Gardening on the mountain

Today was the “Corvée du Mont-Royal” which is an event organized every year were people go to our beloved Mount-Royal, pick up trash, write down notes on erosion and tree health and other fun things. Last year, I was really excited about it and wanted to participate with my students. However, since negotiations between teachersContinue reading “Gardening on the mountain”

Blanc de Gris, or how to have a mushroom farm in the city

Last summer I had the chance to visit the urban farm Blanc de Gris which specializes in growing mushrooms. After being a little bit confused by the very urban setting (the farm is in fact situated in an old warehouse), Dominique, one of the co-founder took us around a tour of the “farm”. One word:Continue reading “Blanc de Gris, or how to have a mushroom farm in the city”

Where would I take Aida Mollenkamp?

I love food shows. It is truly a blessing that we do not have cable TV because I would be glued to the food network day and night. I would become a scary TV addict and morph into my couch. How do I get my fix of food shows then? Simple: Youtube! One of myContinue reading “Where would I take Aida Mollenkamp?”

Vietnamese Recipe: Vegan “fish” sauce

Many Vietnamese dishes require the traditional and hugely famous Nuoc Mam or fish sauce. As a vegan, this can be really discouraging and sad. However, a few months ago, my mom visited a new vegetarian restaurant in Montreal and brought me a bottle of soy-based “fish” sauce. I was so excited to try it out!Continue reading “Vietnamese Recipe: Vegan “fish” sauce”

Tour: Lufa Farms

Last Saturday, Montreal was under a really cold spell. It was freezing enough that when you went outside, your nose hair (yes, we are at this point in our relationship) froze up! It was the perfect day to go visit the Lufa Farms, and be reminded that someday, the sun would be back and thatContinue reading “Tour: Lufa Farms”

Perfect Brunch, an “Aux Vivres” review

Aux Vivres is kind of a no-brainer for Montreal based vegans. It holds a special place in my heart as I remember going in there a few months after they had opened and being amazed by their Dragon Bowl. Then, I remember my fun lunches with friends. I also remember multiple birthday celebrations, meetings andContinue reading “Perfect Brunch, an “Aux Vivres” review”

Poutineville, a restaurant review

If you are outside of Quebec, Poutine might not rhyme with delicious, yet caloric, potatoes and gravy. And cheese. Yes. As a vegan, I was very disappointed to say goodbye to poutine. That is until I heard about Poutineville during Montreal’s poutine week. You see, unlike most poutine places, this restaurant gives you a pre-madeContinue reading “Poutineville, a restaurant review”

Copper Branch, a Restaurant Review

As we were downtown, we decided to go try out Copper Branch. We didn’t know anything about it and so, we came in with an open mind. The first thing that surprised us was that it is actually an ordering counter that could fit in any food court, and not a “restaurant”. We were howeverContinue reading “Copper Branch, a Restaurant Review”

Sushi Momo: a restaurant review

  Today, I went to school, had fun with my first class, and then… everything kind of dropped down from there. So, what do you do when life gives you lemons? You go eat sushi, of course. We had tried to go to Sushi Momo (which is an all vegan sushi restaurant) once before, butContinue reading “Sushi Momo: a restaurant review”