHow to Make Corn Cob JellyHow to Make Turnip Kraut