What’s Cooking: June 30 – July 8

This long weekend, culinary adventures can be found in everyone corner of the province. From live music to events at wineries, maple activities and cooking classes — keep reading to find out what’s cooking this weekend.

Old Fish Factory

This summer, the Old Fish Factory is partnering with the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society for a the music series Saturdays in the Park. Performances will take place at 2 p,m. at the Lunenburg Bandstand and 8:00 p.m. at the Old Fish Factory. This weekend catch Campbell & Johnston on Thursday, July 30 and Inn Echo on Saturday, July 2.  Find more information here.

Benjamin Bridge

Benjamin Bridge will be open Friday, July 1st and through the weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by the winery for a visit and to try their new collaboration rosé made in allyship with Glooscap First Nation!

The Sou’Wester Restaurant & Gift Shop

The Sou’Wester Restaurant & Gift Shop will be offering lots of activities this Canada Day. The day will begin with breakfast from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., followed by live music and a BQQ on the observation deck from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, visit here.

Boxing Rock Brewing Company

Stop by Boxing Rock Brewing Company for live music and local beer. Chett Buchanan will be playing July 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Green Wave will be performing July 2 at 7 p.m. There will be a $5 cover charge.

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

Cooking classes have returned at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery! Sign up for Rhubarb 4 Ways on July 2, Pasta Lovers Rejoice! on July 3 and Sustainable Aquaculture Demonstration Cooking Class on July 7. For more information, or to pre-register, visit here.

The Shore Club

Shore Club Lobster Suppers

The Shore Club is back for another busy summer of delicious lobster dishes and fun dances. This Saturday’s (July 2) dance will feature music from Shameless. Doors will  open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

Sugar Moon Farm

Craving maple? We’ve got the answer! Sugar Moon Farm will be continuing to host their Maple Magic package every Saturday all summer long. The event will include a fireside maple-inspired brunch, sugar-on-snow, an owner-led sugar camp tour and maple shopping. For more information, visit here.

Jost Vineyards

This Saturday, Jost Vineyards will be hosting a long weekend celebration on their patio. The event will take place from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and will include live music from the Chris Brown Trio, wine tastings, door prizes and more! Visit for more information.

Sober Island Brewing Company

Looking for a laugh? Sober Island Brewing Company will be hosting a comedy night at the taproom July 2 at 8 p.m. Visit the website for more information and to get tickets.

Kiju’s Restaurant

Stop by Kiju’s Restaurant for dinner and music this weekend. Live & Local with Aaron Lewis feat. Murray Dingwall will be June 30 and Duane Nardochio will play July 2. More information.

Featured Recipe:  Strawberries in Puff Pastry

Inspired by classic Strawberry Shortcake, this Strawberries in Puff Pastry recipe from Valley Flax Flour is a fun twist. Make sure to give it a try with your guests this strawberry season.

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Fresh produce can be purchased at Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia

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