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Unearthed potatoes - Food Gypsy

Potato Gold Under a Harvest Moon

October 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

The chef in my life looked curiously at the package that arrived this spring “your Mother sent you potatos for your birthday?!” “Yup, it’s the year of the spud!” I declared. This season the Gypsy Garden was largely...

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A rainy day - Food Gypsy

The Secret Rain Lovers Society

October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

We are a select few. We meet only when it rains, wearing our brightly coloured rain-slickers and rubber boots. We say things like "it's liquid sunshine!" as we watch the rain fall. ...

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One cup of coffee - Food Gypsy

One Cup of Coffee

September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

I am usually the first to rise, the first to respond to the alarm, the first to switch on lights and take charge of our morning caffeine. Two cups for him, sweetened, black punctuated...

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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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Santa Dear, while you may have heard me pining for a Komodo Kamato Cooker (Easy Bake Oven on steroids), I’m writing to let you off the hook this year because I gave myself the...

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People often move to their native tongue when they’re together and if your native tongue doesn’t wrap around their language, you’re hooped. As predicted, it was a French Immersion Thanksgiving; so much for dialogue....

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Somehow apple pie has become a symbol of appreciation. The simple act of being grateful for what you DO have brings forward more to be grateful for, thus the attitude of gratitude Apple Gogi Berry...

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Gypsy Smile - Food Gypsy

Just SMILE – Philosophy du Jour

September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Apologies, we appear to be out of soup, can I offer you something of a more philosophical nature?” ~ Corifucius LIFE is an extraordinary journey. A little over a year ago I let loose a...

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LCB, Intermediate Graduation, 2011 - Food Gypsy

This is your life…

March 29, 2011 | 1 Comments

These are the moments that make up our lives. Milestones remind us how far we've come... they demonstrate the trajectory of our life and allow time for renewal and adjustment....

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Le Cordon Bleu, Exam Day

December 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

It all boils down to this.  How much have you learned?  How far have you come? Can you now step up and be confident enough, solid enough within yourself and the new knowledge imparted over...

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Le Cordon Bleu, Week IX – Members Only

December 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

I remember the first day I slipped into the white jacket with blue piping and embroidered crest of Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. It was a day that was two years in the...

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Mornings on the Beach (July 20, 2010)

July 20, 2010 | 4 Comments

The sun is thin, rising behind the mountains to the east that are the ridgeback of Roatan, a 40 mile stretch of land surrounded by reefs. The home beach - West Bay Beach is a...

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