By May 22, 2013
Blog by: Jessie Harrold
In April, I had the distinct pleasure of reveling in a showcase of all that makes Nova Scotia wonderful, all under one roof, at the annual Saltscapes Expo.
Delicious local food, incredible handicrafts, beautiful wines, exciting outdoor sports and recreation activities, dedicated charitable organizations, stunning artwork, amazing food…did I mention food yet? Maybe I was a little fixated… more…
By May 24, 2012
Blog By: Jessie Harrold
Just past the Whirligig Factory and a few minutes shy of Mahone Bay, there is a two-storey cedar shake house with a red door and a pergola abutting its left side. I turn down the volume on the radio, touch the brakes and peer closely – the sign on the door confirms I’ve found the correct location. The warm smell of dough and spice that greets me when the red door opens reaffirms: I have arrived at the converted schoolhouse where Aidan Brunn and Jen Laughlin pour their passion and dedication into owning and operating Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet. more…
By April 2, 2012
Blog by Mike Kennedy
What started as a hobby in Brian Allaway’s backyard almost 30 years ago has resulted in an extensive line of sweet and delicious products that invoke a sense of Canadian pride and a chorus of “that’s pretty delicious, eh?” with every taste.
Allaway, the President of Acadian Maple Products in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, dreamt up the idea of sharing maple’s delicious properties in 1982, as part of building a tasty educational experience for his children, Cara and Brian William. The rest, is sweet, sweet history…. and, as I’ll go on to explain, a sweet present and future! 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…