COVID-19 Cooking Times 1: A Quick Cabbage Roll Recipe

So, like most of the planet, going to restaurants is something we had to stop doing regularly (well, altogether, really). We’ve spent a lot more time cooking, baking, and looking for recipes that approximate that wonderful restaurant flavour. Obviously, that doesn’t happen often… But when it does, and it’s somehow easy, well, we want to…

Home office transformation…er… creation

When the pandemic hit, pretty much no one around us (and certainly not us) thought that it would mean a long-term work-from-home situation. Neither of us work from home in our day jobs, and even those things we did do at home were always at different spots around the house, depending on the space requirements…

Parks are your Friends

Since the beginning of the pandemic it has been hard to figure out what to do and where to go. Especially since we have a baby and his elderly grandma with us. But as soon as it got a bit warm, picnics became our favourite thing to do. Here is what to do in 5…

Welcome back!

So, you may have noticed that we’ve been a little absent again. Just as events in our lives started calming down and we made a commitment to blogging regularly again, this wee little thing called COVID-19 came around… And it’s been a sweepingly strange time ever since. Like pretty much most of the planet, we…

The joy of world class pastry: Brunch at Maison Christian Faure

Hello friends! Been a while, and boy have we missed this little blog. So, first of all: A reeeeeeally belated Happy New Year to one and all! We’ve been busy with a lot of things, but we’ve still been exploring Montreal (and elsewhere), but we couldn’t think of a better place to restart blogging than…

Which meal kit is better?

We’ve tried them all for you, so you don’t have to! Yep, the 5 main meal kits available in Montreal: Good Food, Miss Fresh, Chef’s Plate, Cook It, and Hello Fresh. We’re here to tell you what we think. First a little background for those who don’t know what meal kits are. Basically it’s a…

Valencia Part 5: Night Life

We knew Valencia was a beautiful city before coming here. The beach, the old town, the parks, the weather… All sounded great! What we did not know is that the night life is out of this world! The expression New York never sleeps has to be debunked, cause we have news for you: Valencia is…

Valencia Part 4: The Beach

[Mariam]: A vacation is not a vacation if the ocean is not involved. [Henry]: I like to think that good food is more important. [Mariam]: 🙄. Thankfully, it’s easy to combine these two in Valencia. Right by Playa Malvarrosa there are countless restaurants offering fresh and authentic paellas. So yay 😀! With this, we headed to…

Valencia Part 3: Old Town

On day three of our trip, we decided to go to the old city. After spending days in the park and then another day visiting universities, we thought it would be wise to finally hit the downtown area. We started our adventure at Estación del Norte. This is the main rail station of Valencia. It…

Valencia Part 2: The Turia Gardens

Our first day in Valencia was spent searching through the city’s halls of higher learning. What was Day 2? Well, given that we’re history buffs, we decided to roam along the Turia Gardens – roughly 9km of beautiful park, trails, and attractions that were created after the River Turia was diverted some 3km away in…