If you were a resident in Kingston, Ontario or a student at Queen’s University in the late 1980s and 1990s, there’s a good chance you ate at a modest cafe called Windmills Cafe. As you can see from the photograph in the image below, it was a casual place where you could find hearty food such as deli sandwiches, baked muffins and coffee. The name of the cafe and the business ownership have changed and the cafe now offers a completely different type of dining experience. Then again, nowadays everything is sleeker than it perhaps once was in the simpler (relatively speaking) days of the 1980s and ’90s.
At the time one of the most famous dishes at the cafe was their veggie burger. What a thrill it was to see that they shared the recipe in the local paper. Here is a scan of the recipe that was clipped out and transported from Kingston to Ottawa, around Vancouver and then off to Yokohama, Japan and back! Keep in mind that you can adjust the amounts for the herbs and mustard according to your taste.
If you are looking for a healthy and affordable alternative to meat or tofu burgers, do give this recipe a try. It is delicious! This is one recipe that you will want to pass along to friends.
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The following video is from another Windmills Cafe in Lanarkshire, United Kingdom. It is such a heart warming story about how we can do so much more to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities for everyone – including people with learning difficulties and additional support needs. Enjoy!