MONTREAL STEAK SPICE + BRAISED PORK SHOULDER MAC AND CHEESE

MONTREAL STEAK SPICE + BRAISED PORK SHOULDER MAC AND CHEESE

Montréal steak spice is not only for smoked meat or to season your butcher’s favourite cut of beef. It is also delicious as a replacement for the celery salt you would use to rim the glass of your Bloody Caesar and to use on your braised meats, like pork shoulder. You...

ROSEMARY + BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD

ROSEMARY + BLACK PEPPER CORNBREAD

When I tell people I’m a baker, I hear a lot of: “I’m not really a “sweets” person.” Ehhhhh, ok. So, there’s a lot to discuss about this particular comment, but I get it, sugar has a bad rep and some people (we probably wouldn’t be friends) think that desserts are...

BRUSSELS FENNEL KALE SLAW + BACON

BRUSSELS FENNEL KALE SLAW + BACON

Last week, I made a not-so-classic mustard dill potato salad. Now, here is the second in a series of barbecue side recipes I present to you my version of coleslaw, a brussels slaw. I’m not of fan of creamy coleslaw, I usually go for a more vinegary one. I mean, you...

DILL MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

DILL MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

A simple potato salad loaded with eggs, dill pickles and fresh herbs, easy to double if you need to feed a crowd! Make it to your next BBQ party.

BOURBON THYME PEACH GALETTES

BOURBON THYME PEACH GALETTES

I obviously test every recipe that I post on the blog. If it’s not one I’ve done countless times before, I usually try two or three different versions until I’m satisfied with the end result. Before I sat down and took a first bite of these galettes, I’d written down...

EVERYTHING COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH

EVERYTHING COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. Partly because I’ve been real busy at work and also enjoying the best that summer has to offer. In the last few weeks, I went camping, actual camping with only a backpack and dried food, hiked for hours to get to the campsite and...

WHISKEY COLD BREW + BLACK WALNUT BITTERS POPSICLES

WHISKEY COLD BREW + BLACK WALNUT BITTERS POPSICLES

Guess what? It’s POPSICLE WEEK, a whole week of popsicle madness delivered by all your favourite bloggers! Many thanks to Billy from Wit & Vinegar, who organized this epic online sharing of popsicle recipes. Man oh man, I’ve been waiting so long to sit on my balcony...

FARMER’S MARKET COLD TOMATO PIZZA

FARMER’S MARKET COLD TOMATO PIZZA

The one you buy from the Italian bakery at the farmer’s market, with their crispy on the outside and soft on the inside dough, carefully wrapped in waxed paper, stained with grease spots from the olive oil they use in the sauce. That one! A perfect recipe when you have guests over or to bring to a picnic at the park. Get the recipe here…

STRAWBERRY + EARL GREY BIRCHER

STRAWBERRY + EARL GREY BIRCHER

Here’s a perfect recipe for the warmer days of spring, a cold alternative to a warm porridge during winter. Prepare the Bircher the night before and add the toppings in the morning. It keeps well for 3 days so make a big batch and portion them individually. This recipe also adapts really well to any season of the year.

GUIDE TO A PERFECT WEEKEND IN VANCOUVER

GUIDE TO A PERFECT WEEKEND IN VANCOUVER

These are our favourite places (mainly coffee shops, brunch spots, restaurants and breweries…) we visited in Vancouver and you should too if you ever make it out there. Thanks to everyone who sent recommendations!

CASHEW + CACAO NIBS BANANA BREAD

CASHEW + CACAO NIBS BANANA BREAD

"Pinotte" noun {from the English word peanut} 1. Colloquial term used in Québec for peanut 2. Affectionate nickname given to me by my mom 3. The name of my food blog As I hope you already know, it's Mother's Day this weekend. Sadly, I live hours away from her now and...

BEER CARAMELIZED ONIONS + ZAATAR BIALYS

BEER CARAMELIZED ONIONS + ZAATAR BIALYS

Last weekend, we did a small trip to our beloved hometown, Montréal. We passed the time travelling along the long and slightly boring 401 listening to S-Town, the new podcast from This American Life and Serial. We stopped for brunch Lili.Co Sunday morning, which I...

SAGE OLD FASHIONED  (COCKTAIL EDITION PT. 2)

SAGE OLD FASHIONED (COCKTAIL EDITION PT. 2)

Last week, we made an herb infused simple syrup using sage. I paired it with rose Gin from Dillon’s and blackberries in a fabulous cocktail. Today, Jon got you bourbon lovers covered! Bulleit Bourbon and Basil Hayden's are staples that we keep around in our bar, but...

