Microgreens trend is sprouting, but the tiny vegetables won’t solve the food crisis
Microgreens may be a more sustainable and popular option among farmers, but they cannot solve long term food security issues, expert says.
City builder: Devinder Chaudhary uses business success to give back to Ottawa
Ottawa businessman Devinder Chaudhary, owner of Aiana Restaurant Collective, partners with local charities to help the community.
Love it or mock it, the pumpkin spice latte defines fall for some coffee drinkers
As students enter midterm season, coffee has become a main form of energy for students, who are sleep-deprived and studying hard. Coffee shops are bustling and students are seen studying all over with coffee cups in hand.
Squashing food insecurity: After Halloween, local group says don’t throw out that pumpkin — donate it
With every approaching Halloween, many pumpkins will be bought, carved up for spooky jack-o-lanterns and swiftly discarded afterwards. Instead of throwing out your pumpkin on Nov. 1, environmental advocacy groups like Ottawa South Eco-Action Network recommend finding alternative uses for your gourd.
Carleton students vote on direct levy to fund campus support centre supplying food and other necessities to those in need
Carleton University is having a referendum to decide wether or not to impose a $2.98 levy on each student, per term, to help fund the university-based food bank.
Rising food prices prompt higher demand for Ottawa School Breakfast Program
The cost of food is not only impacting households, it has spurred a concerning increase in the use of Ottawa’s school food program.
Byward Market restaurateurs struggling because of inflation, safety fears and fewer customers
Byword Market restaurateurs are battling inflation, seeing fewer customers and dealing with safety concerns.
City builder: ‘Chef Joe’ blazing a culinary trail in Ottawa
Chef Joe Thottungal is a culinary trailblazer who has treated Ottawa to a range of Indian food experiences.
Dairy farmer’s viral video sparks debate over milk quotas, supply management
An Ontario farmer’s TikTok protest over milk quotas has sparked a debate about supply management in Canada.
As infamous Rideau McDonald’s closes, diners plan march to show their love
Infamous McDonald’s on Rideau Street will close in April, prompting some residents to march in honours of the notorious eatery.
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…
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.