We started off our visit together with a drive to Windsor, Nova Scotia. I love this little town. As a big fan of the TV show The Gilmore Girls, this town reminds me so much of Stars Hollow. Sadly the big trip started off with a bit of a hiccup. The Snapdragon Cafe & Bakery did not want me taking any photographs at all which threw me off. It’s too bad. I wanted to share photos of their peanut butter cheesecake, their olive & feta buns, their butterscotch pie, cinnamon buns… Their loss!
Of course for the rest of the visit I was unsure what to photograph and what not to photograph. I knew Dad and Julie would love the Tangled Garden and they did. It is absolutely beautiful. To see inside, check out my previous post.
I am not one to mix savoury with sweet though so I did not buy anything but Dad and Julie found jams they loved. Not only do they sell preserves, ice cream… they have a stunning garden that you can visit for $3. It is beautiful and you get to see where all their herbs for their preserves come from.
The next day we drove out to Lawrencetown Beach. We just had to overlook the ocean and have some tea.
The Heron’s Nest Tea Room is delightful. I even pulled out my camera to take a photograph. I just had decaf Earl Grey tea which I was thrilled they had but Dad and Julie shared their light and heavenly currant scones that came with whipped cream and preserves. They were thrilled!
I went upstairs to the Fancy Lucky Vintage shop where I found Reg a fabulous classic Iron Maiden t-shirt. Unfortunately, I scared the store owner twice. She said it was like I was a ghost in her shop. Poor thing! I didn’t meant to scare her. Guess I am just always on stealth mode.
I picked up this adorable cupcake button for only $2. It was hard to choose. They had a lot of foodie buttons that I desperately wanted but this is the one I put on my bag.
Off we went to Jeddore on the way to Musquodoboit. We were planning on going to the Lobster Shack for lunch. There were signs all over the road for it, counting down the kilometres and then the signs disappeared. We stopped by a lobster merchant and he said they were not open today so we ended up going to Jeddore Lodge and Cabins‘ restaurant for lunch.
They have a licensed dining room and the best lobster rolls I have ever had. They make them on the softest homemade buns I have ever had and were not too big and came with a small salad. Just enough for a light lunch on the water. The view is gorgeous and the dining room is quite adorable with all sorts of knick knacks in the window, just like Reg’s mom’s cottage. If was the most real down-home Nova Scotia place I have gone to for food.
We got to check out the J. Willy Krauch & Sons actual smokehouse in Tangier. Boy did it smell good! Because the drive all the way back home would take a while, we did not pick up any food but I am so grateful I can get their products at my Superstore.
Old Times Old Friends Antiques Collectables is along the path to Martinique Beach and I am so glad that the “Open” sign was still up when we stopped by.
The owner Margaret was so very friendly and helpful. Such a charming antiques store with so many fabulous treasure. I even found a kitchen treat there just for me!
I got this 1920s cake knife for only $4! I always find slicing pieces of cake challenging and loved the wide serrated edge. I thought that would work perfectly and now I have to bake a cake to test it.
Last night our foodie adventures ended at Inn on the Lake in Fall River. We went there for my birthday in January and how lovely was it to be there in the summer. While we ate there was lots of golden light so we sat on the patio. I had the baby spinach salad with poppyseed dressing, followed by their seafood crepe. Divine. It got chilly and dark so we moved inside for our dessert. I had the Banana Foster which was delicious. We all loved our food and our evening out was a big success.
Not to worry, I will gather my courage and confidence to start taking more spy foodie photos soon. Right now I will go into recover mode. That was a lot of activity for this sensitive foodie but I did love every second of it. I do hope you enjoy this post and everything we were up to. Now I have to get over being sad that family is gone and let my body recover from the crazy pace of the last few days.
So good to see you back and WOW did you ever keep busy with your visit and all your delicious adventures. Sounds like you all enjoyed your time together. Yes, hosting can be a bit tiring so rest up!
Debra She Who Seeks says
Sounds like a wonderful time! I’m sure your company enjoyed everything very much.
Sandy aka Doris the Great says
Hummmm! So many places I haven’t checked out yet! Thank you; they’re on my list.
And yeah, too bad The Snapdragon was in such a bad mood!
That is very unfortunate about the Snap Dragon – perhaps if you advised them you were doing a review – they could’ve been kinder?
Who knows these days…
I know for a fact, Freak Lunchbox (both Bedford and Halifax locations) do not allow photos taken inside because of the original artwork done by the owners themselves….
Better luck next time!
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks Ava and yes, I am drop-dead exhausted from all that adventuring but it was fun and totally worth it.
Debra, I hope so! We did our best to show them stuff they had never seen before and I got to see new stuff too.
You’re welcome Sandy, glad I could help add stuff to the list.
Sandy and Panda, the cafe was pretty polite about it and later on did apologize but it was uncomfortable. It didn’t seem to matter that I had a food blog to them and that happened to me at the Freak Lunchbox too. I tend to have less luck at stores. This was the first time a cafe asked me not to take photos though. Oh well!