Recipes

Chicken Soup For This Teacher’s Soul

I've always loved homemade chicken noodle soup. When I was growing up, this was a very frequent meal in our house. There were two versions: mom's and dad's. My mom used her homemade chicken broth, a bunch of vegetables and chunks of rotisserie chicken. My dad, on the other hand, used chicken bouillon powder, put… Continue reading Chicken Soup For This Teacher’s Soul

Recipes, Uncategorized

A Simple Nostalgic Bolognese

I grew up with the high standards of my mom's spaghetti sauce. Every year (as long as I can remember), she spends a full day making enormous batches of spaghetti sauce that will last us all year. I associate so many childhood memories to my mom's pasta. It was so simple, yet completely comforting. It… Continue reading A Simple Nostalgic Bolognese

Foodie Adventures

Tasting Quebec Favorites

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

Foodie Adventures, Travel

Mom’s Visit Through Meals

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