Category Archives: Ottawa

Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Winter Edition

During the height of the growing season, visiting the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (OFM) is my version of a kid’s trip to the candy store. The selection and quality of the products available is dazzling, and sets my mind spinning about all … Continue reading

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Pickled Kohlrabi with garlic, ginger and celery leaves

Last month, I participated in a delicious and inspiring culinary project, thanks to the wonderful people at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. They have once again dropped off a basket brimming with fresh-from-the-garden goodness for this month’s Farmers’ Feast Challenge. Its … 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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