What’s Cooking: December 10 – 17

The holidays are in full swing across the province and there are so many culinary experiences are waiting for you! Check out What’s Cooking this week to find ways you can eat, drink and shop local around you this holiday season.


Evergreen Festival

Evergreen Festival LogoEvergreen is online! Browse local vendors through the online Evergreen Market to complete your holiday shopping! Enjoy the Evergreen Stage from the comfort and safety of your own home, with performances running Friday-Sunday from Nov 28 – Dec 20. Follow the glow and take a safe stroll downtown Halifax and Dartmouth to explore the displays of the holiday lights of Everygreen Bright.

Rose & Kettle To Go

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The Rose & Kettle at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum‘s online shop is in its final weeks of the year! Stock up with their holiday cranberry sauce, along with your favorites! Place your order by noon on Thursdays by visiting their online shop for more information.

The Canteen Cooks – Youtube Series

Have you been staying up to date on The Canteen’s new Youtube Series? In The Canteen Cooks episode four, Chef Renée shares her love of nachos. In this video, you will learn recipes for delicious guacamole and velvety queso cheese sauce that’ll be sure to give your heart a workout and take your nachos to the next level.

Sugar Moon Farm Update

Sugar Moon Farm is moving forward! Enjoy restaurant take out and contactless shopping, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Find a brand new menu featuring sandwiches, snacks, and comfort foods suitable for eating out of hand when you arrive or taking with you on a hike! Visit the online maple shop ahead of time to stock up on Sugar Moon essentials.

Local Gifting

Obladee Holiday Gift Boxes whats cooking

Obladee wants your holidays to shine a little brighter. Their Holiday Gift boxes are ready to gift! Featuring your choice of three wines, specialty cheese, homemade chutney, signature chocolate, and their own crisps, it’s all tied up with a ribbon and personalized note. Order online for your preferred delivery or pick up date until Dec. 23rd!

Planters Ridge Holiday Bundles

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Red, white, sparkling, and more, Planters Ridge Holiday Boxes are gift-ready to explore! Planters Ridge has put together a special offering for the holidays with boxes of three or six wines for your holiday celebrations. Order online for delivery to HRM and the Wolfville area.

Culinary Experiences

Nova Scotia is filled with culinary destinations. Inspire future culinary experiences and adventures with the gift of a Nova Scotia food or drink package. Use the holidays to give back to local businesses in your community and at the same time, find amazing personal gifts and experiences for your friends and family. Visit our Culinary Packages page for suggestions.

Get Your Hands on Local 

Photo of the wordmark for Get Your Hands On Local campaign

With restrictions on restaurants and licensed establishments in HRM, we want to help you find safe and easy take out options. Restaurants and licensed establishments are closed to in-person dining, and taprooms, distilleries and wineries must pause sampling. Visit our Get Your Hands on Local website for a list of restaurants offering dine in service and take-out, as well as local food & beverage suppliers, markets & retailers offering online ordering, pickup, delivery and retail options across the province.

Featured Recipe

This Lunenburg Fruit Cake will bring back memories of Nova Scotia holidays gone by. This recipe was originally featured in Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now – a cookbook showcasing modern interpretations of heritage Nova Scotia recipes.

Grocery List

List of seasonal produce for the week of December 9

Get your hands on local sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, cabbage, onions, and cranberries while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm MarketMasstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., and other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia. Find local rum and cranberry liqueur from Ironworks Distillery.

Van Dyk’s Dried Blueberries are available at Local Source Market, Noggins Corner Farm MarketMasstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd as well as their online store.

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