Archive | June, 2012

Picture this: Place Garibaldi

I pass through Place Garibaldi at least twice a week on my way to the market.  Smaller and less grand than Place Masséna, during the warmer months it is a bustling square where you can dine al fresco or people watch while sipping a cold drink.  On the weekends vendors invade the square with their antiques, […]

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Originally posted on Blissful Basil:
Patience is most often a virtue but once in a while it’s a lavender macaron.  A petite, pillow-like cookie that is typically so darn pretty one might believe that it couldn’t possibly taste good.  But it does.  It tastes like heaven all wrapped up into two bites.  Of course, tasting heaven is going to cost you. …

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Burger Wars: A Religious Experience?

My exile in Toronto has serious advantages, all of them food-related. First of these is my mother’s cooking.  The second, and perhaps most crucial advantage, is the quintessential summer staple: the hamburger. Sometime during the past year hamburgers became the must-eat item. Burger joints have opened up all across Toronto and greasy spoons are making […]

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Picture this: Pont du Gard

A sunny weekend chez les parents included a day trip to the beach. Before hitting the waves D and I stopped to visit the Pont du Gard.

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