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  • Fresh In The Red Apron Library

    Whenever we’re feeling fatigued with our dinner options, we look to the pile of cookbooks collecting dust on the shelves and it tends to re-invigorate and inspire us to get creative in the kitchen again. From seeing an ingredient used in a new and exci… Read more »

  • Thanksgiving Made Local with The Red Apron

    It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is here already! Whether it was the long, scorching summer or the fact that Thanksgiving comes a bit early this year, we can’t believe we’re well into fall and the holiday season has begun. We’ll take any chance we can… Read more »

  • Celebrate Local with Red Apron’s 100 Mile Menu!

    For six weeks in September and October, our Thursday’s ‘Dinner in the Bag’ will be created using ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers located within 100 miles of the store. This is a considerable challenge as ingredients like rice, most… Read more »

  • Celebrate Apple Season in Ottawa

    It doesn’t get much better than packing up the car with friends and family and heading to the orchard for an afternoon of sunny fall apple picking. Leaving with bushels and bushels to be used in every which way, both sweet and savory, makes us so thank… Read more »

  • Back To The Table, Back to School

    Here at the shop, our goal has always been to get families and friends back to the table. Whether it’s over a gourmet, home-cooked meal or takeout, important conversations happen around the table, traditions are formed, lasting relationships are built… Read more »

  • Picnic Season in Ottawa

    We’ve been blessed here in Ottawa with a beautiful, if steamy, summer filled with plenty of sunshine. We want to make sure we make the most of it while it’s here and what better way than with a food-filled picnic! Picnics provide a great way to feel li… Read more »

  • Ontario Peach & Tomatoes Are HERE!

    With one quick glance across the shelves of any and every Farmer’s Market in Ottawa it becomes visibly clear that the moment we’ve been waiting for all summer is here – Ontario Peaches and Tomatoes of every shape and size are finally popping up and rea… Read more »

  • Red Apron’s Newest Vendors

    If you’ve browsed our retail section before, you know that we stock some of Ottawa and surrounding area’s tastiest pantry staples, grains and grocery items. We’re always on the lookout for exciting brands who care as much about quality, locally sourced… Read more »

  • NEW in The Red Apron Cookbook Library

    It’s 5pm, you’ve shed your bags from a long day at work and as you gaze into a stocked pantry and fridge you wonder, “what am I going to make for dinner tonight?”. If that thought inevitably lands you at the same 3-4 recipes on rotation each week, you… Read more »

  • Chilled Blender Soups to Beat the Heat

    Doesn’t the idea of a cool, flavourful soup sound appealing in this sticky, humid heat? We at The Red Apron are big fans and wanted to share a little about our favourite cold blender soups and why we turn to them when the mercury rises. The first, and… Read more »