Lemon verbena homemade liquor

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Included in the compulsive shopping at the market this summer, there was a lemon verbena plant, which I miraculously managed to let survive, despite my thumb not so green. The lemon verbena has not only survived, it’salso growing enough to give me beautiful and perfumed leaves. Read more

Basil and lemon ice cream

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I’m aware that in the past few months you heard me complain a lot about the cold and snow, but you must know that summer time in Montreal can be really hot. Living in a place where the winter lasts 4-5 months, I won’t complain, but it’s true that the only thing we can do (especially if there’s no air conditioning at home) is staying as close as possible to the freezer. Read more

Birthday Cake. Lemon cake with ice cream and meringues

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Two weeks ago it was my husband’s birthday, the second one we celebrated together in Montreal. I love my husband. I love him even more when a “no matter why” party is approaching, either his birthday or Christmas or any other occasion that should be celebrated, he begins by saying “no gifts, no cakes, we will spend an evening just the two of us, this is the way I like”. Liar! I know for a fact that when he says something, he wants exactly the opposite. And so, gifts, a lot of friends over, a cake with candles in the bargain. Read more