Archive for July, 2013
The Halifax food scene has been abuzz since the opening of Edna. It’s owned by Jenna Mooers, who is the daughter of Jane Wright (former owner of the now-defunct jane’s on the common). Last Friday, we decided to give it a try.
The décor and atmosphere at Edna is quite similar to other new restaurants that have recently opened in Halifax. A big, open room; bright, modern design; and closely grouped tables create an intimate, chic atmosphere. To start, I had a glass of Benjamin Bridge Nova 7, while Michael tried Big Spruce’s
Cereal Killer stout. We also asked the waitress about gluten-free options. She pointed out a few things on the menu (which changes daily) and then said, “Really, we can adjust almost anything to make it gluten-free.” That’s what we like to hear!
Every dinner needs some dessert, and we love this yummy cake! There have been several varieties of “Better Than Anything” cake circulating on the Internet for several months now. Here is our version of it, based on a favourite family recipe.
Why We Love It
We love Death by Chocolate, and this recipe is an even easier version with a lot of the same flavours. It’s great for a family barbeque!
Their regular, gluten-containing cookies are 89 cents plus tax, so that is a pretty comparable price. As you can see, each package is individually wrapped and clearly labelled gluten-free, with the Canadian Celiac Association logo on the right. Each macaroon is about the size of a golf ball.
One of the things that I found most difficult about being diagnosed with Celiac disease was the extra work that had to go into grocery shopping, meal planning, and preparation. No longer could I grab a frozen pizza off the store shelf and serve it to my family for supper. Since then, more convenience options have come out, but they are usually pretty pricey.
However, last week I found… Read more…