Spring & Summer outdoor activities are synonymous with farm visits and fresh berry picking. With an abundance of summer berries ranging from strawberries, raspberries, Saskatoon berries and black currants, one is spoilt for choice through the summer. We visited Brooks farms located in East Gwillianbury, Ontario a couple of weeks ago. This family run farm has vast acres of various Berries, Peas, & Sunflowers. The sheer joy of walking through the fields and getting to pick your own berries is very relaxing and therapeutic indeed. Covid measures were in place when we arrived at the farm.One was able to buy ones baskets at the entrance of the fields. These baskets were of various sizes depending on the quantity one required. The farm also hosts a covered farmers market store that stocked on various fresh farm produce including asparagus, rhubarb, snap peas and corn. They also had a great variety of honey and maple syrup, home made old fashioned fudge and a variety of dairy and meat products. Berry picking is a delicious …
The past few years have taken us to Montreal on several occasions. The very first visit was in seeing the dear son off for his first year at McGill University. We have been there a couple of times since and of course the last visit a couple of weeks ago for his graduation. Each visit has been unique in exploring this city to its best.
Now when you are a baker at heart and by profession and you stumble upon a hidden gem tucked away in a hole in the wall kind of place,your joy knows no bounds. And for a bread baker there is no better excitement than to get lost in conversation with a Poder (Goan bread baker).
Chef Peter Fernandes of the O’Coquerio fame has now opened Peter’s Kitchen in Sangolda, Pilerne Goa. Having worked with the famed restaurant for over two decades, coupled with a few other stints, he realised that his loyal patrons followed him where ever he went.
Le Fromage: Artisanal Cheese making In Nashik Nestled amongst the lush greenery in Nashik ( Maharastra, India)and located in the backwaters of the Gangapur dam is Le Fromage. This is an artisanal cheese making facility owned and operated by a husband wife duo Mr Anil Pai & Mrs Alka Pai.