Lively Bakery : Bedford, Nova Scotia

I was contacted by Sasha from Lively Bakery in Bedford to do a few shots of her cakes and tarts for Simply Gluten Free magazine.

Sasha's baking is 100% gluten-free, dairy free and refined sugar-free. 

It's also 100% delicious.

I know because I ate three pieces of cake and the strawberry tart in the photo above.


You can find Sasha at the Alderney Farmer's Market in Dartmouth every Saturday, on her Facebook page ( or over on Instagram (@livelybakeryhfx).

Wild Card Creative : Taste Of Nova Scotia JULY : SEAFOOD

Client : Taste Of Nova Scotia

Objective : 3 original recipes + 6 horizontal photos for July's seafood theme

Food styling : Kathy Jollimore

Photography : Kelly Neil

Snowy River Farms' Eggs

I bought these stunning farm fresh eggs from Amy at @snowyriverfarms. Amy’s parents live next door to my parents and once a week, during the growing season, Amy uses her parents' house as a pick up point for the Snowy River CSA boxes. She posted that she was bringing extra eggs a few weeks ago, so I messaged and asked for two dozen. When I opened the cartons, the stunning array of colours took my breath away. I asked Amy about the eggs and here’s her reply -

“I'm glad you like them! The eggs that you buy from the store are from either brown commercial layers or white commercial layers. These birds have been bred to lay daily for one cycle (just under a year) and they only lay either a brown or a white egg BUT there are many different breeds of chickens in the world and we own a few of them here on farm. Each breed can lay a different shade of brown or white, pink/beige, blue or green. Our blue egg layers are called Ameraucana and they always lay some shade of blue for an egg. I also have Black Copper Marans which lay a much deeper brown coloured egg than you would see in stores. My Euskal Oiloa hens are the ones that are laying the light pinky beige eggs of a medium size. Last year we bred our Black Copper Maran rooster to one of our Ameraucana hens and the girls who hatched out grew up to lay the deep green eggs!”

Aren't they just so gorgeous?!