Category Archives: Food

Better Than Lollipop

Two young girls enjoying their cotton candy conclude it's much better than a lollipop and so yummy soft.

Two young girls busy enjoying cotton candy conclude it is much better than a lollipop because there is so much more
of it and it’s so yummy soft.

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Thinking to themselves both concluded cotton candy is much better than a lollipop because there is so much more of it, it’s so yummy soft, and you can tear off pieces too.

The scene is 2016 Canada Day, where two young girls are busy enjoying their puffed pink colored candy laughing meanwhile, in the lineup nearby awaiting their own turn, a couple of boys look on in envy.

“Who loves ya babe” line comes to mind when thinking about lollipop candy remembering that the late Hollywood actor Telly Savalas used it in his role on the “Kojak” cops and robbers TV show.

That TV program created a myth surrounding Savalas that continued until his death because he was always Kojak with a lollipop in his mouth however, in real life he actually regretted ever having any because of tooth decay and extra calories it caused him.

One type is hard candy on a stick contain a soft center filling available in a number of colors and flavors, this is the one Kojak always had in his mouth probably, a “Roll Pops” made by Tootsie, a popular company brand.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”LOLLIPOP”.

Spicy Ribs

Delicious, juicy, meaty, spicy pork ribs on chrome rack smoke emanating wonderful aroma enticing passersby.

Colorful hot spicy ribs with smoke still clouding air around them rest on chromed metal rack enticing visiting
passersby in for 2017 Montreal Just-For-Laughs Festival to try some.

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Colorful, hot, spicy ribs with smoke still clouding air around them rest on chromed metal rack enticing visiting locals and international fans in for 2017 Montreal Just-For-Laughs Festival to try some.

The delicious looking , juicy, meaty, pork ribs displayed on that rack just came out of the oven when I happened to pass by the Smoking BBQ kiosk, one of numerous food and refreshment outlets spread around in the Quartier-des-Spectacles during the Festival.

Although I never did try any, I assume these smoked marinated ribs were fabulous judging from wonderful aroma emanating from them carried by the smoke and that gentleman busy on his cell probably calculating profits made already.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SPICY”.

Sweet Tooth Lust

Young woman’s sweet tooth lust evident as she carefully roasts soft marshmallow candy over open flame from fancy converted 45 gallon charcoal fire.

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Young woman’s sweet tooth lust is evident as she carefully roasts some soft marshmallow candy over open flame coming out of fancy converted 45 gallon charcoal fire pit.

After buying her candy at the Cabane à Pommes this woman is cooking her treat by holding her long wooden stick with the marshmallows over the fire while contemplating her joy when it will be ready to eat.

The scene is the recent Montreal Just-For-laughs Festival at one of the kiosks near Saint Catherine Street set up in the Quartier-des-Spectacles.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”LUST”.

Gooseberry Fragrance

Raccoons can't resist gooseberry fragrance, a sweet odor signaling possible presence of ripe berries.

Summer brings many good smells including irresistible gooseberry fragrance, a sweet odor raccoons seem to like
investigating for ripe berries.

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Summer brings lots of good smells including irresistible gooseberry fragrance in air from small bushes loaded with big ripe and ripening juicy, sweet, berries.

Although some humans are more sensitive than others regarding sweet odors from multiple sources animals are much better equipped distinguishing yummy smells even in trace amounts.

Last week during night a gang of furry rascals raided our backyard probably deciding to investigate a strange sweet odor in the air fortunately I heard them and took action however, not before turning our gooseberries bushes a mess while they gorged themselves on ripe berries.

One of masked marauders’ leaders depicted, this mature raccoon looks so innocent meanwhile, keeping a careful eye on me concerned about what I was about to do to kick them out of the yard.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”FRAGRANCE”.

Definitely Edible

Food depicted is definitely edible and delicious although no proof except image of this exists today since lunch was few years ago.

Food depicted is definitely edible and also delicious along with ice-cold glass of Boris beer (not shown) it was a great lunch had a few years back.

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Food depicted is definitely edible and also delicious unfortunately no proof of this claim exists today because this particular meal is no longer available and consumed a few years ago.

As my own witness I confess that I enjoyed every bit of it when served this meal heck, along with that ice-cold glass of Boris beer(not shown) it was a great homemade fried chicken lunch.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”EDIBLE”.

Savor Halal Food

Two women in hijabs order Halal food they savor that their Moslem faith permits instead of usual menu from Saint Catherine Street eatery.

Two Moslem women wearing hijabs sit down at Saint Catherine Street eatery outdoor terrace ordering Halal food they savor instead of restaurant’s usual menu.

