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Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

That's one of the tips I learned a few cake days ago, how to use a cake leveler properly (thanks TorontoJo ;)

about 9 hours ago
fickle in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

I used Melissa Clark's recipe from the New York Times. The only change I made was going with a finer grind on the black pepper and upping the amount to 1 1/2 tsp instead of 1 tsp of coarse. Love the subtle hit it makes, the black pepper kicks in after the initial chocolate blast.
http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/101631...

about 14 hours ago
fickle in Home Cooking
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Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

I made the lemon olive oil cake with pistachios and raspberries and the devil's food cake with the black pepper buttercream and chocolate ganache frosting. Like Davwud said, there's nothing wrong with sitting down with a fork and just eating the whole container ;)

about 15 hours ago
fickle in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

The best part of cake day is the cake loot you get to go home with :) It's like a cookie exchange except with cake! My favourite highlights each year are the tips and tricks we learn from each other (how to save a broken buttercream to making curd in a microwave, etc.) and experimenting together (sometimes two or more heads is better than one!).

about 16 hours ago
fickle in Home Cooking
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Trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo N.Y. what grocery items would you bring back?

get the peanut stix, they're so good!

Jul 10, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Grad dinner

Torito Tapas Bar on Augusta in Kensington Market and Frank at AGO on Dundas are both 10 mins away.

http://www.toritotapasbar.com/menu/
http://www.ago.net/frank-dinner-menu

Jun 05, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Do you cook or bake for your coworkers?

I use my co-workers as guinea pigs too. I love the wide variety of feedback I can get. Thankfully they enjoy being my testers. I find baking therapeutic so I'm happy they can help offset the inches from my waistline ;)

Feb 26, 2014
fickle in General Topics
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Ignore button, please

+1
I've left the Toronto board also. My time is too valuable to waste it on clicking a thread with no new value.

Feb 26, 2014
fickle in Site Talk
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The triple AAA bar is doing the opening soon - The Texas style restaurant in the Toronto

Went in November. Wasn't impressed enough to return. Our pork ribs were fair (flavour was very muted), the beef rib was good (special of the day), the waffles were soggy, the fried chicken was bland (don't even remember what the sauce was-that unmemorable), beans were watery, slaw was missing the dressing but the fries were decent! Hopefully you'll have a better experience.

Feb 05, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Social media - do you know CHs who are also friends on social media? And does it add to the experience?

There's about 10 of us who all met at CH outings and became good friends. We've all connected on Facebook so we can organize additional outings, share photos and support each other's lives (both food and non-food related). We also follow each other on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. So in our case, social media has definitely enhanced our friendships!

Feb 05, 2014
fickle in Site Talk
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Quick dinners to go downtown after 7pm?

I really enjoy the kottu roti from Saffron also. They're super friendly and encourage you to call ahead so it's ready to pick up when you arrive. Worth checking out if you're in the 'hood.

Jan 16, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Restaurant recommendation for couple with dietary restrictions-Please help!

Grasslands on Queen west of Spadina is very good at accommodating allergies.
http://www.grasslands.to/

Jan 16, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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add it up

Soma and Stockyards for me.

Jan 14, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Danforth news - Von Donuts

Really enjoyed the glazed donut from the skewer as well as the One Night Stand and the Greek Town. Love how they're not as sweet. Will definitely return for more!

Jan 11, 2014
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Coffee Mill - pretty tasty

I love that cake and their potato salad. Also love how consistent they've been in the last 20 years since I've been going.

Dec 30, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Sunday Brunch Buffets

The lobsters were chilled and of a good size. We really enjoyed them, our table probably went through as many tails as we did bellinis and mimosas :) The oysters were freshly shucked in the kitchen and brought out. The seafood table was definitely a favourite, it was continually being replenished and devoured throughout the 4 hrs we were there.

Dec 30, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunday Brunch Buffets

Luckily our waiter wasn't stingy with the mimosas nor the bellinis at the Ritz yesterday. Our table of 4 consumed 14 glasses worth plus our waiter brought a glass of just prosecco when asked in lieu of a final bellini. You definitely need to drink to justify the $79 price tag per person. The food was solid but nothing mindblowing. Highlights for me were the oysters, lobster, smoked fish, antipasti, pancakes and fresh fruit. Service was great. I would return for a special occasion.

Dec 30, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Georgian, Azerbaijani, and Armenian Food

Highlights for me were the Georgian-Style Eggplant Roll, Izpanahi, Herring and Khinkali. Will need to return to try the rest of the menu!

Dec 10, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Ghoroaa Restaurant - Danforth and Victoria Park

Thanks for pointing this place out. We went today and quite enjoyed our lunch. We had the chicken curry with parathas, beef biriyani, veggie pakoras and haleem. The curry and biriyani were excellent, the parathas a little greasy but tasty ;) Veggie pakoras were too dense for my liking. Would definitely stop by again when I'm in that 'hood. They were crazy busy with takeout (lots of catering packs heading out the door) plus the restaurant was full the entire time we were there. Nice find MC!

Dec 07, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Great soups...high end to low end

Love the split pea and ham soup from Emma's Country Kitchen (it's also dairyfree)

http://www.emmascountrykitchen.com/#!...

Dec 02, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Biscoff Cookies?

Yes, the Forest Hill location has the cookies as well as the spread at Leonidas.

Dec 02, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts in Toronto: 2013

give them a call. I had them back on Nov 17th. Yum!

Nov 29, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Christmas!

I like the one in the wood crate from Whole Foods with the marzipan on top.

Nov 13, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

White Squirrel Snack Shop

it's going to be the Parts and Labour burger shop:
http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish...

Nov 08, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Yorkville area restaurants

Joso's would be my choice.

Nov 06, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Buca, Jabistro, Luma or...?

Under 10 min walk, I like Yuzu (over JaBistro), Tutti Matti, Momofuku, Weslodge (for drinks & apps only), Jacob & Co, Nota Bene, Queen Mother, Milagro and Luma. Between a 10-15 min walk, I like Gabardine, Strada 241, Buca, Richmond Station, Marben and Le Select. Soma would be a definite! Haven't been to Patria yet nor Paese but they're on my list to check out.

Nov 05, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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White Squirrel Snack Shop

They told me they officially closed yesterday when I tried to place an order today.

Nov 01, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

White Squirrel Snack Shop

So sad they've closed up shop :(

Nov 01, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Roncesvalles area

+1 for Cafe Polonez
Maybe Parts & Labour on Queen?

Nov 01, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recommendations for a great place for lunch, Downtown Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital area

Thanks for the reminder, must check it out soon. Mark Cutrara has taken over the kitchen at Hawthorne and I loved his stuff at Cowbell.

Oct 22, 2013
fickle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)