Last month I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing a few of Ottawa’s creative entrepreneurs doing what they do best – making delicious foods!
It’s one of those things that I really love about my job… meeting awesome people and learning about the cool things they’re doing in this city. It’s so inspiring to see people branching away from the norm and turning their ideas and loves into something that everyone can enjoy and be a part of.
And eating the props afterwards never hurts either ;)
Liz has one of those contagiously happy personalities and fittingly she’s opening a brand new ice cream shop here this summer (ice cream = happiness in my books). Her Cantonese heritage combined with growing up outside of Vancouver, BC has inspired her to come up with exotic and unusual flavours for her small batch ice cream and truffles. Did I mention she also makes the cones in-house as well? Gluten free and vegan too incase you’re wondering.
After the shoot I tried a few of the truffles and my absolute favorite was the Hong Kong Milk Tea. It had just the right amount of sweetness to it and paired with the chocolate took it to another level. So good!
Follow Moo Shu Ice Cream on Instagram (@mooshuicecream) to keep updated on shop happenings and their grand opening this summer!
I’m pretty sure The Heirloom Kitchen is one of the most unique and useful ideas I’ve heard of in a long time. Basically, you bring your produce or main ingredient to the Kitchen, tell them how you’d like it preserved (pickled, canned, fermented, etc), and they do it! You pick it up again perfectly preserved and ready to eat or store for the winter.
For the shoot Veronica made up a batch of ginger kimchi (of course I sampled… of course I now need a lifetime supply of the stuff) and we chatted about all the things she makes including cantaloupe vanilla bean jam, mustard pickles, berenjenas (pickled eggplant), and so much more.
You can find her preserves being used around town at places like Red Door Provision in their Kimcheese grilled cheese, and popups like Makerspace North where her and Liz recently combined efforts and dished out ice cream taco creations.
To see what they’re up to at The Heirloom Kitchen follow them on Instagram @the.heirloom.kitchen
Last, but not least we have The Cauldron Kitchen. A bright and sunny commercial kitchen that offers rental spaces (perfect for hosting a preserving party with you and a bunch of like-minded friends) and preserving workshops.
This harvest season they’re offering a 12 week workshop to beginners and experienced cooks alike, where you’ll learn from chefs from around the city on how to pickle, preserve, and prepare your food.
Grab yourself a free copy of the magazine at any of these locations to read the full articles! #supportlocal
If you’re interested in photography for you or your business head over to my website www.amyzambonin.com or send me a note at email@example.com. I’d love to chat with you about it!