On The Street

From humble beginnings to elevated haute cuisine status, cupcakes have become booming business in North America. Imagine delight when a small store front in my downtown Ottawa neighbourhood opened to reveal an exquisite line...

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La Bottega Nicastro - Food Gypsy

La Bottega Nicastro – Buon Appetito!

November 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

There is little else that can comfort, soothe and completely quiet; mind, body and soul quite like Italian food. Elegant in its simplicity and selective in its ingredients, Italian is (by far) my favourite food...

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Shelves lined with cookies and coffee paraphernalia and tiny front shop jammed with customers gripping steamy cups of cappuccino, drooling over the pastry display; Simply Biscotti is a must stop in Ottawa’s little Italy....

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Hole-in-the-Wall-Roatan - Food Gypsy

Not just another… Hole in the Wall

August 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

It was an adventure just getting there, two hours by scooter winding over pot-hole ridden jungle roads of Roatan, down a steep gravel path rutted by recent rains, through the fishing village of Jonesville, to the boat...

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Mexican Quickies – Street Sweets

August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mexico has become a jumping off place for me, in and out and constantly on the move, it’s also a place where I ‘discover’ I’m hungry, like now.  This section on “Mexican Quickies” is a tribute...

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Annatto Seeds - Food Gypsy

Tastes of Mexico – Annatto Seeds

July 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Annatto, sometimes called Roucou, is a derivative of the achiote trees of tropical regions of the Americas, used to produce a red food coloring and also as flavouring. Its scent is slightly peppery with...

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Sriracha Hot Sauce - Food Gypsy

Some like it hot… sauce

July 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the intense heat and flavours of Mexico to the milder side of spice in Cuba, to the amplified heat of Belize and finally the sweet, tangy chili of Honduras; a little tour of...

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One experience leads to the next, the journey of taste, the sensation of pleasure, the seduction of… vanilla. Food Gypsy dives deep into vanilla, traveling Mexico to find the perfect, sweet, bean. ...

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