Monthly Archives: January 2013

Enable Variable Speed Playback in YouTube

Not sure about you, but I’m a visual learner. YouTube has taught me tons via their various 60 – 90 minute classroom videos. Problem is, sometimes I need a quick refresher… quick I said, not equally as fast as the

Posted in Technology

Poutine Week – Home

Poutine Week

Poutine Week – Home. It’s a celebration! I can’t wait to get to some of these spots!!

Posted in Food, In the Media

Paddle to the Sea by Bill Mason – NFB

Paddle to the Sea

This is a film I can clearly remember from my youth. I remember it showing me the basics of what surrounded me. Paddle to the Sea by Bill Mason – NFB.

Posted in In the Media

‘Drunk Driving’ Permits Approved By Irish County Might Let Rural Drivers Imbibe, Drive

Ummmm… ok? But the idea that “consumption permits” might come into play is interesting. Like for salt or gallons of soda in NYC? Or maybe one day meat or water? Drunk Driving’ Permits Approved By Irish County Might Let Rural

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Foursquare gives business owners their own app to manage specials, track customer visits

Foursquare gives business owners their own app to manage specials, track customer visits. Interesting idea – might be cool to think about a “favorites” category for regulars and the availability of seasonal items or an “allergy alert” for certain dishes.

Posted in Technology

Last Call at the Oasis

This was a nice exploration… When was the last time you worried about getting a glass of water? From the producers of An Inconvenient Truth & Food Inc., an inspiring wake-up call for why you should be worried. Investigates why

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Au Pied de Cochon McAuslan Brunch

This was not my first visit to this gastronomic wonderland. Much like when visiting a Six Flags, one can actually have “too much fun” in that slight queasy feeling one gets after the 14th roller-coaster ride. This was that –

Posted in Food, Reviews
  • Help with finding cookware December 10, 2017
    La Guilde Culinaire, on St-Laurent.
  • Find good quality beef consommé ? December 8, 2017
    Where can I find a good quality beef consommé ? near Jean Talon Market or plateau/mile-end ? I could start from scratch (bones, tomato paste ... ), but if I fail, I'd like a backup plan.
  • Best Ramen in Montreal December 8, 2017
    I not a ramen expert by any means but I tried the tonkotsu at Tsukuyomi (new spot on st-laurent, just above Fairmount) today and loved it. I am curious to hear what the ramen aficionados think. I found the broth rich and delicious, the pork belly succulent and plentiful. Loved the sweet soy egg. It […]
  • Crema di Pistacchio December 3, 2017
    Crema di Pistacchio is back in the news at Sorella boutique gourmet in Kirkland. Have you seen this product closer to downtown Montreal? If so, where? Thank you.
  • Argentinian pink shrimp at good price November 29, 2017
    Once again Provigo has the 26/30 red shrimp at 5,99$, starting tomorrow (Thursday, Nov 30th). I don't get the Maxi flyer so I don't know whether Maxi has them as well. Provigo does quite a few recurrent loss-leaders (otherwise, I find them expensive). They also have 690g Saputo Mozzarrellissima pizza mozzarella at 4,99.
  • Openings and closings, October, November, December 2017 November 29, 2017
    There's a christian maronite coastal city in Lebanon called Jounieh or Juniya. Since it's a Lebanese restaurant maybe that's their twist on the name. I like Juniya since it's less confusing with journey
  • Montreal for first timers - Best High end restaurants November 27, 2017
    Visiting Montreal late December.early Jan. What are some of the best restaurants to visit? We like Daniel (nyc), Lumber (NyC), Pascalle (miami). Was thinking about Toque but believe it to be close. Would like a mix of formal and smart casual. Recommendations?
  • NYE Montreal 2017 November 27, 2017
    My family and I will be visiting Montreal for NYE 2017. We are traveling with our 3 year old daughter and are looking for a restaurant/party that would offer excellent food, some music, while possibly an indoor view of the fireworks outside in Old Port. Last is optional. We are more interested in a setting […]
  • Where to find SweeTango Apples in Montreal? November 26, 2017
    I finally saw SweeTangos at my Provigo, but they looked a bit worse for wear. I think they were on sale for $3.49 and honeycrisps were $3.99. I went with Ambrosias for $1.99, which are actually pretty good too.
  • Are there any good Doughnuts left in Montreal? November 20, 2017
    I'm a stickler though, :-) They aren't terrible, I'm just being overly critical. Try them and compare, I think they are just inconsistent, too much vanilla extract one time, too greasy the next but I had some this past summer at the DDO location and I enjoyed them.