Blue Hen: Haven for art and pastry lovers

A close friend recommended that we visit a unique little bakery/art boutique called Blue Hen one Sunday afternoon, so off we went! The Blue Hen was celebrating its first anniversary in business, and it was positively booming. We arrived to see a lineup that was so long it went out the door and around onto…

Layover in Paris

There’s no direct flight to Addis Ababa for us, so that means layovers are a part of every trip. Mariam does a very good job of picking good pit stops when this happens, and this time we elected to stop in Paris to visit a cousin. Of the two of us, Henry is much less…

On the road again!

Well everyone, we ended up taking an even longer than expected blog hiatus after declaring we were back. Whoops! Well, we’re really really back this time. And how is this different from the last time? Well, for one, we’re going on a real trip after two long years of being shut in: we’re headed back…

Happy 2021! What are your resolutions?

Lordy, are we ever grateful that 2020 is DONE. Yes, we know that all the negatives from this year aren’t magically gone, and a lot of the disruptions that the pandemic had on everyone’s lives will trail well into into 2021. BUT. 2021 shows a good number of signs that it’ll be a better year….

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…