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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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… 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!
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 [...]
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 — 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This looks like it might be exactly what I need to tide me over to my next nap.