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Who Unboxed My Cupcakes?

Who Unboxed My Cupcakes?
When I went in to the kitchen this morning to make my coffee, this is what I found on the box of cupcakes from Life is Sweet! These cupcakes were delivered to my home by a lovely friend (aren’t all baked-goods-delivering friends “lovely”?).  She went into Life is Sweet and requested their best selection of "cupcakes for my foodie [...]

Longo’s: Taste Ontario, Taste t...

Longo’s: Taste Ontario, Taste the World Round Up
Okay, one final post about the Taste Ontario Taste the World evening at Longo’s… this time a round up of the posts about our guests impressions of the evening, the store and the food. Taste Ontario at Longo’s from Sarah B. Hood on  toronto tasting notes… New Loblaws, Bulk Barn, and Matt Kantor at Longo’s  from David [...]

Longo’s: A night of Taste Ontar...

Longo’s: A night of Taste Ontario Taste the World
When I was invited by Longo’s to be a Taste Ontario Ambassador in August I started working on Taste Ontario, Taste the World.  I wanted to showcase Ontario ingredients from a World Cuisine perspective by hosting a cooking demo/dinner for some of Toronto’s foodies, bloggers, influencers and twitterati. A perfect fit for the range a [...]

Longo’s: Tuesday’s Sushi

Longo’s: Tuesday’s Sushi
Tuesday was by far the most challenging meal in this series.  Not because Longo’s sushi is challenging but because my best friend and god-daughter arrived that night with a serious craving for Indian.  Sushi, as most of you know, is not a traditional Indian dish.  Not even a close approximation of any South Asian cuisine. I decided we’d get t [...]

Longo’s: Monday’s Stir Fr...

Longo’s: Monday’s Stir Fry Kits
Monday was by far the most fun we had with Longo’s Daily Dinner Deals.  Mainly because we got 3 of their Stir Fry Kits to try.  We were gambling that the kits were good and that we could sample a couple of flavours and the leftovers would make great lunches.  At $6.99 per kit it’s really not much of a gamble especially when you can look in th [...]

Breakfast Special for 2, for $9.02...

Breakfast Special for 2, for $9.02… hello @CETO
Breakfast Special for 2, for $9.02… hello @CETO — Originally uploaded by LexnGer After voting we crossed the hall to the Oakham Cafe at Ryerson.quick, cheap and good. As long as you don’t mind the university crowd, thisis definitely a CheapEat!

Gravy Pizza done right! Bannock’...

Gravy Pizza done right! Bannock’s Roast Duck Poutine Pizza!
Some of you may remember my photo which made it on to This Is Why You’re Fat, and into the print edition too. It was a photo of gravy pizza from House of Georgie in Ottawa. Rockr & Junkii and I shared it, and we all agreed that it was bad for us, not well implemented and had some serious potential. Bannock, the new O+B restaurant,at [...]

Chipotle S’mores!

Chipotle S’mores!
Yes I did! I used chipotle marshmallows from Bobbette & Belle to make s’mores! When Matt, Sarah and Allyson discussed making Chipotle Marshmallows for Matt’s twisted Tacos de Mole dish at the last Secret Pickle Supper Club, I couldn’t get the thought of using them for S’mores out of my head. These Chipotle Marshmallows aren’t readi [...]

Market lunch

Market lunch
Market lunch — Originally uploaded by LexnGer One of the great things about the new office is that a short walk through St James park takes me to the St Lawrence Market. That means todays lunch is almost the same as the lunches I had working in the Saint John City Market when I was a kid. Dad would send me for bread (today from Caro [...]

Epic Tale of the Traveling Ribs

Epic Tale of the Traveling Ribs
These ribs went on a journey! First they were cooked, served and sampled on camera as part of my audition video at Ottawa Ribfest. The Sue and I each had a rib as a sort of congratulatory appetizer before heading back to dry off, freshen up, and dress for our respective dinner dates before the PAB Boat Cruise. But before I could dry off, fres [...]

Poutine For The First Time (from CETO...

Poutine For The First Time (from CETOblog.com)
One of the great things about having interns from away, is that you get to introduce them to food.  Or at least you do when you work at CheapEats!  That means you also get to revisit and re-experiencing foods and cuisines that have become ubiquitous and by extension taken for granted. via www.cetoblog.com

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork
It was one of those days when you reach into the cooler to pull out a roast of beef to barbecue and pull out a pork roast. And what do you do when you pull out a pork roast? Make Pulled Pork of course! So the rub got assembled: "we don't have paprika, use chile flakes instead" - "we don't have celery salt, use Lov [...]

Sugar Hangover

Sugar Hangover
I’m not particularly big on sweets, but I found it impossiblee not to try almost everything at Sunday’s Foodie Meet Bake Off.  Thank goodness for sharing! All the entries were inspired, tasty and beautiful.  I was seated between 2 winning entries which SOLD out early. Yasmin’s Sri-maican patties which won an Honourable Mention, and was the o [...]

Italian Family Feast Night

Italian Family Feast Night
On Monday, I mentioned that Ger’s cousins were coming for dinner. I think I mentioned (and am too lazy to go check) that one of the cousins coming, Ben, was trained by and still occasionally caters with Jamie Kennedy.  No small thing cooking for or with the likes of him. Though lord knows, this is not the first time I’ve found my [...]

June is Nuts Round Up Part #1

June is Nuts Round Up Part #1
This is the second year in a row where our June, especially early June, is jam-packed full of personal, professional, and fun events. And this year, after a cool spring,  our overloaded schedule is perfectly timed with the Extreme Weather Warnings too. The excitement started just after I picked up the rental car.  Before we hit the [...]

You just might find…

You just might find…
This looks like it might be exactly what I need to tide me over to my next nap.

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