• Ramp it up!

    May, 2015 Earlier this week Jo-Ann and I went foraging for ramps in the forest belonging to my mother, just outside of the town of Osgoode. The property has been in my family for over 40 years and the 60 acres of mixed hardwood forest was lovingly care… Read more »

  • May Happenings!

    We kick off the month with the annual Hike for Hospice at Maycourt at 114 Cameron Avenue in Old Ottawa South. This year the Red Apron will be serving up a Brown Bag Brunch to all registered hikers. If you are reading this article before Sunday May 3, i… Read more »

  • April Recipes

    April, 2014 The following recipes were posted in the April issue of the OSCAR and one of our ambitions readers took it upon herself to cook two of the three recipes this past weekend and has shared a photo.  Way to go Sue!! Red Pepper, Spinach & Go… Read more »

  • Tastes of 2014

    December, 2014 As the year draws to a close, I like to review my food photos and reflect on the amazing things that I tasted throughout the year.  I am blessed to work in a field that I am deeply passionate about, and I enjoy exploring the world around… Read more »

  • Wasn’t that a Party!

    November 5, 2014 Last night we held a Client Appreciation night.  All of our customers were invited to come out and enjoy a sampling of wines from our new Wine Club, and some tasty samples of items from our kitchen. The menu went something like this: C… Read more »

  • Turkey!

    September 2014 Early this summer I had the great pleasure of visiting the Turkish Mediterranean for 2 weeks with my 15 year old son.  We hadn’t planned to go to Turkey, but were drawn there by a week long cruise of the area on a sail ship offering dail… Read more »

  • It’s Berry Season!

    August 2014 Wild Strawberries It’s the thick of blueberry season, and you can find late varieties of strawberries and raspberries at the local Farmer’s Markets in abundance.  Last year we were receiving fall raspberries from Rideau Pines Farm well into… Read more »

  • Red Apron on the Hudson!

    August, 2014 This month, Jo-Ann and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to get into our car and drive to Hudson, New York, to take part in an on-farm event in support of Friends of the Farmer. FarmOn! Foundation, is a non-profit charity, founded in 20… Read more »

  • Farmer’s Market Season

    Finally, spring has arrived and Farmer’s Market Season has commenced.  We are so fortunate to have a growing number of markets to visit each weekend including: Ottawa Farmer’s Market @ Brewer Park – Sundays Main Street Farmer’s Market @ St. Paul’s Univ… Read more »

  • Let’s Bake a Pie!

    April, 2014 With Easter on the horizon, you may be hosting a few guests for brunch or lunch.  Making a pie can often seem like a daunting task, involving many steps and ingredients.  But the reality is that it can be simple, and is a very versatile and… Read more »