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Rhubarb

In a month or so there will be rhubarb growing like weeds. Such an amazingly tasty vegetable. Enjoy it in season.

Mar 27, 2014
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sap Run

Yes, this is a content rich & up to date website. Thanks for the link.

My younger days of collecting buckets in deep snow and boiling them down over burning logs, in a home made pan, under the stars, is unfortunately over. But I still pay attention & this year's spring temperatures did not look hopeful for a good sap run.

I keep a list of the Ontario maple syrup festivals and they were all too early this year for the current flow. www.globurban.com/maplestuff.html

Mar 27, 2014
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for the best smoked meat in Toronto

I'm no connoisseur but I enjoy deli sandwiches. Wolfie's is my local. Great decor too (a coca-cola shrine). I like the smoked meat, cut thin, not too fatty. Often I just buy the meat rather than a sandwich so I can have it on an All Stars Bakery light rye with caraway & my own choice of mustard. I've tried most of the other delis more than once and don't find a lot of difference between them. One recent exception is Ben and Izzy's on Bathurst south of Wilson. Excellent sandwich! Just too far for me to walk and being certified kosher means restrictions on hours of operation.

Mar 23, 2014
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Maple Syrup.

Poured on top of freshly cooked, hot tuna patties.

Feb 28, 2014
OldEater in General Topics
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Toronto's worst dives

Geeze, you're an old fart like me!

you seem to have a better memory than me too - I fight to remember those days so every clue you give me wakens more memories! No way it was the lifestyle, eh?

email & registration hassles means I will soon have to be re-incarnated - but you'll recognize me

Feb 20, 2014
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sugar Shack in Ontario

Although it's not yet updated for 2014, I keep a complete list of Ontario syrup festivals at http://www.globurban.com/maplestuff.html
You might find some leads here.
2014 updates are in progress.

Feb 14, 2014
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Nice lunch in Dufferin-Finch area of North York...Any Recommendations?

First to mind would be Dr Laffa on 401 Magnetic Dr., Unit 39-40 (just west of Dufferin between Finch & Steeles) but it's not open on Saturdays.

Most of the other suggestions posted are not really close.

It's not an area with much beyond chain restaurants. The few quality independents that have tried have failed.

Do you have any meal or environment preferences?

Jan 17, 2014
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cumparis, 3610 Dufferin, south of Wilson

Used to love the Trezzanno meatball sandwiches. Never bothered with Bel Cibo. I'll probably wait for someone else to try Cumparis first.

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

Best Burger I ever ate!

With my friend Peter, we have been grinding our own meat for burgers for many years. It makes all the difference to taste & texture. We've mostly experimented with locally raised, fully grassfed bison, but the techniques work just as well with beef. Although I don't buy often from butcher shops, I think I'd give Sanagan's a try. Our experiences can be found here: http://www.bisonbasics.com/recipes/gr...

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

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

For those truly broke (yes I am) $10 won't likely get you fries these days. If you can't walk to the restaurant, then your transit fee will wipe out any ability to buy prepared food. I'd suggest a $2 Wendy's burger with bacon, tomato, & lettuce (not much, but will get you through to another day of wondering how to fill a growling stomach).

Sep 16, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Shepherd and Allan expressway?

That's a shame. Good people - good homemade food. It's a very tough location and seems to change owners & style every year or so. I better enjoy it while it still exists.

Aug 27, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Shepherd and Allan expressway?

I've had excellent Italian sandwiches (meatball & veal) from Papa Zucchero's Italian Eatery on Wilson Heights just north of Sheppard. It's become my favourite local restaurant. See Yelp reviews here: http://j.mp/1f3e8NN

Aug 21, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bruce Penninsula, Manitoulin Island eats

http://goo.gl/maps/cPnB0
The spring is at the centre of this google map. There's a small public park & beach too. Just zoom out to see the route in. Take your own water containers. The lake is good for swimming since it warms up faster than the big Lake Huron beaches.

Aug 04, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bruce Penninsula, Manitoulin Island eats

If I can get someone to look after the husky (don't like leaving her in a car) then I'll give them a try. How was your whitefish cooked? Fried, steamed, baked, griddled? Maybe takeout might work for us.

Aug 03, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bruce Penninsula, Manitoulin Island eats

When I visit an area for food, I want what's special for that area. Ribs are really not a Bruce specialty. But whitefish is! That's what I seek out even if I have to cook it myself.

Aug 03, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bruce Penninsula, Manitoulin Island eats

I was nastyman. I always look at Smoking Gun when I pass by - love the name, but never ventured in yet. On a mild evening I do enjoy the Wiarton Inn back patio (with the husky of course). I usually have fish & chips, sometimes whitefish and sometimes English style ocean fish. Always enjoyable. I take my old propane stove on trips to the Bruce and cook fresh whitefish for at least one supper. There are free range eggs to be found off the main highway, free artesian water (details on request), roadside farmer style supermarkets that have excellent local fruit & meat. There's also a great 'hippie' style organic bakery (Harvest Moon) on Hwy 6 about half way between Wiarton & Tobermory http://j.mp/1b3ilkj. Love their butter tarts but not cheap!
The area is more of a DIY destination than fine dining.

Aug 03, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kawartha Dairy ice cream is made with disgusting ingredients now

Glad you posted this. Got my attention.
No way those ingredients are an original family recipe.
Commercial corporate factory ice cream seems to focus on flavour (natural or artificial) at the expense of texture.
Just fluff & foam is not satisfying, especially when I know I'm ingesting multiple gums, glucose, & other gunk.
A good quality ice cream lasts in the mouth.
I did enjoy some Metropolitan vanilla ice cream a while ago but I didn't check ingredients (not on their website either). Think I got it because it was cheaper than Haagen Daaz.

Jul 09, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Maple Syrup festivals in GTA with actual locally produced Maple Syrup?

Check this link www.globurban.com/maplestuff.html
for local syrup festivals. Most of the smaller venues will have onsite produced syrup.

Mar 25, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Onion Buns Steeles & Bathurst & Area or elsewhere!

I like the onion rolls (chunks of moist onion inside) at Bagel Plus the best, especially if they're still warm. I also prefer when the top is golden rather than brown.

Feb 06, 2013
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for a smash cake for 1 year old birthday

Just make sure the adults have a good time. A 1 yr old will not remember any of it anyway. If you're not going to eat it,simply buy a box at the supermarket and add an egg & water and stick it in the oven.

Dec 01, 2012
OldEater in Ontario (inc. Toronto)