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Hello My Name Is… Rhubarb

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 […]

Photo from the Operation Come Home Facebook page.

Foodie Friday: FarmWorks selling shares for 2016 season

Canucks in the Kitchen is a group of 4 friends that love food and drink. They share their recipes, reviews and experiences on their blog. You can follow along on their adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Food has always been something that brings people and communities together and FarmWorks has figured out a way to […]

Best use of a Bundt Pan. All photos courtesy of the author.

Hello My Name Is … Fiddleheads

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 […]

Cover image from Les Brasseurs du Temps Facebook page. All other images by Tom Rowell.

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Brasseurs du Temps

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  The craft brewing industry has taken off across Canada with a large number of different breweries opening up in all provinces.  From brewpubs, to local breweries, to larger companies that have large […]

All photos courtesy of Francis Bueckert.

Bike-powered coffee for a good cause

When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]

Still from Beau's announcement video.

Beau’s Big Reveal

This weekend past, Vankleek Hill darling Beau’s Brewery announced they would be closing the brewery for an all-staff meeting on Monday, May 16th. Hardly exciting news. But by Monday’s end, they had sent the Twitterverse a-flutter with a simple tweet that read: Beau’s to Make Important Announcement Tomorrow (Tuesday) Morning at 8AM. The internet, as […]

Photo by Liz West on Flickr.

Hello My Name Is… Asparagus

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.  Asparagus – people either love it or hate it.  Interestingly, many people who hate asparagus, love the soup recipe I’ve included.  And now, without further ado, over to […]

Photo by Jordan Duff.

Foodie Friday: 4 beer from Tooth and Nail

Tom Rowell is a craft beer enthusiast who lives in Ottawa.  He blogs at The Microbrew Times, profiling craft beers from Ottawa and elsewhere.  Tooth and Nail Brewing Company is one of Ottawa’s newer breweries, but one of the best serving up delicious brews since September from their delightful Hintonburg pub/taproom.  In an ever expanding craft […]

All photos by Kelsey Sunstrum.

Foodie Friday: Sustainable eating gets a pulse

Three years ago, the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. To celebrate this initiative, the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum has paired with Pulse Canada to showcase the versatile, healthful, yet oft-overlooked food group with Pulses: The Ideal Partner, an interactive travelling exhibition. Thursday, May 5 marked the Pulse Feast, where guests […]

All images courtesy of Beau's.

Brew Donkey pays tribute to well crafted beer… labels?

Hintonburg Happening is a nine day event that celebrates Wellington West’s community of artists and businesses. Not only is this neighbourhood home to great brewers and craft-focused watering holes, it’s also the home of Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s favourite brewery tour provider. Owner Brad Campeau, is using this HH festival to launch a new educational series that focuses on […]

Maple-Pickled Ramp Bulbs (with Ramp Kim Chi). All photos by the author.

Ramp season is in full swing

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 […]

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