Author Archives: sarahbensabat

Review: Flacatoune (brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix)

I was drawn to this beer due to its promise to represent a female bootlegger from the 30s. It bills itself as a strong blonde beer. At 7% alcohol, it is stronger than your average brew at 5%, but is not in the realm of beer with a percentage of 8 and up. The flavour […]

Review: L’Infusee (brewed by Brasseurs du Monde)

This white beer, brewed by Brasseurs du Monde, has a wonderful fruitiness and light acidity on account of being flavoured with black and green tea, and also rooibus. Though it’s a white beer, it doesn’t possess the heaviness characteristic of most white beers. Instead, it comes off as light and refreshing. Its alcohol percentage of […]

Ti Kuan Yin (front)

Tea Time: Ti Kuan Yin Oolong (Review)

Well, I finally got to visit the tea shop My Cup of Tea again, after having been away from Montreal for a year. You would think that in Korea I could have visited some nice tea shops and tasted some interesting teas, but though I went to a tea expo, it seemed to be less […]

Seed Starting Time

Sure, there may have been a snowstorm here in Montreal just last week, but hey, it’s mid-April, and the snow has melted. One’s thoughts turn naturally to seeds, seedlings, and gardens…well, at least, mine do. I did start some seeds not too long ago, and some of them have sprouted! So, here are some photos […]

Cocktail Hour: Romeo’s Gin (Review)

Wow, exciting things have been happening on the Quebec gin front since I’ve been abroad. Yet another new gin from la belle province has made its way onto store shelves…and this one is even being marketed as ‘Montreal Dry Gin’. What a great time it is to be a Montrealer…well, if you overlook the struggling […]

Restaurant Review: Copper Branch

In honour of Poutine Week, my sister and I headed over to Copper Branch recently in order to try their portobello poutine with miso sauce. I had never heard of Copper Branch prior to this foray.  The company was established last year and is thus a newcomer to the vegan restaurant scene.  It is native to Montreal, […]

Dear Blog (and possible blog readers),

I know that I have been neglecting you lately.  The truth is, this past year has been rather rough for me. After I returned from Paris, I looked for a waitressing or bartending job, but was unsuccessful in spite of 12 years of experience.  I also tried to find clients for the personal chef business […]