• Tastes of 2017

    Each December I take a few moments while we are closed between Christmas and New Year’s to reflect on my food adventures of the last 12 months. Reminiscing on a year’s worth of food photos reminds me of all the places I’ve been and the wonderful advent… Read more »

  • Tastes of 2014

    December, 2014 As the year draws to a close, I like to review my food photos and reflect on the amazing things that I tasted throughout the year.  I am blessed to work in a field that I am deeply passionate about, and I enjoy exploring the world around… Read more »

  • Turkey!

    September 2014 Early this summer I had the great pleasure of visiting the Turkish Mediterranean for 2 weeks with my 15 year old son.  We hadn’t planned to go to Turkey, but were drawn there by a week long cruise of the area on a sail ship offering dail… Read more »

  • Red Apron on the Hudson!

    August, 2014 This month, Jo-Ann and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to get into our car and drive to Hudson, New York, to take part in an on-farm event in support of Friends of the Farmer. FarmOn! Foundation, is a non-profit charity, founded in 20… Read more »

  • Memorable Tastes of 2013

    As the old year draws to a close, I was flipping through my camera roll today and remembering some of the awesome flavour experiences I enjoyed in 2013.  I am embarrassed to admit that, while most people’s camera roll is filled with pictures of friends… Read more »

  • Maison du Village in Wakefield

    September, 2012 I have had 5 meals at the new Maison du Village and can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have this new addition to our community.  Sara and Michael are putting local ingredients on beautiful plates at a price that is well worth the trip… Read more »

  • Diners, Dives & Drive-ins

    July 2012 My favourit holidays are most often centre around good food, interesting restaurants, food shops and farmer’s markets that have been diligently researched in advanced.  Recently, it was fun to take a spontaneous Mom & Son road trip with m… Read more »

  • It was a lovely day!

    June 2012 Last Sunday we loaded up a bus with 35 friends, family, customers and colleagues and headed out to visit three farms in the Manotick/Osgoode region. This was the second in a series of bus tours that we will schedule on a quarterly basis to co… Read more »

  • Hop on the Bus II

    In the spring we took a crew of staff, family & clients to a Sugar Shack in Quebec.  It was a ton of fun and we vowed to have regular outings that allow us to visit local growers and producers, familiarize ourselves with their processes and challen… Read more »

  • Food Tour of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

    February 2012 I returned this weekend from a vacation.  One of the destinations along the way was Old San Juan.  I had been once before, and really enjoyed the Old Town.  The narrow cobblestone streets and old forts remind me so much of Montreal and Qu… Read more »