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" Roselle's Dessert, King/Parliament " - French pastries worth my drive downtown?

Not waiting for consensus necessarily - in this instance it's more a combination of having seen them in the shop (before the reviews came out), cost, and comments that aren't inspiring me to plunk down the cash. I've walked by a few times (they're close to my vet) and each time I just haven't been moved to go back in. Yet somehow I'll take the ttc (which I hate) to San Remo with some regularity.

And my waistline will sadly attest to my willingness to try new things :)

" Roselle's Dessert, King/Parliament " - French pastries worth my drive downtown?

I think if the reviews were consistent raves, I'd be more inclined to spend the money to try their offerings. As it is so far though, I can't bring myself to.

" Roselle's Dessert, King/Parliament " - French pastries worth my drive downtown?

It's relatively close to where I live, and I've been in once (during Lent, so I couldn't indulge). The prices are what have kept me from trying them. $7 for a small eclair seems like a lot...

Best Jamaican Rum/Black Cake in the GTA?

My Mothers :). But it's not Jamaican, it's Guyanese Black Cake. And she does sell it at the Lindsay Farmers Market...

ISO: Whole dried bananas

I just saw these on the Prana website, if that helps.

Drupatis on Yonge

The paratha were $2.50, so price wise similar to what you've paid before, and what I've paid at other shops for a full one.

Drupatis on Yonge

I bought 4 paratha, and when I got them home and unrolled them, they were all half circles (cut), instead of the full circles I'm used to getting when I buy paratha. So, to my mind, they were ½ portions sold as whole.

Anson Mills cornmeal

I've ordered them online, don't think they're available north of the border otherwise..

Drupatis on Yonge

First place I've bought paratha where a portion is actually 1/2 a portion...wasn't happy to discover this when I got it home.

GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

Martha Stewart Cooking & Baking School shows are also on PBS every Saturday (Buffalo feed)

Agree about the reruns on Gusto. I think I saw pretty much everything during the first two previews I caught. Some great shows, but don't need to see them 4 or 5 times.

I also don't want to give Bell more money to subscribe - already paying for too many channels I have no interest in! If I could sub it for another channel, I would.

GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

It's 619/1619 on Fibe.

I love My Kitchen Rules as well as the variety of shows on offer, but sadly don't think it's worth the extra $10 it would cost a month for me to subscribe.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

Etobicoke also had Stirling unsalted yesterday for $3.59/lb

All things eggnog

The Costco Eggnog is Natrel, and it is indeed very good...

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Hmmm, I've never been to George :)

Downtown lunch suggestions?

There will be 7 of us.

I haven't been to the Gabardine or Richmond Station yet, I'll check out the menus, thank you.

I'll also check out the menus at Boulud & the new Buca.

We went to the Chase for a lunch last year, it was ok.

Haven't been to America but I think I'm hesitating because it's now another O&B, and the name is stupid :).

Thanks all for your suggestions, greatly appreciated, more welcome!

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Thank you, but we went to Daisho 2 years ago, was hoping for something different.

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Thank you, I'm afraid I'll kiss the cut off for Patria, as it has to be Dec 22.

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Looking for a restaurant for a holiday lunch. Price really isn't an issue, just looking for good food. Previous lunches have been at: Buca, Daisho, Harbour 60.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any and all!

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

For the most part the only card I use is AMEX, with a low limit Visa for emergencies. Don't want to get another cc, so I guess I'll have to use cash or debit..Not entirely a bad thing, just inconvenient..

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I'm so unhappy about this - AMEX is my primary card, I don't have or want a MC.

Although on the other hand, maybe I'll spend less there going forward as a result..

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