• Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup - Food Gypsy
    12 2014 September

    Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup

    One last kick at the proverbial can with a warm you to the bone plant-pure, sweet meets savory number Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup as we wrap up Soup Week on Food Gypsy. Soup is good food....

  • Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup - Food Gypsy
    10 2014 September

    Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but why wait when you can have ‘Thanksgiving in a Bowl’ with Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup?!  Soup Week continues on Food Gypsy. Making a the ‘soup du jour’...

  • Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup - Food Gypsy
    08 2014 September

    Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup

    As summer winds down and the harvest rolls in it’s time to cozy up with a big bowl of vegetable goodness that is Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup.  Welcome to soup week on Food Gypsy. With...

  • Emulsify, Ottawa - Food Gypsy
    25 2014 August

    Emulsify, Expand Your Olive Oil & Balsamic Repetoire

    Ottawa’s Emulsify, a specialty shop featuring two items that combine in an almost endless variety of taste experiments.   Shelves lined with extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar (both dark & white), flavored...

  • Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 - Food Gypsy
    20 2014 August

    Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005

    A big, bold Bordeaux with a ripe, full mouth and yet, no linger.  Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 for people who like wine but don’t what all that pesky wine aftertaste. The topic...

Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup - Food Gypsy

Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup

September 12, 2014 | 6 Comments

One last kick at the proverbial can with a warm you to the bone plant-pure, sweet meets savory number Sweet Carrot Coconut Soup as we wrap up Soup Week on Food Gypsy. Soup is good food.  The perfect way to clean out the fridge with bits of this and that or in this case, keep things...

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Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup - Food Gypsy

Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup

September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but why wait when you can have ‘Thanksgiving in a Bowl’ with Roasted Turkey New Potato Soup?!  Soup Week continues on Food Gypsy. Making a the ‘soup du jour’ at the big shiny kitchen presents its own challenges.  Keeping things fresh and interesting for clients I’ve stretched a few...

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Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup - Food Gypsy

Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup

September 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

As summer winds down and the harvest rolls in it’s time to cozy up with a big bowl of vegetable goodness that is Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup.  Welcome to soup week on Food Gypsy. With ‘Daily Soup’ on the menu at the big shiny kitchen, this Gypsy makes a lot of soup. Always fresh, from...

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Ottawa’s Emulsify, a specialty shop featuring two items that combine in an almost endless variety of taste experiments.   Shelves lined with extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar (both dark & white), flavored and infused to heighten everything from meats to sweets. In the kitchen it’s often the simplest of ingredients that can...

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Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 - Food Gypsy

Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005

August 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

A big, bold Bordeaux with a ripe, full mouth and yet, no linger.  Chateau Pipeau, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2005 for people who like wine but don’t what all that pesky wine aftertaste. The topic of today’s Wino Wednesday post is my first Bordeaux Grand Cru, which was in it’s self an evening of education....

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Suzy Q Doughnuts, Temptation - Food Gypsy

Suzy Q Doughnuts, Sweet Temptation

August 18, 2014 | 6 Comments

One step inside the tiny store front of Suzy Q Doughnuts, intoxicated by the aroma of sugar and yeast, all effort at self-restraint is wiped away.  You’ll find yourself swooning like a five year-old over fresh doughnuts lining the glass case with colour and gooey delight. For those who love light, yeast risen doughnuts, deep...

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Nectarine & Bocconcini Salad - Food Gypsy

Nectarine and Bocconcini Salad

August 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sweet and savory Nectarine and Bocconcini Salad.  A vivid taste of summer with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, nectarines and basil served Italian style, lightly dressed and ready in ten minutes. Craving summer I tossed a few of my favorite ingredients in a bowl to a colourful and delicious result.  Fresh, fresh, fresh. It’s the season for...

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Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 - Food Gypsy

Benjamin Bridge, Nova 7 2013

August 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

A harmony of sea, sky and earth meet in Nova 7 from Benjamin Bridge, a light, fresh sparkling wine that is the toast of Nova Scotia. With a cast of delicate rose in the glass, whispers of floral scent under toned with lime, and the crisp finish of apple, this is a wine that moves...

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Tangled Garden, preserves - Food Gypsy

Wolfville Nova Scotia, A Foodie Tour

July 28, 2014 | 22 Comments

Wine, cheese, extraordinary preserves, a garden estate, a great cup of coffee and three tourist stops you won’t want to miss.  Explore Wolfville, Nova Scotia as only an insider can, with a little Foodie Tour! Being an innkeeper in rural Nova Scotia was perhaps one of the most interesting twists of my colourful career.  One...

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Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose 2013

July 23, 2014 | 3 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 | 10 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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