Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1940’s Maple Dumplings

This year, for Quebec National Day, I wanted to try making an old-school Quebec dessert that I had never tried but always intrigued me. In French, it is called "Grands-pères dans le sirop" which translates to "Grandpas in syrup". Basically, it is dough poached in maple syrup. Now, I bet you are wondering about the… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1940’s Maple Dumplings

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking Revisited: 1960’s Strawberry Bavarian Pie

This isn't my first Valentine's Day post. As I'm discussed before (here, here and here), since childhood, it has always been a fun occasion to remind people I care about them, share a home-cooked meal and spend quality time together. I'm not into the commercialized version, with fancy restaurant meals and expensive gifts (but I'd… Continue reading Retro Cooking Revisited: 1960’s Strawberry Bavarian Pie

Random Meals, Recipes, Travel

Quebec Part 3: Cooking in My Childhood Kitchen

One of the fun part about going home this time, was spending more time at home and getting to cook a little, rather than only eating out. While we made a lot of meals at my parents' home, there are a few that were particularly meaningful. Of course, all this was especially fun  too as I… Continue reading Quebec Part 3: Cooking in My Childhood Kitchen

Foodie Adventures, Travel, Trying New Food

Quebec Part 2: Tasting Mystery Snacks with My Family

Before I traveled to Quebec, I stopped by Buford Highway Farmer's Market to look for interesting snacks and sweet treats to try out with my family. When I was growing up, I wasn't very adventurous. We had our classics and favorites and generally stuck to them. That's why I thought it would be interesting to… Continue reading Quebec Part 2: Tasting Mystery Snacks with My Family