Weekend Links

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Why are some weeks amazing and some weeks blah?  Despite the rain we had a fabulous Canada Day catching up with friends and I started making jams with this seasons fabulous fresh produce.  Yesterday, Alex and I had a dance off to Fatboy Slim’s Praise You which came up on a Songza playlist and I think Alex won (do you remember the video?)  I met some old friends for drinks and they commented how happy I was.  And it’s true.  I am happy.  Life is good.  And how wonderful to be able to write that.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the great Canadian outdoors.

xx Michelle

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Easy Way with Rhubarb

Easy Stewed Rhubarb | RoastedMontreal.com

Rhubarb is much loved by many but it always seems so complicated.  Rhubarb pie first comes to mind for me, but it’s fairly cumbersome.  Next is jam, but most people aren’t really up for that either.  I feel like rhubarb is both the most loved local vegetable and the least used.  That should change and this recipe is easy, quick and pretty fool proof.

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Happy Canada Day

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Happy Canada Day to all Canadians new and old, near and far.  Aren’t we lucky to live in such a great place?

ps I really want to visit Newfoundland – doesn’t it look gorgeous?

(Photo credit Kenny Louie on Flickr)

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Good Food Market

NDG Food Depot Good Food Market | RoastedMontreal.com

I was delighted to have recently been invited to the first Good Food Market put on by the NDG Food Depot.  Every Friday from 2pm – 7pm the Good Food Market will be held outdoors and will be offering a variety of produce to the entire community including local, organic, ‘ugly’ fruit & veg and seasonal products at the best possible prices.

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Travelling with Toddlers: Johanne in Spain

Travelling with Toddlers - Johanne in Spain

Johanne Bohn is a ball of energy and enthusiasm. We met over ten years ago in London when we randomly sat next to each other at a party. She turned to me and introduced herself with a handshake, just like that. I was so impressed; I will honestly never forget it. We’ve been great friends ever since and I’ve always admired her for her sense of style, her willingness for adventure and her positive attitude. She lives in Montreal with her husband and adorable daughter, 2, and son, 9 months.

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