EatinEatOut : Fall 2013
84 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA So it was that the Halifax Food Bloggers accepted the challenge to channel that inspiration into the creation of an original recipe with ingredients sourced exclusively from Seaport Market vendors. Recipes were judged on originality, creative use of ingredients, ease of reproduction for the home cook, and overall appeal. The lucky judges were three local foodies including Emily Forrest, founder of Local Tasting Tours, Alexander Henden, editor of Local Connections Halifax Magazine, and Gordon Stevens, entrepreneur behind the Uncommon Group and I Love Local Halifax. As the competition heated up, local media caught wind of the story and provided publicity for the event. The organizers of the contest, both from HFXFB and from the Seaport Market, were thrilled with the results. Recipes submitted included pavlovas topped with sugared pansies, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with crispy ham and rhubarb cream-filled doughnuts, to name a few. However, for the judges, one recipe stood out from the rest. Catrin Redmand is new to the food blogging scene. A chef by training, Catrin is no stranger to the Seaport Farmer’s Market. Her commitment to making and eating healthy, clean and fresh food means that she visits the market on a regular basis to source ingredients. When she first created her blog, Eatitorial (www.eatitorial.wordpress.com), Catrin’s goal was to inspire readers by showcasing healthy recipes that could be whipped up in 15-30 minutes. Catrin took her time deciding what she would create for her FARM-MARKET-TABLE contest entry. She thought about what foods she craved on a warm summer’s night, what recipe could highlight the best the Seaport Farmer’s Market had to offer, and what foods were trendy and fun. Enter Catrin’s (now famous) fish taco with radish slaw and cashew mayo. “It’s what It’s what popped into my head. You really can’t get more fresh! “ catrin redmand, Eatitorial.wordpress.com SEE THE RECIPE!