What’s Cooking: January 21 – 28

The first month of 2021 is flying by! Already thinking of Valentine’s Day plans? We’ve got you covered with gift ideas, getaways, special dinners, and more! Keep reading for highlights from members, exciting events for all foodies, and a delicious pizza recipe from Morris East.


The Canteen

Mark your calendars! The Canteen is reopening for dine-in on Tuesday, January 26, and they’re bringing back their bar seating! You’ll be able to enjoy a seat at the bar with your favourite people while being safely separated from your neighbours with new partitions.

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

Looking for a quick and healthy snack option for school or work? Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet has you covered with their new Superfood Fuel Cookie. This has all the deliciousness of a cookie, but it’s filled with nourishing ingredients that will provide sustained energy all day long! Visit their online shop to order yours today.

Benjamin Bridge

Some exciting news for all Nova 7 fans – the new 2020 vintage is almost here! With all the aromatics and blushing hues one would expect from a warm growing season, we can hardly wait to try! Be the first to know when the 2020 Nova 7 is available by joining Benjamin Bridge‘s email newsletter.

Valentine’s Day Specials



CRAVE Days is an epic food festival that engages locals in support of the food and beverage industry. From January 18 – 21, restaurants and producers around the province are featuring special items with a portion of each sale being donated to the Canadian Progress Club – Halifax, who funds organizations that support individuals of all ages with special needs. Visit www.cravedays.ca for more information. Participating Taste members include Avondale Sky Winery, Compass Distillers, Tatamagouche Brewing Co, Petite Riviere Vineyards, Barrelling Tide Distillery, Ironworks Distillery, Kitchen Door and Sunday Silence Coffee Co.

Dine Around 2021

Halifax’s tastiest month of the year is back! Dine Around 2021 promises to be spicier, juicier, and more delicious than ever!  From February 1 – 28, savour special menus from your favourite Halifax restaurants, priced 10 – $50. This year restaurants are offering dine-in, take out, and delivery options, so it’s easier than ever to #supportlocalsafely! For more information visit www.dinearoundhfx.com.

Featured Recipe: Lumberjack Pizza

Photo of Morris East - Lumberjack pizza

This isn’t any ordinary pizza – with a blend of local sausage and bacon, some incredible cheese and just the right amount veggies, you’ll feel like you’re ready to break out your best plaid and chop down some trees. The Lumberjack Pizza is perfect for sharing, but you probably won’t want to!

Grocery List

Get your hands on local squash, onions, parsnips, potatoes, apples, and garlic while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm MarketMasstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., and other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Get your local sausage and bacon from Meadowbrook Meat Market, The Pork Shop, or Tony’s Meats.

For local cheddar, try products from Fox Hill Cheese House, Knoydart Cheese House and Farm, or Masstown Creamery.

Source your maple syrup from Sugar Moon Farm or Acadian Maple.

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