We will be open regular hours all weekend: Friday 8am to 3pm, Saturday/Sunday 9am to 3pm
We will have some Easter specials like hot cross buns, which I have never made before, but I’m going to give it a shot! If I am successful, we will have hot cross buns available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday we will also have carrot cake cupcakes, Easter Strata and a candy egg hunt.
Hi Detroit! We’re adding a new sandwich to our menu!
The Ploughman’s Lunch is an English dish consisting mainly of cheese, bread and sweet pickles or chutney. Ham and hard-boiled eggs are also often involved. While cheese, bread and chutney were commonly eaten together in England throughout the ages, the name “Ploughman’s Lunch” was first introduced in England in the 1950′s by The Cheese Board as a marketing vehicle for cheese which had recently been de-rationed. There’s some random trivia for you! Our sandwich version of this lunch is J and M Farm’s smoked ham, Oliver Farm’s organic provolone cheese and house-made sweet mustard pickles on an Avalon bun, as always served with fries or salad.
The sweet mustard pickles really make the sandwich. They were made back in August using Grown in Detroit cucumbers, and is my most very favorite of all my mother’s pickle recipes. Granted, this is the wrong time of year to be giving you a pickle recipe, but dedicated picklers can thank me later!
Grown in Detroit Cucumbers
Peeled, seeded and chopped cuucmbers
Pickles simmering with spices
Sweet Mustard Pickles
The Ploughman’s Sandwich
- 4 large ripe cucumbers (regular garden cucumbers, not pickling), peel seed, cut into chunks and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 3 hrs and drain.
mix in a saucepan:
- 1 1/2 cups mild vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp mustard seed
- 1 1/2 tsp celery seed
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
Add the cucumbers and simmer until easily pierced with a fork. Pack in jars and cover with the syrup, seal while still hot.
… you get the point, with the help of google translate I could keep going with that for-seemingly-ever. The point is we now have two daily soups! That’s right, double your soup fun Tuesday through Friday. Please see our beautiful soup montage below.
In other menu news, over the next couple weeks we will be introducing some new items, including a sandwich involving… pickles!
Sweet potato & peanut butter
Roasted heirloom tomato, onion and hot pepper
Curried Hubbard squash with coconut milk and toasted seeds
Lentil & Vegetable topped with fresh red onion salsa
Corn & Basil, a summer soup topped with a fresh red onion salsa
Chilled Cucumber, a summer soup topped with chives and fresh tomatoes
Beet, Millet & Black Bean topped with house-made croutons
Baked Potato soup topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and green onion
We will be…
Closed December 24th and 25th
Open regular hours December 26th to 30th
Closed December 31st to January 10th
Friday January 11th back to our regular hours (8am to 3pm)
Give the gift of brunch! BSL gift cards are now available in any amount
Wishing everyone happy happy holidays, from all of us at the BSL!
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, open Friday 9 – 3 and Saturday/Sunday 9 – 3. We will have lots of Thanksgiving specials, and yes, Thanksgiving Poutine will be on the menu!! Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!!
Best wishes from everyone at the BSL
We are temporarily closed on Tuesdays. Our hours for the next 4 weeks will be Wed – Fri 8:00 – 3:00, Sat/Sun 9:00 – 3:00. We will return to regular hours Tuesday November 13th. Apologies for any inconvenience and hope to see you Wednesday!
Up in Canada (or technically “down” in Canada if you’re coming from Detroit) Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving the 2nd Monday of October to give thanks at the end of a bountiful season. This is done by sacrificing a moose or other small animal to our non-denominational God of Harvest, Tim Horton. While we will not be performing the entire ceremony this weekend as it can only be done on Canadian soil, we WILL be serving our version of a Thanksgiving feast!.
In many aspects Canadian Thanksgiving is quite similar to American Thanksgiving, except we do not celebrate Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving, we celebrate it the day after Christmas and call it Boxing Day. True story …the more you know…
Help us celebrate our first Canadian Thanksgiving in America, this weekend with a Thanksgiving Brunch! We will be serving a Turkey Benny, Pumpkin Pie Tarts, Cranberry Scones and of course the traditional Thanksgiving Poutine.
We’ll be celebrating Saturday Oct 6 and Sunday Oct 7 9am to 3pm