Author Archives: sarahbensabat

Wild Blueberry Scones (Gluten-free)

Recipe from ‘The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread’. The texture was nice, but I did find they could have been sweeter (not surprising, considering the small amount of sugar the recipe calls for). I did make a few modifications: I used butter instead of vegan spread, and I sprinkled some raw sugar on top of the […]

Orange Spice Cookies (Gluten-free)

Recipe from ‘The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies’.  These turned out really well, both flavour and texture-wise.  I did find they needed to bake quite a bit longer than the recipe recommended.   The only modification I made was sprinkling the cookies with a bit of maple sugar before baking. Update:  It turns out the […]

Some News

Hey regular readers…if you do, indeed, exist. I have exciting news!  I will soon be going on vacation to Israel and the  Paris.  So, expect exciting blog posts about my food-related experiences while travelling! Also, in the future, I plan on posting more food pics (mostly of things I make), even when I don’t have […]

Restaurant Review: Bier Markt

Tonight I attended my first ever Concordia Alumni Relations event: ‘an evening of beer tasting and food pairing at Bier Markt’. Though I had never heard of Bier Markt before registering for the event, I have since learned that it is an Ontario-based chain whose Montreal location has been open for a couple of months. […]

Restaurant Reviews & The Industry in General

I’ve struggled with the idea of posting in-depth reviews of restaurants on here for a while, due to the following reasons: 1) I know that working as a cook can be difficult, and don’t want to unduly criticize anyone. 2) I wasn’t sure whether I should risk being ostracized for any potentially negative remarks I […]

Best Potatoes for Oven Fries

The other day while I was at IGA I came across something I had never seen before:  yellow-fleshed, red-skinned potatoes.  The brand name is Pisonneault, and they are grown here in Quebec- in Saint-Michel to be exact.  Though sadly not organic, the potatoes are very local, and are produced by a family farm.  Additionally, they make excellent […]

Cocktail Hour: Cranberry Margarita

I visited the Nutcracker Market recently, and decided to purchase some cranberry syrup.  This syrup is manufactured by a company called Nutra Fruit, which specializes in products made with cranberries grown here in Quebec.  According to their website, Quebec is the world leader in the production of organic cranberries.  I’m not quite sure why none of […]