Sablés de Noël ~ Christmas butter cookies

I don’t know about you, but baking Christmas cookies pretty much marks the beginning of holiday season in my house. I love everything about them, their smell, gobbling them up, but most of all I love the memory of decorating them with my mom in anticipation of Christmas. Love the versatility of this recipe. You…

Christmas Menu – Holiday Inspiration

Can you believe Christmas is only one week away! I love browsing for recipes to get ideas for the Christmas menu. Here are a few images to help get you inspired. Enjoy! Lobster and fennel entree & foie gras Braised bisquet, sauerkraut, chikory salad, cucumber and dill salad, and garlic potatoes Bacalao a la vizcaina,…

Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole

I love this sweet potato casserole, it’s citrus and caramelized and everything nice! Oh did I also mention it’s super easy to make? Rustic sweet potato casserole serves 4 Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1″ squares 1 c fresh orange juice 1/4 c muscovado or brown sugar 1 tbsp butter cut into small…

Nani’s Egyptian Kunafa bil kishta

UPDATES shown in Italics – June 28 2015 I remember the first time I tried this dessert… It was love at first bite. Two delicate layers of crispy, buttery phyllo dough, cut thin like vermicelli noodles, and a luscious creamy interior all drenched in a sweet syrup. So simple and elegant. It took me years…

May & June favorites : Bar a Vin

After more than nine months of not drinking, I’ve been able to enjoy a glass or two of wine (finally!). So, I was delighted to find out that one of my favorite pastry shops turns into a bar à vin after hours. I also went back to a Little Burgundy favorite and was able to…

Matcha Salt

This simple seasoning is perfect for summer! Add it to grilled fish or seafood for a vibrant punch of color and taste. Matcha brings a lovely green, grassy flavor that pairs wonderfully with seafood! The lemon zest helps liven up the mix. What you need: 1 tbsp Maldon salt 1 tsp Matcha* zest of one…

Current Favorites § March & April 2014

Hope you are having a lovely day and that May is off to a great start! These past two months have been filled with tremendous joy as we welcomed the newest (and cutest!) little addition to our little family! We have also enjoyed wonderful outings… here are our March & April favorites: 400 coups 400…

Current Favorites ~ February 2014

February turned out to be a busy month! Weekends filled with food, friends and lots of planning! Here are a few of my current favorites. Le Vin Papillon 2519 Notre Dame Ouest Was super happy to finally try this quaint wine bar. I used to love McKiernan so was looking forward to trying Morin’s and…

Easy Valentine’s day recipe – Classic Fondue

For all of you looking for an easy way to celebrate this romantic holiday, here is a recipe for you… Fondue is great whether you are celebrating with your loved one, or with friends and family! We normally enjoy it by itself with a simple salad on the side and some nice desserts! Classic Fondue…

El dia de la Candelaria – Feb 2

Last Sunday night, while most were enjoying nachos and chicken wings, we were partaking in a different type of celebration, one that involved tamales and hot chocolate… ‘El día de la Candelaria.’ It all starts on January 6th with la Rosca de Reyes (a sweet oval shaped bread flavored with orange blossom, and typically decorated…

Brunch in Montreal

One of my absolute favorite things to do is going out for Brunch. Having a leisurely morning with the hubby trying out new places… what could be better than that? Here is a list of some of our favorite places. Le Plateau ARTS CAFÉ – This quaint neighborhood place offers brunch until 5pm! 201 ave….

Christmas Menu Inspiration

One of the things I look forward to the most- come the holiday season- is planning Christmas Eve’s dinner. I love perusing glossy magazines, blogs and the web for inspiration. Looking for a theme or an ingredient.. getting inspired by a special dish or a longstanding family tradition. Inviting loved ones into the conversation- getting…