Monthly Archives: December 2015

Vietnamese in Canada

We managed to find a lovely Vietnamese restaurant in Quebec last night. Restaurant La Campagne certainly gets our vote. First impression: This place gives off a “local” vibe. We also noticed that every table was drinking a bottle of wine … Continue reading

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Biscuit Baking

The Baker recently spent 4 days in rural Virginia. She and her friend decided to bake classic biscuits following the friend’s mother’s recipe. This simple dish, her friend told her, tends to¬†accompany every¬†meal of the day — and in fact, … Continue reading

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Review of La Bouche

La Buche, a local restaurant, serves locally inspired Canadian cuisine. Think of it like the new American version of Canadian cooking.  We were given the option of sitting either at a table right by the entrance, in the bitter cold, … Continue reading

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Poutine.

While in Canada, the Baker and non-baker decided that they had to try poutine. Poutine, for the few people who have not read about it elsewhere, is a dish composed of french fries (thin cut), fresh (squeaky) cheese curds, and … Continue reading

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Making Pita from Scratch

Turns out, it’s not too hard to make fresh pita. And given that the fresh ones put store bought ones to shame, it’s certainly a recipe worth trying. Here, credit for the recipe goes to the New York Times, though … Continue reading

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Making Whipped Cream, and Turning the Extra into Butter

Turns out that there’s an easy way to make whipped cream, even without an electric mixer. Simply pour heavy whipping cream into a mason jar.    Then, shake it for a minute or a minute and a half — and … Continue reading

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Persimmons: Farm-to-Table Part 2

After a morning spent persimmon picking, the Baker and the Pie-Maker knew what needed to come next: persimmon eating! So, they ate a few persimmons plain, but that didn’t entirely scratch their persimmon itch, they decided that what they actually … Continue reading

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