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Beaver and Bulldog Sports Pub and Wingery

Beaver and Bulldog Sports Pub and Wingery

It had been a while since we’ve been to the Collingwood area so my husband and I decided to go for a day trip when we had some days off work this month. For those of you who don’t live in Ontario, Collingwood is known 

Lageez

Lageez

I love Indian food, but I don’t have it often because although my husband likes it too, his body doesn’t. It had been so long since I last had Indian food that I suggested having a free-for-all Friday dinner a couple of months ago so 

Carbonara

Carbonara

I think the first and only time I had carbonara before making it myself recently was when my sister and I went to Italy in the spring of 2015. It was my first time in Europe except for a 5h layover in Amsterdam in 2010. 

Pho 88

Pho 88

Who loves Vietnamese food as much as I do? It is delicious and seems healthy and wholesome in a way. Even fish sauce in small quantities is supposed to be good for you since it contains vitamins and minerals and is healthier than soya sauce. 

Kabob Guys

Kabob Guys

It took me a while to find a good go-to Afghan grill restaurant. I have tried a few in the past and they were ok, but none of them wowed me. Kabob Guys at Kennedy and Sheppard was a different story though. I’ve seen Kabob 

Popcorn

Popcorn

When I decided to start a food blog, I had a tough time deciding on a logo. SinceĀ popcorn is my favourite snack food, especially Kernels and movie theatre popcorn, I almost put a popcorn kernel on my logo. I ended up going another route so 

SumiLicious

SumiLicious

Like most of the restaurants I’ve tried recently, SumiLicious came up in some Google searches of best food in East Toronto. I managed to convince my husband to go there for take-out with the promise of a Portuguese-style chicken sandwich. Let me tell you though, 

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

One of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast is hard-boiled eggs so I usually boil enough eggs to eat for breakfast throughout my work week. I sometimes use the hard-boiled eggs to make egg salad to change things up a little and because 

Northern Smokes

Northern Smokes

Why does barbecued food, especially smoked barbecue, taste so good? I’m tempted to get a smoker so I can smoke my own meat, but I irrationally think that someone or something will end up eating my food. I would not blame them… Who am I 

Patty Time

Patty Time

Party time!! šŸŽ‰ Oops, this post is supposed to be about Patty Time and patties… I think pretty much everyone (in the GTA) has eaten a patty at some point in their lives. When I was a kid, a lot of convenience stores sold patties 

World Famous Pizza

World Famous Pizza

I first heard of World Famous Pizza when someone I know mentioned that their pizza is so good, they drive all the way from Don Mills Rd to Morningside Ave to get it for their team lunches at work. Since it is located in a 

Creamed Corn Soup

Creamed Corn Soup

Corn seems to be one of those vegetables that everyone likes because it tastes good in so many different forms. One of my favourites is creamed corn soup, although I don’t think there is anything with corn in it that I don’t like… Popcorn is 

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs

I first learned about Firehouse Subs when a commercial for it came on TV one evening. Thinking they were only in the U.S, I wished that there were more sub-options in Canada. Curiosity got the better of me so I looked it up and was 

Chris Jerk

Chris Jerk

Someone suggested Chris Jerk when my co-workers and I were trying to decide where to go to grab lunch one day at work (before covid-19 and working from home every day began). That was the first time I had heard of Chris Jerk so, naturally, 

Pan Fried Steak

Pan Fried Steak

Sometimes there’s nothing better than eating a good steak…yummy! I used to think that making steaks at home can’t compare to the steaks at steak restaurants like The Keg until I pan-fried some ribeye steak recently. I might have lucked out this time, but it 

Main’s Mansion

Main’s Mansion

I don’t typically like going out for breakfast because I feel like most of it is food I can make at home myself for less than half the cost, that is until I had breakfast at Main’s Mansion. My husband found out about Main’s Mansion 

Francesca Bakery

Francesca Bakery

Since I’m not big on sweets, I have probably passed by Francesca Bakery thousands of times (my grandma lives nearby) without a second thought. My husband loves sweets though so he kept mentioning that we should go there recently, but every time we wanted to, 

Poke Guys

Poke Guys

Maybe I just wasn’t aware of poke before I went to Hawaii in 2014, but poke bowls seem to be pretty popular in the GTA the last few years. Imagine sashimi on top of rice along with a bunch of amazing toppings and sauces. Sounds 

Local Leaside

Local Leaside

Patios have been even more popular this year due to covid-19 and the limitations of eating inside. If you want a good one to go to in midtown Toronto, you should definitely try Local Leaside, near Leslie St. and Eglinton Ave E. Local Leaside is one 

Oven-Baked Salmon

Oven-Baked Salmon

I discovered that my oven-baked salmon is actually decent when I first brought it as my pot luck dish for my family’s Christmas dinner one year. My aunt said the salmon was really good and asked me if I had bought it from somewhere. šŸ˜‚ I didn’t think 

Buster’s Sea Cove

Buster’s Sea Cove

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I find it really difficult to find good lobster in the GTA. Most restaurants in the GTA that serve lobster only have lobster tails, except for Red lobster and Chinese restaurants, but Prince Edward Island is 

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup Chicken

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup Chicken

I’ve had an Instant Pot for a few years now, but we haven’t used the “Pressure Cook” option too often. My husband and I usually like to slow cook our meat, but sometimes we forget to prep or season and put the meat into the 

Port

Port

My husband and I have been trying to have a patio date night every Friday before summer ends and we have to hibernate (or self isolate) again. I wanted to try somewhere new and ended up finding Port on a list of best patios in Pickering. 

