January 15, 2011
Here's the link for the tarte aux pommes recipe I use.
Creme fraiche is everywhere in France, but very hard to find in Ottawa. You can make it but it's fiddly, takes time and doesn't always turn out right. Ottawa Bagel on Wellington sells two kinds, and I'm busy lobbying Loblaws at South Keys to start stocking it.
Cheers and bon appetit!
January 06, 2011
In addition to slightly longer nights, the promise of good skiing snow and the implementation of all those resolutions, January also offers the opportunity to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, Scotland's well loved bard whose birth is celebrated all over the world on or around January 25th.
Burns lived and wrote in Scotland in the late 18th century and his works continue to be sung, recited and quoted on many occasions. The last verse of his song "A Man's a Man for a' that" continues to be a hopefully prescient wish for the world.
"Then let us pray that come it may
As come it will for a' that
That man to man the world o'er
Shall brithers be for a' that."
If you have a hankering to attend a Burns Supper in Ottawa, eat some haggis, hear a pipe band, listen to some singing and tributes to Robert Burns, and dance the night away, you'll find several of them happening in various venues across the city.
Here are some details about the Sons of Scotland Annual Burns Supper, one of the largest ones in Ontario (about 300 people)..........
Burns Night: Saturday, January 22, 2011
Crown Plaza Hotel, Kent & Lyon Street, Ottawa ON
6:00pm - Midnight
Entertaiment by soloists Garth Hampson and Carol Anderson, accompanied on the piano by Saundra Vandenberg.
Tickets $60.00 ($55.00 for members). Reserved seating at tables of eight. Order via email@example.com 613-521-5625.
Hope to see some of you there!
The next Scotch Tasting at DiVinos on Preston Street is on April 14th 2011. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is also a great time to contact GrapeScot to book an "at home" or Corporate Scotch or Wine Tasting.
A Scotch Tasting for the whisky lovers in your life makes a fabulous gift - an experience to be remembered for a special occasion, or just because............