What’s Cooking: July 29 – August 5

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We’re halfway through summer – can you believe it? If you still have a few things to check off  your summer bucket list, we’re here to help! This week’s What’s Cooking features upcoming musical events, festivals and exciting new products you don’t want to miss!


Garrison Brewing

Photo of: Garrison Brewing

The Halifax Jazz Festival is back this year! Join Garrison Brewing on July 31st from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at their Seaport location for jazzy tunes, craft beer and sizzling meats. Starting a 12 p.m. Chef Jason from CharBoyz will be heating up the patio with a selection of BBQ meats. Then from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Michael Dalton & Paul St-Amand with perform and from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Behrooz Mihandkhad & Kyle Tully will perform.

The Tea Brewery

Come celebrate The Tea Brewery’s 20th anniversary! On July 31st & August 1st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., stop by The Tea Brewery for free cake, iced tea and popcorn to celebrate. There will also be a 20 per cent sale on tea, teaware and accessories, and a big yard sale with book giveaways, and more. Head over to the Tea Brewery this weekend for delicious food, deals, and to celebrate an awesome 20 years!

Chain Yard Urban Cidery

A flight of cider at Chain Yard Urban Cider

Join Chain Yard Urban Cidery on August 1st from 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. for a fun filled evening of music and cider! Sing along to all your favourite throwbacks with local DJs and enjoy Chain Yard’s cider and specialty cocktails. You don’t want to miss it!

Petite Patrie Chocolate

Calling all the chocolate lovers! Petite Patrie Chocolate will be hosting a tasting event on August 6th from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Experience their decadent bean-to-bar chocolate, using the finest cacao beans and ingredients. Tickets are $30/person and tables are limited to two-four people. Reserve your table in advance by calling 902-713-5084.

Change is Brewing Co.

Change is Brewing Co. would like to welcome you to their first annual Black Excellence Boat Cruise! On August 7th at 12:30 p.m. dance your way on board the Tall Ship Silva to the beats of African drums by the Halifax Multicultural Drummers. Once onboard sip delicious collaboration beers by Change is Brewing and enjoy your view of the Halifax Waterfront, while listening to reggae roots inspired songs performed by Jah’mila. Tickets are $50/person plus HST and food and beverages are not included in the cost.

Meander River Farm & Brewery

Join Meander River Farm & Brewery August 8th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for their Bouquet Workshop! The workshop will teach you how to make beautiful bouquets with lavender, and includes a delicious lunch, and tour of the farm and brewery. Tickets are $75/person and reservations are required to attend. To book a reservation, visit their website!

Patio Lanterns Festival

The Patio Lanterns Festival is back! This summer and fall our local businesses will be lighting the province up with live music, food and drink specials, summer décor, fun activities and more. The festival runs from July 15th – October 11th. For upcoming events and a list of participating businesses, check out their website!

Member Promotions

A can of Piquette Zero, sitting on a rock by a lake. People are swimming in the background.

Benjamin Bridge: Benjamin Bridge is introducing Piquette Zero – a lively and delicious alcohol-free wine style beverage. With suggestions of key lime, lemon preserve, yuzu, blood orange peel, and bergamot – Piquette zero is its own, new sensory experience you’ll want to discover! You can order yours now on Benjamin Bridge’s online shop for Canada-wide shipping with free local delivery for the Halifax Metro and Wolfville areas.

Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant Wolfville: Introducing Paddy’s Two-Four box of 355ml cans of Celtic Cream Ale for $42.60. It’s 24 cans of their cold, smooth golden craft brew for less than $1.78 a can! You can pick up yours at their location in Wolfville or on their website.

Saltbox Brewing Company: Saltbox Brewing Company is proud to announce its first ever Designated Driver Program! Starting on August 1st, every DD who identifies themselves to the servers and who is part of a group of at least three (including themselves) will have their choice of any two non-alcoholic craft beers, compliments of Saltbox Brewing Company. It is extremely important to Saltbox Brewing Company to provide their customers with a safe environment to gather with friends, while also encouraging responsible drinking habits.

Featured Recipe: Blueberry, Chia, Flax and Oat Squares

Blueberry season has arrived! To kick off the season, check out our recipe for Blueberry, Chia, Flax and Oat Squares. This local and healthy snack featuring Nova Scotian honey and blueberries definitely won’t leave you feeling blue.

Grocery List

Get your hands on local blueberries at Noggins Corner Farm Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., Masstown Market, Oxford Frozen Foods or from Bonnymans’ Wild Blueberries.

Pick your own blueberries for this recipe at Country Magic or at Lunenburg County Winery u-picks.

Get your hands on local honey at Cornect Family Farm, Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., or one of the many Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

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