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Feeding the Dragon – A Lucky Lunch

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Among the things I find interesting about the culture of cuisine is the underlying symbolism behind food and no where is that more relevant than in Asia. Some call it superstition and cast...

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Lucky Charms, T&T Supermarket - Food Gypsy

T&T Supermarket – “OH WOW!”

January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, it was time for a family outing to the local T&T Supermarket for authentic Asian ingredients and an infusion of new ideas for the Gypsy Kitchen. Decked out in it’s new year finery,...

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La galette des Rois - Food Gypsy

La galette des Rois, Celebrating the Epiphany

January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

A little weekend extra from Food Gypsy, Celebrating the Epiphany with La galette des Rois - (the cake or "wafer" of the Kings), a charming bit of food culture from France. If you find...

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Purple Asparagus, Food Gypsy

Purple Asparagus

November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

This caught my eye at the local grocer; lover of asparagus that I am, I'd never seen the purple variety before. Certainly familiar with it's green sibling, it's sunlight deprived white cousin and...

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BeaverTails, Killaloe Sunrise - Food Gypsy

Bits, Bites & BeaverTails

November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Canadian original since 1976, BeaverTails got their start in our nation's capital, Ottawa, Ontario and are now served in three countries; Canada, the USA and Sudia Arabia. Heck, thery're so big they've got...

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Creations Croteza Bay Leaf Earrings - Food Gypsy

Foodie Jewelry – Croteza Creations

October 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stumbled on Croteza Creations Bijouterie Artisanale Jewelry one sunny day in Ottawa's Byward Market and had to stop. Beautiful leafs and petals from nature's pallet set in a light acrylic, make for some stunning...

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Murray's Market Meat Cone - Food Gypsy

Murray’s Market – Home of the Meat Cone

October 21, 2011 | 1 Comments

What do savvy restaurateurs do when customers ask again and again about the local the ingredients they serve and how they can get their favorite menu item to go? They build a business plan,...

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Wild Garlic, pickled - Food Gypsy

The Wilds of Garlic

May 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Wild garlic; a wild relative of chives, an endangered species in Quebec yet across the boarder in Ontario harvested widely and sold at market. An illicit taste first. ...

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Starbucks Coffee, Coventry Rd Ottawa - Food Gypsy.

Starbucks the Easy Way

April 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Under the category "convenient caffeine" we find... drive through Starbucks....

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Ikea Hot Dogs - Food Gypsy

Ikea, Home of the 50 Cent Hot Dog

April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Without a strategy a weekend trip to Ikea could disintegrate into temper tantrums, chain smoking (even for non-smokers) and torrents of cursing or worse yet... silence. Which is why, in the magic land of...

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Annapolis Royal Market, John Elliot - Food Gypsy

To Market We Go

April 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Farmers Markets are a $3Billion dollar business in Canada alone, because now 92% of consumers say buying directly from a farmer is important to them. ...

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There are some things that are uniquely Canadain. We call a wool hat a 'toque' we like our beer above 5% alcohol by volume and then... there's gravy (now on pizza) at the House of...

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