Blog

  • Table 40 Review

    April 2012 A few weeks ago Jo-Ann and I had the pleasure of participating in a unique Ottawa culinary experience.  We had heard that the Fraser Brothers (of Fraser Cafe fame) were opening up their Table 40 space to a Monday night dinner.  The concept i… Read more »

  • Butternut, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Lasagna

    March 29, 2012 Tonight’s fresh meal menu features our very popular Butternut, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Lasagna. At our first Feast of Fields event we wanted to create a truly local, fall dish. We hand made ravioli, and stuffed it with mushrooms &… Read more »

  • Red Fife Wheat

    Canadian Red Fife Wheat is an heirloom variety, developed for the cold harsh climate of Canada.  This heritage wheat has experienced growing popularity of late for many reasons, including the health benefits.  A detailed exploration of this wonderful n… Read more »

  • Staff Lunch

    March 2012 Generally our lunch consists of food that we are making for our retail store.  We always sample everything we cook, and our lunch time gives us an opportunity to really dissect a meal and talk about how things might be improved.  Lunch time… Read more »

  • The Girls

    International Women’s day was created to honour the accomplishments of women, while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done.  I  mark this day by acknowledging the amazing women I am privileged to work with.  Of our staff of 20 employ… Read more »

  • New Products – New Inspirations

    March 2012 New to our retail store we have added chocolates from Olivia Chocolatiers.  This Cantley based chocolate maker is dedicated to making only high percentage dark chocolate – a fine and nutritious superfood.  What attracted us to the product, a… Read more »

  • New Product Alert

    March 2, 2012 This week we introduced Morelli Organic Pastas from Italy. We have three varieties in our retail store: Whole Wheat Ricciolina, Tacconi Pasta with Wheat Germ & 100% Spelt Tagliatelle. The Organic Corn variety is coming soon. We had so… Read more »

  • Food Tour of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

    February 2012 I returned this weekend from a vacation.  One of the destinations along the way was Old San Juan.  I had been once before, and really enjoyed the Old Town.  The narrow cobblestone streets and old forts remind me so much of Montreal and Qu… Read more »

  • It doesn’t get any more local than this….

    February 9, 2012 This is a story that started last fall, when one of our favourite Organic Farmers – Aartje from the Pickle Patch – decided to try raising some Turkeys for Christmas.  As with all of her animals, these turkeys were pasture raised, and f… Read more »

  • Valentines Day

    February 2012 Love may be in the air, but it’s also in the Red Apron Kitchen this February.  Pre-order your Valentine’s dinner for 2 and pick it up in our retail store on February 14 between 2pm and 6pm.  For a detailed menu, follow the link: valentine… Read more »