• Memorable Tastes of 2013

    As the old year draws to a close, I was flipping through my camera roll today and remembering some of the awesome flavour experiences I enjoyed in 2013.  I am embarrassed to admit that, while most people’s camera roll is filled with pictures of friends… Read more »

  • Lumberjack Brunch @ the Red Apron

    Brunch du bûcheron au Red Apron ($) Red Apron, 564, avenue Gladstone, Ottawa Le dimanche 2 février, à 10 h 30 et 13 h Soyez encore des nôtres pour fêter le Bal de Neige en prenant part à notre deuxième brunch du bûcheron annuel. Notre menu comprendra d… Read more »

  • Cookie Baking Recipes

    December 2013 Yesterday we held our annual staff cooking baking party.  We gather for the afternoon, eat chili, drink beer, and bake.  At the end of the day each participant got to go home with one cheesecake, 3 dozen shortbread cookies, 1 dozen ginger… Read more »

  • Christmas Gift Giving, Simplified

    I am always trying to think of news ways to be super-efficient in my gift giving, allowing me to leave work at 4pm on the 24th of December, and celebrate with my family the very next day.  As a result I have developed some tried & tested techniques… Read more »

  • Hop on the Bus V

    September 22, departing the  Red Apron at 10AM Seating is limited.  To reserve a spot email 1st Stop: Joel’s Coffee in Rockland Joel & the Beland Brothers roast & brew organic & fair-trade coffee.  Last year we partnered wi… Read more »

  • 100 Mile Celebrations

    The concept of the 100-mile diet was inspired by the book ‘The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating’, written by Canadians Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon. In the book, the authors talk about  their year of only purchasing foods with ingredients they k… Read more »

  • Tomato Season!

    September, 2013 Although harvest season in general is my favourite time of year, the vegetable that I most look forward to is the ripe, locally grown, picked-off-the-vine tomato.  If it’s an heirloom tomato, even better.  Heirloom tomatoes are open-pol… Read more »

  • Harvest Season

    It’s Harvest time and before the weather gets too dismal, get out and visit a local farmer’s market. Markets in Urban Ottawa Main Farmers’ Market At Saint Paul University (223 Main Street). Open Saturdays from 9am-2pm,… Read more »

  • Flavours of Ethiopia

    July 2013 A few months back, we added a new member to our team – Azeb.  She is one of those most lovely of people, who you know the minute you meet them that they will become a friend for life. Within weeks she became indispensable to us.  Her talents… Read more »

  • Sustainable Fish at the Red Apron

    June, 2013 For the last year, Jo-Ann has been doing research and exploring options for fish suppliers.  We want to be able to offer fish on our fresh meal menu and in our retail store, but we want the supply of that fish to be consistent with our overa… Read more »