Homemade Mother’s Day

The Tea Brewery, Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is a day to indulge mom with all sorts of goodies. This year, why not shower her in locally produced gifts from Taste of Nova Scotia members? Here are three brilliant ways to treat mom at home using Nova Scotia products.

Breakfast in bed

Wake-up mom with a nutritious and delicious breakfast spread that includes flax pancakes topped with Maple Caramelized Honeycrisp Apples, a blueberry mimosa and a strong cup coffee.

Prepare easy to make flax pancakes using Valley Flax Flour’s Pancake & Cookie mix. Once pancakes are finished, try your hand at making Maple Caramelized Honeycrisp Apples:

6 Scotian Gold Honeycrisp apples
1/2 cup of Acadian Maple Products’maple syrup
2 tbsp. butter


  1. Start by slicing 6 Scotian Gold Honeycrisp apples into wedges.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 2 tbsp of butter and cook apples for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in ½ cup of Acadian Maple’s Maple Syrup and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and cook until apples are tender.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and some walnuts.

Complete this breakfast with a “L’Acadie Blue” blueberry mimosa by mixing equal parts of Van Dyk’s Blueberry Juice with L’Acadie Vineyards’ Vintage Cuvée sparkling wine. Of course, no breakfast is complete without caffeine. A pot of Full Steam Coffee Co.’s Louisbourg 1713 French Roast should do nicely.

A spot of tea

Treat your mom like the Queen Mum! Prepare a special tea and spend the afternoon catching up.

Cozy up to a pot of The Tea Brewery’s Lavender Cream Earl Gray sweetened with Cornect Family Farm’s Nova Scotia Pure Liquid Honey. You’ll need something to go with your tea, so nibble on sweet treats like Gourmandises Avenue Chocolaterie’s French macaroons or handmade pecan-caramel Crowns from the Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop. Indulge your inner foodie with one of Sugah! Confectionary’s unique 100 series chocolate bars like their cinnamon infused white chocolate, studded with dried apricots & Nova Scotian cranberries.

Cocktails and tapas alfresco

Unwind Mother’s Day evening with a lovely spread of easy to prepare small plates to enjoy under the stars.

Try preparing bacon-wrapped scallops using Nova Scotia scallops from the Fisherman’s Market and The Pork Shop’s double-smoked side bacon. Or snack on smoked salmon toasts using sliced crunchy baguette from Boulangerie La Vendéene, Fox Hill Cheese House’s German-style Quark creamed cheese and J. Willy Krauch & Sons Ltd. smoked salmon. For something sweet and savory, why not enjoy a cracker topped with Tangled Garden’s Roasted Garlic & Onion Chutney with crumbled fried chorizo sausage from The Pork Shop.

You’ll probably be thirsty, so enjoy your tapas with this zesty late-spring Nova Scotian White Sangria:

1 bottle Jost Tidal Bay
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Haskapa Haskap juice
1 lime sliced
2 ounces Ironworks’ Apple Brandy
2 (341 ml) bottles Propeller Ginger Beer


  1. Pour wine into a pitcher with haskap juice
  2. Squeeze juice from lime wedges into the mixture.Toss the wedges into the pitcher
  3. Add brandy and sugar
  4. Chill at least one hour, overnight is best.
  5. Add ginger beer before serving and enjoy!

Recipes provided by: Taste of Nova Scotia

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