What’s Cooking: December 3 – 10

Biscuit Eater take out

It’s officially December and the holidays are in full swing. Although the holidays may look a little different this year, we’re here to help you with gift ideas, recipes, updates and more. Read along to find out what’s cooking this week.

Member Updates

Sugar Moon Farm Maple Shop

Sugar Moon Farm

Did you know you can find the Sugar Moon Farm products they use in the restaurant in their Maple Shop? Their products make the perfect holiday gift for the maple fans in your life.

Two Course Family Style Meals from Le Caveau

Le Caveau family style meals

Starting this week, Le Caveau is offering Two Course Family Style Meals consisting of a main course and a dessert. At the beginning of each week throughout December, they will be posting the meal specifics in their online store. The meal will come packaged with instructions, simply pick it up, put it in your fridge at home, and heat it up when the time comes! 

Ironworks December Updates

ironworks December updates

Ironworks Distillery has made a few adjustments this week. ⁠And while everyone is being good and staying close to home, did you know that their new product, the Maple Rum Cream is selling like hotcakes? It’s now available at Bishop’s Cellar, Harvest Wines & Spirits, The Halifax Seaport Market, and Halifax Brewery Market, or delivered right to your door in HRM. Get yours today!

Local Gifting

Lot Six Gift Cards

Lot Six Gift Cards

Do you know someone who can’t wait to visit Lot Six when they open back up? Why not get them the perfect gift and treat them to their first meal back! To get your hand on a gift card, just email manager@lotsix.ca.

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Boxes

Whats Cooking

In celebration of the holiday season, Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet has launched three limited-edition holiday gift boxes for the gluten-free, gluten-free/dairy-free, and gluten-free/vegan folks that mean the most to you!  All three packages are $35 and contain a curated selection of freshly baked, handmade goodies and a half-pound of medium roast coffee; the perfect pairing to sip on while enjoying these scrumptious eats and treats!

Liquid Assets’ Grand Pré Wines Holiday Promotion

Whats Cooking

Stay home, shop local, restock and buy gifts, all in one place! This year, Liquid Assets is is offering an exclusive Grand Pré Wines holiday box for you or someone special. The collection includes two white wines, two red wines, a bottle of sparkling wine and the award-winning Pomme d’Or Apple Cream Liqueur. Order online today!

Restaurants providing take out this week

obladee take out

With the restrictions on restaurants in the HRM still in place, we want to help you find safe and easy take out options. Restaurants and licensed establishments must now close to in-person dining, and taprooms, distilleries and wineries must pause sampling. With many more locations outside the city taking precautions we’re sharing a list of Taste of Nova Scotia businesses who are now providing take out and/or delivery.

*Please note we are continuing to update this list as new locations are announced. For a complete list, please visit our Get Your Hands on Local website resource. 

Halifax Regional Municipality:

Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley:

South Shore:

Eastern Shore:

Featured Recipe: Cheese, Charcuterie & Seafood Board

Charcuterie board

This Taste of Nova Scotia Cheese, Charcuterie and Seafood Board is a holiday staple. While it looks elaborate, it’s actually the key to a stress-free holiday. So go on, celebrate!

Grocery List

Local grocery list of in season items for the week of December 3

Get your hands on local cranberries, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, cabbage, and garlic while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., any other of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Tips for Supporting Local

A photo of blue text against a white background. The text says Get Your Hands on Local.

Check out our Get Your Hands on Local page and select your region. This will find restaurants, food and beverage producers and markets closest to you and what kind of services they’re offering, allowing you to purchase local food and drink at a distance!

For daily updates, keep an eye on our social media pages (@TasteofNS). Thank you for supporting local, and check back next week for more updates!

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