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Alison Larabie Chase

Foodie

Alison Larabie Chase is a freelance writer and editor, an avid cook and baker, a shower singer, a cat wrangler, a world traveller, and an Ottawa native. Read more of her writing at alarabiechase.com.


EcoEquitable Fashion Show highlights local, sustainable clothing design

Socially-conscious fashion lovers, this one’s for you: On October 26, the second annual Metamorphosis fashion show organized by EcoEquitable will take place at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. The event highlights the work of emerging Ottawa clothing designers working with sustainable and recycled materials. EcoEquitable is a registered charity that provides employment and skill development […]

Write On Ottawa: The joys of a slow-paced read

The first time I read Stewart Dudley’s novel The Cutting Room, it frustrated me. The plot seemed to be deliberately slow, with information doled out in tiny bits as though the author was trying not to satisfy the reader too much. I put it down after finishing and felt a bit cranky with it. But […]

Either/Or: No need to choose between ethics and beautiful clothing

Alison Larabie Chase is a freelance writer and editor, an avid cook and baker, a shower singer, a cat wrangler, a world traveller, and an Ottawa native. Malorie Bertrand wants to help women buy clothes – but not too many. Oh, and they’ll all be ethically and sustainably made by Canadian designers. That’s the mission […]

Jim Bryson on new music, new collaborators, and the midlife struggle

Alison Larabie Chase is a freelance writer and editor who blogs about food at This Dessert Life when she’s not ruminating about grammar and spelling at alarabiechase.com. Stittsville native Jim Bryson is a fixture of the Ottawa area music scene, playing annual sold-out Christmas shows at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield and frequently appearing on […]

Providing a hug in a bowl to those in crisis

There’s something so soothing about a home cooked meal. Homemade food has power far beyond its mere ingredients. Imagine for a moment that you have no home; no safe space in which to cook so much as a grilled cheese sandwich for yourself or your children. What would a home-cooked meal mean to you then? […]

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