By April 28, 2011
By: Mike Kennedy
I often take for granted the sheer beauty that exists in Nova Scotia. Caught up in the hustle of a busy work schedule, at times I forget about countless scenic places to visit, and a rich history that can be experienced within an hour’s drive of Halifax. One such destination is the stunning Annapolis Valley: home to Acadia University, a wine industry that is garnering international attention and some of the most spectacular views in the province. This past weekend, I decided to take my girlfriend Kelly on a staycation off Exit 10 on Highway 101, planning the weekend around a stay at the historic Blomidon Inn in Wolfville. more…
By April 21, 2011
By: Christine White
In the past two weeks, I have been to Masstown Market four times. Yes, four. I really can’t get enough of the fresh, local produce, home-style cooking, the bakery (best blueberry scones in the province!) and wide selection of local meats and cheeses (Pork Shop, Meadowbrook Meat Market and Fox Hill Cheese House to name just a few). In addition, their new fish market makes it a must-stop anytime I am within 20 minutes of Masstown, Nova Scotia. more…
By April 18, 2011
By: Chris & Jane
We couldn’t think of a more ideal setting for dinner on a crisp early spring evening than the cozy dining room of an historic inn in downtown Halifax. That’s what we found at Stories Casual Fine Dining at the Halliburton.
Stories boasts of fine dining in a casual setting and that is what it delivered in spades. The atmosphere was complimented by fantastic service. Our waiter, Neil, expertly enhanced the atmosphere by providing us with great tips on wine, menu recommendations and tidbits of information about the many local selections available. more…
Warmer weather, longer days and brighter spirits are all sure signs of spring here in Nova Scotia. Another sure sign of spring is the release of the annual Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide. This year’s guide is our biggest and possibly our best yet!
It features over 130 listings of some of the best restaurants, culinary experiences and producers from across the province. This year’s guide also includes 15 original Nova Scotia inspired member recipes for you to try at home. Whether you are you are visiting Nova Scotia for the first time or you’re a local looking to taste your way around the province, this guide is for you.
Free copies of the Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide are available at member locations, Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres, select NSLC outlets and various accommodation providers throughout the province.
Click here to order your free copy online.
By April 14, 2011
My Meadowbrook Meat Market Experience
By: Mike Kennedy
Since I was a young boy, I have been plagued by an undiagnosed medical condition known as ridiculouspunitis. This is a rare condition characterized by the uncontrollable use of puns. Last week, upon pulling into the parking lot of the Meadowbrook Meat Market, I was delighted to discover a fellow sufferer of this condition. We are few and far between. The presentation was obvious: use of ridiculous pork-related puns to individually label porking parking spaces. To be honest, I never sausage saw such a creative collection of signs. I knew before I had even walked into the shop that my Meadowbrook Meat Market experience would be far from boaring boring. more…
By April 11, 2011
By Mike Kennedy
I have a confession to make: I do not like the winter. I’ve tried. Despite giving snowboarding, speed skating, and polar bear dipping honest attempts, when the snow falls, I can’t help but daydream about warmer days – hopping on my road bike and cruising around the province, or firing up the BBQ with a nice cold beer.
So, this past weekend, when the temperature shot up to a balmy 9 degrees in Halifax, it was time to embrace the arrival of spring by firing up the grill. I decided to make my way to Propeller Brewery store, affectionately known as the “Prop Shop” to purchase necessary weekend supplies. My mission: to find the perfect marinade ingredient. more…