Canada Day

Tomorrow. for Canada Day, I plan to go to an Anne of Green Gables brunch at a local restaurant.  Here is what is being offered…nostalgia and fun.


Sunday, July 1, 11am – 6pm

Everyone can order from a special Anne of Green Gables Menu, we’ll be screening every single version of Anne of Green Gables we can find, and everyone who comes will get a free copy of the book! Because it’s the greatest book in the world and you should all read it.

All you have to do is make a reservation either on Open Table, or give us a call (212-228-7732).

What’s on the Anne of Green Gables menu? I mean, besides Raspberry Cordial. It’s a mix of dishes from the book, and from Canada, and here’s a sample:

Tomato Biscuits
“Mrs. Rachel and Marilla sat comfortably in the parlor while Anne got the tea and made hot biscuits that were light and white enough to defy even Mrs. Rachel’s criticism.”

Macaroni Pie with Canadian Cheddar!

Splendid Lettuce Salad!
“Oh, Anne, mayn’t I help you cook the dinner?” implored Diana. “You know I can make splendid lettuce salad.”

Poetical Egg Salad Sandwiches!

Cowcumber Boats
“I’ll do the best I can for you in the way of tea but I warn you not to expect anything but bread and butter and some cowcumbers.”

Corny Hush Puppies with Maple Butter!

Chocolate and Raspberry Goblins Food Cake
“I dreamed last night that I was chased all around by a fearful goblin with a big layer cake for a head.”

Carrot French Toast with Ginger Butter (because Anne is a carrot top and a ginger)
“Come here, child, and let me have a look at you. Lawful heart, did anyone ever see such freckles? And hair as red as carrots!”

Raspberry Cordial!
Blueberry Lemonade!
Currant Mimosas!

And a whole lot more! Plus, redheads get a free scoop of ice cream with their desserts! So come on down and celebrate Canada Day, and Anne of Green Gables, with us! Seriously, if you don’t love Anne (and Canada), what’s wrong with you?

I previously blogged two related books so I am reprinting those posts below.

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. MontgomeryMany of us have warm memories of Anne of Green Gables, both from the novel and the Megan Follows and Colleen Dewhurst TV series. An updated series Anne with an E can now be streamed on Netflix, although I have not seen it. Anne was a favorite character for me and I have reread the novel as an adult. So…as you can imagine, I was excited to learn about this book. It is wonderful! I was torn between moving ahead quickly and savoring. This is a book to be enjoyed for the many photos and for the insight into Maud Montgomery’s life. Even if you have never read Anne of GG, this book provides a lovely, serene and visual armchair travel experience. Highly recommended!

Anne Shirley is one of the most beloved characters in children’s fiction. She has helped to make Prince Edward Island a place that Anne lovers dream of visiting. Anne has spunk, imagination, honesty, deep feelings and a sense of adventure. Anne Arrives tells the story of Anne’s beginnings at Green Gables. In addition to Anne, of course there are Marilla, Matthew and Mrs. Lynde.
This is a book with short chapters for beginning readers. The essence of the plot is there and Anne’s character shines through. The illustrations are gorgeous and will add to the young reader’s enjoyment of the story. Hopefully, Anne Arrives is the first in a series! Thanks for this read NetGalley and the publisher.


HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!! canada flag with mountain range view

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