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Finding Non-Cruciferous Greens

Do you make taboulé? If you don't eat any gluten, you could substitute quinoa for bulghur. Real taboulé has more parsley or other greens than grain or pseudograin.

about 2 hours ago
lagatta in General Topics

Can You Cook with Sprouted Garlic?

Unsafe, no, but many people find it indigestible.

about 16 hours ago
lagatta in Features

Indian in Montreal 2014

Yes, there is a big overlap. Idem West Bengal and Bangladeshi.

about 24 hours ago
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

I haven't seen any on their website, or at Marché des saveurs.

1 day ago
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

The La Presse reviewer preferred the maple "croquant" (called "crunch" in English, if I recall).

1 day ago
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Passover Traditions From Around the World

No.

Apr 20, 2014
lagatta in Kosher

last 5 meals in Montreal

A Greek friend in Toronto says that, while they have lots of tavernas and the inevitable delis that have a few Greek items on their menu, they don't have the upscale Greek restaurants we have here, and adds that we are stronger in upscalish food from the Levant as well (and any food from the Maghreb).

Alas I was only once in Vancouver, very briefly for work, so had only one real meal (of Asian seafood, of course).

Apr 18, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Broken arm--easy food to cook?

We do notice that this unfortunate accident happened several years ago, so hope sheilal is fine now! I started re-writing exactly the same post as I had written back then...

As for wine, there are even more wines now of decent quality with screw-caps, and even some decent bag-in-boxes.

I have no memory of how I managed to make coffee, but I certainly did. Or how I did the dishes. Friends did them a couple of times, but certainly not every day.

Apr 18, 2014
lagatta in Home Cooking

restaurants in cote des neiges area and queen mary

Indeed, I was taken there once as a small girl, eons ago. It was impressive somehow (children like big, bright things) but I never had any desire to eat more of their food, which was run of the mill junk food of the era.

Apr 17, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

That might be why the journalist preferred the maple crunch flavour. http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/gourmand...

Apr 17, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

restaurants in cote des neiges area and queen mary

Jason of Shut Up and Eat lives in CDN; don't know which part. He did a rundown of some restaurants there recently: http://www.shutupandeat.ca/2014/04/07...

I'd love to try Tuk Tuk, not too far north of Queen Mary.

Are you closer to CDN (and Université de Montréal) or Snowdon?

Apr 17, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bakeries, pastry shops and inexpensive good food

Indeed, it is nothing by bicycle, and it is flat. I tend to add a bit east-west, as I like taking the dedicated bicycle lane on Lajeunesse; I hate cycling on that stretch of St-Laurent.

Hanna Wertheim is a very pretty name, by the way. Wertheimpark is a beautiful small park in Amsterdam.

Apr 17, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

Saw this in La Presse this morning: ice creams made in Hudson, from local products, sweetened only with maple syrup; no white sugar.

http://www.cremeglaceehudson.com/

Might be a nice thing to serve to friends from abroad... Many locations in that general area are listed, but also at Marché des saveurs at JTM.

Apr 17, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bakeries, pastry shops and inexpensive good food

There is a byow restaurant nearby, Le Chien Rose, that points out the major allergens and gluten on its menu, so I'm sure it would also be reliable in terms of vegetarian and vegan requirements: http://lechienrose.com/menu/

This month's theme is "New York", so if you're from there, it might be superfluous.

La Bête à pain also has a restaurant, le St-Urbain, but it might be a bit over your budget.

Jerk, I'll have to get up there soon; it is a short trip by car or bicycle, but annoying by bus as the 55 bus only goes up to Chabanel, then one must take another northbound.

Apr 17, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bakeries, pastry shops and inexpensive good food

Very close to Jean-Talon Market, there is a Thai restaurant called Kinnarie. I'm not familiar with the new management; it was very economical and was (and still is) a byow. The only thing close to fish sandwiches at JTM are the lobster rolls at Shamrock, and I don't think they have rolled them out yet. The winter was horrific, so a lot of things are late. I hope the Atkins and Poissonnerie Gaspésienne crew will have little trays of fried fish.

Kinnarie definitely has meals with tofu as the protein, but I don't know whether they are fully vegetarian or vegan, since the fish sauce and seafood in spice pastes is what vegans must watch out for in Southeast Asian cooking.

