Cardamom & Cloves is an upcoming herbs & spices shop in Ottawa. It’s on track to open, and Jodi, the proprietress, is running an Indiegogo campaign to help launch the store with the appropriate level of pomp and awesome that the foodie community here in Ottawa deserves. Here are 5 reasons why you should support the campaign in its last 14 hours.
5. Ottawa is a frozen, blasted wasteland and we’ll turn to cannibalism without it.
Don’t let the pretty lights fool you. Ottawa is the last bastion against the elements and against the horrible Clawed Elk of the North. A castle to protect against tunneling bears and feral moose and beavers with rotary saws instead of teeth that would otherwise move further south. You’re welcome, Toronto.
That means, though, that we’re completely cut off in the winter and without a store of decent fresh-grown herbs & exotic spices, we’ll turn to seasoning our meals of snow and mouldering, long-stored grain with human blood instead of spices. Once Cardamom & Cloves opens, we can freely allow ourselves to be cut off from the rest of the world in this northerly fortress without worrying about resorting to cannibalism.
4. The world is a dangerous place, and we don’t want to go there.
For most of us, the idea of going as far as Barrhaven or Orleans is arduous enough to climb into a sleeping bag and hibernate for a month. Jodi has no such fears. Want an exotic spice from Farlandia? She’ll find a way to source it for you. She’ll probably punch a leopard in the mouth to do it, too, because Jodi is fearless. And she knows good ingredients when she sees them.
3. Sometimes, dreams do come true.
Every time you donate to the Cardamom & Cloves indiegogo campaign, an angel gets its wings. Or something? I don’t quite recall. I might have been more to do with chicken wings than angel wings. That makes sense, actually. Donate to an herb & spice shop, and your wings will taste way better, because you can get rad rewards like spice starter kits.
2. Jodi is super awesome.
She’s an awesome food blogger. She teachers cooking and food stuff. She is a human jetpack. She once ate a mountain and spit out diamonds. She drop-kicked the moon into orbit. She is a formidable person. She doesn’t need your help with the store, but this isn’t just a shop — it’s a new chapter opening in the foodie movement, and she’s inviting you to be a part of it, the way Kennedy invited America to the moon.
1. It’s about time we spiced up the capital.
A wise man once said, “Ask not what your spices can do for you, but what you can do for your spices,” or something like that. Look, it’s a community service to donate here, because Ottawa doesn’t have a rad shop like this yet. We should have a place that’s dedicated to making the things we eat more interesting and more fun. Jodi is committed to that vision, man. Throw her a couple of bucks to help make it happen.