Summer News

Summer News

I say it all the time, but where has the time gone…. How is it August 1? It’s been a fun, busy spring + summer here at The Ruby Apron. After Sicily, I was home for two weeks and then blasted back across the pond, spending time in Shanagarry (Ireland), and London. As...
A Few Questions

A Few Questions

I promise I am going to get better about blogging (for real), and I have a few really great blog posts in the work! I started the business nearly two years ago, and as things continue to grow for The Ruby Apron, and I meet new people, I get asked a few questions...
May Newsletter

May Newsletter

It’s already the middle of the month, wow! May is flying by, but I am so happy to see things really starting to green up. Asparagus are in at the markets which to me is the first real sign of new season veg, such an exciting time. Little bits are starting to pop up in...
April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Wow, more than a week is gone in April – and it has flown by. So happy to see the rain the last few days, and hoping the dust and brown is soon bright and green. Lovely to hear and see the birds, ducks and geese back, little signs that spring is really here. One of my...
Reflection

Reflection

I often sit at my computer with the goal of writing a blog, but I get distracted and think about how I sat (nearly) every night in my bed at Ballymaloe and wrote a blog. I don’t know how I did it, yes of course I had a lot to talk about. But I have a list on my...
March News

March News

How is it already March 1st? The good news is it means we are that much closer to spring and all of the new season produce I find March and April to be two of the hardest months in the kitchen – definitely the hardest months to shop and find inspiration. The fruit and...
January Newsletter

January Newsletter

First of all a belated Happy New Year to everyone! I can’t quite believe it’s 2017, which  means I was in Ireland 2 years ago settling into my second week on the course! Hard to believe really – I often find myself looking back and remember just how much I learned...
November News

November News

I feel like I always start my newsletters and / or blogs by saying, “I can’t believe…,” but, I really can’t believe that November is nearly coming to an end! It’s been a whirl wind month with a two week trip to The UK, time in London with my mum and our friend Penny –...
What’s New at the Ruby Apron – September 2016

What’s New at the Ruby Apron – September 2016

I keep saying it, “I can’t believe it’s September,” and now, we are nearly a week into September. I love living in a country where we have four distinct seasons, and really would miss it if I didn’t live here. I crave the routine that comes with September, even if I’m...
Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce

Where has the summer gone? It sounds terribly cliché, but I really cannot believe it is September 1st! I am definitely ready for the routine that comes with fall, as the weather starts to change I crave different food, and I’m inspired by different ingredients in the...
Shopping Thoughtfully

Shopping Thoughtfully

This blog has been on my mind for several weeks now, and I am finally sitting down to write it. My sister in law, Mirela called me and said she had a great idea for a blog post, to talk about shopping thoughtfully and why I shop the way I do. At first I didn’t quite...
Sourdough

Sourdough

The starter is ready to go! Mixing the dough. Dough is ready to rise overnight in the fridge. Shaping the dough. One of my first loaves of sourdough in Edmonton! There are a lot of food related things that I could say, “is there anything better than…?” and I’m sure...