Month: August 2009

Did you know that #2

August 31, 2009 No Comments

In 40 years, Canadian red meat imports have risen 600%.

A trip back to the heart of Montreal’s first public market

August 29, 2009 No Comments

Take a journey back in time this weekend – to an 18th-Century public market. This unique event is taking place in Old Montreal’s Place Royale and the area around the Pointe-à-Caillère Museum. In fact, this is the exact location of Montreal’s very first public market, which took place in 1750.

An 18th-Century Public Market in Montreal

August 26, 2009 No Comments

Happening in Montreal’s Old Port, this market gives you the opportunity to discover local farmers, craftspeople, and entertainers as they existed in 1750, at the time of Montreal’s very first public marketplace.

Cool off with a nice soup

August 22, 2009 2 Comments

Summer is already starting to come to an end, but we finally have some hot and sunny days to take advantage of. Instead of reaching for the usual foods to cool down – cold desserts and drinks – I suggest trying a cold soup.

Did you know that?

August 17, 2009 2 Comments

In Canada, we import more than 53% of our vegetables and almost all of our fruits!

National Acadian Day

August 15, 2009 No Comments

Today is National Acadian Day. August 15, the day celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was the date chosen in 1881 at the first National Convention of the Acadians to remember the Acadians who were deported from New Brunswick by the English between 1755 and 1763.

SOS Tips: How to Store Fresh Herbs

August 11, 2009 No Comments

Storing in the Fridge If you are not going to use fresh herbs immediately after buying them, you should put them in the fridge. Simply wrap them in a moist paper towel and put them in a plastic bag (like a Ziploc). They should keep for about a week.

The “Sputnik” vegetable

August 8, 2009 No Comments

Even if the name “Kohlrabi” is not familiar to you, you have certainly seen this vegetable at public markets. Its shape is reminiscent of the Sputnik satellite, launched into orbit by the Russians more than 50 years ago.

Glacière à la plage

Video: How to organize your cooler

August 3, 2009 No Comments

Cinzia did her fourth report on the popular French TV program Par-dessus le marché this summer. In this episode, Cinzia explains how to pack your cooler when you go camping. Watch the video (in French).


SOS Tips: Organizing Your Camping Weekend

August 3, 2009 1 Comment

This article was originally written on August 3, 2009 and updated on July 14, 2021. Summer is the season for picnics and camping. Eating in the great outdoors is fun, but always poses problems when it comes to getting organized. For example, when packing up food, you should be able to pack for large appetites […]

Saffron: A Golden Spice

August 1, 2009 No Comments

The saffron spice comes from the dried stigmas of the “crocus sativus” flower. Extremely fragile, the spice is harvested from these flowers at dawn, before the rays from the sun reach them and alter the quality of the flower. A delicate hand is necessary, in order to remove the red stigmas from the flower.

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