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We stayed there over Canada Day yet again. I can't say enough good things. The room was fantastic, the Inn is very close to Parliament Hill and the Market, and the food was great. - Doug Cambell, Montreal

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The Tulip Festival will be May 9 - May 19th, 2014. We certainly hope that the weather is nice by then and all the tulips are up! The Tulip Festival is a fun event in Ottawa and is known world-wide. In case you did not know, here is a quick history about

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Will we ever see spring?

March 24, 2014 -
I woke up this morning to another unseasonably fridgid day in Ottawa. Here, and probably the entire eastern Canada and USA, are wondering if spring is ever going to arrive this year!  As if she was reading my thoughts, one of our guests from Arizona sent me an email

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Tell Laura I Love Her

March 20, 2014 -
We went to see "Tell Laura I Love Her" at the NAC tonight. It was fantastic. The performance was by Gail Anglin and Tom Lips and Lastbandstanding. Unfortunately it was only a 1 night sold-out performance. It was performed athe the NAC Fourth Stage. It was a lovely night and we

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McGee's Inn (B&B) has been in business in Ottawa for 30 years. We are proud to be part of the history of Ottawa. McGee's Inn was built in 1886.   The History of Ottawa, capital of Canada, was shaped by events such as the construction of the Rideau

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Scones

March 17, 2014 - Recipes
Scones aren't on McGee's Inn's (B&B) menu every day, but once in a while we like to offer them to our guests. When McGee's Inn (B&B) does an English Tea we definately prepare scones.  We have tried different recipes and

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Le Musée Bytown

March 16, 2014 -

Spruce Beer

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
I can hardly believe I found this recipe on the Laurier House website.  Laurier House is only a short walk from McGee's Inn. My family used to make Spruce Beer (it is a non-alcoholic beverage). I'm sure we used the essence of spruce and not the

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Lemon Curd

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
This is a recipe from Laurier House. Laurier House is a must see on your list when staying at McGee's Inn.  It is only a 5 minute walk from McGee's Inn Lemon Curd Ingredients: •  4 lemons •  2 cups | 500 ml granulated sugar •  ½ cup | 115 ml

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Shrimp Salad

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH SHRIMP SALAD WITH MELON AND CURRY SAUCE This is a recipe I learned at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School. This is not on the menu at McGee's Inn, but it is certainly something anyone could make for a brunch or luncheon. De-shell shrimp - you can

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Pear Pie

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH This is another recipe I learned at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School. We knew this would never go on the McGee's Inn breakfast menu, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it ourselves. PEAR PIE WITH CARAMEL FLAN *  Butter pan and leave in

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BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH This is another recipe I made at the course I took at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School.  MUSHROOM QUICHE Shortcrust *  200 g flour *  100 g butter *  5g salt *  1 pc egg (break into bowl - whisk - add water *  10 ml water Garnish *  200 g

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Milk Bread

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
BRUNCH GLORIOUS BRUNCH This is a recipe from a course I took at Cordon Bleu School in Ottawa to see what, if anything we could add to the menu at McGee's Inn. (like a brioche) *  500 g bread flour *  50 g sugar *  10 g salt *  20 g baker&rsquo

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Crepes at McGee’s Inn

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
CREPES AT McGEE'S INN (This recipe was featured in the Ottawa Magazine March/April issue 2009) Crepes are a staple on the breakfast menu at McGee's Inn.  We have tried different recipes and this is our favourite - tried and true. *  1 C milk *  pinch of salt *

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Crème à la Chantal

March 16, 2014 - Recipes
A good friend of McGee's Inn - Chantal comes often to help at our Inn. She has also worked at other B&Bs in Ottawa. She found this recipe that McGee's Inn uses all the time. *   1 Cup heavy cream *   1-1/4 C sifted confectioners

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McGee's Inn is lucky to host many family dinners.  Prime Rib is one of our family's favorite . This is the way we now cook our roast. * Preheat oven to 500 degrees * Make sure roast is at room temperature * Rub the road with salt, pepper, garlic, mustard (whatevery you

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