Final weekend of Winterlude

The third weekend of Winterlude is almost upon us…already.  Its been a blast!   The weather has turned mild and rainy, so the canal maybe closed Thursday and Friday, which will enable the ice to recuperate for the weekend.  The nights are looking great for ice making.   Check out the NCC website for conditions. It…

Winterlude 2012

The first weekend of Winterlude in Ottawa is done and dusted! It was a great weekend with perfect weather and lots of happy Spud’eads skating and munching. We will be open this weekend Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 10-10pm, and Sunday 10-6pm.  The weather looks great for skating, walking and people watching on the ice….the worlds largest…

Spudding on the canal

Update…we will be on the canal, baking spuds, during the NHL AllStar weekend and Winterlude.   Not sure timing yet…it’s all been a rush to get organized.   The truck and baking oven will be there, baking and wedging, plus hot/cold drinks…hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot apple cider, etc.   In the mean time check out…

Spudding moves inside

Well, that was a busy year!  Non-stop from April til October!  Next year is already shaping up to be as busy, with invitations to participate in events arriving regulary in our inbox.  Our regular season has come to end apart for the 4 Christmas Markets.   Excited!  The school hot lunch program is well underway, supplying spuds…

Thanksgiving weekend

Have you seen the weather predictions for this weekend…mid 20s and sunny!    Absolutely perfect for getting out and about. It’s another DOUBLE SPUDDING weekend for this Spud’ead! Saturday, Sunday and Monday the truck will be at the >>> Canada’s Agricultural Museum Sunday the oven will be at the >>> Ottawa Farmers’ Market        So keep…

another double spudding weekend

You will find our truck today, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the Metcalfe Fair, in Metcalfe, ON.  It’s a smallish country fair, in it’s 155th year.   We like this particular fair because it’s our “local fair”, just 10 minutes away.  So, we see alot of people we know and catch up on gossip and local news. We…

Harvest time at the Agricultural Museum

This weekend we will be serving healthy delicious goodness in the form of baked potatoes and wedges at the Agricultural Museum in the Experimental Farm. On Sunday we will also be at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park…a double spudding weekend for sure.  The weather looks great, so come out to either site and say…

The all new Ottawa Folk Festival

We open tomorrow, Thursday, at 5.00pm at the all new and improved Ottawa Folk Festival.   Friday 5pm til 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12noon til 11pm. We’ll miss the location (Britannia Park), quirkiness and atmosphere of past folk festivals, but after walking around the grounds at Hogs Back Park, feel this new management knows their business…Bluesfest Lite! The…

i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

Just finished the weekend at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Lansdowne Park on Sunday.   Two of our favorite events in one weekend…the weather and masses of happy people couldn’t have been better.   62 pipe and drum bands, about 1400 people, playing and marching together, gives this Spud’ead goose bumps!    …

On the road again…

A quick update Spud’eads: – Canada Day – what a day! what a weekend!   We pulled off a triple header…the truck was on Parliament Hill on Canada Day, the oven was at the Agricultaural Museum for the weekend, and we then did our usual Sunday at the Ottawa Farmer’ Market at Lansdowne Park.   It was…

spuds on the streets

Been awhile Spud’eads!   What with the markets starting up, the events in full swing, family life and trying to keep my clients happy (my other hat…architectural technologist) a crazy busy time for this Spud’ead family!!! Its Westfest time and we will be there…June 11 and 12 in the Village of Westboro along Richmond Road.  Music (Bif…

To market , to market 2011

Yes, it’s that time of year again…the beginning of the farmers’ market season!   Boy how time flies! Having just finished the 4 days at the Canada Agricultural Museum, Central Experimental Farm over the Easter weekend it’s time to go full stem into spudding.  The weekend was a good time to shake out all of the…