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ISO: Pre-made yorkshire puddings

I know that you can buy frozen ones in Loblaws.

Any Licks left in the GTA?

That building has been torn down now.

The Village Roaster, Scarborough - Do they roast on site?

They do roast on site.

West Hill Wine Bar - Who's Been?

I wish he had taken some care with his grammar and spelling :(

Scotch Eggs

Also check But 'N' Ben -->

Best Banana Bread

Cooking Light Diet Offer Rant

When I go to I see the price as being $3.75 per week.

Scarborough Gems

In the category of driven by for YEARS and never tried (till last night) can I suggest Pizza L’Amore on Kingston Road at Fenwood Heights (just west of McCowan, on the north side).

My wife loves a Canadian pizza so we tried their Bacon Cheddar last night. Nice thin crust, not greasy, very nice flavour.

ISO 5kg box of steel-cut oats @ Costco in GTA

My approach is to place 1/2 cup of the PC Blue Steel Cut oats, 1 1/2 cups boiling water and a hand full of raisins in a small thermos (found some that have a folding spoon in the cap) and head out the door. 1 1/2 to 2 hours later I have a yummy tasty breakfast waiting for me.

Big Bite Burrito - Scarborough East

Hopefully it lasts longer than Moms Chicken did....

2014 Ontario Sweet Corn

Yes.... I've seen the truck(s) from Sweet Ridge Farm parked around Scarborough. In fact, I bought some today @ Kingston Road / Markham, and will be having it shortly.

Guildwood recommendations

There is also Fratelli's that gets good feedback a bit east of Guildwood (Old Kingston Road / Highland Creek Overpass); and a second location on St. Clair / Victoria Park.

The Toronto Bread Company on Progress Rd.

You might also check out B & A Bakery @ 1820 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON, M1H 2V5, just between McCowan and Bellamy.

ISO: Nice Desserts / Coffee Scarborough / Easy York

Any places with good desserts open in the evening in south Scarborough / East York area?

Getting together with an old friend and looking for ideas.

Fresh Burger Richmond Hill

What happened to Le Papillon on Front?

I just checked the URL for Le Papillon on Front and it now seems to be a Japanse blog....

Martha Stewart On How To Cook On an Aga

Growing up in England, we always had a Rayburn in the kitchen. Not only was it used for cooking throughout the day, but also as a source of hot water for the radiators in the house.

I do seem to remember though that it only fed the back of the house; there was a separate boiler for the front of the house,

My sister has an AGA and that is her main cooker.

Nov 08, 2013
Spelunk in Cookware

Hard boiled eggs.... peeling issues

But I needed the oven for other purposes in any case....

Oct 12, 2013
Spelunk in Home Cooking

Hard boiled eggs.... peeling issues

I tried a technique I had seen on the Web, and it worked like a charm!

Heat your oven to 325F, then either place the eggs directly on the oven racks, or in a muffin pan. Bake for 30 minutes and then dump the eggs into a bowl of iced water.

When eggs are cool, it's all done.

Seemed to work perfectly; no sign of either a dark ring around the yolks, or any discoloration of the yolks..

Oct 11, 2013
Spelunk in Home Cooking

Fresh Ontario corn

I passed the Birchmount/Sheppard location today; a bit north of Sheppard and on the east side of Birchmount.

Sorry I did not note the exact location.

Low Carb Ice Cream

My wife loves those as they are also lactose free.

Fresh Ontario corn

Sweet Ridge Farm

One truck at the usual location at Markham Road and Kingston Road; the parking lot of the Silver Mile Service Centre.


No idea on price; and I was there at breakfast time :(


I was in the McDonalds @ 2701 Lawrence Avenue East today and saw that the ad on the till said that the McLobster was now available for a limited time.

Highland Farms

There seem to be two web sites; and

Coppas Highland Farms has three locations; 148 Bennett Road Scarborough, 4750 Dufferin Street North York and 3300 Rutherford Avenue Vaughan,

Highland farms just two; 850 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough and 50 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga

Do you love Banana Bread? What's your favorite banana bread?

My favourite (and I'm not much of a baker at all) is this

* 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.

Jun 25, 2013
Spelunk in Home Cooking

Kostas Greek Bakery at Warden & Ellesmere...

Sorry it was for people visiting the butcher; but the bakery was open then was what I meant.

Kostas Greek Bakery at Warden & Ellesmere...

I know it was open before the Greek Orthodox Easter (May 5th) as my wife is an avid knitter, and one of her favorite knitting stores is right next door to it; the parking lot was a total zoo!

New Indian Restaurant, Scarborough

Driving by today, Pavitra appears to be closed. Signs indicate an AYCE Sushi place is coming,

All-night or super-late food Markham / Scarborough?

Markham Station; corner of Markham and Shepphard