What’s that? You think we’ve met before? Perhaps – but I think you may be confusing me with my much older and dowdier cousin.
Many shawarma lovers think they’re eating pickled beets but in fact the beets are mainly used as a colouring agent. The real pickles are the turnips.
Nothing says August like tomatoes and corn.
Maybe, just maybe, black currants need to be cooked to taste good.
A lovely recipe that combines Moroccan flavours with the earthy taste of Swiss Chard.
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 […]
A weekly instalment of what’s seasonal. When it comes to radishes, I like to keep things simple. And raw. No braised radish with rabbit quenelles for me. This post is more of a reminder to eat radishes than a recipe, per se. Radishes are available and inexpensive year round. It’s easy to forget that they […]
Her culinary career reads like a season of Chef’s Table and yet Ottawa-born Chef Emmanuelle Leftick has never lost sight of the important things: hard work, great friends and knowing when to slow down. Recently, as part of her North American tour, she returned home to Ottawa and made a tempting feast for 24 guests […]
Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. So the good news is that this bean salad is a stunner. The bad news? You probably don’t have hazelnut oil kicking around and therefore this recipe will give you sticker shock. Hazelnut oil is […]
Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. This week, I set about gathering stinging nettle (or stinging metal as a certain Lastborn calls it). Nettles are full of vitamins and because they are one of the first greens available each year, they […]
Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. When I was very young, my neighbour had a rhubarb patch in her backyard and she taught me how to sit on the front stoop with a small bowlful of sugar and dip a stalk […]
Welcome to a new weekly blog feature! Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. This week… Fiddleheads. At this time of year, Ramps (aka wild garlic) and Fiddleheads duke it out in a veritable West Side Story brawl. They vie for the […]
Ramps, also known as wild garlic, are one of the most prized foraged foods. In Quebec, they’re somewhat of an obsession. As a result, the plant has spent the last 20 years on the vulnerable species list, a fact that makes harvesting more than 50 bulbs illegal in that province. But there’s gold in them […]
While Ottawa has the largest Inuit population outside of the Arctic, many Ottawans who don’t have ties to the North have few opportunities to experience the richness and diversity of Inuit culture. Next Monday, an event offers Southerners an opportunity to sample the NAC kitchen’s take on a variety of Inuit culinary delicacies, with ingredients […]
Are the ubiquitous pastel coloured conversation hearts just 2 cute 4 u? Whether you’re looking to escape the sea of red and pink, or for something a little less cliché this Valentine’s Day, Holland’s Cake and Shake has the perfect treats. Owner of the Hintonburg dessert shop and Pastry Overlord, Michael Holland, says he didn’t […]