Kitchen Tales

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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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...

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Crowdfund your favorite Gypsy and support our entry into the World Food Championships invitational in Las Vegas this November so we can represent a GREAT Canadian burger! This summer we found out that my Taste of...

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Weekends are for cookies.  Screw housework, laundry and drudgery and instead take to the kitchen for some cookie therapy then share it with us!   Send us your version of our recipe and we’ll feature...

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The Humblest of Breads

March 12, 2013 | 4 Comments

Humble Bread is the passion project of Henry Willis and Natalie Normand.  Their farm based bakery, on the crest of a hill in the heart of Ontario’s Prince Edward County, resides in a hip-roofed red barn over 140 years...

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Welcome to the NEW Food Gypsy

March 10, 2013 | 7 Comments

Welcome to the new Food Gypsy, a little sweet, a little salty, a little sassy!  After two and a half years and more than three hundred posts we decided it was time to get organized. ...

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Chocolate: From Concept to Competition

March 9, 2013 | 1 Comments

Over the last month an idea became edible art, as two Chefs were let loose to experiment and play as they prepared for the Carefor Chocolate Competition, held last Saturday in Ottawa.   The Chef in my...

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We’re Workin’ Here!

November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

What!? Under Construction!? Yes, forgive us a few bumps, hiccups and techno-wingdings for the next couple of weeks, Food Gypsy is getting a fresh, new look. We've been chasing repairs for a month...

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Do you long for a career in the food service industry? Do you spend hours watching The Food Network dreaming that some day you too will grace the stage of Kitchen Stadium, standing toe-to-toe...

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Every year to celebrate our Food Gypsy anniversary we turn the focus from our usual banter and throw the spotlight on our readers. Every life has a story, and sharing those stories are as...

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A Little Coffee Appreciation (Day)

March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Coffee Appreciation Day, a little shout out to the black brew that kick starts our mornings. The ritual, the aroma and the luxury that is coffee. ...

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Ashford Castle, located on Ireland's west coast has a history that stretches back as far as 1228, once owned by the Guinness family, it's now one of Ireland's leading Five Star Hotels and gourmet destinations....

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