Nothing gives me more pleasure than a good old fashioned yoga pun! But what gives me even more pleasure is practicing yoga and knowing how to heal my body and mind with it.
This past Saturday, I skipped making dinner and invited some friends over to test out a relatively new authentic Thai catering company in Ottawa that reached out to me. Farang Thai Catering serves up 100% authentic Thai food, made with locally sourced products in Ottawa and the entire menu is 100% gluten free (see, the cook is celiac, so you know it’s legit!). If you attend any Asian night markets in the city or Asian Festivals in Ottawa, you would recognized their booth: they are typically known for their super spicy dishes and jumbo portions! Although they are sure to serve up a delicious pad Thai, Farang Thai Catering prides themselves on preparing a variety of authentic dishes that are staples in Thai homes and villages, but not typically served in North America.
Farang not only provides catering for large events and private functions, but they have recently launched a prepared meals service for folks who don’t like to cook or rely on frozen meals for the week.
Check out these mouth-watering pics of each menu item that was specifically prepared for us!
Here is your chance to add a little more local to your grocery cart. Metro Ontario will now offer its customers more local products in store as part of their mandate for responsible sourcing. Ottawa is one of the first cities to take advantage of this initiative, as Metro slowly rolls out this program to other stores across the province. In the following post, I get up-close and personal with some of the business owners behind a few local brands and get to taste test a few of the products too. Keep reading to find out what local products in Ottawa Metro grocery stores made the cut!
No, we don’t have the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller center, nor do we have Mariah Carey unveiling The Bay’s annual Christmas window display, but by golly, Ottawa’s got some really great community rituals that should become official annual traditions.
I grew up in Toronto, so I am just now creating my Ottawa traditions with my family. Here are some of my faves!
You look forward to the reveal of Flower’s Talk Tivoli Christmas window display.
You start shopping at Tinseltown Christmas Emporium in Hintonburg because it is now acceptable.
You tune into Majic 100.3 on December 1 like clockwork for their all-day Christmas music.
You can’t wait for the opening of the SENS Rink of Dreams, and you promise yourself a few skating dates this year… we’ll see.
Don’t hang up those skates yet ⛸ The Sens Rink of Dreams at City Hall is still open for a little longer! It’s open daily from 6am-11pm. There’s also a @beavertails_official stand on site 😊 ps. there are no skate rentals so make sure to bring your own skates! Tag your friends and head out for some more winter fun ❄️
You take the family on a slow drive down Taffy Lane in Orleans because it’s warmer in the car and it’s free. You also wonder “who is paying the hydro bill?”
You take the kids to see Santa at Billings Bridge. It’s tough competition out there, but he’s the best on in town!
Are you ready to kick off your holiday festivities? If so, we’d love to have you join us on Saturday, November 14th as we welcome Santa to Billings Bridge! You’re invited to join us at our welcome party from 1-2pm, followed by a visit with Santa from 2-4pm. For more info on our event visit our blog via our bio link 👆🏻! #ottawa #happyholidays #santa
You take out your copy of “Santa’s coming to Ottawa” and keep it on your kids’ TOP READS list for bedtime stories
What’s your favourite thing to do in Ottawa at Christmas time?