Recipe Round-Up: Cozy Winter Recipes

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The winter months often spark our cravings for warm comfort foods, so we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourite recipes to make on the cold days. From delicious mains, to a maple bundt cake, all of these recipes feature plenty of Nova Scotia products to ensure your kitchen is filled with local flavours this winter!

1. Hearty Pork and Vegetable Chili

Looking to warm up this winter? We have the perfect way to take the “chili” off! Using fresh Nova Scotia vegetables and flavourful pork, our hearty chili will keep you warm and satisfy your taste buds. Grab your biggest bowls because you won’t be able to get enough of this delicious hot dish!

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2. Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese

This Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese is about to be your new favourite comfort food! Fresh sourdough bread and hot melted cheese complements sweet honey and local pears in this recipe. It’s sure to leave your stomach feeling full (and happy!) Enjoy this sandwich as a snack or main dish that can be paired with any of our local soup recipes.

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3. Roasted Turnip and Apple Soup

This recipe by Kitchen Door‘s Chef Andrew Farrell, was featured as part of the Get Your Hands on Local launch in February 2020. The recipe features plenty of seasonal produce you can find in the winter in Nova Scotia, including turnip, apples, onions and carrots along with local maple syrup and blueberries. This soup is filled with a variety of flavours, and pairs nicely with the previously mentioned Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese.

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4. Maple Bundt Cake

As Canadians, we know that maple makes everything better. That is definitely the case with this Maple Bundt Cake with streusel and maple cream cheese glaze! The perfect addition to any coffee date, serve it as dessert for a family dinner, bring it to Easter brunch, give it as a gift to a loved one or make it any time, ever. You just need to try this recipe full of maple sweetness and pure bliss!

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5. Lemon-Spiced Hot Toddy

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This drink will chase away any cold that ails you! Honey, lemon, cinnamon, cloves, and a splash of rum makes this a perfect drink for the extra cold winter days. Grab a blanket and curl up next to a warm fire while sipping on this refreshment for pure relaxation.

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