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Sweet Quebec Strawberries from Rochon Farm, photo by She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Hello My Name Is… Strawberry

In honour of the Canada Day long weekend, a simple preparation. Cheesecake Strawberries 1 pint local strawberries ½ cup spreadable cream cheese 1/3 cup icing sugar (to taste) 2 Tbsp orange liqueur or orange flower water or 2 drops orange extract Rinse berries. Slice off the hull, allowing the strawberries to sit upright. Cut a […]

All photos by She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Hello My Name Is… Apricot

A weekly instalment of what’s seasonal. Cherries are a seasonal treat, yet their price means that they remain a splurge. I can’t imagine doing anything other than enjoying the plump, juicy fruit unadulterated. Which would leave me with nothing to write about. Instead, I’ve decided to focus on apricots. Granted, apricots aren’t exactly local, but […]

All photos by Aaron Cayer and Sarah Robinson.

Hops and Fodder: Community brunches for lasting change

Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]

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