• 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 »

  • Bee-Inspired!

    May 29, 2013 We have had a rather exciting week at the Red Apron.  If you are a regular reader of our posts, you will know that we have purchased two hives for this summer’s bee season.  If all goes well, our hives will provide us with 150 pounds of ho… Read more »

  • Quiche Recipe from CTV’s Morning Show

    May 8, 2013 We could’t be more proud of our own Darling Robin Lavigne – Sous Chef at the Red Apron – who appeared on CTV’s Morning show today demonstrating how to use local ‘Farmer’s Market’ ingredients to make a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch item. h… Read more »