• Road Food

    March 22, 2011 This March Break, we decided to forgo our preferred method of travel (flight), in exchange for a long 17 hour road trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  My boys booked 5 days of golf, which allowed me the leisure of exploring the small… Read more »

  • Reel Food Film Festival

    March 22, 2011 Reel Food Film Festival The Reel Food Film Festival is back in action with two fabulous evenings of films this spring. Each evening will feature a full-length film and one short. March 24 & 30 Doors open at 6pm.  Film begins at 6:30p… Read more »

  • Join us for a Taste of the Region

    On Thursday, March 31st join us at the St. Elias Centre for a ‘Taste of our Region – Wine and Food Charity Auction’.  Stroll from station to station sampling fine food and wine, with proceeds going to benefit  The Canadian Paraplegic Association of  On… Read more »

  • Come Hike with us

    March 14, 2011 On Sunday May 1st join the Red Apron, and other members of our community for the 9th annual Hike for Hospice.  If you have lived in Ottawa for any amount of time, then you are probably aware of the good work that is being done at the Hos… Read more »

  • @ the Urban Element

    March 3, 2011 Jo-Ann and I were guest instructors at the Urban Element last night.  We do this once or twice a year.  It gets us out of our kitchen and cooking in front of a group, and allows us a chance to interact with customers and potential custome… Read more »

  • The small things

    February 25, 2011 The last few weeks have been a true test of intestinal fortitude.  A leaking roof during the mild weather was great cause for concern, but was resolved by some new drainage.  Some water in the basement, although still unresolved, has… Read more »

  • Be Mine

    February 16, 2011 Valentine’s Day was celebrated this week.  Much to the dismay of Restauranteurs around the globe, this year’s Valentine’s day fell on a Monday, posing a logistical challenge for both business people and those celebrating.  We decided… Read more »

  • Red Apron at the Urban Element

    February 1, 2011 Join Jennifer & Jo-Ann at the Urban Element for an evening of food and good company.  Finding fresh, local ingredients in March is a challenge but we have still managed to create a menu that relies heavily on ingredients that are i… Read more »

  • The Keys

    February 7, 2011 I know we look happy, but that was last week on the 1st of February when we got the keys.  This week we have a list of construction challenges that we need to resolve so we are not looking so happy.  What’s that old saying?  What doesn… Read more »

  • Stone Soup at Winterlude

    February 8, 2011 We couldn’t be more proud of Jacqueline Jolliffe.  Last week she opened her Soup Truck for business on the Canal near Pig Island.   Throughout Winterlude Jacqui will be dishing up hearty hot bowls of soup and chili using her recipes sh… Read more »