Category Food

Oysters from Normandy

Fresh,  sweet, and salty.

Grocery shopping in Paris!

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 […]

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 […]

Foraging Fun: Yarrow, Self-Heal, and Wild Strawberries

I’ve recently set my mind towards trying to identify which edible (or otherwise useful) plants I could discover growing close to home…whether in my boyfriend’s yard up north, or near my apartment in Verdun.  Getting started with plant identification may not be the easiest thing, but once you learn the name of a certain species you will […]

Foraging Fun: Violets, Winter Cress, and Dandelions

It’s hard to believe that it’s June already…especially since up in Saint-Adolphe-D’Howard, in the Laurentians, there was still snow on the ground until just a few weeks ago!  Spring/summer it is, however, and the land is green, and alive.  My boyfriend and I finally made it out into the woods and fields, and walked around to see […]

How to Make Sauerkraut

Okay, so, I few years ago, I became interested in fermentation (probably as an offshoot of my interest in sourdough?), and came across Sandor Ellix Katz’s website, Wild Fermentation.  After perusing the site, I became so excited that I decided to order his book of the same name.  It’s a very informative book, and it’s also […]