Category Archives: local

Road tripping: much more than a château in Montebello

Great reasons to visit the Outaouais in winter!  Aside from my family, cooking and reading, one of the other abiding passions in my life is travelling. This year, I’ve decided to focus on some of the amazing destinations that are … Continue reading

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FLUX popup at Bar Lupulus will be a feast for all the senses  

Limited tickets available for this delicious, inventive evening! Popup dinners are one of the best ways to enjoy the true talents of a culinary community. There is a fantastic one happening in Ottawa at Bar Lupulus on March 19 at … Continue reading

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Sunchoke-stuffed squash

One of the things I love most about the Farmers’ Feast project (and about visiting farmers’ markets in general) is that it gets me working with new-to-me ingredients. This month, the sunchokes and Delicata squash included in my mystery basket … Continue reading

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Belgian-style Elk Stew

I first tasted traditional Belgian stew (sometimes called Carbonade Flamande), as a teen on a trip to Europe. The sweet-sour flavour combined with the tenderness of the meat made it an unforgettable dish for me. It’s a great make-ahead recipe … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the 2015 Thanksgiving edition

I like that gratitude is a word we hear more often these days. I was raised in an environment where being grateful was reinforced as a very important family value and I’ve consciously strived to encourage my children to count … 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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Mini Fruit Pies

I like to think of this dish as the perfect marriage between fruit crisp and fruit pie, combining crunchy oatmeal cookie-like topping with an assortment of gently sweetened fruit. I’m grateful each year to the fine folks from Warner’s Farm … Continue reading

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