tea time

If bread makes you fat, how do we  enjoy delicious food and still fit into our jeans? I make it count. Don’t waste even one calorie on something you don’t love to eat and when you do eat what satisfies your taste buds, enjoy every bite.

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One of my current favorites in Montreal is Le Cardinal Tea Room. When I grew up in South Africa, our regular weekend outings were a drive to somewhere scenic for afternoon tea and scones.  I still love the whole process and Le Cardinal delivers. Drinking tea  out of a beautiful assortment of china cups in a pretty Victorian inspired space with chandeliers and tons of atmosphere makes you feel like you are part of a special club. To go with the tea there are English inspired perfect cucumber sandwiches, scones and shortbread cookies which are all delicious. They have a facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/cardinaltearoom . You should try it (and let me know when you do).

tea time

To add to that, my daughter and I had tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC and voila! I was inspired. One sunny weekend this summer found me inviting a group of girlfriends to tea. I enjoyed setting the table, preparing a selection of treats including scones, strawberries and cucumber sandwiches. Everyone relaxed, talked to friends and met some new people and a good time was had by all. Next time, I am going to make that shortbread.

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About lindyjoffeomassi

As long as I can remember, I have known that bread makes you fat. The thing is, I love to eat bread. All bread. Of course, I don’t want to be fat. In fact, I want to be skinny, endlessly stylish, funny, welcome people to my house as an effortless hostess, take no nonsense from anyone, be an inspiring mother and wife - but these things only happen once in a while for a brief moment (except for the skinny thing - it never happens!). You only live once. So true and so important. I know I have to make every moment count and live it the best way I know how. I want to live with a sense of discovery, a sense of making moments count. There is so much I like. Food. Cooking delicious food for those we love. A great little bakery with fragrant bread. Beautiful objects, be they pieces that make a home yours or just the right sweater that makes you feel cozy. A great moment with people that make you happy. A book that you can't put down. All of these things encompass the best things in my world, be it only a moment. I want to appreciate each step, so if I write about my steps, maybe you can look at your steps differently. So many women I talk to have the same issues I do, so imagine how many more there are out there who would relate to me. We all want to live well, love a lot, do good and share with others. I hope you enjoy reading breadmakesyoufat .com. If you feel the urge to share your moment with me, I would love that!
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