Qui Wedgeport

Wedgeport in the winter is a petite french tale of taste and culture.

I drove along the Tusket River, admiring long views with stretches of russet coloured dykes and saltwater haystacks.

Tusket River

Tusket River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am still awed by the grandeur of the churches and houses in rural Nova Scotia.

Paroisse Saint-Michel

Paroisse Saint-Michel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the bright colours of the houses in Wedgeport, it adds a shrug of “je ne sais quoi” to our Acadian communities. This pink one captured my imagination.

Pink House on Commeau's Hill

Pink House on Commeau’s Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found the Brioche d’Or Cafe & Bakery. I tasted the croissant, pain au chocolat, and the brioche and I remembered the little french cafes from Paris. The Acadiana from the coffee menu caught my eye.

Gluten & Dairy Free Star Cookies

Gluten & Dairy Free Star Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My timing didn’t permit visits to the Sport Tuna Wedgeport Museum or Tusket Island Tours.

Wedgeport Tuna Museum

Wedgeport Tuna Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did stop at Carl’s for Rappie Pie (Rapure), Robichaud’s Mincemeat, and a small treat bag of dried haddock. Dessert will be lobster sugar cookies from Brioche d’Or Cafe.

Wedgeport is a 20 minute drive from Yarmouth.

La Shoppe a Carl

La Shoppe a Carl

A Few of my Favourite Things

I have so many favourite things about Nova Scotia, here are just a few. What are yours?

Eating out in Halifax. There are so many great places to eat! Edna’s hits the top of my list this year. Of course the Stubborn Goat Gastro Pub and the Bistro Le Coq also deserve a mention.

Halifax

Halifax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Port Grocer.

Such a civilized way to shop locally! Add coffee or a lunch date to your shopping cart.

The Port Grocer

The Port Grocer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey! Cornect Family Farm.

Honey roasted beets. Bees wax candles, honey sticks and pots of honey. Find the Cornect Family at the Antigonish Farmers Market too.

Honey Roasted Beets

Honey Roasted Beets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Biscuit Eater. Any reason is a good reason to go to Mahone Bay, but the Biscuit Eater is one of the best! It is always in season to eat fresh biscuits and warm jam. A place where you can snuggle up, wrapped in shelves of books.

Biscuits and strawberry jam.

Biscuits and strawberry jam.

Biscuit Eater

Biscuit Eater

Baby its cold outside! Keep your fingers toasty and warm with these handmade mittens. Lobsters and Lighthouses are so Nova Scotia.

Lighthouse Mittens

Lighthouse Mittens

Lobster Mittens

Lobster Mittens

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lobster mittens can be found at The Made in Nova Scotia Store. I am still trying to find the talented Lighthouse mitten maker.

It’s Lobster Season on the South Shore! Need advice or a recipe?

Nova Scotia Lobster

Nova Scotia Lobster

 

 

Marion MacLean Exhibition at the People's Place in Antigonish

Marion MacLean’s hooked rugs on display at the People’s Place in Antigonish.

 

The Lobster Shack in Barrington Passage wins 2014, “Restaurant of the Year”  Taste of Nova Scotia’s Prestige Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

Five places in Canada have been named this year’s great places and the People’s Place Library in Antigonish was one of the five, winning in the category of great public space.

 

 

 

 

Steinhart Distillery in Arisaig.  Remove the plain white label to discover a Nova Scotia work of art underneath. Maple Vodka with the plain label removed. This taste is true to our Nova Scotia Maple flavour!

Steinhart Vodka Maple Vodka with the Label Removed

 

 

 

 

 

Freelander Bicycles. Vintage bicycle restoration and accessories. We all need a basket to carry our goodies and everyone looks good in a belt made from discarded bike tires. Bike taxidermy to grace your wall?

Bike Taxidermy

Bike Taxidermy

Freelander Baskets for your bicycle.

Freelander Baskets

LaHave Bakery & Crescent Beach Kinda Morning

How to spend a morning in Lunenburg.

A visit to Crescent Beach is always a good reason to plan for lunch at the LaHave Bakery.

Handstands on Crescent Beach

Handstands on Crescent Beach

 

Work up an appetite walking or hand-standing on the white sand beach.

 

 

 

 

Clam Shells & Seaweed

Clam Shells & Seaweed

 

 

Be a beachcomber..

 

 

 

 

 

Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats

 

 

Invite a friend to lunch!

 

 

 

LaHave Bakery

LaHave Bakery

 

 

Or just enjoy the company!

 

 

 

More about Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.

Phil’s Seafood

This is a series of reviews based on finding the Best Fish & Chips in Nova Scotia.

Restaurant-Phil’s Seafood Halifax

WhereHalifax , Nova Scotia

What I Ate: 1 piece fish & chips, the fish was breaded. Coleslaw, lemon and homemade tartar sauce.

 

Fish & Chips

Details:The fish was fresh, with a crispy, crunchy breading.The fries were hand cut with peel on. I enjoyed every bite of my fresh, thick, perfectly cooked haddock filet.  The fries were good too. The coleslaw was the kind I remember from childhood, carrots, cabbage, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and there was lots of it! The homemade tartar sauce good, but not my favorite. Ketchup, salt, pepper and lemon were served too.

Service: Excellent! Fast and friendly.

Atmosphere: Although billed as take out, there are tables inside and a relaxed dining atmosphere. Phil’s is located on the student bustling and lively Quinpool Road.

Price: 1 piece fish & chips, $7.19 with tax.

Of Interest: Phil’s Seafood is rated as the Best Fish & Chips in Halifax according to The Coast