Monthly Archives: February 2013

La Mer –  Spéciaux de la semaine Specials of the week Suivez-nous sur facebook  Follow-us on  facebook 

Whist browsing around the internet, I found a blog that posted a link to La Mer, “I like La Mer” I thought, but visit their website? Why? Do I need to know smoked salmon is in season? But true to

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The east coast lobster wars | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

LFA 25 and the carapace… The east coast lobster wars | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio.

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Joe Beef owner digs into “pastagate”

Someone please make this disappear… Joe Beef owner digs into “pastagate”

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(yes, we have no) BANANAS!*

bananas!

As I sometimes say, “Everything is f*(&^g something!” BANANAS!*.

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Fat Sick and Nearly Dead | a Joe Cross Film

I bought a juicer a few years ago. I like juicing beets and carrots, to say the least… $10 and I just started using it regularly –  and a few days later, found this movie. Needless to say, one juice

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What eating habits can tell you about work habits

I’ve long been assessing strength and weakness at the table… even so far as to discuss the awareness and reasoning of an observed consumption pattern. Not always a good conversation, but always a “real” one… What eating habits can tell

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New York Times on the #CEIC « montreal city weblog

tony

New York Times on the #CEIC « montreal city weblog. Lol… while maybe resurfacing the Sopranos, my mind turned to: Bart: Uh, say, are you guys crooks? Fat Tony: Bart, is it wrong to steal a loaf of bread to

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Volailles et Gibiers Fernando – YouTube

I love these guys (5/5) – especially, but not exclusively, for their whole chickens: Volailles et Gibiers Fernando – YouTube.

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Lentil based shepherd pie

Lentils are awesome – and did you know: In 2010, Canada accounted for 32% of world pea production and 38.5% of world lentil production. With exports expanding rapidly along with production over the last two decades, Canada now accounts for

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‘Pasta’ is verboten on Quebec menus | CTV Montreal News

buona notte

Taber… voyons c’est fou! ‘Pasta’ is verboten on Quebec menus | CTV Montreal News.

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  • Openings and closings, October, November, December 2017 October 21, 2017
    I don't know what is the other, but one of them is Nouilles Badao and it's Chinese. And it's getting mostly bad reviews so far...
  • Nacarat review October 20, 2017
    "Le Mal Nécessaire" didn't always have consistent cocktails. Lets just say that some bartenders relied on free pour and didn't exactly have the eye for it. That never happened when Val Chagnon was behind the bar. Val was a bit of a good luck charm. I used to warn my guests that, while it was […]
  • Matiz sardines in Mtl? October 19, 2017
    I'm in Toronto, which has the TTC. Etobicoke and Mississauga have their own. Google Maps can give you directions via transit. It seems they have some buses that go there, but I looked from downtown Toronto.
  • Frozen Almond Croissants October 19, 2017
    I would try three places: Costco Cool & Simple Aubut
  • Looking for Authentic "Montreal" food October 19, 2017
    This question is a bit hard to answer because there are a lot of different "sides" to Montreal. All of them can be considered "authentic" in their own way. The good news is that you are among friends here. I know an "authentic" experience is the first thing I look for when I look for […]
  • Where to find SweeTango Apples in Montreal? October 19, 2017
    I know, right? I almost wonder if i had a bad bunch of honeycrisps... I got the SweeTangos at Bridge Street last week and i am pretty sure I also saw them at the west island one the week before. Still none at Provigo or PA, unfortunately.
  • Argentinian pink shrimp at good price October 15, 2017
    Blork, I found the Marina del Rey shrimp at only $5,99 and bought them at the Provigo le marché (formerly Loblaws) at the corner of Parc and Jean-Talon. Perhaps only 300g, but enough for two people. Provigo is expensive but good for loss-leaders. This week Rio Mare tuna in olive oild 3 little tins for […]
  • Best pizzerias in the South Shore October 15, 2017
    The best pizzas on the South Shore are the ones I make at home. :-) But seriously (wait, I WAS serious!) there aren't a lot that I know of. Plenty of mom & pop joints, but I don't know of many note-worthy ones. Back in 2006 I mentioned Lou Nissart, and I still stand by […]
  • Silky Smooth Macaroni and Cheese - need Sodium Citrate. October 15, 2017
    I think it made enough sauce for a 7 ounce pack of elbow macaroni? It was quite a big casserole. It has been a while since I've made this recipe! I scored sodium citrate since then and I'm not a big fan of the modernist mac & cheese. There is this waxy quality that you […]
  • Whole Smoked Turkey October 13, 2017
    Heu, Trekdiva! I don't know if they can smoke your turkey but I believe Quebec Smoked Meat sells smoked turkey... Never hurts to ask! (they are an old fashioned butcher who do their own smoking in house) http://www.viandefumeequebec.ca/en