What’s Cooking: February 10 – 17

From Valentine’s Day to new non-alcoholic drinks, agricultural workshops and more, there’s plenty cooking up in Nova Scotia this week! Read on to find out what’s happening in your part of the province.

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Nova Scotia! There are so many ways to show your valentine that you love them, but we feel that the best way to celebrate is with local food and drink. Taste of Nova Scotia members across the province are offering special menus and products in honour of this sweet day; check out our Valentine’s Day blog to find an experience that speaks to you!

Cochrane Family Farm

Join Cochrane Family Farm on February 11 for their Seed to Success workshop. Let the Cochrane family show you how to properly grow seeded plants, while also learning how to make the right growing medium, when to start seeds, how to grow, how to avoid diseases and other common problems and how to keep transplants healthy and happy. Visit Cochrane Farm’s website to book your spot today!

Delectable Desserts

Each February, in honour of African Heritage Month, Delectable Desserts features what their Black Futures Cake/Cupcakes. All profits from the sale of these products are donated to local initiatives working to better the future for Black youth in their community. This year, they’re offering their Black Excellence cake (a chocolate cake layered with passion fruit curd and chocolate mousse, topped with chocolate ganache and gold painted chocolate hearts) and a feature pack of cupcakes, with flavours such as strawberry chocolate, raspberry vanilla, passion fruit chocolate, mocha, funfetti vanilla, and triple chocolate. Make sure to stop by their bakery in Dartmouth to pick up these cakes and help support this meaningful fundraiser!

Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop

Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop has a new location! Join them at 242 Lincoln St. in Lunenburg to find delicious, locally-sourced seafood. Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop will still carry all the delicious food you’ve come to know and love, while also serving up delicious café items as well. Swing by to congratulate them on the new space this week!

Chain Yard Urban Cider

Get ready for Chain Yard Urban Cidery’s first non-alcoholic cider. Anytime is the newest cider from Chain Yard and it’s one you can enjoy… anytime! Crafted with the same dedication and passion Chain Yard brings to all their ciders, Anytime is made from 100% Nova Scotian apples, offering a refreshingly balanced cider experience without alcohol. Visit their website or pick some up at their taproom.

Blue Lobster Public House

We hope you like spice! Get ready for Blue Lobster Public House’s take on the Nashville Chicken Sandwich. This sandwich features a beautiful buttermilk brined fried chicken breast coated in Blue Lobster’s special spices and dipped in hot chili oil. The Nashville Chicken sandwich is topped with coleslaw, pickles, and iceberg lettuce  on a toasted brioche bun. Visit Blue Lobster Public House to try it out today!


Featured Recipe: Cupid’s Wings

Searching for a special cocktail to share with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Our friends at Ironworks Distillery have you covered! Featuring their Vodka and Rhubarb Esprit and topped off with your favourite Nova Scotia sparkling wine, Cupid’s Wings is the perfect drink recipe to share with that special someone.

Local Source Guide

Ironworks Distillery Vodka & Rhubarb Espirit: Available for sale directly from Ironworks Distillery, NSLC, or private liquor stores

Sparkling Wine: L’Acadie VineyardsAvondale Sky WineryBenjamin BridgeBlomidon Estate WineryDomaine de Grand PréGaspereau VineyardsJost VineyardsLightfoot & Wolfville VineyardsLost Bell Estate WineryLuckett VineyardsMercator VineyardsPlanters Ridge Winery

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