Tourtiere & Sweet Crepes for Mardi Gras

We tend to think of Mardi Gras as a season, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is just one day. The name comes from the Italian carne vale, or farewell to meat, and marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and penance before Easter when observant Catholics stop eating meat. With austerity ahead, Mardi…

Tourtiere & Sweet Crepes for Mardi Gras

In the old days in La Belle Province, Quebec, Mardi Gras was one last blow out before the 40 long days of Lent, a time to eat, drink and party. There was no set menu for Mardi Gras, but many would people eat tourtiere and sweet crepes, so here another tourtiere recipe to try. This…