Market lunch

Market lunch — Originally uploaded by LexnGer

One of the great things about the new office is that a short walk through St James park takes me to the St Lawrence Market. That means todays lunch is almost the same as the lunches I had working in the Saint John City Market when I was a kid.

Dad would send me for bread (today from Carousel Bakery, then from Titus Bakery); sliced meat (today from Scheffler's Deli then from Raymond's); cheese (from Olympic Cheese then from Raymond's again); and fruit (from Ponesse then from home). usually I'd throw a bunch of lettuce and tomato on top but I'm having a Beef and Benedictine (like Stilton but Canadian) and it wants to be pure.



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2 thoughts on “Market lunch

  • August 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Yummy! Now I want one 😀
    Scheffler’s also carries Blue Haze — it’s a Benedictine that’s been smoked. If you like smoky flavours, you might enjoy it.

  • August 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, I definitely need to try Blue Haze next time. I didn’t buy my cheese from Scheffler’s because while the meat was ordered, sliced and ready with friendly efficiency, I simply couldn’t get anyone to talk to me about cheese. Weird, but true.
    So I went next door to Olympic Cheese since I’d met Nick from there at a Ravenwoods Zin & Cheese event a couple of weeks ago. The young woman there helped me find Benedictine as a great Canadian Stilton alternative with what I asked for “10% less intensity and a little less of the Stilton bitterness”. (I’m such a food geek!)


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