The lead up to Christmas is one of my busy times as a priest. In addition to added services, I have a few more visits to make as opposed to the rest of the year. Being out and about more than usual, I try to fit in stops at some restaurants that I haven’t hit before. One such place is Pho Yo Vietnamese Cuisine on St. Mary’s Road.Pho Yo is in the space that was once occupied by Simon’s Cuisine.…Continue readingPho Yo Vietnamese Cuisine
Today is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, or Pancake Day. Shrove Tuesday was originally the day when everyone was expected to go to the priest for confession. By doing this they were said to be shriven. At the same time, Shrove Tuesday was the day for using up all the fat in the house before the austere diet of Lent. Somewhere along the line in England in particular the practice of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday arose. Today…Continue readingPancake Day, Berry Sauce.
Yesterday was a major day at St. Philip’s. In the morning we held our Remembrance Day Service. This year there was barely room to move, so many people attended. It was a solemn and profound experience. I don’t have the history as to how the two events came to be connected, but November 11th is also the day that St. Philip’s holds it’s roast beef dinner. Our roast beef dinner is a celebration of good food, but it is also…Continue readingRoast Beef Dinner
Tomorrow is the St. Philip’s Roast Beef Dinner. We decided that for dessert, we will be offering several bite size options. I decided to contribute something, and am going with my Cranberry Raisin Butter Tarts. This post is from 2014. Although I originally wrote it in conjunction with that year’s Roast Beef Dinner at St. Philip’s, I’ve found that in the ensuing years it’s a more popular read around Thanksgiving and Christmas. This was a recipe I decide to adapt…Continue readingCranberry Raisin Butter Tarts
Over the last few months, I’ve featured a lot of the restaurants that are in the vicinity of St. Philip’s. Most of these have been North and or East of the church. At the same time, my job involves me working at St. Mark’s as well. St. Mark’s is located further south off of St. Mary’s just past where St. Anne’s diverges. There are several restaurants along the route, one of the most notable being the Red Top Restaurant. Red…Continue readingRed Top Drive Inn
Since I wrote this post, Cocoabeans closed it’s Tache location and reopened in a new location on Corydon Avenue. The new location is a full restaurant and has a patio out front where you can enjoy your beverages and people watch. Sadly, the buttertart that was my staple has been replaced on the menu with a larger version. However, the rest of the menu is still top flight, and the staff is as friendly and engaging as ever. When I…Continue readingCocoabeans Bakeshop – Gluten Free