Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! Canadian Thanksgiving, that is – because ours is like a month and a half earlier than in the States. There’s a few ways that the holiday is different up here in America’s hat, so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share them! 1. Sunday, Monday, Happy Days! While American Thanksgiving … More Canadian Thanksgiving


You might not think it, what with being so far North, but Montreal actually has a microclimate. Something about the warmer wind currents being pushed up from the South (meaning we get heaps of thunderstorms and the tail end of hurricanes come August). In any case, it means that a lot of foods you might … More Pears

A Taste of Texas

My lovely cousin and her family came to visit over the weekend – a truly special occasion as I haven’t seen her in almost ten years. They all live in Texas, and being on near opposite ends of North America means seeing each other has been difficult to arrange. It’s definitely hard not being able … More A Taste of Texas

Resupplied, and Becoming a Connoisseur of the World’s Markets

Chances are when you’re living somewhere for an extended period of time, you’re going to find products or amenities that you feel you can’t live without. Even things of equivalent standard: you just can’t use anything but that particular thing. At first this feeling just comes from the stuff you leave back home when you first move abroad. … More Resupplied, and Becoming a Connoisseur of the World’s Markets

Québec Strawberries: My Favourite Thing About June

There are few things in this world that I love as much as Quebec strawberries (Ricky can be satisfied to note that he is one of them). But honestly, I barely have words for these little berries – these diamonds of the produce world. Both sweet and tart; tiny and wild; superfluously red not just outside, … More Québec Strawberries: My Favourite Thing About June