Canada, Montreal

Montreal 2.0: Day 4

Today, we were finally able to have a relaxing, sit-down breakfast. The restaurant we went to was Universal Déjeuner, which served traditional breakfast items. I had a lighter breakfast with cottage cheese and fruits as well as a poached egg on toast. It was alright. Not the best breakfast place I’ve been to.  Light breakfast… Continue reading Montreal 2.0: Day 4

Canada, Montreal

Montreal 2.0: Day 2

It was a miserable, rainy day, as we headed over to the Atwater Market for some exploration and a light breakfast. It reminded me of Granville Island in Vancouver or the Byward Market in Ottawa. There were many shops selling various meats, cheeses, seafood and other goodies. We stopped at a bakery for some croissants… Continue reading Montreal 2.0: Day 2

Canada, Home cooking, Tips

Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Goodfood vs. HelloFresh (Updated October 2019)

Note: This is an update on a previous post from 2018. Updated information has been italicized. As much as I would love to eat out all the time to try all the nom noms in town, we try to cook at home most days of the week. It can get very difficult and tedious at… Continue reading Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Goodfood vs. HelloFresh (Updated October 2019)

Special occasion, Tapas

Citizen: A Lovely Night Out with Friend

The other night, we met up with some fellow food-loving friends for an evening of catching up. We decided to try Citizen. Aaron was the only one who has been to this restaurant before and he quite enjoyed his last experience. At that time, they had a guest chef, so the menu was very different.… Continue reading Citizen: A Lovely Night Out with Friend

Canada, Tips

Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Other than the Aeroplan Miles that you can get and redeem for travelling with Air Canada and other Star Alliance member airlines, have you ever wondered if it is worth it to be a loyal frequent flyer in order to earn status with an airline? Aaron did quite a bit of travelling last year and… Continue reading Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Canada, Home cooking, Tips, Wellness

Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Some weeks, we know we will be so busy that we will not have time to cook. Even meal delivery kits (where all our meal planning and grocery shopping is done for us) seem too much. Instead of relying on traditional fast food delivery or take-out, we opt for Red Apron during these weeks. Ordering… Continue reading Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Brunch

Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner: My Favourite Brunch in Ottawa

If I must pick a favourite place for brunch in Ottawa, it will have to be Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner. We used to come here all the time I few years ago when it was still unknown and it was quite easy to get a table even on the weekend. It has since become so popular… Continue reading Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner: My Favourite Brunch in Ottawa