Wordless Wednesday Jean Talon Market Finds

Duck, Goose & Turkey Eggs

Bittersweet Italy in a bottle & Soda Pop recipe

It seems there are more and more new soft drinks on the market all the time. But before trying those why not try a classic import? This pic has been in my ‘pile of future posts’ for quite some time, since September actually when my friend Susan visited from Toronto and we went on a foodie expedition at the Jean-Talon farmer’s market. She tried this Italian soda.

Now most of us have heard of San Pellegrino soda before but this flavor was particularly unusual to say the least. It was bitter like the rinds of a citrus fruit. Even the waiter told her if she did not like it she could exchange it! But it was OK, really interesting. Look for the San Pellegrino Cocktail…that is the name of this flavor.

Or why not try to make your own soda the old fashion way! Check out this recipe I found:

Old-Time Effervescent Soda

Mix 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar, 1/2 teaspoonful of white flour, and 1/4 teaspoonful of baking soda in a glass of ice-cold water until it’s completely dissolved. Stir in one to two teaspoonfuls of lemon, lime, or orange juice, and I drink it while it’s still frothing.

Why flour? It holds the bubbles longer.

Interesting velvety texture. I can see myself drinking this on a hot summer day. Not harsh bubbles like a soft drink and WAY less calories. Have you got a homemade soda recipe?

Fall Day at the Market

We all get excited in the spring and summer to head out to the farmer’s market but we forget it can be just as fun and intriguing to go in the fall.

Enjoy the show from Jean-Talon Market!

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It is too bad furniture or kitchen shopping cannot be as easy and fun as fruits and veggies at the local farmer’s market. But but least there is ShopWiki.com to help in that department. This site lets you shop every single online store without trying to target you to a specific make or store. It is completely unbiased.

Whether you are looking for home accessories to add a little humph to your dining room, or a lamp to give a bit more light to the recipe book, and maybe a nice bed comforter that matches your brand new lazy morning breakfast in bed tray, Shopwiki will help you find the best deal while shopping in the comfort of you own home. But let’s go back to the market for now.

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Pics by Evelyne Budkewitsch and Susan Warford