Category Archives: Food Finds

Farmers’ Feast – the Holiday 2015 Edition

Every month or three, I get a chance to step into culinary overdrive for a week or so. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has designed a great program to help showcase the abundance of delicious local products on offer year ‘round … Continue reading

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Grilled flatbreads with grilled eggplant, cream cheese and purslane

I am often asked what my process is for creating a new recipe and I wish I could tell you it’s very linear and logical, but usually it’s exactly the opposite. I’ll spy a beautiful ingredient I’ve been longing to … Continue reading

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Planting for a sweet future at Nova Scotia’s newest Haskap farm

It is no secret that I have quite a fondness for farmers. I love purchasing directly from the people who labour so tirelessly to produce top-quality produce. Listening to them speak passionately about their work encourages me to be ever … Continue reading

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Holland’s Cake and Shake – a sneak peek

Your next trip to Hintonburg just might be a whole lot sweeter, thanks to the July 15 opening of Holland’s Cake and Shake. Located just across from the Parkdale Market, the shop is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood’s already-thriving … Continue reading

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Saslove’s Meat Market celebrates big milestone in 2014

The food business is tough one. The usual retail challenges are compounded by the demands of serving perishable products day in and day out to an ever more discerning customer base. Food related businesses that survive – and thrive – … Continue reading

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A celebration of Russian food for the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve had the most delicious and delightful time, exploring Russian food over the past month or so. I love ‘cooking on a theme’ and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi seemed like the perfect excuse to dive into a cuisine about … Continue reading

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The Red & White – helping made delicious

Some people think January is like ‘lunchbag letdown’ after all the food and fun of the festive season. Au contraire, my friends – there’s a special annual event set in our coldest month that will lift your spirits, nourish your … Continue reading

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