Very close to the Pain dans les Voiles on rue de Castelnau is Mia, an Indonesian small plates restaurant. https://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/MIA-...

Apr 16, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

Could it be "La Brioche dorée"?

By the way, don't forget Ruby Burma, a bit north of there!

Apr 16, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Passover Traditions From Around the World

Please, more on your food. I love Persian cuisine. Is rice permitted in your tradition?

Apr 16, 2014
lagatta in Kosher

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

According to their site, they also have a shop in Westmount (perhaps it hasn't opened yet). Too bad the métro doesn't go to le Carrefour; I've met clients near Montmorency and we are there in minutes from our part of Mtl.

I'm not remotely interested in candy, personally, but I'm EXTREMELY impressed by their careful labelling for vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher etc. Bravo.

Apr 16, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

You had me scared for a moment that Vincenzo was closing! I know the horrific winter (which is still taunting us this morning) is hard for a geletaria, but spring is coming!

http://es.wiktionary.org/wiki/mes%C3%B3n mesón.

Apr 16, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Café Smile - Portuguese bar and grill in Mile End?

I was on the 55 bus, and just had time to scribble down the name and address. There was a sign saying something to the effect that now they had "grillades portugaises". S mile is also a sort of pun on Mile End, at least in their video, but there is another Portuguese churrasqueria not far away that is named Mile End.

Has anyone been there, or know anything about the place?

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/cafegrills...

Apr 15, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

Address:

345 rue Villeray, Montreal, Quebec H2R 2C7
514-439-9089

Apr 15, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

I passed by Wawel this afternoon (despite the foul weather) and it looked very nice, in contrast to far too many decrepit looking businesses along that particular stretch of St-Laurent.

Apr 15, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

BBQ Sud Ouest corner of Notre Dame & Greene

I didn't even know that Greene went that far down. I was only familiar with Greene in Westmount. See that it is just over from Atwater (as it is farther north) and close to Lionel-Groulx métro and Atwater market. Yes, that area has changed a lot in recent years. I'm sad about the neglect of the old Negro Community Centre nearby, though.

Apr 15, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beef stew meat - suggestions other than beef stew?

Many "boiled" recipes are actually simmered.

Apr 13, 2014
lagatta in Home Cooking

Beef stew meat - suggestions other than beef stew?

I eat very little red meat, but love Malaysian and Indonesian rendang.

Pies! I know winter has ended, but pies also include empanadas. Make some and freeze them - you'll have very happy guests.

Apr 13, 2014
lagatta in Home Cooking

Shaheem

A biryanni for 3$? It would cost me more than that to make it at home, and I shop carefully for rice, meat, fish or other proteins, vegetables... What on earth is in it? Or in the Haleem dish? (yes, I know what that is, in South Asian and Persian variations). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haleem

It is bicycle season again, so I can easily get those home to Petite-Italie... Diagonally through Jarry Park.

By the way, the city and borough are planning to spruce up that stretch of Jarry. Indeed it looks rather sad.

thanks!

Apr 12, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

Up where I live, there is a pub called Vices et Versa, with local beers and ciders, where there is often Québecois traditional music, which incorporates Celtic reels and other forms with rural chanson from northwestern France

6631 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S 3C5,
514-272-2498

Apr 12, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

I just couldn't handle it in terms of appetite. Nothing wrong with my appetite; just that it has (fortunately) adapted somewhat to the intake needed by a femme d'un certain âge.

It is stellar in its category, but not for everyone.

Apr 12, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

coming to Montreal 1st weekend in may. can use some help for food picks.

I agree. For me, a patio signifies an outdoor space of a private home (either single family home or the ground floor of a triplex) where people do bbq and invite friends over. This is often also true in French here: the pronunciation is a bit different. This can also be called a terrasse.

The French meaning, adopted in English, comes from café-terrasse.

Apr 10, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jean-Talon Market & area 2014

Here is more on the plan from the local shopping newspaper: http://www.journalderosemont.com/Vie-...

Note that an information session is planned presenting details of the project on 29 April, from 5 to 7pm, at the main building, 7070, avenue Henri-Julien (second floor).

Apr 10, 2014
lagatta in Quebec (inc. Montreal)