What’s Cooking: November 17 – 24

A booth at the Evergreen Market in Halifax

From holiday markets and dessert tastings to fundraiser dinners and new product launches, read on to see what’s cooking this week in Nova Scotia.

Just Us! Coffee Roasters 

Just Us! Holiday Blend coffee

Just Us! Coffee Roasters have launched this year’s Holiday Blend! This smooth, medium roast coffee has tasting notes of chocolate and roasted nuts, making it perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Buy it today for $13.75 in store, online, or at select Superstore and Sobeys locations.

Made with Local

Made with Local Gingerbread Real Food Bar

Made with Local has released an all-in-one one-and-done Holiday Bundle to cover everyone on your Holiday gift list! With 36 assorted bars of local goodness, this bundle truly is a Holiday season miracle. Available on their website for $109.50.  

Saltbox Brewing

Saltbox employee holding new cans of Clem-tini Hard Soda

Saltbox Brewing just finished canning their first blend of Clem-tini Hard Soda! Clem-tini tickles your taste buds with citrusy delight. Available as a 6-pack or in a variety pack of 4 online or at the taproom. 

Acadia Craft Show & Expo

Still Fired products at Acadia Craft Expo

The Acadia Students’ Union Christmas Craft Expo is back this weekend, from November 17 – 19! Packed with amazing vendors, this expo is a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs. Admission is $7.

Participating Taste of Nova Scotia members include:

Designer Craft Show

Designer Craft Show - Sable Shortbreads

Visit Craft Nova Scotia’s Designer Craft Show on the Halifax Waterfront this Friday, November 17, from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and November 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be 80 vendors bringing their best for your Holiday shopping needs! Tickets are $8 and are available to purchase online and at the doors. Participating Taste of Nova Scotia members include:

Lupin Dining & Pantry

lupin charcuterie

Lupin Dining & Pantry will be hosting their annual Seaside Christmas Market this weekend, filled with local artisan vendors and treats from their German inspired beer garden. Stop by from November 17, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on November 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Meander River Farm & Brewery

A wreath hangs at Meander River Farm & Brewery

Meander River Farm & Brewery will be hosting a Holiday Market from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m on November 19. Enjoy over 20 local artisans, food vendors, carollers, a food truck, and more!

Petite Rivière Vineyards

Petite Riviere Vineyards Wine Gift Boxes

Enjoy Christmas at Petite Rivière Vineyards this holiday season for a very special art and craft event on November 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy mulled wine while you shop gift boxes of wine for all your holiday dinner and party needs! Wines will be 25% off this weekend only. 

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

The Flying Apron desserts

The Flying Apron will be hosting a dessert tasting week from November 24 – December 1. Grab a 3 taster plate for $15 or a 5 taster plate for $20, and enjoy some delicious desserts made from scratch. 

Flying Apron Dinner Menu Fundraiser for Gaza and World Central Kitchen

Treat yourself to dinner this week at The Flying Apron and help raise funds for food aid to Gaza! This week’s menu is a Gaza inspired menu featuring popular Palestinian favourites with a few Levantine influences. The menu is available Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Profits collected from dining room sales on these days will be donated to World Central Kitchen. 

Call 902-633-2300 to make a reservation today!

Evergreen Market

Evergreen Market Booth with lights and snow

The Evergreen Market will be taking place on the Halifax Waterfront this holiday season from November 24 until December 17. Featuring several Taste of Nova Scotia members, a great time to do some of your holiday gift shopping!


Featured Recipe: Scallop Risotto

This Scallop Risotto is a mouth-watering local twist on an Italian classic! Roasted butternut squash and seared Nova Scotia scallops help create this warm, comforting dish. Paired with a glass of Tidal Bay, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Recipe provided by: Jessica Emin (@eatwithjessie)

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