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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 […]

Lantern by Andrew Power in the Apt613 Flickr Pool.

The Capital of espionage

Post by Devon Babin.  If you believe the stereotypes, Ottawa is a boring town that just happens to be the capital of a G7 nation. It isn’t sexy. It’s a sleepy little burg where government employees march to and from work, occasionally stopping long enough to grab a coffee at Bridgehead and maybe stroll down […]

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 photos courtesy of Camp Tech.

Digital Day Camp for Adults

Camp Tech is a Canadian technical education hub born in 2012 that offers workshops to adults wishing to build their technical savvy. They provide half- and full-day in-person training sessions on a myriad of technical and digital subjects, from web design, social media, podcasting, WordPress fundamentals, and so much more. The beauty of CT is […]

Photo by Sebastian Ilari on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

Romance writers share tips on building Facebook following

Laurie Cooper and Marissa Caldwell of Pub-Craft joined the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (ORWA) to share their trade secrets for making Facebook into an effective marketing tool for authors. Pub-Craft is a local company that has been providing marketing and promotional support for romance authors since 2013. They’ve taken a number of authors and put them […]

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Canada’s humanitarian agenda to be discussed in Ottawa

Guest Post by Julia Sanchez (President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation) Ottawa cares. From the Syrian refugee crisis to sustainable local development, Ottawans are committed to engaging responsibly and proactively with global issues and as global citizens. And amidst such great global humanitarian need, there is no better place or time than this to think […]

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 […]

All photos courtesy of Renaissance Press.

A Kickstarter card game that might make you ‘Blush’

Do you remember having “the talk” with your parents when you were a teen? Maybe your mom and dad sat you down to layout the laws of the birds and the bees. Maybe your high school gym teacher gave you the basics, holding a banana in one hand and a condom in the other. Or […]

All photos courtesy of Hub Ottawa.

Impact Hub Ottawa presents: Open Project Nights

Impact Hub Ottawa is taking their successful formula for collaborative innovation and expanding it beyond their membership to the greater Ottawa public. It’s like an open source movement for community development. If you are not familiar with Hub Ottawa, they are the local “collaboration, innovation and incubation ecosystem for people and organizations working to better the […]

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