Cabbage Patch Kimchi

It’s safe to say that we are food junkies! Whether it be home cooked or takeout…We LOVE food! While we do our very best to stick with eats that lean towards the healthier side, it can be a bit of a challenge when you’re constantly on the go. Especially at this time of year, when it’s more tempting to grab that last eggroll then it is to snatch a piece of broccoli (happened this weekend). Your lips may thank you, but your digestive system… not so much. But thanks to Jessie Palmer, friend and owner of Cabbage Patch Kimchi, we have a recommendation to keep your taste buds happy, while your tummy throws you high-fives!

Cabbage Patch Kimchi, a staple in our fridges!

A common fixture you’ll find in the fridges of Hollis & Jane is kimchi, which is a non-dairy, probiotic Korean condiment made from fermented cabbage. Believe us when we say that this $#@& is ‘da bomb! Not only does it taste great on it’s own or in dishes, it also has incredible health benefits that will have your body jumping for joy! Rich in vitamins A, B, and C, kimchi can help with following:

Replenish the stomach’s microflora
Calm the immune system
Reduce inflammation
Shorten the duration and severity of colds
Reduce anxiety
Decrease cholesterol
Speed up metabolism*

Kimchi literally tastes good with any (savory) dish! We’ve tried it with soups, on burgers, in fish tacos, you name it… kimchi will add a delicious tang and spice! Thanks to Jessie, we are flush with easy, tasty recipes and ideas, some of which she has posted on her website Here we tried Kimchi Hummus, which is excellent with baguette and cheese!

A yummy Charcuterie board is a fantastic idea for holiday parties. So easy to whip together, and literally anything goes! Featured on the board is Kimchi Hummus, which is seriously delicious and very easy to make!
Just add wine! Our charcuterie board isn’t complete without a nice wine glass of Riesling from Gaspereau Vineyards. Cheers!

We absolutely love this super food, and have a hard time keeping it in house (Sarah’s husband literally eats it by the jar full lol)! For the foodie in your life, a bottle of Cabbage Patch Kimchi would make a great stocking stuffer, or unique and yummy hostess gift.

For more information on kimchi and how to use it, contact Jessie at You can also follow Cabbage Patch Kimchi on Instagram @cabbagepatchkimchi

Want to pick up a jar? You can find Cabbage Patch Kimchi at: Halifax Seaport Market, Pete’s Fine Foods, Organic Earth Market and more!


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*from Cabbage Patch Kimchi

September Must Haves – Leather Jacket, Booties & Blanket Scarves

As the crisp, cool air of Fall approaches, we’re giddy with excitement at the prospects of busting out our favorite pieces that will keep us warm, yet oh-so stylish. If we had to choose three key pieces, we would hands down head for the leather jacket, ankles booties, and a (can it get any bigger?) blanket scarf. Most often, this power trio will pair with any look, whether you’re dressing it up or aiming for casual. For added warmth, throw a cozy fur vest under the jacket for a layered look that will carry you in to the early winter months. Swoon!

Here are a few of our favorite looks to inspire!


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Jacket: Mackage (available at Room 152 Boutique), Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Booties: Steven by Steve Madden, Location: Dartmouth Graffiti Walls
Jacket: Pink Tartan, Dress: T Alexander Wang, Slides: J Crew, Bag: Lowell “Casgrain” Convertible Bag/Backpack (available at Sattva Boutique), Scarf: Louis Vuitton “Monogram Denim Shawl” (available at Room 152 Boutique), Necklace: Ment Jewellery (available at Room 152 Boutique & Makenew Curated Thrift), Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Location: Dartmouth Graffiti Walls
Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jacket: Mackage (available at Room 152 Boutique), Booties: Steven by Steve Madden, Location: Dartmouth Graffiti Walls
Jacket: Pink Tartan, Scarf: Louis Vuitton “Monogram Denim Shawl” (available at Room 152 Boutique), Dress: T Alexander Wang, Bag: Lowell “Casgrain” Convertible Bag/Backpack (available at Sattva Boutique), Slides: J Crew, Location: Dartmouth Graffiti Walls
Booties: Steven by Steve Madden, Dress 3.1 Phillip Lim, Location: Dartmouth Graffiti Walls
Scarf: Louis Vuitton “Monogram Denim Shawl” (available at Room 152

Welcome to Hollis + Jane!

Welcome to Hollis + Jane, a lifestyle blog by Sarah Kingston and Emily Hammer! We’re excited to share with you our weekly posts on styling tips, beauty recommendations, favourite recipes, and so much more.

Let us introduce ourselves!

Emily “Jane” – Co founder and creative director for Hollis + Jane

Emily is a Dartmouth based blogger and photographer, who has a background in fashion, specializing in vintage clothing. Along with blogging for Hollis + Jane, she is currently pursing her Diploma in Holistic Nutrition. One of her favourite movies is The September Issue. Emily is excited to be a part of H + J, and is excited to share creative ideas that will inspire!

Sarah “Hollis” – Co founder and art/web director for Hollis + Jane

Sarah is a Halifax/Dartmouth based blogger, with a background in styling and high-end retail. Her favourite fashion labels include All Saints Spitalfields, Rag & Bone, Alexander McQueen, among many others. A self described minimalist and clothing junkie, her key staples are black ankle boots and a long pendant necklace…as she says, they tie most anything together! When not blogging for Hollis + Jane, Sarah stays busy running her designer consignment boutique, Room 152, in Downtown Dartmouth.

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