Add a little whimsy to your christmas magic

The perfect family party occasion, Christmas is a time for sticking to tradition. But what if you switched things up a little this year? Without turning things upside down completely, why not add a few little surprises between the cocktails and the gifts, maybe some crazy outfits and some fun games people of all ages … Read more

Brunch in a flash: Air Fryers love Lafleur

So you love bunch but not the time it takes to make or the pile of dishes you end up washing? Once again Lafleur has THE perfect solution for you! Gaining in popularity by leaps and bounds, air fryers are just the thing for cooking a number of your favourite brunch foods. Lafleur breakfast sausages … Read more

An Out-of-the-ordinary Easter Brunch

1. Classic brunch: the ultimate comfort food

A brunch that will remind you of the good memories of mornings spent looking at the menu for 45 minutes at the breakfaste restaurant and still ended up ordering the “construction” meal. Generous, consistent and offering all shades of brown and yellow on the same plate, the classic brunch is a tradition that is unanimous.

Here are the essentials of the lumberjack meal:

  • Eggs (Sunnyside up for purists)
  • Breakfast sausages
  • Hash browns
  • Baked beans
  • Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
  • Pancakes AND French toast
  • A few fruits (just to get rid of the guilt and vary the color palette)

Don’t forget the star of your concept! It awakens sleeping nostrils, arouses passions and generates many “Is there any left?”. What would brunch be without… BACON!? Prepare it according to the general vote: seared in the pan and perfectly al dente or grilled in the oven for about twenty minutes at 400 degrees and crisp to the bite.

The pile of dishes makes you rather want to switch to “saving dish soap” mode? Pre-cooked bacon comes to the rescue! Fresh and decadent, ready in seconds in the microwave, it’s sure to make everyone happy, even the dishwasher!

2. Italian Brunch: A Breakfast Pizza Contest!

Do you have a competitive spirit like all the rest of your family? Organize a pizza brunch competition that will amuse everyone, while saving you time and energy! The concept is simple: the best pizza wins! It’s up to you to see what the prize will be 😉

Just put on the central kitchen island or on the table, the different ingredients that can be chosen according to everyone’s desires or strategy (your goddaughter Lili’s layered pizza with extra-extra bacon is genius).

Here are some essentials:

  • tomato sauce
  • eggs
  • black forest ham
  • peppers
  • spinach
  • caramelized onions
  • grated cheese (mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar)
  • bacon (in good quantity so that there still some left once Lili has served herself)
  • fresh herbs (basil, parsley, coriander)
  • fresh sausages
  • chocolate sauce
  • fruits: pineapple (you know, for those ham pineapple pizza lovers!), apples, bananas, strawberries…
  • pizza dough, flat bread or naan bread (we put it in bold because it’s important…)

3. “Spreadable” brunch, for those who just love toasts!

The art of spread is a bit like the ritual of coffee: once you are initiated into it, you can’t do without it. A brunch made up of a variety of spreads of all colors, textures and flavors is sure to be a hit.

To spread that happiness, here are some five-star candidates:

  • Salmon rillettes with dill
  • Roasted almond butter
  • Pâtés
  • Cretons
  • Red pepper and feta spread
  • Homemade Nutella with dark chocolate

There are no limits with spreads! And the best part of it all is that this formula requires very little preparation in the morning. Prepare your small pots in advance, and voila, you can relax. Don’t forget to offer a variety of breads: bagels, baguettes and homemade bread.

Have a nice long holiday everyone!

Planning the Holiday Brunch Like a Pro

You were designated host for the holiday brunch and you’re not sure where to start to plan the menu? Don’t panic, Lafleur has got you covered! Here are four recipes that are not only simple, but bursting with flavor, guaranteed to please both children and adults. You were designated host for the holiday brunch and … Read more

Choosing the best patio to entertain

The affordable solution so you can enjoy the summer!

Cedar-colored treated wood is treated with alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ). ACQ protects the wood against mold, rot and termites. Cedar-colored stain is added to it to give your patio the look of real cedar wood at a lesser cost.

This eco-friendly formula created in Québec by Les Bois Traités S.C., in collaboration with BMR, is perfectly adapted to our climate for an end result that will stand the test of time so you can enjoy your patio with your loved ones for years to come!

The ABCs of a good treated wood deck:

A             Use Camo screws for a seamless finish

B             Apply UV protection

C             Enjoy summer

The trendy solution to entertain with style!

Composite gives your deck a sophisticated and high-end look that will last for years! Staining, sanding and stripping will be a thing of the past if you choose composite to build your deck.

Provide comfort and safety to your guest with a material that is resistant to weather, wear and insects. Say goodbye to cracks, chips and splinters because this product is built to last!

And Deckorators composite products are available in a wide selection of stylish colors and finishes for a beautiful-looking end result. Their hidden fastener system gives you a clean streamlined finish for a jaw-dropping deck.

The durable solution for years of successful get togethers!

This sturdy natural material gives you plenty of design options for your patio. With a wide selection of patterns, sizes and colors, you can create the outdoor space you always dreamed of.

The Richmond slab by Rinox, available exclusively at BMR, is a good compromise between the traditional style of individual stones and the practical aspect of a slab. And it’s affordable too!

Pavers are made to last. This material will resist both weather and time to give you peace of mind so you can enjoy summer with your loved ones for years to come!