My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

Beth Kaplan logo

The Chelsea Smokehouse woo hoo!

There’s a new business in the family: my brother Michael has bought one of his favourite places, an artisanal salmon smokehouse near his home in Chelsea, Quebec, and has spent months learning how to smoke. Salmon.

They’ll be opening in a few weeks. Imagine, we now have limitless supplies of delicious smoked salmon in the family! I’m happy and proud – wish my parents could be at the opening. If you’re in Ottawa, take a quick ride over the bridge to Quebec and give yourself a treat.



4 Responses to “The Chelsea Smokehouse woo hoo!”

  1. theresa says:

    I'll try this out on my next trip to Ottawa! Looks delicious. Older son works in Gatineau so we often cross the river…

  2. beth says:

    Fantastic! You can buy some for a family picnic in the Gatineau or at Kingsmere.

  3. Unknown says:

    Beth,like all Gordins,i'm a smoked salmon lush.Rarely without it in the fridge,and when i am there's a restaurant(wisely called Bread and Chocolate)mere minutes away … and always well stocked with salmon and cream cheese,etc,not to mention fresh baked bagel,challah or whatever other bakery item you crave for your "lox". Is Michael planning to sell by mail?

  4. beth says:

    I don't know – I'll find out, George. He opens next week and is frantically busy. Very exciting. I do hope you can soon have a taste of some family lox!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About Beth

I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

Some Blogs I Follow

Chris Walks
This blog evolves. It once was about travels. Now it’s a reason to be at the keyboard that I value.


Theresa Kishkan
Theresa Kishkan is a writer living on the Sechelt Peninsula on the west coast of Canada.


I walk on. With my feet, and in my mind as well.


Carrie Snyder
Wherever you’ve come from, wherever you’re going, consider this space a place for reflection and pause.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
Juliet is a Canadian who’s lived for decades in Paris and writes about her travels and the many things that interest her.