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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 […]

Picnic table at Carleton University. All photos by Alanna Smith unless otherwise noted.

Best Of: Picnic spots in the Capital

Post by Alanna Smith. Ottawa is bustling with picturesque picnic spots! From historical picnics next to museums and The Hill to stretches of blue canal and blossoming flowers. These seven picnic spots are a must try this summer! Whether you’re on a romantic date or gathering with a bunch of your best friends, we have […]

Crisp, local radishes. All photos by the author, unless otherwise stated.

Hello My Name Is… Radish

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 […]

Photo by Katy Watts, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Foodie Friday: Beau’s celebrates… everything

It’s already be a busy past few weeks for Vankleek Hill’s Beau’s Brewery. In May they announced their intention to sell the brewery to the employees. A couple weeks back, they released early bird tickets for the popular Beau’s Oktoberfest party. Not pausing for a breath, they have a Father’s Day Weekend event (June 16-17th: don’t […]

Green Bean and Orange Salad. It looks like a regular salad but the hazelnut oil makes it outstanding. All photos courtesy of the author.

Hello My Name Is… Green Bean

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 […]

Lori Wojcik and Marc Doiron with their staff at Town. Detail of photo by Rémi Thériault.

Foodie Friday: Town’s quiet confidence

Town, the petite restaurant on Elgin Street has been discretely setting the standard for restaurants in Ottawa with its masterful and intimate reimagining of traditional Italian comfort food. The galley rows of tables-for-two, plentiful bar and peak-in stainless steel kitchen cue guests that they are there to luxuriate.  And it’s hard not to. Town is […]

SuzyQ Doughnuts - Vanilla Fruit Loop by Justin Van Leeuwen in the Apt613 Flickr Pool. SuzyQ will be vending at Dessertfest on June 11 and 12, 2016.

Foodie Friday: Indulge in Dessertfest this weekend

Post by Caroline Healy. Dessertfest is finally here and the perfect place to indulge this weekend! It’s all happening at Landsdowne Park on Saturday and Sunday.   Can you picture all your favourite desserts under one roof with a pinch of savoury surprises and loads of activities? Co-creator Chelsea Boissonneault sure did! She’s bringing her passion for event planning and […]

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