Food

Ultimate Picnic

By Chris Wilson Photos courtesy of Runaway Picnic Enough with the checkered tablecloth, paper cups, devilled eggs and lumpy grass. Treat yourself to a deluxe picnic—ants excluded. A local business called Runaway Picnic...

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Food to Flourish at Spa Cafe

By Chris Wilson Photos by Kathi Robertson You might drop into 18 Murray Street to pick up some cold pressed juice and wind up staying for a Thai Noodle power bowl and a Clean Green smoothie. After all, Spa Café is a feel-good kind of place. This inviting spot in the ByWard Market and RAW Materials...

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Star Power

Dinner in a Starlight Chalet can add sparkle to your summer. Dining under the stars has added lustre and epicurean appeal at the Moulin Wakefield Hotel and Spa. The upscale country inn, located about 20 minutes from Ottawa next to Gatineau Park, is home to a handful of Starlight Chalets that put...

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Istria Croatia’s Most Exciting Wine Region

By Janet Dorozynski, DipWSET, PhD Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula in the north-west of Croatia, is not only the country’s gastronomic heart but also arguably Croatia’s most exciting wine region. Wineries here make a diverse range of wines from notable indigenous varieties such as malvazija...

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Shaken & Stirred

By Janet Wilson Photography by FINNSQUARE.com Relax, unwind and prepare to be entertained at Taste & Tipple’s lively virtual happy hour Yvonne Langen is shaking things up in Ottawa. With every colourful online post, the Taste & Tipple creator and food and cocktail enthusiast offers the...

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SILVER Swallow

High-End Bubbly, Minus the Alcohol You can raise plenty of toasts this holiday season without a single hangover the morning after. Ottawa’s Genna Woolston and Andrew Roberts—a food scientist with a background in tea blending and food production—have developed Silver Swallow, a non-alcoholic...

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Artful

CONFECTIONS at DAO BAKE & SIP CAFE A new destination for foodies, Dao Bake & Sip Café is a go-to spot for unique Euro-Asian desserts, baked goods and drinks. Located at 1558 Merivale Road Unit 102, Dao also exclusively carries in-demand Asian confections such as Pablo cheese tarts, Cho-Kwok...

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Sweet INDULGENCES

by one of the world’s best: Hummingbird Chocolate By Brigitte Hasbron As an integral element of Mayan culture, cacao was long perceived as a gift from the gods, a divine elixir that empowered humans. Today, the cacao bean is sought out globally for the creation of exquisite chocolate indulgences...

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Falling for Alsace

Story and Photos by Janet Dorozynski, DipWSET Ivividly remember tasting Alsatian wine from eminent producer Marcel Deiss during my first wine course in the mid 1990s. It was an electric, steely dry riesling with pure and complex fruit aromas and flavours that seemed to linger forever. Although I...

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Cocktail Hour

Creamy Chai This warm Creamy Chai cocktail recipe and image are from Almonte’s Dairy Distillery, dairydistillery.com. Ingredients 1 oz Vodkow Cream 1 oz Vodkow Vodka  ½ oz Triple Sec 1 oz Rose Honey Syrup 5 oz Hot Chai tea Instructions Add all ingredients to a heat-safe glass Top with...

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World of Indulgences

to enjoy at home By Brigitte Hasbron Ottawa area gastronomes are fortunate to have access to some of the best culinary products on the market, many of which are game changers for an at-home dining experience. Picture refined olive oils imported from Italy, boundless cheese selections that would...

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GOOD STUFF!

VTMN Packs Make it Better and Easier than Ever to Take Your Vitamins When it comes to vitamins, “knowing your ABCs” can get confusing. Are you taking the right supplements, in the right formulations, for optimal wellness? It’s hard to be sure, especially since shelves at supermarkets and big box...

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