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Under the Sea…

I am what you could call an avid scuba diver.  I started diving five years ago, taking my open water in a cold quarry...
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Bonaire’s Cadushy Distillery

I have recently returned from a trip to Bonaire, a small island which is part of the Netherlands Antilles.  There are, sadly, no craft...
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Why I’m Quitting TGCWC

The Great Canadian Wine Challenge – TGCWC, for those of you curious about the acronym – is an excellent idea and a fun challenge....
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Christmas in Malagash – Jost Vineyards

After years of driving by the signs, I finally had the opportunity (or, rather, took the time) to visit Jost Vineyards in Malagash, Nova...
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Sample Girl

I spent a portion of last year working a side gig as a promotional sampling representative in LCBO’s throughout Ottawa.  Simply put, I was...
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Atelier

In late August I finally had the opportunity to experience Atelier.  Yes, experience.  Atelier isn’t just a meal – it’s a feast for the...
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Port of Wines Festival 2013

I have relocated (temporarily) to rural Nova Scotia and managed to time my arrival in Canada’s ocean playground quite well – it was the...
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A Meal at the Pelican Fishery and Grill

One exciting prize from the Ottawa Foodie Challenge was a gift certificate for $200 at the Pelican Fishery and Grill, a small restaurant and...
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Beyond the Pale Smoked Pol launch @ Union 613

Another Sunday, another Beyond the Pale beer event.  This turned out to be the only National Capital Craft Beer week event I would attend...
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Chowing Down

Another day, another food truck.  This time – Chow Down.  Located on a rather uninspiring corner, Woodroffe and Byron, diners who take advantage of...