At the end of April a friend invited me to the YYC Alternative Market. In the back of my mind I really hoped that the market would be retro-funky-goth-cool… and while there were a lot of vendors there that fit that bill – I was also super happy see my friends from Nourish Kitchen and Bakery!
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While in Vancouver I had to grab a quick lunch, so stopped at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’s bakery and cafe, Bistro 101 near Granville Island. They advertised a $7.95 soup and sandwich deal. Although they were all out of sandwiches when I went in, so instead I got a couple of bacon and onion (which weren’t very onion-y, thank goodness) mini quiches instead.
The soup was minestrone, and I got a cup of coffee (oh Vancouver, you do love your coffee!) as well. All in all, a good lunch for under $10.00!
Before heading down to Granville Island I also stopped into a tea shop to meet up with a friend for a cup of tea. I didn’t have a chance to make any notes or take any photos though I’m afraid – my company was just too charming & distracted me!
I mentioned the lovely French bakery I stopped at while in Turku, Finland in a previous post. I wanted to share some quick photos with you of the treats I enjoyed, but also share with you some of the sights of Turku.
Along with the fruits and nuts that we picked up (and that delicious nougat), we also picked up to little pasteries at the French Bakery (finally, a place where our Canadian French came in handy!)
The first treat is just a simple apple strudel, but slightly less flaky than the German ones I’m used to back home. Still delicious (and sticky!) though! Read the rest of this entry »