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.












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


My Favourite Nova Scotia Colours

What if Nova Scotia was represented in a box of crayons? What colours would you choose? What is your favorite colour? Add a colour of your own to the poll at the bottom of this post!

My favorite colour: Sea Glass Brown or Lunenburg Red or Digby Pines Green, maybe Citadel Hill White…

Crescent Beach Blue

Crescent Beach in Lunenburg County is one of the few beaches in Nova Scotia where you can drive your vehicle.

Kejimkujik Green

With this many hectares devoted to a National Park, this is the place to explore your wild side.

Cabot Trail Red

The Cabot Trail is breathtaking anytime, but autumn is art inspiring.

Sea Glass Brown

Sea Glass can be found on many beaches and brown is probably one of the more popular shades.

Sea urchin Green

Sea urchins are a favourite food for our seagulls, you will find the empty shells when beach combing. Be careful they are very delicate.

Quahog Yellow

Have you ever eaten a quahog burger? Only in Nova Scotia! We like them best in rapure: a traditional Acadien Dish found on the French Shore.

Clam Black

Digging clams in Nova Scotia is fun and delicious.

Mussel Blue

Nova Scotia mussels are found on menu’s everywhere.  For a recipe http://myatlanticrecipes.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/flex-your-mussels/

Apple Blossom Pink

Apple Cheeks: Apple Pie : You’re the apple of my eye!

The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival takes place May 25, 2011 http://www.appleblossom.com/

Carters Beach Sand Silver

One of the best kept secrets on the South Shore! Find directions here. http://www.destinationsouthwestnova.com/plan-your-trip/

Drowned Forest Green

This forest is 1500 years old!

Whale Tail Blue

Whale watching is available throughout Nova Scotia. Brier Island, Cape Breton, Halifax to name a few.

Shucked Oyster Pink

Fresh oysters are widely available throughout Nova Scotia.

A visit to our maple syrup, maple sugar farm can be fun anytime of year.Everything is attractively packaged including these bottles of Nova Scotia maple syrup.

Maple Sugar Moon Amber

Ski Hill White

Martock, Ben Eion, Wentworth to name a few.

Strawberry Jam Red

We found these at the Farmers Market in Liverpool, also home to the Orange Rangers and the Liverpool Privateers.

Mulgrave Cliff’s Purple

Lighthouse  White

Peggy’s Cove is the only working post office lighthouse in Nova Scotia

Digby Scallop Shell Pink

Digby Scallop days begin on August 4th,2011.

Nova Scotia Coast

Kayak  Wave Blue

Pick a spot any spot in Nova Scotia and go for a paddle.

Lobster Buoy Orange

Lobster Season is open in Nova Scotia!

Mahone Bay Scarecrow Black

The Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in Mahone Bay.

Valley Pumpkin Festival Orange


Lupin’s are a roadside feast for the eyes.

Piping Plover Grey

Lobster Blue

Lobster Red

Dulse  Purple

Eaten from a bag bought roadside is best, as a snack. We also flavour soups and tear it into strips and add to rice or a salad.

Oxen Brown

Exhibitions throughout Nova Scotia.

[Photo of turtle]

Blandings Turtle Yellow

Volunteer through friends of Kejimkujik to help protect the Blandings Turtle.

Lady Slipper Pink

Nova Scotia wild flowers:remember not to pick them!

Citadel Hill Tower White

White Point Bunny Brown

Digby Pines Green

Acadien Flag Red

Explore our exciting and wonderful cultureshttps://novascotialocal.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/festival-acadien-de-clare-2010/

Bluenose Blue

Find the Bluenose at home in Lunenburg.

Lunenburg Red

Bring a camera and a sense of adventure for a visit to Lunenburg.

Yarmouth Fishing Fleet Blue

Bay of Fundy Cape Split Red

Paint your hike any colour you like.

Pitcher Plant Red

A protected species found in kejimkujik Seaside National Park.