What’s Cooking: March 18 – 25

Person pours maple syrup over a stack of pancakes. Coffee, tea, toast and hash browns are in the foreground.

Spring is in the air! As we transition into this new season, Nova Scotia’s culinary industry is buzzing with plenty of exciting projects. This week is bringing us March Break sales, new beers and spirits, and anniversary celebrations! Keep reading for information on upcoming events, as well as a delicious pizza recipe made with one of our favourite ingredients – maple syrup (yes – you read that correctly!)


Kitchen Door

Kitchen Door is making cooking easy this March Break with their March Break Madness Sale! Fill your fridge and freezer with your family’s favourite Kitchen Door products while saving up to 25 per cent off your order between now and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. Happy cooking!

Garrison Brewing Co. and Shipwright Brewing Co.

100 years ago, The Bluenose – Canada’s sailing icon, was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. To celebrate the anniversary of this vessel, Garrison Brewing Co. and Shipwright Brewing Co. have collaborated to brew a brand new Bluenose Lager! A portion of each sale will help support the mission of Bluenose 100. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming May launch!

Ironworks Distillery

Mark your calendars! March 27 is National Whisky Day and the official release date of Ironworks Distillery’s award-winning Heart Iron Whisky! The Whisky will be available online, in-store, and at market locations.

The Kilted Chef

Alain Bosse the Kilted chef holding a white bowl of chili with a large pot in front

This week marks the one-year anniversary of The Kilted Chef, Alain Bossé’s daily live virtual cooking show! In honour of this milestone, they’re using this week to look back at memorable highlights and delicious recipes. Visit their Facebook page for this week’s schedule, celebrations, and giveaways!


Dine Around

Image of Dine Around logo

Did you miss out on some delicious Dine Around menus last month? You’re in luck, Dine Around 2021 is being extended until March 31! You now have a whole extra month to savour special menus from some of your favourite restaurants, priced at $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50.

Around the World

Curated Food & Drink Magazine’s new international food festival and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia begins March 1 and will continue for the whole month. Participating restaurants are offering a selection of international dishes, so diners can circle the globe by trying various international cuisines, while supporting local restaurants!

The following Taste of Nova Scotia members are taking part in this year’s festival; 2 Doors Down, The Church Brewing Co., The Flying Apron Cookery, The Kiwi Cafe, Maritime Express Cider Co, Morris East Pizzeria, The Orient Chinese Cuisine, and Winegrunt. For more information, check out our blog: Around the World in 80 Plates Food Festival

Halifax Burger Week 2021

It’s almost that time of year again – The Coast has announced the 2021 dates for Halifax Burger Week! From May 13 – 22, get ready to see the city bustling with energy in support of local restaurants and Feed Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Featured Recipe: Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Maple Rosemary Aioli

Peach & Prosciutto Pizza - Morris East

This mouth-watering Peach and Prosciutto Pizza with Maple Rosemary Aioli from Morris East is fresh, light, and locally-inspired! Made with our favourite March ingredient, Nova Scotia maple syrup, this recipe will leave your taste-buds dancing! If you want to make this recipe extra local, swap out those peaches for local pears!

Grocery List

grocery list for the week of Feb 18 featuring seasonal ingredients.

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

Find local maple syrup at Acadian Maple and Sugar Moon Farm.

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

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