Eggs are just simply the most amazing food and it’s literally the easiest thing to cook. I love the Egg Restaurant in Wburg! It’s a little difficult to compare this one to the newly opened Egg Shop in Nolita! They are both wonderful and different at the same time! Looking forward to tripling my egg intake thanks to them!

Egg Restaurant.
Brooklyn. July. 2014.

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I love this video from Food Curated about George Weld from Egg Restaurant. This line in particular really resonates with me: “George bought and started Goatfell Farm because he wanted to reconnect to land and agriculture, a relationship he recalls from childhood, but lost through the many years of city life.”


Our first (annual!) Farm Dinner last weekend was all we could have hoped: blessed with perfect weather and an abundant harvest, plus a beautiful pig from our neighbors at Old Field Farm. We fed old friends and people we’d never met, watched the sun set over the Catskills, wallowed in the music of Rachel Brotman & Lora-Faye, drank plenty of Brooklyn Brewery beer and Finger Lakes wine, and lit up sparklers when the night was up.

We were incredibly lucky to have James Abbott on hand to take pictures. As you can see, it was a magical evening. We’re looking forward to doing it again next year, or sooner.


Brunch at Ben & Florentine

In looking for something fun to do one recent weekend, we decided to take a drive over to the Quebec side to check out the brand new Simons department store at the shopping mall in Gatineau. On our way, we stopped to try some brunch at Ben & Florentine, a cute spot that neither of us had heard of or eaten at before.

This mostly Quebec-based chain (they have one location in Ontario - in the GTA - and one in Manitoba) focuses completely on breakfast and brunch: they are open until just 3 p.m. daily. There is a ton to choose from on this menu, from classic two-egg breakfasts to eggs Benedicts, skillets, pancakes, waffles, crepes (both sweet and savoury) and even breakfast burgers!

 It had been forever since I’d had an eggs Benedict, so I decided to go for their traditional Benedict with bacon. The husband loves a good breakfast skillet, so he chose their gourmet skillet, which is a mixture of hasbrowns, red onions, baked beans and sausage, with your choice of egg on top (he chose scrambled). Everything was delicious! My breakfast came with a side of apple sauce, which was something different and a nice touch. 

We also shared one of their many smoothie options which was very tasty. We’d go back to Ben & Florentine any time! Here’s hoping they open up some new locations in Ontario!