WKRP Thanksgiving:  As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

Although Canadian Thanksgiving is technically tomorrow, across the country millions of families will be gathering today for a traditional meal. Feelings of love and warmth, if only superficial, will abound. Like our neighbours to the south this usually entails a roast turkey. I am no exception, and will be stuffing and roasting as the dayContinue reading “WKRP Thanksgiving:  As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

F1 Race Kicks Off Montreal Summer

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Montreal. Indeed it is that time of year again when we locals are inundated by a fusion of Good Old Boys from the US in their regalia from various racing teams and exceptionally well-heeled European Jet-Setters. Yep, it’s Grand Prix weekend in Montreal. There was aContinue reading “F1 Race Kicks Off Montreal Summer”

Egg Carton Mystery

Here’s a little Saturday mystery that’s been scrambling my brain for a week or so. With two eggs left in a carton we bought a new dozen and piled the two cartons in the refrigerator. On the bottom the full dozen, atop it the carton with the remaining two. This is no yolking matter; IContinue reading “Egg Carton Mystery”

The Perfect Turkey Sandwich

I conduct this research most years and always come up with the same result; when it comes to turkey sandwiches simple is best, less is more, don’t gild the lily It’s T plus four days today; that’s the day that falls four days after the consumption of the Canadian Thanksgiving turkey. Some believe it standsContinue reading “The Perfect Turkey Sandwich”

DC’s Fusion Cuisine: Philly cheesesteak meets risotto

Here’s a little rib-sticking repast for a fall evening. Takes a bit of patience, but is well worth the wait. This recipe serves three or four. 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 onion chopped 3 garlic cloves smashed 1 pound lean ground beef 1 tsp Montreal Steak Spice I tsp tomato paste 2 cups ofContinue reading “DC’s Fusion Cuisine: Philly cheesesteak meets risotto”

Autumn means apples: Apples mean apple pie!

The first apple pie of the season, nothing finer! The recipe  below is from Allrecipes (I omit the caramels), the picture is mine! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that. a dash of Yin and a soupçon ofContinue reading “Autumn means apples: Apples mean apple pie!”

Shepherds Pie: No shepherds or sheep dogs were injured for this recipe

Here’s my recipe for DC’s Shepherds Pie, or Shepherd’s Pie, or even Shepherds’ Pie. You will notice that in lieu of actual shepherds I have opted to make this traditional Irish meal with beef. However I have added Sheep Dogs as you will see. 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 pound of ground beef 1Continue reading “Shepherds Pie: No shepherds or sheep dogs were injured for this recipe”

Corned Beef: Combine, brine, confine, dine … divine

It being the beginning of March, the time has come to start preparing the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage. Not that anything is going in the oven just yet, but the brisket will today be submerged in a pool of brine so that come eating time it will be fall-apartContinue reading “Corned Beef: Combine, brine, confine, dine … divine”

Last of the Montreal foliage hanging on before snow

Just out for a Sunday stroll and was moved to snap these shots of the last bits of fall foliage in the city hanging on for a few days longer. Soon this pale colors will be replaced by grey but then snow will blanket them. Unfortunately snow will also blanket the roads and the sidewalksContinue reading “Last of the Montreal foliage hanging on before snow”