What’s Cooking: November 19 – 26

Evergreen Festival

As November comes to a close and the holiday season kicks in, we’re ready to celebrate all things festive. Read along to find special holiday events, details on our Taste of Nova Scotia Gift Boxes, a tasty fish chowder recipe, and more!


November 19: 2020 Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards Announced

Five wines that won the 2020 lieutenant governor wine awards

Five wines received the 2020 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House, Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 19. We’re sending out a big congratulations to all the award-winning wines.

November 20: Festive Artisans Market

Festive Artisans Market
This Friday, November 20, check it the Festive Artisans Market hosted at the Truro Farmers’ Market. Find unique gift ideas from local crafters, artisans, and makers of all kinds and keep an eye out for products from Planters Ridge Winery and Raging Crow Distillery!


November 19 – 22: Walk. Shop. Eat. Stay. in Annapolis Royal

ad for Walk Shop Eat promotion in Annapolis Royal
From November 19th – 22nd, join Founders House Dining and Drinks as they participate in the Walk. Shop. Eat. Stay. event organized by the Town of Annapolis Royal. Present your receipt from one of the participating partners in Annapolis Royal and receive 10 per cent off your meal. Visit the Founders House Facebook page for a complete list of participating businesses.

November 21: Warm up to Winter Market at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm

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Warm up to winter with The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm on Saturday, November 21st from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The outdoor event will host a variety of vendors selling local, handmade goods and products in the farm yard. The Warm up to Winter Open Air Market is free to attend, so bundle up and get festive!

Save the Date

November 28 – December 20: Halifax Evergreen Festival

Evergreen Festival Logo

This holiday season, a new outdoor festival is coming to Downtown Halifax and the waterfront. Bundle up and be part of the inaugural Evergreen Festival as the city comes alive with music, light, and joy. Discover makers, producers, and artists from across Nova Scotia as you wind your way through the Evergreen Market, Wednesdays through Sundays from November 28 – December 20, 2020.

November 28: Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Planters Ridge

chocolate paired with three wines on table at Planters Ridge

Treat yourself to an afternoon indulging in two of life’s greatest pleasures – chocolate and wine. Planters Ridge Winery will be tasting different wines matched with chocolate and chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected savoury surprises. This event will take place in their cozy tasting room on Saturdays starting on November 28th at 4 PM and continue throughout the month of December on the 5th, 12th, and 19th. Tickets are $25.

For more information: Planters Ridge

November 29: The Luxury Dubble at The Church Brewing Company

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Back by popular demand – The Luxury Dubble hosted by The Church Brewing Company. Enjoy an evening of delicious beer and a four-course farm to table meal. To book your table of four to eight guests at $65/person, email brendan.nichol@churchbrewing.ca.

Gift Boxes

Holiday Gift Box

We know the holidays will look different this year and we want to help make your holiday gifting easy with a Taste of Nova Scotia gift box. All of our gift boxes feature handpicked, artisanal food and beverage products from Taste of Nova Scotia members. Each small-batch culinary product is crafted by local producers and artisans who adhere to Taste of Nova Scotia’s membership qualifications.

Featured Recipe: Chaudrée De Poisson

This recipe is featured in Nova Scotia Cookery, Then & Now – a cookbook  showcasing modern interpretations of heritage Nova Scotia recipes. The original recipe was very simple – fish and water and potato. This version features a different twist with tarragon, creamy butter, added carrots and different components.

Grocery List

List of seasonal produce for the week of November 19

Get your hands on local produce while shopping at Noggins Corner Farm MarketMasstown MarketStirling Fruit Farms Ltd., any other of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

Look for local bacon from Meadowbrook Meat Market or The Pork Shop.

Find local haddock at Clearwater Seafoods, Fisherman’s Market International, or Afishionado Fishmongers. 

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