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Local Food/100 mile diet - Ottawa

Going to be in Ottawa in a few weeks and would like to eat at a nice restaurant that highlights local foods and/or the 100 mile diet.

Being a market gardener/lamb farmer, my husband and I are really in to these types of eateries.

Any suggestions would be great. I have done a lengthy search, but didn't come up with anything.

Thanks all!

Jul 14, 2009
jesleb in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Jam without white sugar

I'm wondering if anyone has thought on using agave instead of white sugar for strawberry jam.
How important is sugar to the 'setting' process? Is it the sugar as well, or just the pectin that gels the jam?
I'm making my yearly batch of strwb. jam this weekend, but would like to make it without white sugar this year.

Any suggestions?

Jun 26, 2009
jesleb in Home Cooking

Truffle Oil - Peterborough

The "glitzy shmaltzy gift" look is exactly why I haven't went in before. I think I'll take a drive out this weekend.

I've been in FireHouse several times and didn't ever notice it, but didn't really look either. I don't venture into east city all that often so I forgot the store was even there.

Thanks! I'm sure I'll find it now.

Oct 24, 2008
jesleb in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Truffle Oil - Peterborough

great thanks! Is that the gift store beside the produce market? I go to the market all the time but have never went in the store - it may not be the place you mean. Either way, it would just be a little furthan down 28. Thanks agin.

Oct 22, 2008
jesleb in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Truffle Oil - Peterborough

I've been looking for truffle oil in Peterborough but have come up empty.

Would anyone know where I can buy this in my area without having to travel to Toronto? The Oshawa / Whitby area is easy for me to reach as well.

Thanks!

Oct 22, 2008
jesleb in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Visiting Quebec City

Hey jjdot...I'm looking for something similar for a trip I have planned in November. I'm mostly looking for dinner options. Did you happen to come accross some nice-ish restaurants that I could eat at a bar and enjoy some good food and wine in the old city?

If you did, I would much appreciate any advice you have.

Thanks.

Sep 23, 2008
jesleb in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dining Alone / Take-Out / Quebec City

Thanks very much for your help. I'm not so worried about eating alone, rather, I've found staff get annoyed seating a table for one. I have not eaten at a bar all that much, but like the idea. Do you have any recommendations of restaurants with a nice bar area to sit at? I would be happy to try them out.
Thanks again.

Sep 23, 2008
jesleb in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dining Alone / Take-Out / Quebec City

I'll be in Quebec City in November for about 5 days alone. The thought of not enjoying some of the fine food is too much to bear, so I have 3 questions. - I'll be staying in old Quebec City.

1. Are there any upscale restaurants (or not upscale who have fab. food) that I would feel comfortable eating alone in?

2. I would be perfectly happy to get take out or delivery to my hotel and sit in my suite and eat as long as the food is really good - not pizza. Where I live, I can call almost any restaurant, fine dining included, and they are happy to box up a lovely dinner for me to take out.

3. I love sushi, and eat it once a week. Is there a great sushi place in Old Quebec that I could try?

Thanks very much for any help!

Sep 22, 2008
jesleb in Quebec (inc. Montreal)