For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may not know that I’ve started to sell my Montreal Bagels at the local farmer’s market (for the Calgarians out there, I’m at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside farmer’s market!). I have been wanting to do this for a long time and have finally taken the plunge. It’s a lot of hours making bagels but I’m loving it. I can’t wait to see where it goes and I’m excited to have people tasting and buying the bagels (and liking them too!).
I have to say when I read that loveandoliveoil’s monthly challenge was to make bagels, I was pretty stoked. In many ways, making bagels was one of my main inspirations for becoming more adventurous in the kitchen. When I was living in London, my boyfriend (who was living in Vancouver at the time) decided to make bagels with a friend of his and he later told me how much fun it was and what a success they were. I had never thought it was even possible to make bagels at home. Coming from Montreal, I was (and still am) pretty snobby about my bagels (because Montreal bagels are awesome, not because people from Montreal are snobs!) and I thought it would be a great thing to do and share with my new-found friends in London.