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Valley Harvest Feast for School Food

Valley Harvest Feast for School Food Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | jennyosburn.com Chefs and restaurateurs from all over the Annapolis Valley will band together at the Berwick and District Lions Hall on October 19 to cook a Valley harvest feast and change school food for the better. Chefs Jason Lynch, Chantelle Webb, and Nelson Penner are part of the culinary team tying on their aprons to support Berwick School’s Pay-What-You-Can Healthy Lunch Program. The Union Street will start off the party with their famous grazing table, loaded with tasty appetizers, while the Lions open the bar….
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Devour Launch Party at The Toronto international Film Festival

Devour Launch Party at The Toronto international Film Festival By Nancy Miotto The Devour Food and Film Festival held an advance launch party in Toronto on September 8, during The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The event was held in a tented venue outside the historic Campbell House Museum on Queen Street. In keeping with the Italian theme of this year’s upcoming festival in Wolfville, the evening was hosted by the Italian Trade Commission. Lia Rinaldo and Michael Howell greeted their many guests and celebrities. Devour supporters in attendance included actor Jason Priestley and Toronto food writer and restaurant critic…
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ArtCan News

ArtCan News As the summer season comes to a close we’re reflecting on all the exciting events we had the privilege of hosting at ArtCan: many of the Kitchen Parties with Kim Barlow – a lovely variety of musicians, poets and writers; 5 abstract artists from Annapolis Royal presented a beautiful show during the month of August, and many students have also been making great work in the studio. Thank you to all the fantastic artists for making such a memorable summer! ArtCan Café will continue to serve coffee and desserts throughout the fall, but the lunch service will end…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley Lindsey Reddin Boates Farm 432 Bligh Road, Woodville 9am-5pm 902-678-7301 or boatesfarm.ca Certified organic apples & pears. Daniels U-Pick 4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks 11am-5pm 902-798-5432 Plums, pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Highway 221 Aylesford 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 or Facebook Garden veggies, pears, grapes, apples, pumpkins. $2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Highway 1 Greenwich 8am-9pm, Sundays 9am-9pm 902-542-7198 or Facebook Blackberries, garden veg & herbs, pears, apples. Foote Family Farm 1972 Woodville Road Woodville 8am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-678-4371 or Facebook Apples. Gates U-Pick 1269 Starrs Point…
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Asian Nachos from The Kitchen Party Cookbook

Asian Nachos from The Kitchen Party Cookbook Jenny Osburn | *The Union Street Cafe Cookbook* | jennyosburn.com Cabbage is one of my favourite year-round Nova Scotian vegetables. I love it cooked in soups and curries, in salads, or in the tangy sesame slaw used to top this fantastically flavourful nacho mash-up. The slaw can be made a day or two in advance and also makes an excellent all-season side dish. The wonderful folks at Taproot Farm grow a variety of beautiful cabbages. I pick mine up at their farm stand or at Noggins! If you have a deep-fryer and are…
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Dinner Out: The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop

Dinner Out: The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop By Scott Campbell It should come as no surprise to anyone who regularly reads my column that I am a great fan of desserts. I love all desserts, but a favourite of mine has always been ice cream. So you can only imagine my delight when my editor emailed me and suggested I do a story on Wolfville’s Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop. The Real Scoop Ice Cream and Espresso Shop is located on Gaspereau Avenue in Wolfville and has been open since March of 2018. Owners Tammy…
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Deep Roots Beets

Deep Roots Beets By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook | www.jennyosburn.com Many years ago now my parents, Anna and Don Osburn, had a great idea. Why not build an epic music festival in Wolfville, one that incorporated the wealth of sweet venues in the town and plenty of music from the founding cultures of Nova Scotia? It was a time of tremendous excitement and change in our family. I was nursing my first baby, and we had just moved The Union Street Cafe to a much larger location. My Mom, co-chef with me at the restaurant, spent…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley By Lindsey Redden Arirang Farms 620 Belcher Street, Port Williams, open 9am-6pm 902-599-4949 Spray-free blueberries, BYO boxes. Boates Farm 432 Bligh Road Woodville 902-678-7301 boatesfarm.ca Certified organic apples & pears. Blueberry Acres 1225 Middle Dyke Road, Sheffield Mills, open 9am-5pm 902-582-1482 or Facebook Blueberries. Daniels U-Pick 4499 Highway 14 Windsor Forks, open 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm 902-798-5432 Plums, pears, apples. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Highway 221 Aylesford, open 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 or Facebook Blueberries, plums, peaches, pears, garden vegetables, early apples, pumpkins. $2 farm admission Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Highway…
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Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley

Berries & Friends: What’s Growing at U-Picks Around the Valley Arirang Farms 620 Belcher St, Port Williams, open 9am-6pm 902-59-4949 Spray-free blueberries, BYO boxes. Blueberry Acres 1225 Middle Dyke Rd, Sheffield Mills, open 9am-5pm 902-582-1482 or facebook Blueberries. Blueberry Land 2111 Hwy 359 Centreville, open 10am-6pm 902-678-4101 or facebook Spray-free blueberries. Dempsey Corner Orchards 2717 Hwy 221 Aylesford, open 10am-5pm, closed Sunday 902-847-1855 or facebook Blueberries, plums, peaches, garden veg, early apples. $2 farm admission. Elderkin’s Farm Market 10362 Hwy 1 Greenwich, open 8am-9pm, Sundays 9am-9pm 902-542-7198 or facebook Blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries, plums, peaches, pears, early apples. Gates U-Pick 1269…
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Dinner Out: Alo

Dinner Out: Alo By Scott Campbell Welcome to Alo – the best restaurant in Canada. That’s a prestigious designation to be sure, but this little gem located on Spadina Avenue in downtown Toronto has proudly earned it. In 2017 Alo topped the list of the 100 top restaurants in Canada. In 2018, it did it again. Our culinary adventure began with yellow tail sashimi and tuna tartare. The fresh tuna in both dishes was bright and flavourful and seasoned perfectly. It was a perfect way to start our dinner. Next up was jamon Iberico and French cheese with pickled red…
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