With this recipe we use whatever vegetables we have from our CSA food box in substitution such as fava beans, onions, green garlic, and carrots.
Thomas Keller’s Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
from Ad Hoc at Home
Treats for a Foodie in Northern Michigan’s Leelenau County:
Guest Bloggers & Photographers for Blame it on the Food – The Benny’s
The balsamic glaze looks like chocolate syrup and the cheese is a bit disguised amongst the fruit and ice cream in this recipe. The disguised ingredients make this dessert feel like a new discovery for the palette!
Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Balsamic Glaze and Manchego Recipe Click to continue »
A Foodie in Quebec City Summary:
La Rue St. Jean Area (rue Saint-Jean - A Street beyond the city walls on the west end was a very cool area that seemed less touristy.)
Wandering lustfully in search of the unique and delicious was the beauty of our trip.
In researching our visit to Quebec City online we found it quite hard to find the local spots as I assume the local food blogs are all in French. This made us realize that it may be difficult to have an Anthony Bourdain-type of locals experience in Quebec City. Luckily we did have help from our friends from Maine who had visited Quebec City quite a few times because of their interest in their French-Canadian heritage. So we knew our first visit was going to entail wandering, talking to locals, and exploring.
What we discovered about Quebec City:
We found the people in Quebec City to be very friendly from the man who gave us the mead to taste at the market and told us where to eat Poutine to the waiter at the restaurant who served us Poutine and told us where to drink next. The city had a very cool blend of modern and classical architecture where the new and old city met. There were many smaller shops instead of huge, mega-stores meaning you could find some unique items that you don’t often find in other cities without infinite exploration. There were many sidewalk-dining areas at the restaurants to dine and drink el fresco putting people together on the streets without glass separators. We discovered unique food and drink in our three day stay and the ability to eat it by walking constantly.
Great Food & Art Suggestions for Quebec City:
Isle de Orleans: A Quebec City Day Trip
The Isle de Orleans was an interesting sustainable agricultural community. There were cows next to a small field of corn beside a fromagerie and orchards by vineyards and so on. All of these entities seemed to be sustaining everyone in the community as opposed to a monoculture. Many of the products they were producing were world class such as the Ice Wine and Ice Cider. As we entered the island by car from Quebec City (about 15 minute drive) we stopped on the right at the information center to grab a map of the island ($1) and to figure out where we wanted to go. We found some great wineries, cideries, a fromagerie, brewery/bar, and farms. Some tasting rooms have minimal fees of $2-3 and some are free.
Suggested Food & Drink Tasting on Isle de Orleans: