Pointe-Claire Coffee Shops

You need to have coffee at these three Pointe-Claire cafés

The best coffee places in Pointe-Claire (according to us) Coffee is more than just coffee on the West Island. Who doesn't want to know about the coffee shops near us. ...
Canada Day Desserts

10 delicious desserts to make this Canada Day

These red and white delicious Canada Day desserts will have you saying Oooooh Canada! Flag Cake This cake has made an appearance at many a Canada Day party. Whipped-cream, Jell-O strawberries...
Fruits, West Island, Sami Fruit, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Dollard Des Ormeaux

Sami Fruits opens up on the West Island

The long awaited opening of Sami Fruits gave fruits and veggie lovers a great option when shopping for fresh produce.  The selection is extensive to say the least.  The...
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...
Sugar Shacks,Sucrerie de la Montagne,Cabane à Sucre Au Pied De Cochon, Maple Syrup, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Fun things to do

Sugar Shacks in the West and Beyond

Cabane à Sucre Jean Renaud & Fils Classic sugar shack in a woodsy setting open seasonally for traditional hearty grub, try the maple syrup pie. Address: 1034 Boulevard Arthur-Sauvé, Saint-Eustache, QC...
Crazy About Cupcakes, Pointe Claire Village, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Sweets, Desserts

Crazy About Cupcakes – Pointe Claire Village

I popped into Crazy About Cupcakes on one of my many weekend adventures around Montreal and the West Island. The shop was pretty, pink and filled with cupcakes, what...
The Jewish Holiday Baker, Joan Nathan, Heavenly Apple Cake, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Desert, Holiday Baking, Apples

Heavenly Apple Cake

 As published in The Jewish Holiday Baker, by Joan Nathan. I love apple cake and this is a good one.  Sweet yet not too sweet.  It is a breakfast favorite in...
Rhonda Massad, Pierrefonds, West Island Blog, West Island News, Italian cuisine, Imparate

Imparate – Amazing new cooking school on the West Island – not to be...

by Rhonda Massad Imparate means to learn through experience or to discover in Italian. That is exactly what happened when I joined seven girl friends at Imparate Cooking School in...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that romaine lettuce from the affected areas reported in the U.S. investigation is imported to Canada

Canadians are being warned of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

Canadians are advised to follow the U.S CDC's advice and to check their homes for all types of romaine lettuce such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags...
Koosa bi Laban

Koosa – Stuffed Summer Squash

Koosa is the Arabic word for Squash. In my parents home growing up we had two very distinct cultures blending my father’s Lebanese-Syrian culture and my mother’s British culture.  The...

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