What’s Cooking: November 25 – 30

Evergreen Market Booth with lights and snow

As we get closer to December, there’s more signs of the holiday season starting to pop up! From locally inspired gifts to Black Friday sales (and more!), there’s plenty to be excited about.

Read on to find out what’s cooking in Nova Scotia this week.

Taste of Nova Scotia Advent Calendar

Did you know? There’s only SEVEN days left to November! Get ready to kindle your holiday spirit with the Taste of Nova Scotia Advent Calendar and embark on a delicious countdown to Christmas. Each of the 24 days is marked with a numbered delight, from artisanal chocolates to savoury treasures.

Make your December a mouthwatering adventure and unwrap the magic of the season!

Order now: 24 Days of Taste Advent Calendar

Psst – do you follow us on Instagram? We’re currently doing a contest there for a chance to win an Advent Calendar; make sure you enter!

Black Friday Sales

Happy Black Friday, Nova Scotia! Don’t forget to keep local businesses in mind while racing around to do your holiday shopping today. Here’s what a few of our Taste of Nova Scotia members are offering for Black Friday:

Keep an eye out on social media to see what your favourite local businesses are offering!

Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

This Saurday, join The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery for a hands on cooking class, For the Love of Mushrooms! Join Chef Chris on Saturday, November 25, where you will prepare four courses (under his direction) featuring the delicious earthy treasures!

Single seats are $99+HST per person. Make it a perfect Fall Culinary Getaway by adding on accommodations at their inn with a fresh hot breakfast. The culinary Getaway package for two is $380+HST. Preregistration is required; call 902-633-2300

More information: For the Love of Mushrooms cooking class

Sea Level Brewing

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Sea Level Brewing! To celebrate this milestone birthday, they’ll be offering some sweet deals this Saturday, November 25 – including $1 off 16oz glasses all day and 16% off 6-packs. Join them at either location to join in the festivities and take advantage of these deals (and more!)

More information: Sea Level Brewing’s Sweet Sixteen

Obladee, A Wine Bar

Exciting news – Obladee’s much loved holiday boxes are back! A great idea for holiday gifting, each box features a selection of their favourite local cheeses and chocolate, house-made preserves, and crisps, as well as a locally designed holiday card, local beeswax candle, detailed product notes, and a personalized gift note.

Choose from two options; a cheese gift box or a wine and cheese gift box.

More information: Obladee Holiday Gift Boxes

Sunday Silence Coffee Co.

Enjoy Sunday Silence Coffee Co.’s favourite holiday blend for a limited time! Offered only once per year, Three Ships Holiday Blend is blended from organic and fair trade coffees sourced from Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica, and featuring notes of cocoa, butterscotch and mixed berries. Perfect for enjoying with dessert after a home cooked meal or waking up to the snow fall by a cozy fire!

Three Ships is available in a limited supply, so get yours now from their website or Stirling Farm Market.

More Information: Sunday Silence’s Three Ships Holiday Blend

Lincoln Street Food

Great news! Lincoln Street Food is open again until mid-December. Join them for dinner next week; they’d be happy to see you!

Winter hours of operation are Thursday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

More information: Lincoln Street Food Winter Hours

Evergreen Festival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the Evergreen Festival is back! Evergreen Festival is a 4-week-long outdoor winter celebration of Nova Scotian culture, food, spirits, craft, art, and memorable experiences. Local retailers, restaurants, hotels, attractions, and public spaces throughout the Halifax region will offer holiday light displays and festive programming to celebrate the season.

Several Taste of Nova Scotia members will be vending at the Evergreen Market over the course of the festival; keep an eye out for Authentic Seacoast Company, Barkeep Cocktails, Benjamin Bridge, Harbour City Bar & Grill, Ironworks Distillery, Just Us! Coffee Roasters, Lightfoot & Wolfville, and Still Fired Distilleries.

More information: Evergreen Festival

Christmas at the Farm – Open House & Holiday Market (December 2): Cochrane Family Farm will be holding their 10th annual Christmas party and Open House at their farm on Saturday, December 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join them for lots of fun and festivities, with the perfect vendors for your Christmas shopping!

Halifax International Wine Festival (December 2): The Halifax International Wine Fest is a consumer festival focused on delivering high-quality educational and entertaining wine experiences for consumers and trade alike. Join them on December 2 for the tasting sessions where you can delight in sampling more than 200 wines, from near and far, on offer at the event.

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm’s Holiday Afternoon Tea (December 17): Ring in the holiday season with a curated afternoon tea dining experience at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom. Enjoy a savoury and sweet selection of modern, winter season delights. Tickets are $59 per person and go on sale Wednesday, November 29.

Featured Recipe: Hometown Sweetie with Steinhart Rhubarb Gin

Pictured are two orange-coloured cocktails, garnished with an apple slice. One glass is next to a blue bottle of Steinhart Gin, the other is on a wooden chopping board next to an apple. The background is white.

Featuring Steinhart Distillery‘s Rhubarb Gin and fresh local apple cider, say cheers this weekend with the Hometown Sweetie! Bursting with crisp fruit flavours and herbaceous botanicals, this cocktail looks like sunshine in a glass (and tastes like it too!)

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Recipe provided by: Steinhart Distillery

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