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  • Stretching Your Red Apron Meals to Last

    Like everyone around this joyous but often expensive time of year, we are watching our dollars and cents and working hard to stretch them in every way we can. One of our favourite and most creative hacks for stretching a buck is, of course, with our Re… Read more »

  • Jennifer’s Fall Baking Favourites

    November is the month when we at the Red Apron get a bit of a break between our two busiest times of the year – Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a month where we might still be enjoying some of the harvest, before all of our farmers wind things down fo… Read more »

  • Fuel up for Halloween with The Red Apron

    Are you ready to take your favourite ghouls and goblins out for trick-or-treating tomorrow night? We hope you’ll come for a visit at The Red Apron – we’ve got a few fun things in store for our spooky friends that visit the shop as well as meal ideas fo… Read more »

  • The Ultimate Guide to Winter Squash

    Every market is brimming with squash right now but aside from Butternut and Acorn squash, many of us are perplexed at what to do with all those uniquely shaped and colourful squash varieties available to buy. Well, wonder no more – consider us your squ… Read more »

  • 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 »