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  • The date squares from Maurice’s wife!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Do you recall? Last October 8, I told you the story about the handsome Irishman who always ate big breakfast wieners. And how I 


    10 avril, 2021

  • A great lesson in determination

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Over 60 years ago, I was a fine, young woman in her first year of 


    3 avril, 2021

  • The young President’s BBQ!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    This morning, dear reader, I feel like remembering the good 


    26 mars, 2021

  • Last night I had a dream!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I was sitting down in a vast dessert amusing myself like a child as I let the 


    19 mars, 2021

  • A bear knocking at the door

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I often hop in my Mini Cooper in the morning and go for a spin. 


    12 mars, 2021

  • A giant cometh with the storm!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Living on my small plot of countryside, I’m afraid I’ve become a wild 


    5 mars, 2021

  • The ability to be omnipresent

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I would love to have the ability to be omnipresent. A grand word that means “existing or being 


    26 février, 2021

  • The unforgettable recipe of my success

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Early in our story, around the time when we had opened our seventh or eighth Quebec restaurant, the “belle 


    19 février, 2021

  • The soulmates’ odyssey

    Mme Cora's letter |

    (inspired by the Symposium by Plato, written in 380 BC)

     


    12 février, 2021

  • The road to franchising

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I’ve always known that ideas are constantly galloping towards us, trying to catch our eye as 


    5 février, 2021

  • Trip to Paris

    Mme Cora's letter |

    We opened our first small Cora restaurant on May 27, 1987, the very day of my 40th birthday. Life up until then had been difficult and 


    29 janvier, 2021

  • It’s never too late

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Most of us are currently in the grip of the hardest phase of confinement since it began, unable to 


    22 janvier, 2021

  • The famous New Year’s resolutions

    Mme Cora's letter |

    (written New year’s Day 2021)

     

    I started 


    15 janvier, 2021

  • Crying until you say THANK YOU

    Mme Cora's letter |

    (written on Christmas morning)

     

    Is Christmas morning ever tough! 


    9 janvier, 2021

  • A magnificent white duck!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I woke up this morning with the distinct impression that I was 


    1 janvier, 2021

  • Born under a full Sun!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    The other day I recalled my mother’s vague words that the day I was born the sun shone big and bright.

    - “A 


    26 décembre, 2020

  • A letter to Santa

    Mme Cora's letter |

       Santa Claus

       The North Pole

       HOH OHO

       Canada

      

    Dear Santa,

    I am writing to you today not 


    18 décembre, 2020

  • Four tall Christmas trees….

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Thirty-three years have passed and yet I still remember as if it were yesterday 


    17 décembre, 2020

  • Curiosity: What an astonishing friend!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    A friend walking in my shadow, you say?

     

    Well, no. Curiosity, always 10 steps ahead of me, has 


    4 décembre, 2020

  • Fear’s entrapment

    Mme Cora's letter |

    The countless dishes served, plates of beautifully cut fruit, the walls covered in whimsical drawings, the warm thank-yous 


    27 novembre, 2020

  • What exactly am I doing?

    Mme Cora's letter |

    What am I doing each time I serve you these little tales each Sunday morning that you seem to appreciate 


    20 novembre, 2020

  • My future was drawn on a diner placemat!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    The children were right to encourage me to buy a second restaurant. They’re the ones who said we would offer exactly the same 


    13 novembre, 2020

  • What a relief to have your head above water!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    After 24 months of handling the daily operations of our first 


    5 novembre, 2020

  • For Stephane Martel of Jonquière, the story of the Seventh of July breakfast dish

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Have I already told you about the crushing summer heat in our very first small 


    30 octobre, 2020

  • Two incredible gifts in one fell swoop changed a cheerless life!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Like so many others, I experienced my share of 


    23 octobre, 2020

  • Our very first take-out breakfast!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    When I think about it, I realize just how far we have come in all areas of the business.

     

    One of the characters from our very 


    16 octobre, 2020

  • Napoleon Hill was right!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    When I opened my first modest breakfast restaurant, I was focused solely on delighting our customers with amazing dishes. All day I would work hard 


    8 octobre, 2020

  • The lofty origins of the 10 star omelette

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Yet another tale from our first tiny restaurant, 


    2 octobre, 2020

  • An angel taught me the value of ownership

    Mme Cora's letter |

    At the end of 1990, our three restaurants had begun to generate a buzz, thanks to our wonderful 


    25 septembre, 2020

  • Oh, caramel, the whole world loves you!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    And everyone wants to know what you’re made of.

