• The date squares from Maurice’s wife!

    Mme Cora's letter

    Do you recall? Last October 8, I told you the story 

    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 

    3 avril, 2021

  • The young President’s BBQ!

    Mme Cora's letter

    This morning, dear reader, I feel like remembering the good ol’ days. A time when we 

    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 

    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. I fill the thermos with piping 

    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 weed kept alive by the nourishing, poetic veins of the Earth. 

    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, 

    19 février, 2021

  • The soulmates’ odyssey

    Mme Cora's letter

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


    Ten years ago I was at 

    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 

    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 much later, I would 

    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 replace the toaster that just broke down, to 

    22 janvier, 2021

  • The famous New Year’s resolutions

    Mme Cora's letter

    (written New year’s Day 2021)


    I started writing New Year’s resolutions at a 

    15 janvier, 2021

  • Crying until you say THANK YOU

    Mme Cora's letter

    (written on Christmas morning)


    Is Christmas morning ever tough! I’m feeling sad and lonely as I sit in my large kitchen that is as quiet 

    9 janvier, 2021

  • A magnificent white duck!

    Mme Cora's letter

    I woke up this morning with the distinct impression that I was holding a huge bouquet of tales to tell 

    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.

    26 décembre, 2020

  • A letter to Santa

    Mme Cora's letter

       Santa Claus

       The North Pole

       HOH OHO



    Dear Santa,

    I am writing to you today not as a hopeful 

    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 the excited 

    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 lit a 

    4 décembre, 2020

  • Gingerbread cookies



    • 2 ¾ (680 ml) cups all-purpose flour, sifted
    • 2 tsp 

    2 décembre, 2020

  • Cora’s Holiday Cookies



    • 2 cups (500 ml) butter
    • 2 cups (500 ml) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tsp (20 ml) vanilla extract
    • 5 1/3 cups (1325 ml) sifted 

    2 décembre, 2020