You can't make everything from scratch

...but you can sure try!

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Tomorrow we head off for three weeks in Europe, but I just wanted to post a nibble for my faithful reader(s) before I leave.

While I was in Toronto, I had a great conversation with my sister-in-law about choices and responsibilities, and the possibility of having an impact on the world, especially in terms of a sustainable food supply. It was a long and rambling discussion, but one of the points she raised was that every little bit helps, and good choices beget more good choices. The upshot is that, when I discovered this week that we were out of eggs, I bypassed the grocey store and instead went to our local health food store to pick up a dozen locally grown free-range eggs.

And this morning, I made myself an omelette à la québécoise: a couple of free-range eggs spiked with some herbes salées du Bas-du-Fleuve (salted herbs) and filled with a little of my favourite goat cheese, le Bouquetin de Portneuf.

Life is good.

I'll be back in the saddle after July 4, hopefully with some wonderful food stories from Ireland and Italy...