Fall in Nova Scotia is all about harvesting locally grown fruits and vegetables, and making comfort food to warm you up on those crisp fall days. It’s the perfect time of year to visit farmers’ markets, pick apples and make warming recipes such as cider and soup.
The top five recipes I have chosen are from the Taste of Nova Scotia website and feature many delicious local products.
- It’s traditionally a Christmas dish, but I think this Ginger Cake with Rum Sauce by Kitchen Door Catering would be welcome at any fall occasion. The rum featured in this recipe is from Ironworks Distillery, the first micro-distillery in Nova Scotia.
- Honeycrisp Apple and Butternut Squash Soup by the Kilted Chef is the perfect dish for all of those fresh picked apples and the squash you picked up at that farmers’ market! The recipe also includes white wine from Jost Vineyards. Sounds delicious to me!
- Haskap berries are the latest popular superfood and this Haskapa Glazed Turkey recipe would be an interesting addition to your holiday plans. The Haskapa company grows haskap berries right here in Nova Scotia and makes jam, juice and chocolate from the haskap berries.
- Hodge Podge is a traditional Acadian dish and it’s another wonderful way to throw all those delicious fall vegetables into a hot dish. Due to its cream base, Hodge Podge is an extremely filling and satisfying fall dish.
- On a cold fall afternoon there is nothing better than a hot Mulled Apple Cider made with fresh squeezed apple juice or cider from a local farm. This unique recipe is made with maple syrup as a sweetener. You can find local maple syrup at Acadian Maple Products.
Photo 1 – Paul Adams
Photo 2 – Acadian Maple Products / Nova Scotia Tourism
Photo 3: Taste of Nova Scotia