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2nd Ottawa Locavore Artisan Food Fair

We are very please to say that following the great success last year there is a second Ottawa Locavore Artisan Food Fair to be held this year. Once again we will be joining 24 other local artisan food vendors, all … Continue reading

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Dry Aging beef – What is it all about?

Why “Age” Beef? Is it important? The purpose of aging beef is to concentrate flavour and tenderize the meat. There are two methods generally in use to age beef: dry and wet aging.

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Let’s talk turkey!

You’ve collected your delicious locally raised turkey from us, then what? Well that’s easy, so here are some tips on how to store, prepare and cook your turkey.

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Traditional Mincemeat Pie

Tourtière isn’t the only pie associated with the festive season. Mincemeat or mince pies are an English tradition with a history stretching back to the 11th century.

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Tourtière traditions

I may have grown up in England but I am originally from Montreal and my Mother never forgot her roots. Every year for Christmas eve supper we had tourtière, naturally it was home-made, and the recipe included pork, onions, salt, … Continue reading

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What is a Pasty?

It struck me when I was working in the store the other day that on this ‘side of the pond’ not everyone knows what a pasty is, and that perhaps I should remedy that.

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