By May 30, 2011
By Mike Kennedy
Admittedly, “Caboose # 5 would be just perfect for you” is not something I’ve ever heard when reserving accommodations. After speaking with Carol at the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche, I knew my Northumberland shore weekend was on the right track. Having made a reservation to eat in a dining car and sleep in a Victorian themed caboose, it was clear this would not be a typical getaway. The Inn brings together locomotive heritage, local food and Maritime hospitality to deliver a unique package – perfect for a weekend getaway to explore the less discovered, yet incredibly beautiful, Northumberland Shore – one of Nova Scotia’s many hidden secrets. more…
By May 19, 2011
By Mike Kennedy
Imagine a place where you can savour carefully prepared local food and sip on-site crafted beer, while taking in a view of one of the sites competing to be one of the new 7 wonders of the world. You can do all of these things simultaneously at The Port Pub in Port Williams, Nova Scotia. Opened in 2007, The Port Pub prides itself on minimizing “food kilometers”, making every effort to use local ingredients and to serve as a pillar of the community.
Driving across the dykes from Greenwich, The Port Pub comes immediately into view as you cross the Port Williams bridge… a red beacon of local-deliciousness nestled against the Cornwallis River. I’d been there before –after a long day of cycling in the Valley, there is no better place to refuel and re-hydrate (or dehydrate – as the Sea Level Brewing Co. beers are irresistible after a day of pounding the pedals). more…
By May 16, 2011
Chef Roland Glauser of Charlotte Lane Cafe took home first prize with his “Cutting Edge Pork Medallions” at the third annual Taste of Nova Scotia Cutting Edge Culinary Competition. Chef Glauser, of Shelburne, was one of ten Taste of Nova Scotia chefs that faced-off on the Saltscapes culinary stage for a black box competition on April 29 to May 1, 2011.
“I must admit, I was a bit hesitant to participate at first, even the most experienced chef gets a bit nervous when faced with the daunting ‘black box’ of secret ingredients,” says Glauser. “When all of the secret ingredients were unveiled, I was delighted…it’s kind of hard to go wrong with Taste of Nova Scotia featured products – the quality is so amazing.” more…
By May 14, 2011
Sledding Hill owners Martin and Gordon have a unique line of products made with locally grown lavender. This cheesecake made with their Lavender Sugar is just one way to incorporate Sledding Hill products into your cooking. We heard a rumour that although it makes for a great dessert, it can be enjoyed for breakfast as well! For more recipes and product information visit their website. more…
By May 10, 2011
By Meghan Cadue
We all lead busy lives. I know that I for one would be lost without several day planners, multiple phones and the brightly coloured sticky notes that adorn my desk, phone and even walls. We’ve become some very scheduled people. So I made the decision to schedule a date night (how romantic of me!) with my husband. We scrolled through a couple of potential places and we settled on jane’s on the common. more…
By May 5, 2011
Propeller Brewing Company is introducing its popular London Style Porter in 341ml six-packs. The brew, first produced in 2003, has been a strong brand for Nova Scotia’s largest microbrewery. Darker craft beer offerings have seen increasing consumer demand over the past few years nationwide and Nova Scotian consumers are not an exception to this trend.
“Recent expansions to our production line have now made it possible for us to act on what consumers have been requesting for some time now,” says John Allen, president of Propeller Brewing Company. more…