Farmersgirl Kitchen

Atlantic Canada Eats – A Nova Scotia adventure awaits…

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This time next week I’ll be on my way to Halifax, Nova Scotia!  I’ll be travelling around Nova Scotia to visit local food producers, taste and cook along with local chefs.  I’m one of a small group of food bloggers, all of us passionate about food from countries whose inhabitants emigrated to Atlantic Canada: Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and France.  We will be guests of the Canadian Tourism Commission, with local hosts,  mine being the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency


For one week, I’ll be eating my way around Nova Scotia starting with some tours of Halifax then driving to Pictou, on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia.  It’s renowned as the “Birthplace of New Scotland” as it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Part of my brief is to look at the food heritage of the Scottish settlers and see how it translates into modern Nova Scotian cooking, I’ll be hosted in Pictou by the Kilted Chef who has been busy this week as part of a group hosting the Royals on their visit to Canada!

Bay of Funday

I’ll then head to Truro and the Masstown Market with the opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouse (not that lighthouse!) for a panoramic 360 view of the mouth of the Bay of Funday. 

Halifax and its Scottish heritage

Finally I’ll be returning to Halifax and meet up with my fellow travelling food bloggers.  Karen from Lavender and Lovage who is visiting Newfoundland and Labrador, Helen of Fuss Free Flavours  who is visiting New Brunswick and Aoife of The Daily Spud  who will be on Prince Edward Island but we will all meet up in Halifax for the weekend of 31st May and 1st June where we will share recipes and cooking tips and maybe even cook up a few dishes ourselves!

Follow our adventures from Tuesday 27th May to Sunday 1st June by following on Twitter @FarmersgirlCook #AtlanticCanadaEats and #ExploreCanada

All photographs courtesy of The Canadian Tourism Commission.


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    May 20, 2014

    Looks like an exciting adventure awaits. Have fun! Blessings, Catherine

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    Karen Booth
    May 20, 2014

    I can't wait Janice! And this has made me more excited now reading your post! See you on Monday!

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    Jen Price
    May 20, 2014

    Looks like an exciting trip, hope you get to eat lots of lovely delicious food on your travels!

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    May 20, 2014

    Wow what a fantastic opportunity!! Well done on being selected. Have a fabulous time, I shall look forward to lots of photos xxx

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    May 21, 2014

    What a fantastic adventure and wonderful opportunity you've been given! Wow! 🙂 I grew up in Nova Scotia and I can't afford to get home for a visit after immigrating to Scotland 15 years ago, I'll have to live it through your eyes! My grandparents live in Truro, my auntie lives in Pictou and the bridge in that first photo? I used to walk over it every day on my way to work! You will have an AMAZING time and I have to confess to being a little bit jealous! 😀

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    Karen Gist
    May 21, 2014

    WOW!!!! what can I say but YOU LUCKY GIRL!!!!! A fabulous area with fabulous food. Hope you have lots of fun -D xxx

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    Aoife @ The Daily Spud
    May 21, 2014

    'Tis terribly exciting altogether Janice – looking forward to the trip (that may be somewhat of an understatement!) and to meeting in person too…

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    May 21, 2014

    Wow you lucky lady, have a fab week. We went on a cruise a few yearsa ago to newfoundland and really enjoyed eating the food there!!

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