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Eat Well Culinary Workshop: Spanish Tapas Feast with Chef Rene Rodriguez

Last week we were invited by Canola Eat Well to attend an Eat Well Culinary Workshop at the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum. What foodie girl passes up an opportunity to attend a culinary workshop? And get this, it the event featured Chef Rene Rodriguez (Navarra Restaurant) treating us to a feast of Spanish tapas where each dish was created using canola oil.  Photograph by Nick Ghattas courtesy of Canola Eat Well This event was one of a 6-part series of Canola Oil-inspired FARM TO FOOD experiences where guests Learn. Create. Make. Take. The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum was the perfect setting for this event and effectively contributed to the Learn component. is about inspiring you in the...

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Patio Season has begun and today we go to Murray Street

After a long and cold winter, it finally looks (and feels) like summer has hit the Nation’s capital. We've had a few nice weather days in a row and I know this because I found myself on having lunch on restaurant patios two days in a row. I couldn't help it! A true celebration of summer: good friends, great food and a gorgeous patio. Today the weather called us outdoors and we couldn’t resist going for lunch again. I took to twitter and asked our friend Don of @Foodieprints for suggestions. He quickly responded with a bunch of great options and today we chose Murray Street in the Byward Market. We arrived shortly after it opened, to find the charming, cozy...

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Critics at crEATe

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the Shaw Centre and asked for my mailing address. Hours later, I came home to find a mysterious black box tied with a blue bow and this inside.   It was an invitation to an exclusive event for Ottawa’s Top Food Critics and Bloggers at Shaw Centre’s crEATe kitchen. This is the most innovative invitation for an event that we have received to date, and it’s a real cutting board too. I have to admit, I was shocked (and honoured) that we were included in this group. The invitation left me intrigued and curious to know more of what the night was all about. Admittedly, I didn’t know a lot about crEATe...

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