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Food

my foodie life…

I have had several interesting gastronomical experiences, but the latest and by far the most extraordinary, was a visit to the Atelier in Ottawa. They offer a TWELVE course tasting menu with wine pairing. Here is the first course called “Savage Garden”. It looks more like a painting than a plate… Less spectacular but still […]

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Events Nature

Back to the botanical gardens for the lanterns festival

This exhibit is always magical… The novelty this year (for me) was the walk through an enchanted forest, where trees lit up to the rhythm of music.

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Chihuly exhibit

Another highlight of this summer in Montreal was the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. I was instantly seduced by the vibrant colours and the exuberant shapes. I knew little about this American glass artist, who  has mastered the art of transforming  blown glass into  giant sculptures. Yet I discovered that  I had […]

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More botanical happenings – the Mosaicultures

The Montreal botanical gardens were host to this year’s “Mosaïcultures” exhibit. What an amazing display! Some of the pieces were simply whimsical but most of them illustrated  a legend from their country of origin. Seeing  workers fixing  one gives you an idea of the scale of some of the pieces. And each and everyone of […]

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Time to catch up

Where did this summer go???? Let’s see… I got a new camera and tried it out on flowers… over and over… there is definitely a theme developing here. Next I experimented with growing eggplants. What a surprise they are! First…dainty purple flowers Then a hairy cocoon gives birth to a tiny fruit (or is it […]