Nova Scotia

The Petite Rivière Vineyard is an unexpected vision of Bordeaux on a winding country road on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  The stucco sided building with deep-set windows, poised to overlook the vines is surrounded by...

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Wolfville Nova Scotia, A Foodie Tour

July 28, 2014 | 22 Comments

Wine, cheese, extraordinary preserves, a garden estate, a great cup of coffee and three tourist stops you won’t want to miss.  Explore Wolfville, Nova Scotia as only an insider can, with a little Foodie Tour!...

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Mateus Bistro – A Pearl In Mahone Bay, NS

July 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

Tucked into a quaint heritage home along the waterfront in picturesque Mahone Bay, Mateus Bistro is a precious pearl in the Nova Scotia dining scene. It seems everywhere we go people want to show off...

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Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brush with garlic butter, grill to a crispy golden brown, add a hint of lemon and you’ve created a contemporary classic, Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest...

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Old Fashioned Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

December 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

A Nova Scotia seafood chowder, brimming with chunky bits of sea flesh, it’s good old fashioned Maritime fare.  When the snow flies there’s nothing as satisfying is a big, creamy bowl of chowder. My first chowder came...

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Scaping Summer ~ Food Vibe with Dr. Kubie

July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

From time to time, our resident Food Gypsy Health & Wellness Advisor, Dr. Kubie, drops us a line on what's good for yee old bod. On the Food Vibe today: garlic scapes. Mmmmm...

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The green, green grass that was home

July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Let it never be said that being a grown up is all fun and games. With the responsibilities we take on there come times when we must make very uncomfortable choices. ...

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Old School, Nova Scotia Brown Bread

July 11, 2010 | 1 Comments

When guests descend for breakfast at the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia, they smell fresh bread. Fresh, brown bread made with care and attention --- this is the bread they...

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In the kitchen there is laughter, the smell of coffee and fresh baked bread. Guests enjoy a quiet relaxed atmosphere in the dining room; the Hillsdale House is everything a country inn should be....

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The cuisine creator behind The Tempest Restaurant in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Chef Michael Howell knows seafood. Growing up in Chester, Nova Scotia, and graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, his travels...

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In the heart of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, on the shores of the Minas Basin where the tides roll back to reveal the long, red, mud flats - is a whirling little restaurant called The Tempest....

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It smells good. No, strike that, it does not smell good, it smells fantastic. With a kitchen this creative and ingredients this pure, the Wooden Monkey thrills the senses from the moment you...

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