Sunday, October 28, 2012

泡麵也算是種伴手禮之... This is FASHION!!

朋友前陣子從日本的一日研習營回來,帶了2碗日清泡麵給我當伴手禮,最近才有時間拆封來品嘗(是有沒有事業做麼大這麼忙啊).. 泡麵有效期限都很長嘛是不是.. 嘎在嘎在.. (安心狀)

New England Clam Chowder

Autumn comes early in Quebec. This is our second year here, and like last year, the weather started to change in late August. You can already see the leaves falling and the colors changing.

With the change to colder temperature, it naturally makes us all want to have something warm. This is also the time of the year that comfort food starts to come to the top of the list. One of my favorite classics is clam chowder. I'll never forget that the best clam chowder we ever had was at a restaurant in Newport. Other than that, I've had tons of bad chowders, most of which tend to have very few clams and be overly salty.


Storing and Cleaning Clams

There are many methods of storing and cleaning clams. Besides finding the freshest clams possible, the trick to store them, if you're not planning to use them right away, is to keep them cold and not to let the moisture escape. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Discovering L'Affaire est Ketchup

Nous sommes allés à L'Affaire est Ketchup pour célébrer une occasion spéciale avec un ami, et le repas était incroyable! En plus du ce repas délicieux, il y avait une grande sélection de vins. La serveuse était impressionnante: le volume de sa voix, qu'elle a mémorisé tout le menu, et son énergie! Tout le monde était très sympathique, et l'on nous a donné des shooters gratuits. On était très heureux d'y aller et c'était tellement agréable!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kale-Lettuce Salad with Sea Vegetables and Lemony Yogurt Dressing

This summer we thought we were going to move, so we did a lot of walking around through different neighborhoods. Even though we didn't find anything we liked at the end, it helped us to learn a lot about the different areas in Quebec. One of my favorite new discoveries is this cute little organic food store in Limoilou, which is just 5-minute drive away from downtown Quebec City. Most of the produce there is supplied by their own local farm. I love going there as much as the farmers market. Since most of the produce there is local and seasonal, every time I go there, I find a different variety of vegetables, and I even get to see them grow larger as the season progresses. I especially love that they have a huge section of sprouts!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Soft-Boiled Eggs (法式水煮蛋)

I'm an eggy person, you might call me an egg freak. Therefore, I'm very particular about my eggs! If you've ever had a brunch at a French restaurant, you probably have had some soft-boiled eggs before. I don't know about you, but I love having my eggs underdone most of the time. It is fairly easy to prepare; the trick is just the timing. The creamy runny yolk makes it a perfect accompaniment for salads, vegetables, on toasted English muffins, or any breakfast dish.