A passion — and patience — for bread-making rises out of pandemic doldrums
During a period of pandemic lockdown in 2020, I was at home like many others. Scrolling mindlessly through Instagram, I found a lot of posts from others in lockdown about their adventures in baking: sandwich bread, artisan break, sourdough bread, sourdough starter and much more. It was everywhere, and the bread looked like it came out of a bakery. It…
Growing up meant learning to love my curly hair after years of hating it
Capital Current’s Maya Riachi has curly hair but taking care of it is tricky. Until she learned how, she writes, she struggled with it.
Chef escapes war in Ukraine, brings expert culinary creations to Ottawa café
Chef Nasser Saleh has brought his talents to Ottawa after fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Supporters call for a municipal bike-share program in Ottawa
Montreal and Toronto have bike-share programs, why not Ottawa? supporters ask.
Christmas dinner will be more expensive this year as food prices continue to rise
With rising costs in food, restaurants and shops selling Christmas meals in Ottawa have increased the price of their offerings this season.
The Rideau River is feeding one Syrian family’s Canadian dream
Omar Masri and his family are six of 1.3 million immigrants who came to Canada between 2016 and 2021. Now, they’re working to make a life in their new home.
Experts debate whether porn-fuelled fantasies are driving bedroom violence
Researchers are examining the trend toward more rough sex and some are connecting it to pornography.
Resurgent ’emo’ subculture reminds a troubled world it’s okay to be ‘not okay’
“Emo” is a largely American, music-based subculture that gained traction in the early 2000s, eventually going global, before fading into the background around 2014-2015. It is making a comeback in the wake of the pandemic and Trump.
Beyond the bite: My foodie family helped heal my relationship with food
Capital Current’s Rianna Lim describes how her family’s love of food helped her with her mental health.
The 25th Hour: The Torta Boyz: A Pandemic Success Story
Unlike so many others, the Torta Boyz food truck flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 25th Hour: Shiatsu to Soap: Cleansing the Skincare Industry
Debbie Schinzel turned her passion project into an eco-friendly business.
In Focus: Farmers’ markets enliven Ottawa’s fall with colour, community
The residents of Ottawa vista farmers’ markets to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.