That dreaded time of year is approaching and I can literally feel it in my bones. A cold chill runs down my spine just at the thought of it. The anxiety of knowing that you’re going to have to brave through this just for a little while before it all passes and sunny skies return, waddling your way over ice as to not fall on your ass in public, trudging through 30cms of snow, boots that clutter the doorway… but enough about having to visit my relatives during the holidays and let’s talk about food. One of my most favourite things about the holidays is the food; it’s the time to chow down on recipes and dishes that make their once-a-year appearance and are then tucked away for another 365 days. A dish that our family sees only during the holiday is traditional Quebec Tourtière; a savoury meat pie notable for its rich combination of spices and a light, flaky crust.