Vegetable Gardening with Kids

  One of my most fond memories of growing up was of planting my very own vegetable garden when I was 6 years old. We lived on Highland Avenue in Highland/McKellar Park, in a lovely older home with a west-facing backyard that got plenty of southern sun as well! The yard was great, and I… Read More >>

Let’s Get Grilling #3 – Gas, Propane, or Charcoal?

  How many times have you heard people lament the use of gas or propane for cooking on the BBQ? There are some loyal charcoal cookers out there! The debate seems to be flavour vs. convenience. But sometimes, our living situations dictate our choice. If you have a big patio or yard, your decision may… Read More >>

June 2015 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

The June stats say sales and prices are steady and that the condo market is starting to emerge from its slump. On average, properties are taking 74 days to sell, which is also consistent, albeit a far cry from the 2012 Ottawa market! Inventory levels are higher and that’s why there seem to be more For… Read More >>

Looking for a Great Day Trip Idea? Visit Fieldwork!

  We often have people asking us for good day trip ideas from Ottawa. We’re perfectly located, within easy distance to so many wonderful places. Fieldwork outdoor art exhibit is one trip not to be missed! The 2015 exhibit runs every day, all year, free of charge. Located close to Perth and Maberly, this dynamic… Read More >>

Let’s Get Grilling #2 – Breakfast on the BBQ?

  Just about anything can be prepared on a grill, including breakfast! Imagine, grilling in your jammies! One of my favourites is Grilled Ruby Grapefruit With Yogurt and Honey: Even the grapefruit-wary types are destined to love this dish, according to the website The slight bitterness of the grapefruit becomes sweeter as the fruit… Read More >>

Condo Vegetable Gardening

Just because you don’t have a backyard, doesn’t mean your dream of growing your own food can’t come true! There are loads or resources available online and in bookstores to help you start and maintain your own urban balcony garden. Before you start, make sure that you check with the rules and regulations of your… Read More >>

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit the Parkdale Market Right Now

The Parkdale Market It’s that time of year! One of our favourite markets in Ottawa is filled with so much colour. You can’t help but smile while passing by. The Parkdale Market in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood is filled with delicious and lovely items looking to find a good home. It’s open daily from dawn to dusk,… Read More >>

May 2015 Ottawa Real Estate Board Market News

We are in the thick of the spring market, as the increase in sales indicates! Inventory levels are keeping us in a buyer’s market, so there is plenty to choose from and while prices for residential homes are up slightly, condos prices continue to struggle. We still have a month or two left of an… Read More >>

Did you know about the City of Ottawa’s “Local Road” Program?

There’s a lot of talk these days in the urban communities that we live and work in about the increase in car traffic on residential streets. There are many reasons for this, such as the development of condos, which brings more residents to neighbourhoods. Also, many of the neighbourhoods are destinations for people from all… Read More >>

Elmdale Public School Fun Fair – June 11, 2015

We are proud to sponsor the Elmdale Public School Fun Fair again this year! This event is highly anticipated by the students and their families, as it raises funds that support initiatives that do not receive support from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. In the past, funds raised from this event have supported the purchase of art supplies, music programming, inter-city busing… Read More >>

Time to Tune Up Your Bike!

The snow has finally melted and everyone is itching to get out on their bikes! Although we have lots of die-hard year-round riders in Ottawa, for the most part, cycling is a seasonal activity and as such our bikes usually get stored away in damp garages packed full of stuff. Before heading out and enjoying… Read More >>

Let’s Get Grilling – We Need Your Help!

  Nothing is more summer-like than the smell of food grilling on a BBQ. There are so many choices when it comes to the perfect summer grill, and we’ve decided to post a multi-blog series devoted to the grill! We will explore the different types of grills, pros and cons of each, where you should… Read More >>