Mincing in Montreal

From the Bookshelf: Mincing in Montreal

A group of my friends was searching for a getaway — somewhere close but not too close — where we could gather for a holiday weekend. Canada seemed high on everyone’s list and Montreal seemed to fit the bill. We rented a house close to Mile’s End and had a culinary adventure worth writing about here. One caveat - we did have inside connections as one of our party works in Canada. However, you can all benefit from his insider information here!

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Bookshelves ›

Our bookshelves feature an eclectic mix of the new and the old, fiction and non-fiction. Our ratings try and classify how the book may fit into your reading repertoire: book club, alone, get me through this flight, etc. 

The Improbability of Love

The Improbability of Love
Author: Hannah Rothschild
Year of Release: 2015

The Improbability of Love is like a well-made scone, not too sweet, not too dense but just perfect with a cup of coffee or two.  My only complaint is that it wraps up a bit too fast -- like an editor got overly concerned with page count--and the title is a mouthful. 

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In this section, you can find ideas on outings and exhibits that will take you beyond the page.

The Challenge of the Whitney Biennial

The Challenge of the Whitney Biennial

The 2017 Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
Through June 11

The 2017 Biennial is not an aesthetic pleasure.  It's jarring and amazing, confounding and curious. Even the art that appears beautiful on the surface has a hidden dark side, like the title image above that features people trapped in an elevator, fighting off bugs. 

Cafe Co-Op

The Co-Op is a showcase of small, labor-of-love purveyors that offer terrific, unique products--especially those, which we might sell in a brick and mortar Literary Cafe one day. Just click and you will be taken to their website.  Be assured, we have tried and love their products. 

No. Six Depot Roastery

No. Six Depot Roastery

Bali Blue Moon Organic
$10.00

Honolulu Cookie Co.

Honolulu Cookie Co.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies
$9.95

Di Palo's Selects

Di Palo's Selects

Parmigiano-Reggiano, DOP May 2010
$18.99

Valerie Confections

Valerie Confections

Les Femmes Truffles
$35.00