Saturday, July 19, 2008


The Ottawa Byward Market is one of my favorite places to shop for great local vegetables,fruit and flowers. It is surrounded by local shops that are as varied as your imagination will allow. You name it you can probably find it here. The Byward is not our only market but certainly one of Canada's oldest and largest. It was established by Lt.Col.Johb By in 1826. Lt. Col. By also was the builder of the Rideau Canal. For more information go to .

If you come early you might want to enjoy a morning latte and freshly baked brioche

but the Moulin doesn't just sell patisseries, you can have a complete meal Bistro style and share it with the birds that like to fly in for crumbs. ( Very friendly and not at all annoying ..the birds I mean!)

Lots of room to walk, wheel-chair accessible, shop, sample the delicious food or just browse.

Some of our first local produce

friendly vendors that will gladly serve you in both official languages (English/French)

Why not pick up a beautiful bouquet for your dinning room table!
Just a quick note to let you all know that you won't be hearing from me for a while. Going to Kentucky until the end of August. While there I will be celebrating a wedding anniversary and a birthday, so I will probably post some meals from restaurants in Kentucky! Gave hubby the mission to scout out the best of the best that Kentucky has to offer. The boys will be fending for themselves, but then Ryan does a mean grill on the barbie, and horrors if you place a pizza in front of Rob, he's a happy camper!! So all in all I'm not too worried about them.
As this is a new blog, I haven't posted much about Ottawa, but it is the nations capital and has much to offer the tourist in history, scenery, food and entertainment. Come and see the Parliament buildings, go hiking in the Gatineau mountains, dine at some excellent restaurants, shop at our boutiques, and catch a show at the NAC. Just come and visit Ottawa. Keep checking the blog for updates on Kentucky! Ciao

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