Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sunday coffee

After a long week, my husband and I always look forward to our Sunday coffee.  After breakfast, we prepare the kids and off we go to our favorite cafes in the city.  More and more coffeeshops are opening up in Montreal. Some of these java houses are not aesthetically pleasing to the eye but a sip of their coffee makes you forget about the decor and come back for more.  Another beauty about these locations is that they are family oriented and our kids make friends while we enjoy our espresso macchiato.

Last weekend, we visited one of my favorites: Café Névé.  The single snowflake in its logo may remind us of cold weather but the scent of fresh coffee as you enter the shop just warms up your heart.  "Two medium lattees and a chocolate chip cookie" my husband orders.  Only one cookie you might ask but just by looking at the selection, you can see how decadent it would be to have one all to yourself.  There are plenty of scrumptious items on the menu however, on this particular Sunday we just wanted to sit by the sunshine at the window and enjoy the frothy caffeine while our son twirled around in the high stool.

Café Névé
151 Rue Rachel Est Montreal, QC H2W
(514) 903-9294


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Family food adventures

My first blog!  At this point, it feels like I am talking to myself since there is probably noone out there reading this.  My name is Anthi and I am passionate about food!  Why blog about it one might ask?  Because I want to keep a journal of my "food adventures".  By "food adventures" I mean, meals that I create, restaurants/coffee shops that I discover, recipes that I revisit, and always sharing these adventures with my beautiful family.

Why did I choose the name Olive Citron Oregano?  These ingredients are cooking staples of mediterranean cuisine (olive is for olive oil).  I am of Greek origin and I grew up eating these three ingredients on practically everything.  The only olive oil that I am familiar with is the one that comes from my grand-father's orchard in Pylos, Greece.  My grand-father planted each and every olive tree with his own hands.  He is no longer with us but every golden drop reminds me of him on a daily basis.

Welcome to "Olive Citron Oregano"!  Please join me in my "food adventures"!