Every time someone visits from home (usually, my mom), I quickly come up with a list of goodies I miss and want to eat. On one of her last trips, she very much delivered, with many good treats that I slowly savored in the months following her visit. Vachons Cakes: Joe Louis, Mae West, Ah… Continue reading Tasting Quebec Favorites
As the school year ended, I was able to celebrate with a very special visitor: my mom! A year after her last visit, she came back for more. This time, we didn't do as much tourist stuff, partly because we had already done a ton last year but also because it was ridiculously hot outside… Continue reading Mom’s Visit Through Meals
As we celebrate Mother's Day, I was thinking about many food lessons I learned from my mom and live by. So here are a few of them... Plan your meals. My mom is a planner. She knows what she will make each week. It was the case when we were growing up and, as far… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
There is a dish that is very common in Quebec that I still haven't found anywhere else. We call it cretons. It's a meat spread that one eats on toast for breakfast. It can be made with veal, turkey, pork or chicken. Most people buy it at the store but it's really not that hard… Continue reading Grandma’s Breakfast Veal Spread