What’s Cooking: March 4 – 11

Happy March! Spring is just around the corner and there’s plenty of exciting things blooming around the province. From extended Dine Around menus to mid-winter sales, new ciders, and more, there’s plenty to look forward to throughout the month. Keep reading for upcoming events and a delicious breakfast recipe to kick off maple season!


Luckett Vineyards

Luckett Vineyards

Luckett Vineyards has announced their 2021 opening date and it’s May 1! There’s officially less than two months between you and the vineyard, the countdown is on. Until then, they’re resuming shipping on April 1. Cheers!

The Tea Brewery

Calling all tea drinkers! The Tea Brewery is having their mid-winter sale up until midnight on March 14. Order online and use promo code MID21 at checkout in order to receive free shipping on orders over $60. Happy sipping!

Maritime Express Cider Co.

New Cider alert! Maritime Express Cider Co. has just released the latest addition to their product line – The Pines. Fresh pine and spruce aromas with notes of grapefruit and lime make up this delicious cider. It’s crisp and refreshing, like a walk in the forest! More good news from this Cidery – their chef, Stephane Levac, will be on the new season of Top Chef Canada!

Farmers Markets of Nova Scotia 

Farmers Markets of Nova Scotia has released merchandise! Their Nourishing Food Bucks Fundraiser Bundle includes their screen printed tote, exclusive produce bags, a button pack, and a weather-proof sticker. For $100 you can have this shipped to your home anywhere in North America, with all proceeds going toward their Nourishing Communities Food Bucks Program. To learn more about the program and purchase your own bundle, visit their website.

Garrison Brewing Co.

This Monday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and Garrison Brewing Co. is celebrating by donating $1 from each pint to NSCC’s “Women in Trades” Award. They’re also extending their hours at both their Seaport and Oxford taprooms until 8:30 so you have a chance to visit!


Dine Around 2021

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 your favourite Halifax restaurants, priced at $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50.

Around the World in 80 Plates – International Food Festival

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 cuisine, 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, visit https://aroundtheworldfest.ca/.

Featured Recipe: Organic Hot Cereal with Maple Whipped Cream

We’re in the last stretch of winter and this mouth-watering Organic Hot Cereal with Maple Whipped Cream will help keep you warm on these crisp mornings. Made with Sugar Moon Farm maple syrup, this recipe will help make the transition into spring a sweet one!

Grocery List

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.

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