    So, for Mesdames Johanne 


    18 septembre, 2020

  • An idea born in the USA!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    The original idea for the Buckwheat blessing came from our American cousins. One day, long before we had opened the doors to our first small breakfast 


    11 septembre, 2020

  • Mademoiselle Mel was right!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    This letter is specially written for Mademoiselle Mel Carps, a loyal reader who wishes to know the story 


    2 septembre, 2020

  • Fruit magic!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    The story of the Fruit magic stretches all the way back to December 1990. We had acquired a third 140-seat location, in 


    29 août, 2020

  • You kept me from going mad

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Who are we without someone to talk to?

     

    Yes, just 


    22 août, 2020

  • The beautiful Raspberry 4 Lucie!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I love writing when there is a story to tell. Rummaging in my head, digging up some memory, dressing it up in original 


    14 août, 2020

  • Writing our own EPITAPH

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Has the dawn ever forgotten to bring us light each morning? Has the night ever failed to muffle the clanging of the 


    7 août, 2020

  • Samira wake-up

    Mme Cora's letter |

    A loyal reader would like to know the story behind our SAMIRA WAKE-UP. It goes like 


    30 juillet, 2020

  • Tuna melt

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I add a little celery!

     

    We had opened our very first Cora in May ’87 and it was an 


    23 juillet, 2020

  • My amazing baby!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Autumn had just arrived, encumbering customers with heavier clothing, who now entered the diner 


    17 juillet, 2020

  • A beautiful love story

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I consider myself to be a mature, reasonable, prudent and patient woman. And 


    10 juillet, 2020

  • Dearest Betty, thank you so much!

    Mme Cora's letter |

     

    Betty lived just across from our first restaurant, in a new, rather swishy-looking residential complex. Still in her 40s, 


    4 juillet, 2020

  • It’s my birthday morning!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    My bedroom curtains suddenly start to flutter. The dawn’s 


    26 juin, 2020

  • June dandelions are blanketing my lawn!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Their return is a reminder that nature is constantly at work. The trees have again donned their leafy 


    19 juin, 2020

  • My bucket list

    Mme Cora's letter |

    My last perm was 6 months ago and my curls are now limply dangling at the end of my long locks. So I rejoiced when, a few days 


    12 juin, 2020

  • The majestic Queen Elizabeth cake

    Mme Cora's letter |

    We were in our first restaurant, where each day, tens of good-looking 


    6 juin, 2020

  • Between the lines my heart lies.

    Mme Cora's letter |

    As far back as I can remember, I have always written. The trigger that started it all was my fascination with 


    30 mai, 2020

  • ​​​​​​​1990’s harvest

    Mme Cora's letter |

     

    Bravo, Gigi!

     

    This morning another memory tugged at my mind – a wonderful story 


    27 mai, 2020

  • While there’s life, there’s hope.

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Unstoppable Mother Nature is hard at work decorating the world in springtime beauty throughout our hemisphere. Tell me, have you 


    23 mai, 2020

  • Our love tastes like fudge.

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Offered with the simple desire to bring delight to others, the story of these delicious morsels of love goes back more than a quarter of a 


    20 mai, 2020

  • Sachertorte

    Mme Cora's letter |

    “Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against
    the terrible traps of false pride and conceit that can halt your
    progress.” 


    16 mai, 2020

  • The wonderful MIDI-DOLORÈS*

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I still rave about this incredibly flavourful sandwich that’s so easy to make with regular 


    13 mai, 2020

  • ​​​​​​​Happy Mother’s Day!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Wow, am I ever blessed to have such clever colleagues.

    Yesterday morning, a colleague informed 


    7 mai, 2020

  • It was so beautiful out!

    Mme Cora's letter |

    It was so beautiful out!

     

    I didn’t cook today. It was simply too beautiful outside, almost like a summer’s day. Instead of my 


    2 mai, 2020

  • Wanting it all, all the time.

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Wanting it all, all the time.

     

    Am I the only one who misses dressing up in a chic outfit for an important 


    30 avril, 2020

  • Thank you to all of you

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Talk about a life change. It’s 11:20 on a sunny, beautiful Monday morning and 


    27 avril, 2020

  • Homemade custard

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I will humbly admit it: my eyes are bigger than my stomach! It’s a little 


    22 avril, 2020

  • Jack the Alligator

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I’ve have so much free time these days that I am beginning to feel nostalgic for my very first customers. I greet them 


    18 avril, 2020

  • I’m doing fine now

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Thank goodness I watched Avatar again last evening. And yes, happily the good side won. 


    10 avril, 2020

  • My favourite breakfast

    Mme Cora's letter |

    I am often asked what my favourite breakfast is.

    Each time I reply without 


    7 avril, 2020

  • ​​​​​​​Twenty days

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Twenty days have already passed since I isolated myself in my Laurentian home, where I have 


    4 avril, 2020

  • It's going to be ok

    Mme Cora's letter |

    Oh boy!

    Most of us are entering our third week of self-isolation, limiting our contact with the outside world. 


    1 avril, 2020

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