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West Island outdoor markets you should visit this summer

Who said we need to go all the way to Atwater or Jean-Talon to enjoy a good farmers' market? The West Island has some hidden gems with specific days and...
Rhonda Massad, Montreal Grandma, West Island Blog, Chocolate covered

Canada Day Dipped Chocolate Strawberries

 Canada Day falls the first week of July.  Happily so does strawberry season in Quebec. This is a fun way to celebrate the holiday and the season. Dipping the berries...
price hike produce

A shortage of workers and rain will hike the price of local produce this...

0 Quebecers can expect to pay close to double the price for their strawberries and other fruits and vegetables this summer. This year's heatwaves and lack of substantial rain have...

3 Takeout Favourites You Can Cook At Home

The fast-food industry is often blamed for many things, from adding unhealthy ingredients to its recipes to creating waste. If you enjoy takeout foods, but you don’t want the...

Cooked Spinach Salad

While this recipe is a traditional middle eastern salad, it fits very well in most of today's healthy eating programs. Spinach, olive oil and onions dressed with lemon...
homemade pita

Sherene’s Homemade Pita

What a great time to try a new and easy recipe. Thank you to Sherene for this easy pita recipe.  Sherene used the stovetop while I used the...
Kaak, Sweet Easter Bread, Kaak

Sweet Easter Bread or Ka’ek for the upcoming feast

Easter is almost here.  One of my favourite treats is Ka'ek or Easter Sweet Bread.  We just can't get enough of it in our house. This recipe is from...
Best takeout pasta in the West Island

6 best takeout pasta restaurants in the West Island, according to you

A few weeks ago we surveyed the West Island Blog Facebook community and asked them to share their best pasta takeout recommendations. Dozens of suggestions came in.  At the...
PC® Cranberry Goat's Milk Cheese

Loblaw/Provigo recalling PC Cranberry Goat’s Milk Cheese

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling select PC® Cranberry Goat's Milk Cheese, 300g units with the UPC code 060383010133 and dates 2020 MR 19 and 2020 MR 24 due to a risk that they may...
Mediterranean Lebanese Spinach Salad Cooked with onions

Cooked Mediterranean spinach salad with fried onions

To reduce pain-causing inflammation, I have removed gluten and dairy from my diet. A Mediterranean style diet has some delicious recipes to make the transition pretty seamless. It takes...

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