Dahlia’s Montreal Restaurants List

Alternate titles: My Magnum Opus, How to Ingest Montreal's Best For six years, I've kept this list tucked away on my phone, expanding it all the time and consulting it regularly when anyone asked me for a restaurant recommendation. It's a little different to most Best of Montreal lists because I won't include restaurants that I haven't been to, and … Continue reading Dahlia’s Montreal Restaurants List

Dahlia on Daybreak: Coziness, Tomato Sauce, Hot Pot, and a Lightning Round

Hi friends! Here's my first CBC Daybreak segment of 2017, aired on January 9th. It's basically just host Mike Finnerty and I chatting about ways to stay cozy and comfortable in the winter- making some tomato sauce, eating at Mongolian Hot Pot restaurants, and keeping a full belly. I was a little sick when I was … Continue reading Dahlia on Daybreak: Coziness, Tomato Sauce, Hot Pot, and a Lightning Round

Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime

It's been an extremely busy couple of weeks. I've been working on some big life Next Steps, working my two jobs, seeing and skyping friends as often as possible, and trying to walk through the snow, slush, and ice without wiping out (I'm 3 falls in, so far)- it's been more than a little exhausting. Meal … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime

Dahlia on Daybreak: The Holidays, Ceviche, Choripan, Charcuterie, and a Lightning Round

Hello readers/friends/listeners! As I explained last week, I recently received the clips from my last three segments on CBC Montreal Daybreak. The column I've got for you today was holiday-themed, so it's coming to you a little late, but any time of year is a good time to learn about tangy and delicious dinner ideas like ceviche and choripan. … Continue reading Dahlia on Daybreak: The Holidays, Ceviche, Choripan, Charcuterie, and a Lightning Round

Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

I got the flu last week. In a matter of hours, the little scratch in my throat turned into pain, and my whole body became achy, worse than if I'd run a marathon (probably- I assure you, I've never run a marathon). It hurt to do anything, and I was coughing, chilly and miserable. I felt … Continue reading Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round

Hello friends! I finally got the recordings of my last few segments on CBC Radio Daybreak and I'm very excited to share them with you. This segment, from early November, was hosted by Ainslie MacLellan because Daybreak host Mike Finnerty was on vacation. We had a great time chatting about my afternoon with Chuck Hughes and about … Continue reading Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round

40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

  As I've mentioned before, even for someone who loves to cook, it's not easy to actually get in the habit of cooking for yourself every day. Planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking all take plenty of time, but I swear it's a habit that's worth developing. The reasons for this are threefold: 1. You'll save so much … Continue reading 40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Last month, I went to Au Pied de Cochon with three of my friends. It was a foodie pilgrimage that was a long time coming- my wonderful friend Zoë and I had been talking about going ever since we were in Rez in 2011. We had a carefully-crafted plan that involved going in a group, … Continue reading Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

When an opportunity to meet and hang out with Chuck Hughes falls in to your lap, you take it. When you mention that you've been dying to go to one of his restaurants, and he says "come by Le Bremner some time, don't worry about it!" YOU GO. At Le Bremner yesterday evening, I spent over two … Continue reading Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun