• 8 Little Piggies went to Au Pied du Cochon

    Au Pied du Cochon has been a longtime favourite restaurant of Jo-Ann’s.  She has visited there many times and has been working her way through the entire menu over the last few years.  So, when we were looking for a place to bring our team for a unique… Read more »

  • Montreal Atwater Market

    This past weekend the Red Apron team embarked on a trip to Montreal.  Our primary reason for the visit was to eat at ‘Au Pied de Cochon’, but that’s another blog post!  A group of us drove down on Saturday morning to spend a few hours shopping at the A… Read more »

  • Feast of Fields

    Tickets are available at the Red Apron, or online by visiting the COG website. On September 12, 2010 Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa Chapter will once again bring together farmers and top chefs from Ottawa and the region to celebrate the local organi… Read more »

  • Oktoberfest at Beau’s

    Located in Vankleek Hill, Beau’s use local spring water , organic malts (no extracts) and organic hops which are grown locally.  Their beer is available at the LCBO, and in many restaurants throughout the city.  Each October Beau’s hosts one heck of an… Read more »

  • Smokin’

    Now that I have had my ‘Egg’ for a couple of years, I thought it was time that I overcome my apprehensions and learn a new trick.  I knew that the Egg could be used as a smoker, but I’m embarrassed to admit I had never actually smoked anything on it.  … Read more »

  • Spotted

    One of the joys of the area we are in (Gladstone, between Bank & Bronson) is our neighbours.  Yael & Patrick at the bakery next door are the best neighbours.  They supply us with fresh bread for our weekly menu, and in the afternoons, after the… Read more »

  • Weekend Cooking

    You would think that when you cook for a living, you would want to take your weekends off.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  I look forward to the weekends largely because it gives me an opportunity to cook in a totally different way.  At the… Read more »

  • Herbfest in Almonte

    Herbfest has been an Ottawa Valley tradition for fifteen years and is a must-attend event for those interested in herbs, gardening, cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. It is organized through the tireless efforts of the volunteer members of the Ott… Read more »

  • We knew it – now they know it too!

    Last Sunday, July 11, Washington Post writer Michael Kaminer produced a detailed, and rather flattering article about Ottawa, calling our home town Canada’s Cool Capital.  Those of us who have grown up in Ottawa suffer from a cultural inferiority compl… Read more »

  • Lazy days of summer…

    For the past 5 years my family has rented a perfect little plot of land on the shores of Golden Lake.  We live in what we lovingly refer to as our “Cottage on Wheels”. This is actually quite a modern RV with all the basic amenities…electricity, beds,… Read more »