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D is for Dinner: December 2013 Archives

D is for Dinner: A Zimbabwean Christmas

sadza3.jpgThis weekend, the Zimbabwean Ottawa Community Association -- or ZOCA -- is holding a Christmas party, complete with musical entertainment and lots and lots of traditional food.


For a sample of what to expect, we invited ZOCA member Rumbidzai Vere to join us with some sadza. You can find the recipe here.


And if you'd like to taste some more, the ZOCA party is this Sunday at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall (1000 Byron Ave). Doors open at 5pm and tickets are $35.



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D is for Dinner: homemade treats from local Christmas markets

black-garlic-dec-11-2013.jpgFor a lot of people the Christmas season is about tradition. But that's not true of all the vendors at the upcoming local holiday markets. Our D is for Dinner guests this week are selling bold experiments in new flavours, for holiday menus and stocking stuffers.


Andrew Craig has been experimenting with black garlic. In fact he's raising money on the website Kickstarter, to make it more available to Canadians. He's also appearing at the Flavours of Ottawa market in Westboro this weekend (market info here). Also appearing is Tyler Steeves. Tyler will be selling some of the first bottles of his Treewell Sparkling Maple Sap drink. Both joined us in studio for a preview taste.


You can find Andrew's recipe for baked bananas with black garlic here.


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