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Tidal Bay

Tidal Bay By N.Neslihan Ivit, M.Sc. Vinifera European Viticulture and Enology winesofnesli.com Tidal Bay is the emblematic white wine of Nova Scotia which comes from the vineyards of this province. Only 12 wineries produce Tidal Bay. They ferment the grapes of Nova Scotia, produce it within the standards of the appellation, pass through the quality control of the tasting panel, bottle with love, and pour into your glasses with pride. For three years, these wineries have been coming together to launch their freshly bottled Tidal Bays with a tasty event organized by Wines of Nova Scotia and called 12 Tides….
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Lasagna Gardening

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens – Lasagna Gardening By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Gardening is great for helping practice patience. I am impatient by nature, and no matter how much I sing to my soil, I will always have to wait for the fresh taste of peas in the pod straight from the vine. Spring in the garden is a time for patiently waiting for the soil to warm and for the frost to pass. It’s a time to plan for future harvests and a time to prepare the earth for planting. If you haven’t started a…
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Barely Contained: May

Barely Contained: May By Monica Jorgensen I grew up in a house full of plants. Climbing, blooming, lusciously green plants. My mother would get compliments on her ability to make the greenery thrive from everyone who visited. Outside we had beautiful rock gardens, shrubs, and for several years, a wonderful vegetable garden. You would think I’d have learned a thing or two about gardening over the years. But you would be wrong. I have never met a plant I couldn’t kill. Until recently, that is. For the past year or so I have successfully kept two small root-bound houseplants alive,…
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Dinner Out: Union Street Café Heart Attack Burger

Dinner Out: Union Street Café Heart Attack Burger By Scott Campbell Code Blue at Union Street Café!! Grab your stethoscope and head to Berwick’s Union Street Café and try their Burger Wars entry – The Heart Attack Burger.  From the first bite, the palpitations will begin. The burger looks impressive when it arrives at the table. This tower of beef and bun both promises to deliver a flavourful punch while, at the same time you find yourself wondering – how do I even start to eat this thing?! The juicy beef patty looks inviting enough but when you bite into…
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Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger

Dinner Out: Natalino’s Donair Burger By Scott Campbell Admittedly, the hamburger is one of my most favourite food groups however, the Donair, is a very close second. When I heard that Natalino’s in Kentville was offering up a Donair Burger for its Burger Wars entry, I was intrigued. When it occurred to me that someone had taken two of my most favourite things in the world and combined them to create a culinary thing of awe and deliciousness was when I knew the Burger Wars had reached a whole new level of creativity and spectacle. Their fresh made Donair Burger…
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Dinner Out: The Troy Lamb Burger

Dinner Out: The Troy Lamb Burger By Scott Campbell Yet another incredible addition to the Burger Wars (in support of Campaign for Kids) is the Troy Lamb Burger at the Troy restaurant in Wolfville. With their Mediterranean theme at full power Troy has launched a burger that I think is going to prove to be a real contender in this burger war. Using a 6oz, mouth-watering, Nova Scotian lamb patty, the chefs at Troy added crisp lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cacik, and then loaded it with Feta cheese. The result is a juicy burger that is brimming with rich Mediterranean…
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Dinner Out: The Port Pub’s Loopy Rancher Burger

Dinner Out: The Port Pub’s Loopy Rancher Burger By Scott Campbell Not to be outdone on the battlefront of the Burger Wars, the Port Pub in Port Williams has created a sizzling burger spectacle that has to be experienced.  Using their familiar Starr’s Point grass-fed beef as the basis of this burger creation they have put forth a formidable force in this Burger War. Starting with the grass-fed beef patty, they add lightly siracha-spiced ranch sauce, greens, tomato, cheddar, garlic aioli, pickle, and crispy Cajun fried onions all under a Brioche bun. The result is an original burger that is…
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Dinner Out: Paddy’s Wolfville’s Bombay Burger

Dinner Out: Paddy’s Wolfville’s Bombay Burger By Scott Campbell Bollywood has come to Wolfville in this blockbuster hit of a burger. Paddy’s Brewpub in Wolfville started out with a local grass-fed beef patty from Wild Mountain Farm in Canning – just like their Kentville counterpart but that’s where the similarity stops. From here Paddy’s Wolfville made a sharp turn to the east and created the Bombay Burger. This delicious treat starts out with the juicy beef patty and then dresses it up with Greek yogurt, house made raisin ketchup, Bombay pico (tomatoes, onion, cilantro, ginger, and jalapeno), and lettuce. This…
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Dinner Out: The Kings Arms’ Burger Wars Burger

Dinner Out: The Kings Arms’ Burger Wars Burger By Scott Campbell My first burger of the 2017 Burger Wars was the entry from Kentville’s Kings Arms pub. One bite in and I was already grieving the fact that this delicious burger was only going to be available for a month. The Kings Arms kitchen folk have created this masterpiece beginning with an 8oz patty of beef and caramelized onion (just think about that for a second). Then they smear it with a sizzling chipotle mayo, add a dollop of sweet roasted corn salsa, and put it all under a perfectly…
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Recipe: Maple Mustard Ham, Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes, & Blueberry Red Cabbage

Recipe: Maple Mustard Ham, Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes, & Blueberry Red Cabbage    By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com This trio of Easter recipes will make your celebration as colourful as a basket of Easter eggs! Maple Mustard Ham serves 12-16 Maple syrup-making sessions are the earliest and surest signs of spring in sugar shacks around the province. If you don’t make your own, pick up a bottle from Acadian Maple. Meadowbrook Meat Market makes beautiful hams and they’re often on sale around Easter. Leftovers are a very welcome bonus so don’t be afraid to…
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