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review, summer

Agrotourism: West Island

Farming is becoming more accessible to city-dwellers, particularly in Montreal, thanks to agrotourism. Last weekend I attended a trip through the West of Montreal Island, a robust agricultural site (to my surprise!) and a beautiful landscape to boot. The tour gave exclusive access to a handful of notable farmers and producers, and was  ...

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review, summer

Agrotourism in Rougemont, Quebec

Supporting local farmers and eating locally-grown food are things I love doing and advocating for, both because of the reduced environmental impact but also because I think local produce just tastes better. So when Melissa from ‘Round Table Tours, encouraged me to participate in their first Agrotourism trip, guided by nutritionist Julie  ...

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Examining the Breville Quick Touch Crisp

Β Disclaimer: I was invited to a product demonstration event and given a Breville Quick Touch Crisp in order to conduct this review. A microwave today isn’t considered a particularly advanced piece of technology. It came to market around the 1960’s and stayed there, like a secondary character in a sitcom: always around, but rarely  ...

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Cooking with Friends: Food Workshops

Β Last weekend I was invited to a cooking workshop hosted by my friend Amie. Amie is a food and travel writer, and she is incredibly knowledgeable about the science of cooking. She is also a great teacher, so when she invited me to come to her canning workshop, I was thrilled! Organic strawberry jam was the first thing on the menu. We made two  ...

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review, summer

Edible Flowers

It was a sunny Sunday morning, and Ben and I hopped into our rent-a-car and took off to Terrebonne, a small city just north of Montreal (and apparently the 8th largest city in the province). It was a very charming little town that sits along the waterfront, with large old historic homes and lots of green parks, and of course the long retired  ...

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