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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2020

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2020

                                                                   

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Norway’s residence closely connected to nature

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Norway’s residence closely connected to nature

First-time visitors to her official residence in Rockcliffe Park don’t know what to expect when they arrive, says Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind. Given that it’s a massive, stone Gothic Revival home built about 1887 and festooned with gables, carved bargeboard trim and three monumental chimneys, that uncertainty is understandable. But while you might […]

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Austrian wines: Fresh, light and wholly drinkable

Austrian wines: Fresh, light and wholly drinkable

With centuries of grape-growing and wine-making in the region, and best practices that date back to the time of the Romans, Austrian winemakers are implementing the traditions and knowledge to make wines that taste of a place. Terroir is at the fore. Regardless of style, Austrian wines tend to have a lithe core of bright […]

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Spring in Ottawa spells nature on the arts scene

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Spring in Ottawa spells nature on the arts scene

Editor’s note: At press time, many public places were closed. Check with galleries before heading out. It’s spring, and art about nature and its wild creatures is blooming all over Ottawa. Four artists — three from Ottawa, one from the West Coast — have their own perspectives on nature, from the eccentric and sardonic to […]

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Garden-fresh herbs spice up spring menus

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Garden-fresh herbs spice up spring menus

With the arrival of spring and warm weather, once again, gardens will flourish with fresh herbs and edible flowers, ready to add flavour to our culinary creations. In this issue, I focus on fresh dill, which, along with other herbs as well as spices, gives recipes an overall complexity of flavours, certain to delight palates. […]

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Obama’s and Trump’s champions at the United Nations

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Obama’s and Trump’s champions at the United Nations

With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace By Nikki Haley 272 pages St. Martin’s Press, 2019 Hardcover: $15 Paperback: $18 Kindle: $14.10 Growing up, Nikki Haley and Samantha Power were each the odd girl out. As a child, Haley, the daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants to the United States, was constantly told […]

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Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Ecuador is a tropical paradise of tourism

Ecuador is slightly more than 283,000 square kilometres in size and is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. It is set on the equator, thus its name, and is considered to be the most compact “mega-diverse” country in the universe. In addition, in 2018, Ecuador celebrated the 40th anniversary of its capital […]

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Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Where to have fun when the temperatures tumble

Ice, snow, tumbling temperatures: No one ever said an Ottawa winter is an easy ride. But that’s no excuse for spending the season cocooned with a hot toddy and good book — not when there’s a ton of fun waiting outside your front door. So grab your tuque and mitts, and let’s see what we […]

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Envoy’s Album – Winter 2020

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Winter 2020

                                                               

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Kuwait’s residence perched high above the Ottawa River

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Kuwait’s residence perched high above the Ottawa River

It’s all about the panorama. Perched on quiet Acacia Lane in Rockcliffe, the Kuwait ambassador’s residence offers a sweeping view from its second-storey terrace of the sparkling Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills, with early fall colours beginning to blaze in the distance when we visit. “It’s the most attractive place in the house,” says […]

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