• Coppola Wines, Sophia Rose 2012 - Food Gypsy
    23 2014 July

    Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2013

    Cherry, citrus, and floral notes define a wine that is at once feminine and crisp, and priced under twenty bucks.  This summer try Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2013, this month’s Wino Wednesday grape of...

  • Eh One Candied Canuck Burger - WFC Suppied
    21 2014 July

    The “Eh One” Candied Canuck Burger

    A gourmet burger recipe from the 2013 World Food Championships, the “Eh One” Candied Canuck Burger was my turn in for the World Burger Championship finals in Las Vegas using the secret ingredient, A.1. Steak...

  • Mateus, Asparagus Tart - Food Gypsy
    14 2014 July

    Mateus Bistro – A Pearl In Mahone Bay, NS

    Tucked into a quaint heritage home along the waterfront in picturesque Mahone Bay, Mateus Bistro is a precious pearl in the Nova Scotia dining scene. It seems everywhere we go people want to show off...

  • Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls - Food Gypsy
    23 2014 June

    Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls

    Brush some garlic butter, grill it to a crispy golden brown, and add a hint of lemon and you’ve created a contemporary classic, Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make...

  • Maple Strawberry Shortcake - Food Gypsy
    19 2014 June

    Maple Strawberry Shortcake with Cardamon & Lemon

    Maple and strawberry, a simply irresistible combination.  Heighten the natural acidity of the berries with lemon, underscore the herbal nature of maple with cardamon, and shed new light on a humble Maple Strawberry Shortcake.  ...

Coppola Wines, Sophia Rose 2012 - Food Gypsy

Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2013

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cherry, citrus, and floral notes define a wine that is at once feminine and crisp, and priced under twenty bucks.  This summer try Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2013, this month’s Wino Wednesday grape of choice. A harmonious blend Monterey County grapes including a sun drenched Syrah (35%) paired with the shy, more subtle notes...

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Eh One Candied Canuck Burger - WFC Suppied

The “Eh One” Candied Canuck Burger

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A gourmet burger recipe from the 2013 World Food Championships, the “Eh One” Candied Canuck Burger was my turn in for the World Burger Championship finals in Las Vegas using the secret ingredient, A.1. Steak Sauce. Steak sauce is not a huge stretch for a burger.  It’s designed for beef and the grill, but it’s...

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Mateus, Asparagus Tart - Food Gypsy

Mateus Bistro – A Pearl In Mahone Bay, NS

July 14, 2014 | 9 Comments

Tucked into a quaint heritage home along the waterfront in picturesque Mahone Bay, Mateus Bistro is a precious pearl in the Nova Scotia dining scene. It seems everywhere we go people want to show off their favorite restaurant and fab food finds.  A recent getaway to the Southern shore of Nova Scotia included an evening...

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Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls - Food Gypsy

Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brush some garlic butter, grill it to a crispy golden brown, and add a hint of lemon and you’ve created a contemporary classic, Grilled Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls.  Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the most lasting impression. From the misty shores of Nova Scotia that once were home, comes a taste of summer...

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Maple and strawberry, a simply irresistible combination.  Heighten the natural acidity of the berries with lemon, underscore the herbal nature of maple with cardamon, and shed new light on a humble Maple Strawberry Shortcake.   Late June just screams strawberries in my little corner of the world.  Farmer’s Market stalls and roadside stands, brimming with...

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Montreal Smoked Meat Deli Sliders - Food Gypsy

Montreal Smoked Meat Deli Sliders

June 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Whenever you take your favourite sandwich and make it smaller, it automatically becomes more fun!  Perfect party bites that say ‘I am Canadian’ – yet take almost no time at all – try Montreal Smoked Meat Deli Sliders.   All you need is a decent deli, some bite-sized bagels and a bit of fancy mustard....

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Apple Butter - Food Gypsy

Apple Butter

June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Apple butter is one of those condiments we love to have in the fridge.  So versatile and easy, I usually boil off a big batch in the fall during apple season but this week I found myself craving Montreal Smoked meat and apple mustard. Made with equal parts grainy and smooth Dijon and apple butter,...

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Meet Matt Fowles, renaissance man.  A former Australian lawyer with a passion for food & drink, Fowles now turns heads with his unique talent for wine making as CEO of Fowles Wine.   Building wines to suit his palate and pair with his love for wild game, he’s created a line of wines with compelling...

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Kale & Quinoa Gardino Burgers - Food Gypsy

Kale Quinoa Giardino Burgers

March 31, 2014 | 7 Comments

A taste of fresh, a hint of green and a lean towards the garden with gluten free Kale Quinoa Giardino Burgers.   A guest post from the sisters Bernardi, Consuelo & Natasha, who love great food and forward fashion.   Consuelo & Natasha pen and post as beauty bloggers in the Ottawa area as a united force; Bernardi Beauty.  Earlier this...

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Brunch in our nation’s capital takes on new meaning as we ditch delicate girly fare for the plain spoken, straight-up meat & potatoes style of Murray Street Kitchen on Ottawa’s Byward Market. On assignment for Hascapades.com and it’s creator, Clark Haass we offer you something uniquely Canadian.  A lover of all things hashed, based in...

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Life has a funny way of always working out, putting us in the right spot, at exactly the right time, for all the right reasons.  Fight it all you want, but you’ll never counter the current once The Universe has you where it wants you, and The Universe wants me in kitchen.  Period.    Which...

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Wicked Mac & Cheese – A Comfort Food Favorite

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A truly Wicked Mac & Cheese starts with a good bechamel, and a good bechamel, starts with the right ratio of butter flour and milk. Add cheese and you have mornay sauce, which in my opinion, starts with good cheese. Nothing like a stick to your rib, family favourite as winter wanes. In our house,...

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