July 31, 2015

Comments Off on Culinary: Cedar Circle Farm – East Thetford, VT

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

I’m a member of a CSA this year and they’ve done a great job of filling me up with awesome vegetables. I’ve had no problem finishing the boxes but the past 2 weeks, Spring Mix has gone down so I wanted to buy some more and went to their Farm Stand where I’m able to get a discount and find veggies that aren’t in my box. This is a great place and their veggies are exceptional.

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm - East Thetford, Vermont

July 30, 2015

Comments Off on Culinary: Poutine in Quebec City

Poutine in Quebec

I could eat this all day, every day.

July 29, 2015

Comments Off on Coffee: Brûlerie de café de Québec – Quebec City, Canada

Brûlerie de café de Québec

This is a highly reviewed cafe in Quebec City on one of the busier commerce streets outside of Old Town. The owner (who I don’t believe was in on the Saturday I dropped by) seems to be incredibly geeky about coffee. They were equipped with a huge selection of coffee making gear for sale, over 25 different types of beans, an on-site roaster machine and all coffee was ground and brewed using timers, scales and ultimate care by the two women on staff that day. They offer Siphon, Cold Brew, Pour Over (via Chemex & Clever Pot) as well as espresso drinks. The location also offers tea but I didn’t sample any this day.

Espresso, Long shot, dopio, 6/10. Lacked any decent flavor, despite being a long-shot, it was quite worse and more watery than I’ve experienced in the past with a slightly burnt flavor.

Chemex Pour-Over with Ethiopia yirgacheffe beans. 5/10. The bean to water ratio was spot on but they used the metal “Kone” filters which I tried a few years ago and was very unhappy with. These allow a lot of sediment into the Chemex no matter how course you set the grinder on the beans. This preparation was no exception. Decently tasting coffee with a ton of sediment

The Latte was well made, delicious but maybe too sweet. It had a nice espresso to milk ratio with not too much vanilla added 8/10

I should have asked for my drinks to be prepared with a fresher bean or with more patience or maybe one more person on staff? I’m not sure what went wrong but I wouldn’t return.

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

Brûlerie de café de Québec

July 28, 2015

Comments Off on Travel: Quebec City, July 2015

After February’s trip to QC, I had to go back during a time that my hands weren’t freezing to the camera. QC is a windy city right on the water and it was cold and windy during the last trip. I went up for another beer-share with Quebec Province tasting group and stayed an extra evening to see the city. I can’t wait to return as soon as possible. The drive is only 4 hours from my house so it’s an easy weekend trip. The CAD to USD exchange rate is too good right now.

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Quebec City Photowalk

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Streets of Quebec City

Quebec City Photowalk

Canadian BBQ

Canadian BBQ

Photo Walk, Quebec City

Photo Walk, Quebec City

Photo Walk, Quebec City

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Champagne @ Marriot Quebec

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Poutine in Quebec

July 28, 2015

Comments Off on Technology: We have a Tesla Supercharger in West Lebanon, NH USA

This is great! I saw these under construction a few weeks ago but it seems now that we have the first Tesla Supercharger in NH/VT right here in my home-town! I stopped by tonight to snap a few photos:

Tesla Supercharger, West Lebanon, NH

Tesla Supercharger, West Lebanon, NH

Tesla Supercharger, West Lebanon, NH

Tesla Supercharger, West Lebanon, NH