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If you were raised in Nova Scotia, music is in your soul, even if you cannot carry a tune or play a musical instrument – that would be me!

Last week we attended three events featuring lots of great music.

Wednesday night I went to see Poor Boy presented by The Zuppa Theatre Co. at the Neptune Theatre. A really good original play with lots of wonderful music by Jason MacIsaac and David Christensen. Congratulations Ben, Sue and Alex on a great production.

Friday it was off to the Symphony Nova Scotia concert featuring Rose Cousins and Chris “Old Man” Ludeke. Really “young man” Ludeke. Fabulous concert, sponsored by Nova Scotia Come to Life.

Sunday, we were lucky enough to attend a house concert at Paula and Mike Fredrick’s house. Wonderful, intimate setting to enjoy the music of Ian Sherwood. Lots of good food too.:-).

This week we are back to making hammocks. I’ve been doing a lot of product testing while enjoy the great CDs we purchased.

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Why we at The Bay Hammock Company love living and doing business in Nova Scotia:

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This letter to the editor appeared in today’s Halifax Herald:
Maritime warmth

My sister, Lois Young, and I travelled to Mahone Bay to spend this past Christ­mas with our sister Connie Dea. De­spite the storm warnings as Jan. 1 ap­proached, we stuck with our plan and boarded the bus to Halifax on New Year’s Day. Arriving at the terminal, we quickly observed there were NO cabs.
Trying to manage six pieces of lug­gage between us, we made the slow walk along Terminal Road and on to a very snow-covered Lower Water Street. We could almost see our hotel just past the Market – not far.

In the distance, we saw a snowplow approaching. At least one side of the street would be a bit easier to walk on. A few minutes later, the plow returned to clear the other side of the street.

“Where are you gals headed? Are you OK to manage all that luggage?” the young driver asked us. We explained we were halfway there and could make it, to which he replied, “OK then, I will clear the way for you. Follow me” – and he was off in the blizzard with his warm and caring Maritime manner.

I miss Halifax!

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A Beautiful Day at Bay Hammocks

A Beautiful Day at Bay Hammocks

Even though it is winter here we are open at Bay Hammocks. How could we not be on a beauty day like this? We are busy making shade sails to ship to Tucson, AZ.

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Arch is busy these days making videos about our hammocks. Here is a link to the latest one. Ir will appear on our main page sometime soon. In the meantime, click on hammock video to see a preview.

On another front, lobster fishing season opened in our area two days ago. This means we lose some of our hammock weavers until after Christmas. Don’t worry though, we have lots of hammocks in stock and, if we need a special size, Lynn is always here to make it for you.

The good thing about lobster season opening is that we have lots of fresh lobster for the next month. In this area, the most popular way to cook lobster is to boil them in ocean water – about 10 minutes per pound – until they turn bright red and the antennae are easy to pull off. They are usually served whole. As we always buy way more that we need I have many recipes for leftover lobster meat that I will share with you in the next few blog posts. Today, lets do lobster rolls.

The best lobster roll is always made using a home-made hotdog bun – you can make them yourself or buy them at any good bakery. I order them from our local baker and keep a supply in the freezer. Proper preperation of the roll is important – I like to spread the exterior sides of the roll with garlic butter then toast both sides on the grill or under the broiler. Use them while still warm.

To make the filling combine the chopped lobster meat with a little chopped celery and chopped green onion and mix in mayonnaise (Nova Scotians usually use Miracle Whip). I am sorry I do not have proportions – you will have to do this to taste.

To serve: Line the grilled hotdog roll with chopped iceberg lettuce (I understand from my chef friends that iceberg lettuce is trendy again) fill with the lobster mixture and serve with a salad or fries.

If you are planning to ordering lobster for the holiday season one of the best suppliers in Nova Scotia and the one we use –  Ryer & Ryer Lobster Limited Indian Harbour, just down the road from The Bay Hammock Company in Seabright. They ship world wide.

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