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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I think I saw it at the Queensway store on Saturday...

Zucchini blossoms (squash blossoms) in GTA

I saw them at St. Lawrence Market (north) on the weekend. One of the outdoor stalls.

Giant Hersheys Kiss?

Does anyone know where I can find one of these, ideally in Downtown Toronto?

Trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo N.Y. what grocery items would you bring back?

I second the cookie butter - buy more than one jar...

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

Have you tried where you made your purchase? I had a kettle purchased at Williams Sonoma that they exchanged for me in store when it chipped - this was over a year after the original purchase.

best coffee and/or best pastry within a 10 minute walk of Union Station?

I think Petit Thuet at Yonge & King is closed..

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

At Queensway on Saturday, the Burrata is gone, but it has been replaced with mozzarella di bufala (can't remember the brand). $6.99

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Calvin Klein Jeggings have been in store for the last few weeks - colours have been depleted, but they were still there a week or so ago (Queensway)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

It was the bag - I didn't see any cans

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

The lobster was still $14.99 at Etobicoke on Saturday

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

Sobey's has it for $4.99 this week. Loblaws Queens Quay didn't get their shipment in (this was Saturday)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

I tried the chips in my baking last Christmas - I found they were a little on the (too) sweet side - for comparison I usually use the PC Decadent chips.

Rol San Menu?

Does anyone by chance have a scan of the Rol San menu? Would like to place a lunch order for pick up, but there isn't one online..

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

Best Caribbean food?

A Jamaican curry is different from a Trinidadian curry is different from a Guyanese curry. The ingredients might be the same or similar, but the preparation is different and fairly specific to the location.

To say that the food is less diverse (justxpete) does a disservice to the many cultures that are represented in the Caribbean.

Best Caribbean food?

kind of a nitpick - The Caribbean is comprised of lots of different types of cooking - most prevalent here (GTA) would be Jamaican, Trinidadian & Guyanese. While Guyanese and Trinidadian are most similar due to the ethnic make up of the populations, they are not the same as Jamaican or any other food in the region. "Caribbean" food really isn't interchangeable...

End of rant :o)

Lunch downtown

Thanks - my short list was George, Oro, Buca and I went with Buca.

Lunch downtown

If you could have lunch anywhere downtown during the week, and price was no object, where would you go?

multiclad cookware separates

This time of year Williams Sonoma offers some pretty decent deals on All Clad & Calphalon. Also check out their clearance tables, as there are often some nice pieces available.

The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

If you're paying with AMEX (only cc they accept) the name has to match your membership card. If your guest is not a member, they will not allow them to pay with their debit card - they will subtotal your guest's order, but the member has to pay whether credit or debit.

The Rob Ford Food Specials

Craft Dog has a crack dog in his honour..

Fresh pumpkin purée?

ED Smith is available at both Metro & Loblaws. On sale it's either $3.99 or $3.49/tin. I've used it for pumpkin pies and i've been told it's quite good (I've baked for others, pumpkin is a vegetable, not meant for dessert! :o) )

I imagine it's available at all other grocery stores in the GTA as well. Make sure to check the can - they have both pie filling and pure pumpkin.

The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

Not at Etobicoke- I was looking for it today and they didn't have it either..

The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

That means they're discontinuing the maple sugar..

The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

I saw the Chimichurri at Etobicoke on Saturday.

Fresh Ontario corn

Apparently they started picking Ontario corn yesterday...SLM is selling it today (someone in the office went at lunch, and that was the report)

Where's the best fried chicken in the GTA ?

My experience last summer was that they did not accommodate requests for specific parts (I had requested 2 breast pieces, willing to pay extra, and was told no, they cooked a certain quantity in pairs). Not sure if they have changed their policy though.

Craft Dogs - 95 King Street East

There is a chicken dog (or there was one during their soft opening last week), I believe it's called the Cali (someone picked it up for me, so I'm not entirely certain of the name). It's about the size of a sausage, so definitely bigger than a standard wiener. It was very good.

Best Doughnuts in Toronto: 2013

I believe FGF Brands does their muffins, not sure about scones..

heading to Bobette and Belle today...

Picked up some of these on the weekend for the first time - the lemon is definitely American buttercream...

Yummy cupcakes/dessert...

My favourites are the vanilla and the chai (w/vanilla cake). Can't say I haven't enjoyed all the flavours I've sampled though (and I think I've tried just about every flavour w/vanilla cake)