Verdict: Eh…skip. Cold pizza, Libretto wins hands down!
Price: $25+ t&t
Location: 1402 Queen Street E
Friday, August 26, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I’m in trouble. I am seriously in love with Nutella but my never-ending obsession with travel and quite honestly stressful weeks at work has left me turning to it, and other not so healthy foods, when I need to feel some comfort. Despite my claim that I’ll dust off my shoes and start my trek to 21-km again, I have gone longer without touching a treadmill than ever before :\
Well, a lack of peanut butter and craving for Nutella (but refusal to buy either) led me to find a bowl of hazelnuts that I toasted a week prior.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I get this question all too often, and I always give the same recommendation – Seoul House! Yes, the service can leave something to be desired if you’re not fluent in Korean – I’ll digress – but the quality of the pork belly, soups, and stir frys have me going back again…and again…and again!
Location: 3220 Dufferin St, Toronto
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Marcello makes a decent sandwich as well, with fresh chicken and vegetables – but I find that it’s on the pricey side.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Upon a recommendation from the hug-worthy gelato scooper at Wake, we clomped our cowboy boots (okay, I was the only one wearing them) to Brasserie for dinner reservations.
The gelato scooper’s words, Piggy Piggy, rang true for this meal but ohh…piggy-piggy-delish it truly was! My friend was both apalled and amused by Wine Bar’s little note on the bottom…
”Grape Drink”?? - KI’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
We started with the Foie Gras Poutine and the Foie Gras Potato Skins. We don’t fool around!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Verdict: Cheap, tasty, and epic dumpling feast
Location: Chinatown, Toronto
Monday, August 8, 2011
Much easier than I thought – she explained that you need to simply boil the white sugar with water – once it turns to the above glorious colour, add vinegar.
Mmm…the bubbly, brown sticky syrup had such a lovely aroma. The vinegar makes sure that it doesn’t burn and I was really excited to try flipping my first crepe.
A simple combination of eggs, flour, sugar, and water (omit the sugar if you want to make savoury crepes) was made until A was satisfied with the watery consistency – then a ladle of batter was rolled around the pan. Running a spatula around the edges, the crepe was surprisingly easy to loosen and turn over! I was tickled to see the little brown spots of my first crepe, and impressed that she did this with such ease. Not a single reach for a measuring cup or spoon, she eyeballed it all and we enjoyed delicious crepes and a great night with an Ozzie, a French chocolatier, and 3 Canadians was shared. Merci, A!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Just another weekend.
I’ve been wanting to do this hike for years. After all, it’s one of the most iconic sites in the US and it’s a much different hike than what I’ve done in the past! So with my hiking boots in one hand and sleeping bag in another, I made my way down to Phoenix to climb up and down the canyon.
I knew I was going towards a desert-like environment, but the view from the plane was the exact opposite:
Now these would be a challenge! (not ready…yet)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Having enjoyed Canoe, Auberge du Pommier, Luma, and Canteen, I have been a fan of O&B for quite some time. While I’m not so hot on Jump Cafe, I like how O&B has a good range of spots, especially in the downtown core.
I liked my breakfast buttie at Canteen before my epic Oceania Adventure, so I did not hesitate to return for dinner. Oh, how I wish I had…it was a surprisingly disappointing experience.
Verdict: Good breakfast, bad dinner
Location: 330 King Street, Toronto