Happy first day of Fall! The days are getting longer so it’s time to set up a cozy nook in your home, make a stew and listen to some cozy tunes.
Last weekend was one of Ottawa’s best music festivals, Ottawa CityFolk. What I love about this festival is that it’s much less overwhelmingly busy than Bluesfest, they celebrate local music by promoting small independent performances at independent shops and the weather is way easier to handle when it isn’t 30 degrees Celcius at night!
It’s funny how variable Ottawa temperatures can be throughout the year. It’s like we get amnesia during the winter that our summers are scorching and humid and during the summer we ignore the impending freeze! Of course we then have this sweet spot of early fall of magical and pleasant weather!
This year I treated myself by worming my way front row to see the band Bush at CityFolk. I really appreciate a good nostalgic band I used to like a kid still sound and perform really well. There was delicious Ontario cider for sale and the typical festival vendors.
Get your fall started on the right foot with some of my favourite cozy fall recipes. Many of them have recipe videos!
Check them out:
Move over carrot cake! This maple parsnip cake uses this underrated winter vegetable in a beautiful way. The combination with toasted hazelnuts and the orange notes from the Cointreau liquor is intoxicating. Bring this to your next gathering! You’ll be a star. Besides, we need a little bit of enjoyment until summer fruit arrives.
I wanted to treat you to my very first e-book just in time for the holidays. I wanted to give you this FREE guide to a local eats winter menu. Yes, that’s right, a full menu complete with a grocery list and meal planning prep list so this year you won’t have to think about what to make for a feast! This ain’t your typical blogger’s e-book.
Fall vegetables aren't just for soups, stews and roasts! Make this raw spiralized vegetable salad for your next gathering with friends or family. No spiralizer? Grate the vegetables instead.
This video marks the end of my run on Coral TV as their production company embarks on new and exciting ventures. Thanks to the team who made these videos happen for me and being great online video production mentors!
There's nothing more nourishing than Chicken Stock!
This is an adaptation of my mom's recipe. I always love when she makes it and I'm happy to be sharing this video recipe with you today!
Eva Bee's Jamboree was a seasonal YouTube cooking series I created with my partner and some amaaaazing volunteers. During each episode I cooked with and interviewed my favourite Ottawa musicians.
Amos the Transparent stopped by my kitchen to cook this unique take on the classic poutine. Check out the video and recipe below! There sure were a lot of antics..