cafe food

open-face sandwich with poached egg

open-face sandwich with poached egg

Sandwiches have been around for centuries.  The term sandwich is believed to have been named after John Montagu who was the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Legend has it that in 1762 he asked for meat (most probably salted beef) to be served between slices of bread to avoid interrupting a gambling game.  I love a…

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cosmic cookies

Our favorite north end cafe, Lion and Bright, has a small selection of delicious sweets.  One of their desserts we love to munch on when enjoying a cappuccino, is their cosmic cookie.  It’s full of goodies and if you’re feeling a bit peckish, this is the perfect snack to tide you over.  TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Smoked Cheddar Scones

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing mouth-watering about processed cheese. It lacks any kind of taste, looks artificial, and I doubt there’s any nutritional benefit once being processed. As a cheeselover, it pleases me to know there are cheesemakers in every province. According to the Canadian Dairy Commission, Quebec is the biggest producer…

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Chocolate Scones

What is it about a storm that makes me want to bake? We were bracing for what was supposed to be THE storm of the century.  Forecasters got it wrong…it was just another snow storm – no crippling affect felt here.  All the hype, I suppose, got to me.  TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Homemade Bagels

I remember the first time we ate a bagel from Picnic Artisan Bakery in Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market.  It was so delicious we made a beeline for her stall every Saturday morning.  And, you had to be there before 10am or you would be left with slim pickings.  Jessica Best, breadmaster extraordinaire, has since joined…

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Pavia Gallery – Espresso Bar & Café

Rou·tine (ro͞oˈtēn) – a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. I am all for a routine…it keeps me grounded, allows me to stay focused on what needs to be done on a regular basis but there are times when a routine can feel like a rut. Our Sunday ritual is pretty basic –…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Raspberry Muffins

Who hasn’t made banana bread or cake? It’s the easiest way to utilize ripe bananas that are not only gross to look at, but emit a smell that says overripe and to be honest don’t taste good either. I used to make banana bread but after living in Asia for 11 years, the humidity does…

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