You might not even realize Tasty Korea is there, although the new sign helps. There are three businesses in one at this point – flowers, tea and excellent Korean take-out, just up the street from us. I stop in for lunch to go on a… Read More
Growing up, I had an aversion to all mushrooms. I think my young palate couldn’t cope with their unique texture, and as well, I’m not convinced I had an opportunity to enjoy really well-prepared mushrooms as a kid. My aversion disappeared in early adulthood, and… Read More
As the eggplants roasted in the oven, it occurred to me to look up the meaning of the Arabic term Baba Ganoush. Wiki tells me it means “pampered papa” or “coy daddy”. As delightful as that is, I’m not making this for someone’s daddy –… Read More
Last night we took the subway to Bay and Bloor for dinner at Planta to celebrate Tuffy P’s birthday, which was earlier in the week. Planta is a fairly new restaurant in the Yorkville area, in the space formerly occupied by Pangea – right on… Read More
Tuffy P asked me to make what she referred to as “one of your soups” this week, so today I made a super-hearty minestrone. This is serious soup. It includes onions, Swiss chard, pasta, red beans, chick peas, tomatoes, celery, garlic, and a mix of… Read More
Just how many craft brewing companies are there in the Toronto area these days? I’m overwhelmed by the choice… This one promises (on the can) to be bright, crisp and thirst quenching, and I quite enjoy it.
Frittata and salad for dinner tonight. My ingredients: onions and green peppers – I had sliced up too many for pizza the other day several slices of pepperoni – also from pizza day leftover roast veggies – they’ve been in the fridge a few days… Read More
Quick and easy chili shrimp. These beautiful jumbo tiger shrimp were marinated for a while in a garlic-chili paste and a little soy sauce, then fried up in a wok at high heat until done and served over white rice with a sprinkle of peanuts.
OK, what’s for dinner? There was some leftover takeout veggie biryani in the fridge and some garlic naan too. I heated up the biryani in a skillet, then fried up two eggs sunny side up in the same pan, warmed up the naan directly on… Read More
…or: how to seed a pomegranate As it happens I had to seed a pomegranate the other day, as Tuffy P wanted to add some of the seeds to some baba ganoush. I didn’t know this trick, but I do now and I know you… Read More