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  • Oysterfest

    This Sunday, June 27, head to the Whalesbone at 504 Kent Street (corner of Arlington) for a fantastic afternoon of music, beer & oysters. This will be our second year attending this event.  Last year we had two ‘Shuckers’ entered into the Oyster Sh… Read more »

  • Summer Wines

    We are often asked to make recommendations for wine pairings.  Our website now includes a specific wine recommendation for our Thursday meals.  In addition, our own Robin Lavigne, who studied Wine Appreciation at Algonquin College’s Hotel & Restaur… Read more »

  • Now that’s a cupcake!

    Last Thursday’s meal contained the most spectacular dessert – a Decadent Chocolate Cupcake.  We made these cupcakes using an old recipe that contains an unusual ingredient that became a popular baking ingredient about 30 years ago – mayonnaise.  I am s… Read more »

  • Moo Shu

    For years Mu Shu (or Moo Shu) pork was the most popular Chinese food restaurant dish in North America.  In Cantonese this dish is called “muk see yuk” or “wood shaved pork.” Traditionally, Mu Shu Pork is served in pancakes brushed with hoisin sauce. We… Read more »

  • Father’s Day

    Stop by the Red Apron on Saturday to stock up for Father’s Day!

  • Banana Bread

    I don’t think I have met anyone who doesn’t have a fond memory of his/her Mother’s special banana bread or cake.  It seams that we all grew up in homes where our Mother made the ‘best banana bread in the world’.  Now either our mothers were all using t… Read more »

  • Bon Appetit

    Last Tuesday evening, 2o00 people turned out in a thunder storm to participate in Bon Appetit Ottawa’s annual nosh.  Of the four years that we have participated in this event, this year was the busiest!  Sticking to our comfort food theme, we prepared… Read more »

  • Hike for Hospice 2010

    Last Sunday was the 2010 Hike for Hospice.  On a day that was supposed to be full of rain and thunder 400 people turned out to raise money for the Hospice at Maycourt.  The skies cleared and the sun came out. The Hospice at May Court is a community-bas… Read more »

  • Ottawa Eco Fair

    Jacqueline Cooks Soup! This past weekend Jacqueline from the Red Apron was the featured Chef at the Ottawa Eco Fair.  This event celebrates green living ideas, products and services.  While there Jacqueline prepared an Heirloom Tomato Soup using heirlo… Read more »

  • Mariposa Cheese Tasting

    We had the great pleasure of being invited out to Mariposa Farm last week to sample some of the many cheeses that Ian & Suzanne represent.  In addition to raising ducks, geese, chickens & pigs, Ian & Suzanne distribute a number of high qual… Read more »