Tag: Heather Heagney

A Taste of Winterlude

Winterlude is Ottawa’s big, shiny, famous winter festival and if you haven’t yet been, you really should pack your bags. Each year throngs of tourists and city folk alike bundle up for three weekends in February to brave the Rideau Canal and take in the festivities. Gawking at ice sculptures, pulling tiny icicles from one’s eyelashes and warming up at a local pub or restaurant with a hot beverage are all common behaviours of the Winterlude goer.

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Castlegarth: Local Food in the Ottawa Valley

It was a crisp fall day as I made my way to White Lake, Ontario to meet with Chef Matthew Brearley of Castlegarth. This was not unfamiliar territory for me, as like Chef Brearley, I hail from this neck of the woods. They say you can’t go home again, but sometimes a journey leads you right back to where you began for a reason. For Chef Brearley and his wife Jenn, I believe that reason is the local food movement…

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