Posts Tagged ‘ottawa’

Comfort for Colder Days [Farmers Market Bibimbap]

It’s almost that time, guys.  Our sweaters button a little tighter, zippers up a little higher as the once-lush, green landscape becomes caped in a dull shade of brown as we wait for the snow to fall. Winter is coming. But not without one last harvest.  We wanted the last summer Farmer’s Feast to be […]

The Best of Brussels…Sprouts [Autumn Skillet Pizza]

Some tragedy struck the area of Ottawa I grew up in yesterday. It’s hard to wrap your head around why these things happen, but more than that, it’s heartbreaking to see the city I love permeated with grief and sadness. Today I sit, one ear attached to the radio speakers, waiting for the news we […]

Farmers Feast 03: Tomatillo Margarita & Strawberry Beet Granita

WHOA FALL. When did you get here? Wasn’t it just August 1st?  This month’s Farmers Feast was set to come out mid-August but some events I was working on just took over and before I knew it we were in September.  I do love fall (endlessly), but I’m feeling a bit mournful about the end […]

Farmers Feast 02: A Promise of Picnics [Toasted Rye w Labneh, Fava/Sweet Pea/Mizuna Spread + Cold Avocado & Cucumber Soup]

I promised myself I would picnic more this summer. Spend more time outside, feeling the breeze dance on my skin and the sounds of passing voices buzz in my ear, pack up a cooler filled with cold soups and icy drinks, sandwich-making ingredients and snacks and remember what it was like to not have deadlines […]

2013 Season – Farmers Feast 01 [Ramp, Green Garlic & Asparagus Frittata with Mennonite Sausage]

At the start of the 2012 season at the Ottawa Farmers Market, I embarked on a fun project with them that we titled the “Farmers Feast”, in which I would receive a mystery basket of ingredients, chosen by Tara Simpson – their events coordinator, each month to create a recipe with and share with you […]

Farmers Feast – Chef Edition [Recipe: Pear and Cranberry Tart]

It’s been a little longer than usual since I’ve talked about the Farmers Feast, but I hope you’ll forgive me knowing it was for a most excellent reason.   Tara and I decided this time around that it might be fun to switch things up a little and have two local chefs take on baskets of […]

Last Sigh of Summer | Farmers Feast #4 [Propeller ESB & Chipotle Braised Lamb Shank Tostadas]

I’m a season pusher. The crazy person wearing a wool sweater and heavy boots the second the mercury drops below 20 degrees. If it could be between +5 and +15 all year round, I’d be pleased as flaky apple pie (you know, because it would be apple season year round!)  I’m ready for fall and […]

Eat. Dance. Admire. [Aboretum Festival; Ticket Giveaway]

There used to be a time when finding something to do on weekends in Ottawa was damned near impossible unless you wanted to spend the night shot-gunning cans of Budweiser at [enter generic pub name here]. And believe me, I chugged my share of budweiser. But lately I’ve been finding myself in a panic over which events to […]

Richmond365 [Post-Decision & Explanations]

This post has been a while coming. It’s been one that’s left me feeling anxious and a little bit exposed, but it’s one that I know needs to come with the news that’s been released today. Months ago, as most all of you know because you are so wonderful, I applied for an opportunity of […]

Local. Ethical. Humble. [Seed to Sausage + Steak Tartare]

If you’re from anywhere near Ottawa to Kingston, perhaps extending as far as the GTA, you’re no doubt familiar with the name Seed to Sausage. From humble beginnings and with a passion to create something that showcased his love of food, Michael McKenzie began selling his exquisite salumi under the name Seed to Sausage. “Local. Ethical. Humble.”, […]