Another weekend’s time has come! Love live the weekend!! Let’s get to those words.

Crudités – bite sized pieces or strips of veggies eaten raw as an appetizer or snack.

Epicure – any person devoted to refined serious enjoyment of food and drink.

Grist – a grain that has been ground or is meant to be ground. Especially corn.

Jasmine Tea – black tea scented with jasmine blossoms.

Manioc – the long, tuberous edible root of the Manihot plant. Used to make Tapioca.

Nage – in French cooking indicates a shellfish dish served in aromatic poaching liquid.

Poor Man’s Lobster – Monkfish. A large bottom dwelling angel fish native to Atlantic waters. Has a firm texture and mild sweet flavour like lobster.


Here are a couple of sites to help you pass your Friday afternoon, and get your foodie fix all at once!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about my new store! And a special thank you to all those who have picked themselves up some spices and herbs already! If you are so inclined – here is the link!

Have you heard of Whisk TV??? It’s a great new food centred website. Site founder JF Dufault describes it as “It’s basically a foodie website that features videos on local products and “in” restaurants.” The site features bilingual videos of some of Ottawa’s coolest and yummiest spots! Says Dufault “I basically wanted to start a website that showcased amazing places to eat. A great deal of restaurants dont have very good websites. No Pictures etc. And when you are organizing a night out with 7 other people, it’s a lot of pressure to find something or someplace that everyone will like.”

Really a great site to spend some time – check it out by clicking here!