Osaka Sushi

Osaka Sushi

I wasn’t always a fan of sushi. Eating raw fish took some getting used to because of the texture, but now I love it, especially spicy salmon. Fresh sushi can be difficult to find in the Great Toronto Area though, unlike Japan,Ā Vancouver, or anywhere close 

Orzo With Chicken And Vegetables

Orzo With Chicken And Vegetables

I put “orzo” at the beginning of the name of this blog post because whenever I eat orzo, I find it is the star of the dish. Orzo might look similar to rice, but to me, it doesn’t taste anything like rice. I like the 

Plank Restobar

Plank Restobar

For my birthday this year, my friends organized a dinner at the patio of Plank Restobar in Oakville. They wanted to do something special for me since it was a milestone birthday, even though we had to celebrate COVID-style. As I get older, milestone birthdays aren’t as 

Kostas Meat Market

Kostas Meat Market

Ok, I know I blog about Greek food a lot, but how can I resist when it’s so tasty? On Valentine’s day last year, I was craving Greek food as I often do so I decided to check out Kostas Meat Market at Warden Ave 

Pulled Pork Taco Pizza

Pulled Pork Taco Pizza

I don’t think I know anyone (personally) who hates cheese. What’s to hate? There are so many different kinds of cheese, it tastes good and it tastes even better when it’s melted so I use every opportunity I can to melt cheese on my food. 

Jatujak

Jatujak

IfĀ you are asked to name some good Thai restaurants in the GTA, you can probably come up with a couple located downtown, but if you have been to Jatujak, that one might be on your list as well. They have 3 locations in Scarborough. So 

Eggplant Fries

Eggplant Fries

What is purple and is called both an animal product and a living organism that grows on the earth?Ā EggplantĀ isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the people who eat eggplant seem toĀ love it. When I first heard of eggplant fries, I knew I had to try 

Hutch’s On The Beach

Hutch’s On The Beach

Do you love fish and chips as much as I do? If so, one of the best places to go for fish and chips in the Greater Toronto Area is Hutch’s on the Beach. It’s in Hamilton so it can be a bit of a 

Ibrahim B.B.Q. Shawarma

Ibrahim B.B.Q. Shawarma

The Greater Toronto Area has a lot of great food and being so multicultural, you can find food from pretty much every ethnicity. I think the only other city that is similar in terms of variety is New York City. When this COVID-19 pandemic ends 

Air-Fried JalapeƱo Poppers

Air-Fried JalapeƱo Poppers

If you like spicy food and cheese, air-fried jalapeƱo poppers are quick and easy to make from scratch. It only requires 3 ingredients – super simple! It also tastes much better than frozen jalapeƱo poppers because it’s fresh and you can choose how much cheese 

Lucky’s Souvlakis

Lucky’s Souvlakis

When my husband and I went to Greece in late September/early October 2019 for our honeymoon, we didn’t plan which restaurants to go to except one – Lucky’s Souvlakis in Fira, Santorini. When I was researching the cities we would be visiting while we were there, 

Bleecker Street Pizza

Bleecker Street Pizza

My coworker told me about Bleecker Street Pizza, “an amazing pizza place” in New York City, so we decided to try it when we went in 2016. It ended up being our favourite meal in NYC and that is why 4 years later, I am blogging about it 

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

I tried making roasted chickpeas today since, like many of you, I am self-isolating at home. I like to normally eat out at least once a week to change it up from cooking at home, but that seems to be a thing of the past, 

Ground beef and vegetables

Ground beef and vegetables

If you want something easy, quick, and tasty to make, this ground beef and vegetables recipe might be for you. Even though I don’t normally like eating rice (unless it’s with Greek or Indian food), I like eating rice with this dish. I first started 

Bollocks Pub & Kitchen

Bollocks Pub & Kitchen

One of our favourite pubs is Bollocks Pub & Kitchen. There are 3 locations…in Pickering, Whitby, and Stouffville. The Pickering one is the closest to us so we have only been to that location so far. I first found out about it when I Googled 

Locus Point Steamers

Locus Point Steamers

I’m going to start off by saying I love crab. It is my favourite seafood and since I live in a city that is not near an ocean, there aren’t as many restaurant options that serve crab, and if they do, it’s pretty pricey. One 

The County Cider Company

The County Cider Company

For my birthday last July, I wanted to do a day trip somewhere so my husband and I decided Prince Edward County would be a good choice. It was only a 2.5h drive from our place and they also have nice wineries and cideries. When 

Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine

Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine

Even though I love eating out, one type of food I rarely order when I go out to eat is pasta. I usually find the pasta they serve in restaurants too rich and creamy. It’s super tasty, but for some reason, I feel guilty for ordering it even though I 

Patridogevsia

Patridogevsia

Patridogevsia was a restaurant we found by chance when we were vacationing in Chania, Crete. We had hiked 13km on rough terrain for 7h through Samaria Gorge earlier that day and didn’t get back to our rental car until dark so as you can imagine, we were