Month: August 2009
Take a journey back in time this weekend – to an 18th-Century public market. This unique event is taking place in Old Montreal’s Place Royale and the area around the Pointe-à-Caillère Museum. In fact, this is the exact location of Montreal’s very first public market, which took place in 1750.
Today is National Acadian Day. August 15, the day celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was the date chosen in 1881 at the first National Convention of the Acadians to remember the Acadians who were deported from New Brunswick by the English between 1755 and 1763.
Storing in the Fridge If you are not going to use fresh herbs immediately after buying them, you should put them in the fridge. Simply wrap them in a moist paper towel and put them in a plastic bag (like a Ziploc). They should keep for about a week.
This article was originally written on August 3, 2009 and updated on July 14, 2021. Summer is the season for picnics and camping. Eating in the great outdoors is fun, but always poses problems when it comes to getting organized. For example, when packing up food, you should be able to pack for large appetites […]
The saffron spice comes from the dried stigmas of the “crocus sativus” flower. Extremely fragile, the spice is harvested from these flowers at dawn, before the rays from the sun reach them and alter the quality of the flower. A delicate hand is necessary, in order to remove the red stigmas from the flower.