The Moore Farm (La Ferme Moore), an ambitious agricultural, ecology, education center with a built-in farmers market and farm-to-table bistro, set on 88 acres of heritage farm land in the heart of Gatineau.  It’s new,...

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Potager Eardley, Our Local Kitchen Garden

September 5, 2015 | 6 Comments

A pleasant country drive just outside Aylmer, Quebec Potager Eardley has become a favorite weekend family destination and our local kitchen garden.  Filled with local, seasonal fruits and veg, a short selection of baked goods,...

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Montreal Smoked Meat Deli Sliders

June 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

Whenever you take your favourite sandwich and make it smaller, it automatically becomes more fun!  Perfect party bites that say ‘I am Canadian’ – yet take almost no time at all – try Montreal Smoked...

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Le Bostaurus – Mighty Meaty

July 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

The name is the Latin equivalent of ‘bovine’ or ‘cow’, a place for steaks, chops and all things meaty, Le Bostaurus, in Aylmer, Quebec unabashedly serving certified Angus Beef, UDSA triple A beef, and lots of it....

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In the heart of historic Hull, Québec lays Les Brasseurs du Temps a mico brewery, big on taste, with an eye toward European tradition. It's our Food Gypsy Oktoberfest pick of the month for...

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Lost In Menu Translation

August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eating light takes on a whole new meaning with this menu we spotted in the heart of Old Montreal. I love a good gastronomic giggle due to bad translation. Now, how would you...

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My version of a perfect Sunday: a hike in the great outdoors followed by a basket of wings at the Chelsea Pub in Old Chelsea, Quebec. This weekend we happened upon...

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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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Chez Edgar – A Little Gem

November 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

Lovely Lemon Beignets and sassy sandwiches, Chez Edgar is a little gem in Gatineau, Quebec. The kitchen consumes most of the square footage, with eleven inside covers and seating for ten on the patio, it’s...

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Piz’za-za Restau Bar á Vin, Mais Oui!

August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our perfect patio afternoon was plundered by pouring rain, when a plucky professional preserved my pizza from peril. We soon found ourselves perched at the bar, perusing a plethora of wines to pacify our...

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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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