Montreal: Les 400 Coups Restaurant

Eaten back in August for a bridesmaid dinner: Tomato gazpacho, salmon with pickled green strawberries, beef cheeks ravioli, lamb with mint purée, and an assortment of sorbets (rhubarb, peach, strawberry and blueberry), finishing with some petits fours and marshmallows. If all dinners could be at Les 400 Coups...! Les 400 Coups Restaurant 400 Notre-Dame Est, Montreal … Continue reading Montreal: Les 400 Coups Restaurant


An Avocado Toast

I had the Friday off last week and took the time to make myself my favourite breakfast food: an avocado toast with lime, olive oil, cracked pepper and salt. Admittedly it's simple, BUT...having the time to be leisurely on days when you usually have to rush--and other people are rushing--is the ultimate treat. I spent … Continue reading An Avocado Toast

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Purée

Bon Appetit's Real Pumpkin Spice Latte is the real deal. Since we don't have an espresso machine, we used the PSL purée for a milky café au lait*. I already drank two. *Café au lait is basically a latte, but instead of espresso you would use very, very strong French roast coffee with a lot of steamed … Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Purée

Lemon Ricotta Yoghurt Tea Cake with Cranberries

Fall is officially here. The trees have turned, the air is crisp, and all my sweaters have been unearthed from under my bed, all ready for their weekly rotation. It's perfect. So now we have cranberries.Tart, rosy, crisp cranberries. They will soon be making their way into stuffings and sauces for holiday dinners or used … Continue reading Lemon Ricotta Yoghurt Tea Cake with Cranberries

Montreal: Boulangerie Hof Kelsten

Another great Mile-End bakery and cafe in Montreal. The breads are not as varied as at Boulangerie Guillaume, but the open space and good coffee makes it a nice stop for a croissant break. As it turns out, owner and baker Jeffrey Finkelstein's breads can also be found in notable Montreal restaurants such as Joe … Continue reading Montreal: Boulangerie Hof Kelsten