Falling in LOV

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When omnivores, carnivores and vegetarians alike are talking about a new restaurant in Montreal, it's a big deal. Because depending on your love of marinated tempeh, nutritional yeast-seasoned rice bowls and turmeric-tinged scrambled tofu, your opinion of vegan cuisine may … [Read more...]

Tasty Tacos at Taqueria Arturo

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Montreal is in a Mexican food heydey. St-Henri is swimming in carnitas. Downtown loves after-work agave. And while hot sauce is still catering to wimps/Quebeckers (in my opinion), at least Tacos Victor has whole conches of the stuff on its counter to add as desired. Then … [Read more...]

Homemade Persimmon Honey Wine

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This is not wine from a kit. There are no commercial yeasts involved. No artificial flavours or chemical preservatives. I never thought I'd make wine, but once you make ginger beer and start exploring Sandor Katz's fermentation bible, Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition … [Read more...]

Gluten Free and Dairy Free (And Some Vegan) Japanese-Inspired Desserts: Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Bananas Foster Pudding Cake, Strawberry Mousse Cake and Chestnut Layer Cake

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For the 9th Annual Volk/Watson Christmas Extravaganza, I kept with the Japanese theme (mostly sushi) and created light-as-air pastries and cakes. That's not easy when you're gluten free and dairy free. I can't remember the last time I ate cheesecake or tiramisu, two of my … [Read more...]