The scent of chocolate was overwhelming as they threw open the doors to the ticket buying public at the 9th Annual Carefor Chocolate Competition in Ottawa’s Centurion Centre on Saturday.  Competitors brought their best game, judges brought their discerning palates and guests brought unbridled...

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Harvest Moon - Food Gypsy

The Harvest Moon – Wordless Wednesday

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

As the harvest moon rises and sets on this part of the world, we took a little early morning stroll through Ottawa's Byward Market for a visual tour of the fall harvest. ...

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A long anticipated meal at Ottawa's Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar, from wine list to shared plates and a mix-match of tastes and textures, a big win in my book but the Doughnut Sharing Platter...

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Mariposa Farm – Family Food Education

May 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

In an urban environment it's easy to detach from the where our food comes from. Many of us have never had to milk a cow, catch a squealing piglet or yank a clucky hen...

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The city's newest brew pub, Mill Street Brew Pub hit the ground running early this year with a big, splashy opening. Located in one of downtown Ottawa's historic buildings, along the river's edge; it's...

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Zen Kitchen, white-tea ginger kombucha - Food Gypsy

Zen Kitchen, Ottawa’s Inspired Vegan

April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

When most non-vegans think of vegan food we think spouts, copious amounts of tofu and generous portions of lettuce. We don't often think tasty, fresh nutrition; which is the cornerstone of vegan cuisine served...

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Almond Brioche Toast, Art Is In Bakery - Food Gypsy

Art Is In Bakery – Hipster Bread Heaven

March 21, 2012 | 1 Comments

Dragged the chef in my life on a food recognizance mission in Ottawa's Hindonburg neighbourhood. Target: Art is In Bakery's wearhouse kitchen/retail outlet, or as I like to call it Club Bread, where...

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The Red Apron's Jennifer Heagle - Food Gypsy

The Red Apron, Good Food is Good Business

March 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

The recently expanded Red Apron, is among my favourite food outlets in Ottawa's downtown core. Selling their own brand of sophisticated comfort food for pick-up or delivery, Jennifer Heagle and business partner Jo-Ann Laverty...

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The Whalesbone, St. Simone Oysters - Food Gypsy

The Whalesbone Oyster House – “Surprise!”

February 28, 2012 | 1 Comments

Known in Ottawa as THE maritime-hillbilly, loud and rowdy, tiny postage-stamp-sized place with the morals of a sailor and the ethics of a librarian; The Whalesbone Oyster House is a downtown haven for seafood lovers,...

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Get ready Ottawa, Chef Lynn Crawford, chef and owner of Ruby Watchco in Toronto, and celebrity chef on the Food Network’s Pitchin’ In and Restaurant Makeover, is cooking for you next Friday night and kicking...

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Michael Shannon (aka: The Grateful Griller), Food Gypsy

A Grateful Griller Christmas

November 28, 2011 | 1 Comments

Once upon a time, a nice boy from Quebec, went shopping for a barbecue (went way over budget) and came home with a the Kamado Cooker. That was ten years and 20+ grills ago,...

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Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen , a new addition to the Hintonburg scene and a dream come true for husband and wife team Steve Wallace and Gen Lamorie. Offering Italian-inspired dishes served in a slick...

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