Harvest Noir Ottawa’s secret picnic + expressive fashion + DJ dance party

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The Saucy Milliner: Maker of Fine Headwear
The Saucy Milliner: Maker of Fine Headwear

Walking into The Saucy Milliner’s workshop is much akin to entering the past, when garments were assembled by a local trades person, and quality and integrity were stitched into every item. Millinery being an art which reached its prominence decades if not centuries ago, means that each of The Saucy Milliner’s creations are made using […]

Why Eat Local?
Why Eat Local?

A guest post in a series from Savour Ottawa. Eating local products has many benefits both for the environment and for your health. Buying products closer to home ensures that you are reducing their “food miles” since they are travelling a much shorter distance, which in turns reduces your carbon footprint. Eating locally also means […]

Rached Family Picnic Perfect Hummus
Rached Family Picnic Perfect Hummus

Harvest Noir’s man of many talents, Jed Rached, was featured on Rogers Daytime Ottawa today. Our very own Blues Musician/Radio Host/Event Coordinator shared his family’s renowned Hummus recipe, while chatting about his work preparing this year’s Harvest Noir feast and an upcoming performance at the Calabogie Blues Fest. Having been raised around his father’s 5 […]

SAVOUR OTTAWA: Harvest Table
SAVOUR OTTAWA: Harvest Table

A guest post in a series from Savour Ottawa. The Harvest Table is back for its fourth consecutive year providing food-enthusiasts with a gourmet luncheon prepared by some of the city’s finest chefs using fresh, local ingredients. This annual event which takes place at Brewer Park beside the Ottawa Farmer’s Market, brings together chefs, local […]

Ron Eade Feature
Ron Eade Feature

Check out this piece by distinguished journalist and local culinary enthusiast Ron Eade, for an “advanced peek at what promises to be this year’s best and most chic picnic“.

Easy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Icing
Easy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Icing

Adapted from Anne Lindsay’s New Light Cooking (Ballantine Canada) This dense, rich chocolate cake has all the taste and about half the fat of a regular chocolate cake. For the most intense chocolate flavor, use Camino  Cocoa Powder. 2 tbsp (25 mL) Fairtrade espresso powder 1/2 cup (125 mL) boiling water 2-1/4  cups (550 mL) […]

Be the Best Decorated Table!
Be the Best Decorated Table!

This local  tip is one in a series from our friends and partners at Savour Ottawa. Forgot to prepare something for Harvest Noir? Fear not, because local producers and retailers have everything you need to make you Harvest Noir picnic an unforgettable experience.  Make sure you have the best decorated table with a flower arrangement from […]

Berry-Basil Crisp
Berry-Basil Crisp

This local food tip is one in a series from our friends and partners at Savour Ottawa. Don’t forget the best part of Harvest Noir – dessert! Test our your baking skills with a Berry Crisp with produce from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market! Head out to Brewer Park Sunday’s 8am to 3pm to find all local […]

Fall Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Fall Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This local food tip is one in a series from our friends and partners at Savour Ottawa. Pack your picnic full of fall greens with a fall salad with cranberry vinaigrette! Stop by the Ottawa Organic Market Saturdays 10am- 2 pm and taste the certified organic lettuces from Terre à Terre Farm.  Hint: Vinaigrette made from […]

Melon Agua Fresca
Melon Agua Fresca

This local food tip is one in a series from our friends and partners at Savour Ottawa. Refresh yourself after an afternoon of hob-knobbing with other Harvest Noir picnickers with a cool Melon Agua Fresca! This drink features fall melons from local producers Waratah Downs Organic Farm and decadent wildflower honey from Halsall’s Honey. Melon Agua […]