ROSE GIN SAGE + BLACKBERRY COCKTAIL (COCKTAIL EDITION PT. 1)

ROSE GIN SAGE + BLACKBERRY COCKTAIL (COCKTAIL EDITION PT. 1)

This week, I took a step out of the kitchen and headed to our bar. When it comes to making drinks, I’m usually pretty lazy. I drink craft beer, wine or whisky. Simple, quick and efficient, just how I like it. However, Jon started experimenting on his simple syrup game, so we teamed up to get out of our comfort zone and play with different pairings. Find out how to use it our favourite simple syrup in this recipe and our recommended books on how to mix spirits!

GRANOLA + ROSE RHUBARB APPLE COMPOTE

GRANOLA + ROSE RHUBARB APPLE COMPOTE

During the week, I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday. I know it’s boring but seriously, sometimes I can barely think of what to eat for dinner or I forget to pack a lunch. So if I had to think about a different thing to eat in the morning, I’m pretty sure I...

DATE COCONUT OAT COOKIES

DATE COCONUT OAT COOKIES

I am currently reading the novel Okanagan by Sara Lazzaroni. The story follows Lea, a young woman from Québec, who is spending a summer in the west coast of Canada picking fruits in the Okanagan Valley to try to get over her last break up. As for me, it takes my mind off of my daily routine and makes me dream of my next vacation in British Columbia. We’ll head over there in May so if you have suggestions for restaurants, cafes or hiking trails, share them in the comment below or email me please! Also, is it too cold to surf there in May? My friend who lives in Wales surfs during winter, so she probably wouldn’t be very proud of me asking this question. Anyways, in the meanwhile, I’ll be eating these cookies soaked in a giant glass of milk that I made with whatever I had in my pantry this morning. The recipe here…

RHUBARB + PARSNIP GINGER MUFFINS

RHUBARB + PARSNIP GINGER MUFFINS

Is it me or… is spring slowly settling in? The birds are singing, the wind doesn’t feel as cold anymore and the sun shines hot. My mind is filled with ideas of what I should grow on my tiny balcony and all the possible things I will toss on the BBQ this summer. But...

BACON BREAKFAST SANDWICH ON SOURDOUGH BREAD

BACON BREAKFAST SANDWICH ON SOURDOUGH BREAD

It’s Saturday morning. You’ve had a long week and it’s one of those days where it feels like winter is taking it’s time to move on. Sure, you could brave the cold and go wait in line forever to get brunch. Or, you could stay home in pyjamas all day and make yourself a...

UPSIDE-DOWN BANANA + NUTELLA CAKE

UPSIDE-DOWN BANANA + NUTELLA CAKE

Yesterday I was walking. I walk a lot. I walk to work. I walk our dog. I walk to meet friends at  bars. In these moments, I walk and I think, and yesterday I was thinking about this recipe on my way to go grab a beer and how to introduce it to you. These are my random...

“POUDING CHÔMEUR” ORANGE + CARDAMOM

“POUDING CHÔMEUR” ORANGE + CARDAMOM

This traditional dessert from Québec, also called poor man’s pudding, got its name from the Great Depression is 1929. Back then, it was prepared with only 4 ingredients, flour, butter, milk and brown sugar, so it was really cheap to make. Nowadays, we sometimes add eggs, maple syrup, cream and much more. I tried to give this recipe a fancy twist without too much effort by adding cardamom and orange zest. Hopefully, it can impress your guests! What would you do to liven up this rustic, classic dessert?

MAPLE BACON SCONES

MAPLE BACON SCONES

When I lived in Montréal, the Atwater farmers market was only a short walk away. I visited the market every weekend and each time, I would stop and say hi to my favorite butcher. I will refrain from giving his name since I wouldn't want to get him in trouble. See, we...

WINTER SPICES APPLE CRUMBLE

WINTER SPICES APPLE CRUMBLE

Every autumn, during the apple-picking season, my mother and I plan a day trip to the countryside. We fill many bags with McIntosh, Lobos, Cortlands etc. We then stop to harvest squash and pumpkins where we look for the ugliest and oddest ones to bring home. We buy a...

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Hi! I’m Steph. Originally from Montréal, I moved to Toronto in 2015. I spend my days working at the most quaint Swedish coffee shop making cinnamon buns and adding cardamom to everything I bake. In this blog, I want to share with you recipes that remind me of home, travel stories filled with new food discoveries and the restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries I love to visit most in my new city.

   

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