Oct 18, 2011

A little relish giveaway!

With the upcoming launch of a little relish issue two due to be released on Monday 14th November 2011, and the recent release of the new Joe Beef cookbook, I thought it might be a bit exciting to do a little giveaway. The lucky winner will receive the new book 'The Art Of Living According To Joe Beef: A Cookbook Of Sorts', the Première Moisson 'Bread' book and a spatula and wooden spoon by my favourite cooking supply store here in Montréal - Les Touilleurs.

For those unfamiliar, Joe Beef is located in Little Burgundy Montréal and has quite a reputation in the food industry. The book was created by Frédéric Morin and David McMillan, both co-owners/chefs of Joe Beef, Liverpool House and McKiernan Luncheonette, and Meredith Erickson, one of Joe Beef's original staff. The book is beautifully photographed by Jennifer May and definitely an interesting and mouth watering read. These guys know Montréal and the food scene like the back of their hand. Whenever possible, the ingredients they use are of the highest quality and the freshest available bought from local or family-owned producers. I've eaten at both Liverpool House and Joe Beef and I have to say, the food is amazing. Both restaurants have their own unique and rustic charm and are really warm and inviting. Here is a little video of Frédéric and David talking about the history of Joe Beef, the area of Little Burgundy and a bit about the book. I love their passion in what they do.

Also in the giveaway is the book 'Bread' by Première Moisson. This bakery I love! The loaves of bread and pastries are a work of art and almost too good to eat. Their book is filled with techniques and delicious recipes and a great one to have on hand for fellow bread lovers.

So, to win! Simply share the love on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave a comment below pasting the link of where you have shared this competition with your friends. Using the old school method of a name drawn from a hat, the winner will be announced on the Monday that a little relish issue two is launched. This comp is open to internationally and I will be posting the little package to the winner.

In case you missed the first issue of a little relish you can click here to view it.

Giveaway ends Friday 11th November 2011 at midnight.

Good luck!

Oct 17, 2011

The Rooftops 'a hundred different lives'

I was reminded tonight about this little design piece I did a while ago and realised I didn't post about it. The 'a hundred different lives' album for The Rooftops was a collaboration between stylist and director Nataly Lee, photographer Nat McComas and myself. The Rooftops are an Australian band made up of a very talented group who all play instruments and have a really unique and groovy sound. It's always nice to work with Nataly and Nat and hopefully in the future we can collaborate again.

Oct 11, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We have had perfect (and I hear quite abnormal) warm weather this weekend with blue skies and sunshine. This weekend we drove down to Ottawa to visit good friends Bonnie & Matt and had a really nice time wandering through ByWard Market, exploring the city and sharing a few beers on a balcony while catching up. On the way back we drove the long way home to see the changing foliage colours and pass by a couple lakes. I also carved my first pumpkin (I realise this is a Halloween thing but couldn't resist) and made my first pumpkin pie. All in all quite a good Canadian experience I think!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Oct 3, 2011

A little relish : Montréal

As mentioned the next issue of 'a little relish' is underway. Living in Montréal so far has definitely been inspiring and I'm looking forward to sharing this issue with you. Being that we are approaching the end of year ever so fast, I endeavour to have this up before the holiday period so it can be enjoyed and hopefully give ideas on recipes to share with friends and family while relaxing over the break.