My first introduction to Rousseau Chocolatier went something like this… I stumbled into the shop on Hollis Street wide-eyed and excited and blurted out “Hi, I’m Michelle and I love chocolate.”
With 16 local eateries, 16 local craft breweries and 2 local cideries, the Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration was a great event to kick off a new year of fantastic food and drink!
Showcased in colourful rows were a gorgeous spectrum of flavours – classics like lemon, lavender, raspberry and rose as well as seasonal flavours like pumpkin spice, gingerbread and crème brûlée, and these were just the macarons!
Bee grew up in Digby, Nova Scotia. “Being in a coastal town, you're never too far from a beach or some gruff twinkly-eyed fisherman. I love that no matter where you go there's always someone to give a big, old friendly smile to.” She really has this easy-going, authentic, friendly way about her that instantly puts you at ease. Someone I could happily sit with beside a campfire sharing drinks and funny stories.
My first raclette dinner was at my friend’s Krista and Stephen’s house with a small group of friends, Sarah, Heidi and Celine. We all arrived with a range of potluck offerings for the grill – meats, cheeses, bread, veggies, potatoes and seafood. And wine! Lots of wine.
Every so often, I crave a dish that my mom used to make for family dinners and dig out her tattered, handwritten recipe book that’s held precariously together with old masking tape. Recently, I flipped through the yellowed pages in search of the sticky post-it note marking the recipe for “Mum’s Blueberry Cake”.