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

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