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This Blog turns six!

So hard to believe it has already been six years, since I took those food writing classes, on those damp Winter nights back in 2011.

This blog was a class assignment.  I don’t know if any of you know this, other than blog writing people, that things that are posted on the internet, don’t really exist until you tell someone to look at them.

Click here to see very first post!

Sure, someone might randomly come across your post, but even that is unlikely unless you somehow  make it known to any search engine.  That’s why “tagging” is important or attaching it to thing like Facebook or Twitter.  So people can even know it’s there.

There are many tactics on how to get more traffic to your blog, like going to other like-minded blogs and “liking” stuff or commenting.  Then the other people who look at that blog see you and might want to check out what your blog is…..and so on and so on.

That’s why I say having a blog is kind of like having a bank account that you don’t really touch but it keeps getting interest.

In the last few years, life has gotten in the way of me being able to add and offer up things to the blog on a regular basis, yet every day, someone, somewhere, somehow takes a look at one or more of my posts.

That’s really cool.

Thank you for all the support over the last six years!  I wish I could promise to “get back at it” but we do the best we can with what we’ve got!



Just Because

I don’t really have a very good reason for writing this particular post other than the fact that I have a nice picture to go with it.

The Chef always seems to be very concerned about what I will have for “lunch”.  I haven’t the heart to tell him that most days I don’t actually eat “lunch”  per say.

But he made me these lovely sandwiches.

Don’t you find that sandwiches ALWAYS taste better when someone else makes them??

And don’t sandwiches somehow taste better when presented nicely, with fancy toothpicks and condiments.

Maybe it’s a childhood thing, from when we used to get cute crustless gems.

I don’t know.

Enjoy your sandwich.


a damn fine sandwich


The Green Spot Montreal

The Green Spot in Montreal is so old school that it doesn’t even have a web-site for me to link to so you can take a look for yourself, but if you Google it there are a ton of reviews and mentions.  So I guess for a lot of you I will be preaching to the choir as they say.

It is down on Notre Dame Street, corner Green Avenue, just west of Atwater on the North side.

The Green Spot is a classic diner with what looks like the original decor and even still has the personal juke boxes in each booth.

The Green Spot Montreal

I can’t ever remember actually going to the Green Spot for anything other than breakfast, but I know that it is a late night favorite too.

Let’s face it, I’m a pretty predictable sort.  I am always willing to try new things, but for the most part, under certain conditions, I like what I like and hate to risk being disappointed with some whimsical choice.  And when it comes to breakfast at a “joint”, I can’t help myself, I always end up ordering the traditional breakfast.  The only things I change-up from time to time is to have bacon instead of sausage or visa versa or maybe a different choice in toast.  But for the most part, it’s always eggs over medium, some kind of breakfast meat ( but never ham) home fries or hash browns (depending on the establishment), toast and coffee.  That makes me very happy and I’ve had this same thing from one end of North America to the other.

And the Green Spot has a great one.  I affectionately refer to it as “The Big Ass Breakfast”.

Big Ass Breakfast

This one has the added bonus of BOTH my favorite breakfast meats ( in fact it comes with ham too but I declined) and a little dish of baked beans which adds that nice Quebecois touch to it!  It also of course came with my choice of toast and jam.  

But here is the kicker!   Check out my bill!  And that is coffee included!!!

Great price on breakfast

I mean seriously, you just can’t beat THAT!

My friend got the French Toast with sausage and a side of home fries so her bill was slightly higher….

French Toast with Sausage

We were there the morning of the big Montreal St. Patrick’s Day parade so the place filled up quickly with people decked out in green.  Seemed appropriate to be eating at The Green Spot!

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