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Two Moslem women wearing hijabs place order for “Halal” meals they savor instead of usual restaurant menu offered because their faith prevents eating food considered “haram”, not permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic law.

The scene is Saint Catherine Street on Friday July 14, 2017 during the local merchants street long sale and these two hungry young women sit down at a restaurant’s outdoor terrace, a likely place for a nice meal.

Montreal, a world-class city, is home to many different people and cultures from across the globe therefore, prepared food sourced from almost anywhere can be found including specials like Halal and Kosher, both which in many ways are alike.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SAVOR”.

Quick Yummy Snack

Quick, yummy, snack always appreciated especially when your rushed and want something nourishing to satisfy hunger.

Quick, yummy, snack always appreciated especially when things are rushed and you want something nourishing for those hunger pangs after missing breakfast or dinner.

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A quick, yummy, snack always appreciated especially when you have little time and want something to nourish you and alleviate those hunger pangs when breakfast was minimal or non-existent perhaps just a quick coffee or orange juice.

Having one of these moist, delectable Chef Eugenio’s banana muffins with a pat of butter, peanut butter, or margarine will certainly make things easier and your tummy feel much better meanwhile, satisfy your palate requiring you to “sample” another muffin for good measure heck, who cares about measures just indulge and enjoy!

By-the-way, these guys are easy on fat, salt, and sugar content and can be had just the way they are perhaps, with a good cup of coffee or tea or glass of milk mmm..simply delicious.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SNACK”.

Thirst Relieved

Some thirst relieved workers hang around Corona Extra kiosk enjoying plastic glass of Corona Extra others wait in line.

Some thirst relieved construction workers hang around Corona Extra kiosk while their buddies wait in line for plastic glass of their favorite Mexican beer.

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Some already thirst relieved construction workers hung around the Corona Extra kiosk while their buddies waited in line to get a plastic glass of their favorite Mexican beer.

The scene is on Crescent Street two weeks ago during the annual Grand Prix weekend when some construction workers took their lunch break from their work at some local construction site consuming a little bit of brew.

Although I am uncertain whether these guys were construction workers they definitely look like some then again, they may have been factory workers however, whatever they were maybe there should be some concern regarding security at their work site because booze can interfere in safety.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”RELIEVED”.

Out-of-Bottle Experience

Refreshing out-of-bottle experience is having ice-cold Molson brewski on hot day enjoying West Island Blues Festival music.

Refreshing out-of-bottle experience is having ice-cold Molson brewski during hot, muggy, day on bench enjoying great annual West Island Blues Festival music.

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A refreshing out-of-bottle experience is having a cold Molson brewski, on a hot, muggy, Saturday afternoon sitting on aluminum bench listening to great music at annual West Island Blues Festival.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” goes the overused yet true statement and you only can only imagine yourself sitting there enjoying the ambiance and excitement at this free music fest or similar one meanwhile, knowing that your thirst is quenched by a cold one (beer) in a clear soft plastic glass.

The weather proved to be ideal last Saturday despite the doom and gloom radio and TV forecasts predicting a heatwave enveloping Montreal making life unbearably hot and very sticky meanwhile, also threatening a violent thundershower or worst.

The event turned out to be wonderful and the crowds attending it were not disappointed with a fantastic venue featuring many favorites playing some awesome blues, rock and roll, and a folk song by a senior Quebec government cabinet minister.

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”BOTTLE”.

Sweetshop Portion

This sweetshop portion of delectable goodies enticed me to check out Chocolaterie Rocky Mountain shop in Complexe Desjardins food court.

This sweetshop portion of delectable goodies enticed passersby like me to check out Chocolaterie Rocky Mountain shop located in fast food court at indoor shopping mall of Complexe Desjardins.

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This sweetshop portion of delectable goodies, these incredible candied apples, greeted passersby including me to check out the small Chocolaterie Rocky Mountain shop located in the fast food court at the Complexe Desjardins retail shopping mall and office towers in downtown Montreal.

This tiny shop seemed to be filled to bursting having almost every kind of sweet you could imagine including hand-made brownies, chocolates, fudges, popcorn, caramel crunch, Seafoam, S’mores, marshmallows, and those incredible nut encrusted candied apples depicted, to name just some of the myriad of goodies available enough to put a candy lover into a permanent diabetic coma.

I was just passing through on my way to the metro station nearby a couple of months ago when I spotted this tiny shop and was so impressed with it I made sure that would remember this place by taking a few pictures.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”PORTION”.