Food

Cocktail Hour

FlowerPower INGREDIENTS A dash of rose water 1½ oz Hendrick’s gin ½ oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur 1½ oz grapefruit juice ½ oz lime juice ¼ oz simple syrup Angostura bitters INSTRUCTIONS Top with soda, a rosemary sprig, and a pinch of nutmeg.  Serve in a rocks glass Chelsea Pub is at 238 Old...

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What a Comeback!

Black Tartan Kitchen is cooking again; fans are eating it up. By Pam Dillon When Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan was announced, it was news in Ian Carswell’s household. Big news. That’s when the chef/owner of Black Tartan Kitchen and his wife Tessa decided to create some buzz of their own to...

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Cocktail Hour

black tartan
INGREDIENTS
½ oz Johnnie Walker Black
½ oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
½ oz Drambuie
½ oz Kahlua
INSTRUCTIONS
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass with ice and a maraschino cherry.
Black Tartan Kitchen
is at 132 Bridge Street in Carleton Place.

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How Green is Your Wine?

By Janet Dorozynski What does it take to make organic wine? Or sustainable wine? Similar to what we’ve seen happening in farming and food production in general, there has been a conscious effort in the wine industry, in particular among small to medium sized producers, to grow grapes and make wines...

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Spoiled for Pints

By Hattie Klotz Does our northern climate have something to do with the exponential growth of the craft beer industry in Ottawa, or are there just a huge number of passionate beer drinkers in this small city? Maybe it’s the fact that beer is a drink for all seasons; it’s conducive to hygge in...

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The Key to Making Every Day Sparkle

By Janet Dorozynski Champagne. It’s a mythical wine associated with luxury, romance and the celebration of life’s milestones. It is also a wine so versatile that it’s a shame we don’t drink more of it with meals and not just at special occasions. In the region of Champagne earlier this year, I...

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Joe’s Italian Kitchen

A memorable taste experience There’s plenty of buzz about Joe’s Italian Kitchen, the new eatery in Almonte. A picturesque setting, striking rustic chic décor, scrumptious Italian comfort food and warm hospitality make dining here a memorable treat. Situated at 7 Mill Street, on the lower level of...

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Fresh Panache

Entrepreneur Derick Cotnam combines business acumen and culinary finesse to elevate Ottawa’s catering scene.  Whether it’s a soiree for Canada’s political elite at the country’s most famous landmark, Parliament Hill, or a cannabis company’s gathering for over 1000 people, Derick Cotnam is serving...

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Always a Winner

Les Fougères, 783 Route 105, Chelsea fougeres.com There are many reasons to plan a meal at Les Fougères in Chelsea. For one thing, dinner at the celebrated eatery is a fitting way to end a day spent hiking in Gatineau Park or skiing at Camp Fortune. For another, you can practically walk there from...

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Chefs Delight

Thrills and great bites in store as Ottawa hosts Canada’s top cooking competition Ottawa foodies, mark your calendars. There’s an extraordinary three-day treat to experience January 30 through February 1 at the Canadian Culinary Championships. For the first time, the nation’s capital is hosting the...

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The 10,000 Bites Dinner

Your Taste Buds’ Passport to the World By Brigitte Hasbron  There are food lovers and then there are FOOD LOVERS! As I landed in Houston, Texas to be a guest at the first-ever Around the World in 10,000 Bites Dinner, little did I know that I’d be embarking on a gourmet experience of a lifetime...

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Coffee Culture

Savouring the best cup of java in Ottawa has never been more interesting or flavoursome. Coffee is coming into its own as an experience to seek out and savour. From Carp to Orleans, and Brittannia to Hintonburg, there are independent cafés and coffee shops that are beacons for pleasure in a cup...

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