Bicyclette Publishing is excited to announce the release of its first book, The TIBS Guide to Desserts. It is a dessert cookbook from Two If By Sea Café Co-owner Tara MacDonald. She is the celebrated baker behind the trademark croissants and other delectable baked goods from Two If By Sea Café. In The TIBS Guide to Desserts, Tara shares her most treasured recipes ranging from TIBS’ Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies to Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie. The cookbook also goes beyond the kitchen as the co-owners, Tara MacDonald and Zane Kelsall, share the stories that led them to open the café.
Take on the high seas in style. This Poison Pear cozy and cute infinity scarf is made out of luxuriously soft red organic cotton jersey knit and has been hand screen printed with repeating anchors in ivory ink. Very nautical!
Can be worn loosely around the neck or shoulders, or wrapped twice for extra warmth. Sewn into a self-contained tube, meaning no raw edges, and prints all around!
knit.paper.scissors. is a local Dartmouth company that creates custom and handmade crochet and knit items. Unleash your inner Viking with this fun crochet hat with detachable viking beard. Styles shown above is viking hat with short bobble beard. Also comes in Long beard.
Amanda Bent has been a graphic designer and cartographer for 15 years and she comes from a very quirky family with a unique sense of humour. With her sister Robyn’s “teachery” writing skills she started designing greeting cards in 2010. When Amanda’s Uncle Dave saw her crazy cards, he commented that she inherited the “Bent sense of humour.” And so an idea was born: Bent Humour Greeting Cards. Bent Humour cards have been accused of being sarcastic, sassy, naughty and sometimes, downright scandalous. Their twisted (or, Bent if you will) sense of humour is mixed with cute little fun drawings Amanda designs herself that make sending an inappropriate card okay. Photo credit to Johanna Matthews.
This Ultramarine Blue Paisley Bib polymer clay (Sculpey III) necklace by Beady Eye Jewelry is made using Mokume Gane technique. It features a paisley design. Other materials used: faceted opal, bicone crystal, dyed shell, sterling silver toggle and silver plated daisy spacers. Robin Grandy, from Bridgewater NS is a jeweller who specializes in polymer clay work.
This rich, balanced red will make a believer out of you when it comes to our ability to produce top tier reds in Nova Scotia. Aged for 9 months in American oak barrels and for an additional 6 months in bottle before release, this Blomidon Estate Ridge Reserve wine shows blueberry and blackberry notes with a spicy vanilla edge.
SALTI bracelets are the perfect casual accessory for the outdoorsy type. Especially the water enthusiast. They are durable, comfortable and add character to your look. The 3rd Wave OMBRÉ Collection are hand painted with great care. The paint used is secret patented rubber coating designed especially for marine rope to resist erosion yet retain flexibility. As a lifelong sailor Cathy Davey knows ropes and the toll salt water can take so she makes SALTI bracelets with only the highest quality marine rope in the world. The bracelets will hold up very well under all conditions and will not shrink or stretch. The stainless steel shackle is marine grade and will not rust. Great for everyday wear too as they do not absorb water and are quick to dry after washing.
Denise Adams has had a lifetime of gardening experience at the threshold of the Atlantic Ocean. In Atlantic Coastal Gardening she offers personal, practical tips, techniques, and inspirational advice for creating healthy, beautiful coastal gardens. With a focus on sea-hardy flowers, vegetables, herbs, and shrubs, Adams’s suggestions are accessible to both budding and blossomed gardeners. Grow with your property, with tips on which plants to purchase, grow, or avoid, and learn how to cultivate your natural surroundings to their full potential, year round. Atlantic Coastal Gardening includes everything from creative composting to gathering and growing seeds, simple, natural recipes for the seaside garden harvest, solutions to poor soil quality, and plenty more! Includes over 300 vibrant images of stunning coastal gardens and scenery on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. This book is published by Nimbus Publishing.
Looks like a slice of decadent fudge… Scented with patchouli and cinnamon with delightful swirls of cocoa and ground cinnamon. Ground coffee beans act as a deodorizer and mild exfoliant, and fair trade, certified organic cocoa butter is added to further enrich this yummy bar! Earth Elementals Soap uses only plant based oils and butters, essential oils, herbs, and botanicals. Fair trade and organic ingredients are incorporated where possible. Skin soothing medicinal herbs of calendula, peppermint, chamomile, and lavender incorporated in Earth Elementals’ soap and body care products are grown organically on our land here in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.
Grand Pré Wines named this traditional method sparkling wine after Samuel de Champlain, who mapped Nova Scotia during the earliest French and Acadian settlement in what was then L’Acadie. In fact, that’s a self-portrait of Champlain in the compass rose sun on his 1613 map of this area. This sparkling wine has been made from a blend of L’Acadie Blanc and Seyval Blanc grapes grown here on the slopes above Grand Pré meadows.