In the little town of Vankleek Hill, Ontario, about 15 minutes from me, there's a fantastic lunch joint called Mary's Country Kitchen. They also do a brisk take out business.
It's charming from the exterior...
...and although it's tiny, it's packed with amazing goodies.
For lunch, you can choose a ham and asaparagus quiche...
...or a carmelized onion, sun-dried tomato and goat cheese variety.
There were ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches ready to be eaten.
And stuffed curry pockets and cornish pasties waiting there too.
For dessert? How about a Bakewell tart?
The carrot cake looked fab.
Yummy-looking blueberry squares.
Tall jars of tempting cream cheese brownies and chocolate and caramel nut bars.
Behind the counter on a set of shelves were a variety of cookies and tarts.
And check out these funny chocolate mice and holiday turtles.
The place only seats 12 and it was absolutely buzzing.
The coffee was really good and strong.
We each ordered a Greek salad which had a light dressing on very ripe tomatoes (a real plus at this time of year) and tasty veggies and tons of olives and Feta cheese.
And we also decided to split the 4-layered carrot cake. Yummy!
We both gave the place a two thumbs up. Absolutely marvellous and fresh. We're going back for sure. If you give it a try, please let me know what you think.
A quick note: Mary's Country Kitchen is closed for the month of January.