• Salt Spring Diary

    I had the great pleasure of traveling to Salt Spring Island this March Break to visit with friends and check out their ‘local food scene’. Coming from the East, we have the perception that those living on the West Coast can ‘eat locally’ all year long…. Read more »

  • Glorious Greens

    Last fall we had the great pleasure of introducing Sandra’s greens to our retail store.  Sandra grows mixed greens in her greenhouse in Clayton. Sandra attended McGill’s Macdonald College, acquiring an organic agriculture and winning the Mary P… Read more »

  • Quality Control

    One of the pleasures of our job is the important responsibility we have to taste the items we cook, before we offer it up to our customers.  This is a huge responsibility and we take it very seriously. We had to be sure that this apple sour cherry pie… Read more »

  • Food for Young Palates

    Not everyone knows this, but the Red Apron provides fresh meals each day to Acorn Early Learning Centre, located in the Glebe on Rosebery Ave.  Joanne Saunders and her caring staff provide a safe, healthy and stimulating program for preschool children…. Read more »

  • Savour Ottawa

    The Red Apron has been a Savour Ottawa Member for the last 3 years.  Savour Ottawa works to develop and promote the Ottawa Region as a premiere, year-round culinary destination offering a robust assortment of locally grown and locally produced foods to… Read more »

  • Montreal

    I just had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Montréal.  By good fortune, the Festival Montréal En Lumière was taking place at the time. This provided us with a fireworks show from our hotel window and a party on the streets all Saturday night. Of… Read more »

  • Valentine’s Day – Recap

    It’s been almost a week since Valentine’ Day.  Over 350 people ordered our special menu, which was picked up last Friday and Saturday.  To say things were a little CRAZY would be an understatement. We were concerned that our parking lot would be jammed… Read more »

  • This little Piggy….

    One of the joys of our business is the opportunity to work closely with local farmers and producers.  In the peak of the growing season this means we get to see a number of farmers every week when they make deliveries, or when we do our buying at the O… Read more »

  • Earth to Table

    Jo-Ann and I had the pleasure of spending a lovely evening last week at the Urban Element.  The guest Chefs were Jeff Crump & Bettina Schorman visiting from the Ancaster Old Mill Restaurant to promote their  new book, ‘Earth to Table’. Our  menu fe… Read more »

  • Valentine’s Dinner wine Pairings

    Our lovely and talented Robin has suggested a couple of wines that she believes will pair nicely with our 4 course Valentine’s day menu. To accompany the Amuse and Soup course, Robin suggests: Sibling Rivalry – White, Canada, Henry of Pelham Family Est… Read more »