The kitchen is the great equalizer. Food doesn’t care about the colour of your skin or if you cook over a charcoal grill under a tent, in a little hut on the beach or in...

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Many Canadians, and food lovers around the world, know Chef Michael Smith from his television shows on Food Network Canada; Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad. We’ve seen him as a judge...

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In the food industry in Ottawa for more 30 years, Jo-Ann Laverty is a woman of the kitchen with true grit.  From her beginnings with the Emerald Bakery to her most recent venture (with partner...

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The Moore Farm (La Ferme Moore), an ambitious agricultural, ecology, education center with a built-in farmers market and farm-to-table bistro, set on 88 acres of heritage farm land in the heart of Gatineau.  It’s new,...

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Sloane, A Fine Cup of Tea

May 1, 2016 | 1 Comments

In the wake of mankind’s current obsession with food stuffs, the business of tea is experiencing rebirth as a new breed of entrepreneur enters the profession of ‘tea merchant’ with 21st century approach.  A chance...

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Potager Eardley, Our Local Kitchen Garden

September 5, 2015 | 6 Comments

A pleasant country drive just outside Aylmer, Quebec Potager Eardley has become a favorite weekend family destination and our local kitchen garden.  Filled with local, seasonal fruits and veg, a short selection of baked goods,...

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Kitchen Basics – How to make Buttermilk

July 21, 2015 | 7 Comments

With a little food science you can conjure buttermilk from thin air. Well, kinda’.  Learn how to make buttermilk with just milk, lemon or vinegar as a substitute for buttermilk in almost any recipe, in...

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Speedy Kitchen, Garlic in a Tube

July 8, 2015 | 5 Comments

The perfect puree for sauces, soups, marinades and vinaigrettes, Garlic in a Tube is a pantry must have in the Gypsy Kitchen. Let’s be honest, peeling garlic is a pain in the ass. Seriously, after...

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As Canadian as Maple Syrup!

April 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Spring.  Time to watch the sap run and consume the sticky stuff that’s become synonymous with all things Canadian.  Knock it off the bucket list, a truly Canadian maple syrup experience  – welcome to Sugarbush....

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Fool Magazine – Serious Food Inspiration

January 26, 2015 | 5 Comments

What do you get for the chef who has everything?  He’s got gadgets, powders and blades a plenty, a home library filled with extraordinary titles from chefs across the globe, what are the odds of a...

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Caring for Cast Iron, Now You’re Cookin’!

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cold weather cooking just screams cast iron, with it’s superior heat retention and iron friendly health benefits, cast iron is a solid kitchen investment.  Caring for cast iron is the key to cooking with it,...

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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...

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