Archive | Montreal RSS feed for this section

What to buy: December

1 Dec

Veggies:

– Dry beans

– Beets

– Cabbage

– Carrots

– Collard greens

– Herbs

– Leeks

– Onions

– Parsnips

– Potatoes

– Winter squash

– Turnips

Fruits:

– Apples & pears until June

What can I buy in November?

1 Nov

Harvesting is basically over now in Quebec, obvs, but you can still get your hands on this local/Canadian produce:

Beets                                Mustard greens

Broccoli                          Onions

Brussel sprouts             Parsnips

Cabbage                          Potatoes

Carrots                            Pumpkins

Cauliflower                    Winter squash

Celery                              Turnips

Collard greens              Corn (probably)

Cucumbers (probably)

Eggplant                        Garlic

Kale                                 Leeks

Fruit-wise, we’re in the super-low season until May (*cries*): apples & pears, y’all, just apples & pears.

note: My formatting for these lists sucks, I know. I try to keep it alphabetical, but fixing the list when I want to add items is such a pain. So semi-alphabetical it is.

Photo Monday

4 Oct

Palais des Congrès, Montreal

October: What’s in season?

1 Oct

Here we go, your shopping list for seasonal fruits & veggies:

Lima beans                                Brussel sprouts

Snap beans                                Lettuce

Beets                                            Mustard greens

Carrots                                       Onions

Broccoli                                      Peppers

Cabbage                                     Potatos

Cauliflower                               Winter squash

Celery                                         Spinach

Collard greens                         Pumpkins (if we’re lucky)

Corn                                           Turnips

Cucumbers                                Peas

Eggplant                                    Kale

Garlic                                          Leeks

Summer Squash                       Swisschard

Tomatos                                     Turnips

Zucchini                                     Parsnips

& Fruits: Apples, Grapes, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon!

Sunday Happy

26 Sep

This photo made me smile:

photo by The Sartorialist

I just had to put up this photo from Jil Sander’s Spring 2011 collection. These incredible saturated colours are really refreshing after what feels like an eternity of drab. Maybe it’s just that I live in a city where bright colours don’t get much of a chance, what with 3 fairly cold seasons. Winter coats are usually muted or dark, stores here mainly stock neutrals and softer colours (and generally those that don’t are the ones that cater to a younger clientele), but more than anything, buyers’ choices lately are just one big snoooooooooore. Why Montreal, a fairly adventurous city overall, should have a flat-lining fashion scene (in terms of selection, diversity, and innovation), is a mystery to me.

All social commentary aside, I hope Raf Simons‘ use of colour is as thrilling to you as it is to me, or that you’ve found something else to make you smile on this rainy Sunday.

What’s in season: September edition

1 Sep

September! Love the whole back-to-school feeling, the warm-but-breezy weather, and the continuingly bursting farmers’ market! Check out what you should be able to buy this month:

Lima beans                                Brussel sprouts

Snap beans                                Lettuce

Beets                                            Mustard greens

Beet greens                                Onions

Broccoli                                      Peppers

Cabbage                                     Potatos

Cauliflower                               Radishes

Celeri                                          Spinach

Collard greens                         Pumpkins (if we’re lucky)

Corn                                           Turnips

Cucumbers                                Peas

Eggplant                                    Kale

Garlic                                          Leeks

Summer Squash                       Swisschard

Tomatos                                     Turnips

Zucchini

& Fruits: Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Currants, Grapes, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Prunes, Raspberries, Watermelon!

What’s in Season, numero dos

19 Aug

August! Probably the most bountiful month here in Quebec. I am late with this, but for the next two weeks or so, this is what is definitely in season:

Snap beans                                Lettuce

Beets                                            Mustard greens

Beet greens                                Onions

Broccoli                                      Peppers

Cabbage                                     Potatos

Cauliflower                               Radishes

Celeri                                          Spinach

Collard greens                         Corn

Cucumbers                                Eggplant

Garlic                                         Leeks

Summer Squash                      Swisschard

Tomatos                                    Turnips

Zucchini

& Fruits: Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Currants, Grapes, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Prunes!