Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cocktail Hour: Yellow Chartreuse

If you’ve never tried Chartreuse before, you should…it’s good quality stuff.  Still made by Carthusian monks using the method outlined in a secret manuscript given to them in 1605, it is essentially an herbal liqueur.   The more readily available green version is sweet, pungent, and strong (55% alcohol).  Served on ice, and sipped slowly, it […]

Lunch in Paris!

Salad with lettuce, tomatoes, pink radishes, and blue cheese (bleu d’auvergne).  The radishes are so juicy and flavourful you’ll want to eat them as they are.

Dinner

Organic squid ink pasta from Italy with organic green lentils (France), cherry and heirloom tomatoes, sundried black olives,  parmigiano,  zattar, lemon and Israeli olive oil.

Breakfast

Croissant with a fried egg, goat cheese,  and cherry tomatoes.

Paris cheeses (part 1)

Pungent, sharp, and creates a strange sensation at the back of the throat. Crottin Super Meme: a fresh tasting, unctuous raw milk goat cheese Dome de Vezelay: creamy, a little bit goaty…leaves a tingle on the tongue…would be really nice in a dessert (like cheese cake). Bleu d’Auvergne: semi-firm,  not too pungent blue with some […]

More grocery shopping in Paris!

Gariguette strawberries

Delicious? Yes.  Better than strawberries from Quebec? No.  Worth 7 euros? Not really…