Easter Recipe Round-up

For many families, due to the current circumstances around the world, Easter is going to look much different this year. When planning your Easter dinner, it’s more important than ever to support the local producers and businesses in our communities.

This Easter, follow our recipe round up of a few seasonal recipes to ensure your dinner has a fresh and local spread!

To make getting your hands on local a little bit easier, we’ve included a local source guide with each recipe to highlight who produces each main ingredient and where to find them.

1. Garden Party Cocktail

Garden Party Cocktail from 2019 Culinary Guide

Start your meal off with this light and aromatic cocktail. Made with Compass Distillers‘ ‘ Summer GiNS, this Garden Party Cocktail is sure to encourage spring on its way.

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2. Roasted Carrot Salad

This Roasted Carrot Salad is the perfect combination of savoury and sweet and is sure to please even the pickiest of palettes at Easter dinner! Made with fresh local produce, this beautiful dish can be served as an appetizer or a main.

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3. Just Us! Savoury Morning Buns

If your Easter dinner is going to be a brunch these Just Us! Savoury Morning Buns are a menu must have. Warm, flaky and filled with cheese from Fox Hill Cheese House, this delicious recipe from Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op is exactly what you’ll want to wake up to each day.

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4. Apple, Maple & Mustard Caramelized Ham

Appl Maple Mustard Ham

If local ham is on your menu this Easter, make sure to try this Apple, Maple, and Mustard Caramelized Ham recipe from Meadowbrook Meat Market. Home of the “Jimmie Lamb Ham”, visit them in either Somerset or their location in Alderney landing to choose from their fully cooked boneless hams (either natural wood smoked, maple ham) or a ham that requires roasting (old-fashioned ham or picnic ham).

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5. Maple Bundt Cake

Easter dinner wouldn’t be complete without dessert. This Maple Bundt Cake recipe, complete with streusel and a maple cream cheese glaze, is sure to be a hit. Maple sweetness and pure bliss!

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BONUS! Nova Scotia Wine

No dinner is complete without a local Nova Scotia wine pairing! We suggest L’Acadie VineyardsAvondale SkyBenjamin BridgeLuckett VineyardsPlanters Ridge Winery, Blomidon EstateGrand Pre WineryGaspereau VineyardsSt. Famille WinesMuwin Estate WineryLightfoot & WolfvilleLunenburg County Winery, Mercator Vineyards, Casa Nova Fine Beverages, Petite Riviere Vineyards, or Jost Vineyards.

Visit their websites for complete details on online orders, curb side pick-ups and retail store hours.

Wine not your beverage? In Nova Scotia, we’re lucky to have an abundance of fantastic local cideries, breweries and distilleries from one end of the province to the other. Visit our Taste of Nova Scotia member page for a complete list.

Easter Take-Out

Not able to cook your Easter dinner this year? No problem! Kitchen Door is offering Easter Dinner to go. The take-out dinner features a salad with maple dressing, a local ham from the Pork Shop, local vegetables and a Nova Scotia Apple Cranberry Crisp for dessert!

Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. Pick up takes place Saturday, April 11 at Kitchen Door. Delivery is available for an additional fee.

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