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Warm Up with a #WelliWander

Like many people in Kitchissippi, Paula Roy loves to cook. Good thing, since it’s almost a full time job for this local celebrity, who hosts Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods on Rogers Television, serves as food editor of Ottawa At Home magazine and is a professional recipe developer who offers up some of her tasty recipes at

“I love being able to work my way through Wellington West to gather top-quality ingredients,” says Paula. “At this time of year, a warming dish like my hearty lamb stew really hits the spot.”

Wellington Butchery

“My first stop would be the Wellington Butchery, for a nice cut of boneless lamb. I really appreciate the excellent products and expert service here and love being able to call ahead and pre-order if I’m in a rush.”

Herb and Spice

“Fresh vegetables and herbs are a staple of most of my meals and the Herb and Spice has been my go-to for decades, thanks to a great selection of conventional and organic produce.”

The Wine Rack

“This stew’s flavour is enhanced with a generous amount of robust red wine and I can always count on the friendly people at the Wine Rack to help me find something suitable to cook with.”

Marche Hintonburg Market

“I am a huge fan of the deli counter at the Hintonburg Marche and their double-smoked bacon – an essential ingredient in my lamb stew – is a particular favourite.”

Bread By Us

“Like most great stews, this one is best enjoyed with thick slices of crusty bread. A sourdough loaf, baked with love by the good folks at Bread By Us, is the perfect accompaniment.”

Stella Luna

“A container or two of Stella Luna Gelato rounds out my menu quite often – it’s the perfect accompaniment to my homemade desserts and I can count on the team there to help me come up with the perfect flavour pairings.”

Les Moulins La Fayette

“On a busy day full of shopping and cooking, I love to pop into Les Moulins La Fayette for a quick refuelling stop. A latte and pain au chocolate always does the trick!”

Get the full recipe for Paula Roy’s Hearty Lamb Stew.