What’s Cooking: October 9 – 15
The fall colours have arrived and there’s no better time to get out and about! With so many exciting things on the go in the next couple of weeks, you don’t want to miss out. Here’s what’s cooking this week:
Private Dining at Le Caveau
Exciting news from Le Caveau at Grand Pre Wines! Earlier this month they announced they would begin offering private dinner bookings for 8 to 10 guests in the comfort of their elegant dining room. Perfect for birthdays, retirements or office parties, the private dining experience includes a 5 or 7 course tasting menu and a carefully curated Estate or International bottle pairing.
Rose & Kettle To Go
The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Rose & Kettle Tea Room online shop is now live! You can now order bulk quantities of their delicious scones, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, and soups each week! Orders should be placed by Thursday at noon each week, items will be ready for pick-up at their main door on Fridays, between 12 & 4 p.m. at 471 Poplar Drive.
Nova 7 Pack
Exciting news for Nova 7 fans! Benjamin Bridge has put together a special offering for you focused on all things Nova 7. This limited pack includes: 2 bottles 2018 Nova 7, 2 bottles 2019 Nova 7, 2 Nova 7 stemless glasses & a Nova 7 enamel pin.
Find this pack at their Gaspereau Valley wine shop, open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day. Also available for purchase online.
Harvest Wines Case
The Harvest Wines Case shares the joy with $28 OFF twelve of your favourite wines from Jost Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, and Mercator Vineyards and a $10 donation to Feed Nova Scotia. Savings for you and a contribution to Feed Nova Scotia to ensures those less fortunate have access to food all year long, we celebrate all the goodness that is a harvest here in Nova Scotia. You can purchase the Special Harvest Wines case of twelve for $240 – regular $268, online, or at Jost Vineyards winery.
Nourish Your Roots Farm to School Program
Nourish Your Roots is a farm-to-school food box fundraiser developed by Nourish Nova Scotia, created to help schools support their healthy eating programs and increase opportunities for children to eat more vegetables and fruit. The food boxes feature local produce from participating Nova Scotia farmers and help connect children and families to healthy, local, and sustainable food choices.
Help make Nourish Your Roots 2020 a success for schools and farmers by purchasing a Nourish Your Roots food box, visit the Nourish Nova Scotia online store. Food boxes are $35 and include 22-25 lbs of farm-fresh Nova Scotia produce.
Devour 9.5 – October 21-25, 2020
Save the date for this year’s Devour! The Food Film Fest! The popular culinary and film event is proving that hybrid is just as mouth-watering as the original with an in-person and digital festival combo. This year marks the 10th installment of the festival, coined Devour! 9.5 to reflect travel restrictions and smaller in-person gatherings. Organizers promise to deliver all of the festival’s baked-in goodness during the five-day event, October 21-25, 2020. Find out more by visiting their website.
October 22: Pumpkin and a Pint at Saltbox
Saltbox Brewing Company is hosting an evening of drinks, pumpkin carving, and (socially distanced) fun! Tickets are $10 and include a pumpkin and a 16oz Saltbox pint of your choice (add up to 4 pints to each ticket for an extra $5). The best pumpkin will be determined by the voter’s choice and will be announced on October 31. The winner will receive a $25 gift card! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website.
October 22 – 31: Halifax Burger Week
Halifax Burger Week is a city-wide burger-eating phenomenon and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia put on by The Coast. After six long months of postponement, Halifax Burger Week 2020 is happening! And it’s not just a week, either. The burger celebration runs for the last 10 days of October, starting Thursday, October 22, and running through Saturday, October 31st. Many Taste members will be featuring burgers, including Agricola Street Brasserie and Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery.
Featured Recipe: Scalloped Potato Bake
This bubbling casserole of creamy sliced potatoes and gooey cheese is a satisfying side dish for any meal. There is no better accompaniment to your ham, turkey, or chicken than this Cheddar and Leek Scalloped Potato Bake to satisfy your taste buds.
Local Source Guide
- Local Apples
- Local Blueberries
- Local Greens
- Local Cucumbers
- Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Fruit Farms Ltd., any other of the Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia,
- den Haan Greenhouses: Available at Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, independent retailers, Valufoods, Foodland, Freshmart, and No Frills.
- Stokdijk Greenhouses: Available at Sobeys and independent retailers.
- Local Turnips
- Local Potatoes
- Local Leeks
- Local Cheese
- Local Milk
How to Keep Supporting Local
October is harvest season in Nova Scotia and a prime time to support our incredible Nova Scotian producers and businesses. Whether buying fresh market produce, planning a fall foliage road trip, dining in, or ordering takeout – our Get Your Hands on Local page has you covered! Check it out to see how you can support local in any way you desire.