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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The long lost installment of our Real Life. Real Butter. Series. Part IV; Work Experience Student Firoz Thanawalla in conversation with Food Gypsy - behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, the Production...

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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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Back Lane Cafe, Spritzers - Food Gypsy

Back Lane Café – A Defined Vision

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another of life’s pleasant detours brought me through the doors of the newly opened Back Lane Café under the wing of one of Ottawa’s best guides. Its artful decor, high ceilings, aged plaster walls,...

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Wellington Gastro Pub - Food Gypsy

Welcome at The Wellington

July 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Wellington Gastropub has been on my list for a number of reasons a) I love a good pub and b) I love a good pub with food that is something beyond your standard burgers/chicken...

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Emergency room, with a view - Food Gypsy

This Delicate Mortal Coil

June 12, 2011 | 7 Comments

Spent much of my week horizontal, in the care of the medical professionals at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus who then attempted to kill me with aspartame....

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Natasha LeBlanc, Bacon Girl - Food Gypsy

The Girl with the Bacon Tattoo

May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mild mannered Natasha LeBlanc; Chef by day, Bacon Girl by night. Fighting crimes against bacon everywhere. Now that's my kind of superhero (complete with bacon tattoo). ...

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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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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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What happens when two manic Foodies (Food Gypsy & Paola St-Georges) collide at a downtown Ottawa hotspot (Play Food & Wine) with vino, some charcuterie and a couple of chunks of cheese? "It's like...

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Navara, Confit Pig's Cheek - Food Gypsy

Navarra Restaurant… like Nirvana but better

February 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

Navarra – a region in northern Spain, southwest France, inhabited by the Basque.  Nirvana – in shamanic thought, the state of being free from suffering.  Both apply.Fine dining in Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market, parking is...

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How to make a Fondant Rose - Food Gypsy

Technique – How to make a Fondant Rose

February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

As an added Valentine’s Week Bonus Feature. Tossing a little pastry technique your way compliments of Wendy van Velthonven from Thimble Cakes in Ottawa,  ‘how to make a fondant rose’.  Having fun in the kitchen.     A home (and...

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