Les Fromages de l’isle d’Orleans

Les Fromages de l'isle d'Orléans

On our Quebec Culinary Adventure, Tomiko and I stopped at Les Fromages de l’isle d’Orleans in Sainte-Famille. After buying some of their cheeses, we had a picnic on the front lawn of the fromagerie. Our picnic consisted of a baguette and croissant from Boulangerie Blouin, a vegetarian pâté and some veggies from the Marché Jean-Talon, fresh-picked strawberries […]

Boulangerie Blouin

Boulangerie Blouin

On the Île d’Orléans, Tomiko and I stopped at the Boulangerie Blouin. We hadn’t planned on stopping, but decided we should buy some bread for our planned lunch with cheese. We had driven by but pulled over as soon as we noticed the bakery sign. Entering the building, we smelled the delicious aroma of freshly-baked bread, and […]

Toronto Bike Paths: Martin Goodman Trail

Cycling is one of the few sports that I enjoy. Though Toronto lacks the bicycle culture of the enlightened European cities, Meinhilde and I have found some great urban paths. We are excited to show you some of these trails here on Kiku Corner!

Zucchini and Thyme Tart

This zucchini and thyme tart is not really a new recipe. If you’ve browsed through the Kiku Corner archives, you might notice a trend of veggie-based puff pastry tarts. One was a Rustic Puff Pastry Leek Galette, the other a Tomato and Boursin Tart for Mother’s Day. Whatever the combo, I love them. Here, I used summer zucchini, fresh thyme […]

Cilantro and Chickpea Salad

This is an adaptation of a chickpea salad that Meinhilde used to make when we were younger. I can’t remember which cookbook she found it in, so I’ve reconstructed it from my spotty recollection (and input from Meinhilde’s excellent memory). This recipe is the first chickpea salad I ever ate and it may be one of […]

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