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Maggie Monday: Banana Pound Cake

Maggie Monday: Banana Pound Cake

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

I love when a business owner makes a play on words to name their business. Maggie has a great example of that below…

Living out in the country has a lot of advantages. About 4 miles outside town there is a cool store called The Meating Place. They process meat (you shoot a deer, they will clean and package it for you) and it is a great butcher. Fresh sausages, beef and chicken. They also carry a lot of local baked goods and preserves. Lots of great reasons to stop in. And, it is on the way to the barn, so we pass it almost every day.

The best part is that every Saturday from April-October they have a concession stand. Local churches, scouting dens, and baseball teams sign up to sell sandwiches, burgers, dogs and baked goods as a fundraiser from an old concessions trailer in the parking lot. So…

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Breaking Bread

Tangerine and Cinnamon

In Montreal, I ate bagels instead of poutine. I had planned on visiting Mile End – the suburb described as the city’s coolest quarter – because my friend Susan lives there, I wanted to go to Drawn and Quarterly, and I continue to add to my (as yet unwritten) international taxonomy of hipsters. If Mile End is supposed to be the hipster capital of Canada, then I needed to see it.

It was described to me as the Montreal equivalent of Williamsburg: a formerly poor and fairly run-down, largely immigrant suburb, popular with artists, slowly being encroached upon by students, young middle-class families in search of beautiful but affordable homes near the city centre, and hipsters. It also has a substantial population of Orthodox Jews.

My friend Carina and I took the bus from Westmount – where we were staying with our friend, the bride-to-be – and walked…

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Pomegranate Roasted Carrots

Simple Provisions

Pomegranate Roasted Carrots

These carrots are not a Turkish pilaf. They do not in any way resemble a plate of plump bulgur wheat, tender lentils and shredded chicken gently spiced with cloves and cinnamon and topped with yoghurt. Sometimes things don’t work out in the kitchen as you expect them to, and this week the bejewelled pilaf of my imagination ended up resembling overcooked, grey porridge. I don’t even know what happened. Too much stock? Too much bulgur? I’ll attempt to work it out next time, but for now I’m grateful that I stuffed up because it meant I cooked these carrots, and they are delicious.

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Built-in Gobhi Paratha

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Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Phylloccine Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Roasted Cumin Powder

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Eclair Affair

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High tea. Something I love but I don’t do it too often. Nothing beats sitting around a table of delicious sweets and savouries, sipping on champagne or tea, chatting with a group of your closest girlfriends! I was lucky enough to be invited by Q Strategies to the Lobby Lounge at The Westin for their Eclair Affair with Daisy & Agnes!

Domaine Chandon

There are two options available for this delicious high tea. $49 per person is served with Vittoria coffee, hot chocolate or a selection of Jing Tea. $59 per person includes 1 glass of Domaine Chandon and also with coffee, tea or hot chocolate!

Jing tea

As I couldn’t have the champagne, I decided to order a fruit tea to accompany the 3 tiered spread we were having! I love the different selection of teas there are. There’s black, green, white and fruity! (:

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