“I’m here for the food.” That’s what Ayngelina Brogan, owner of Toronto’s Loka restaurant and a self-proclaimed foodie, thought as she set out on a trip to the Ottawa Valley. More specifically, Ayngelina was after a specific type of food: one that conjures up images for her of plaid shirts and mittens, and is best when made in small batches – maple! Follow this Rustic Roamer’s journey to Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures as she learns about the history of this so-Canadian staple, explores a sugar shack, finds a local secret that allows visitors to make maple syrup even in the summer months; drinks maple brews and geeks out on “the good stuff” with a maple bacon fudge brownie ice cream parfait at a resort that reminds her of Dirty Dancing. Read her full story here.
Today’s craft markets are full of fresh, hip products made by creative and talented makers. This holiday season, go above and beyond by picking up handmade items with a story to tell at one of these Ontario holiday markets.