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Actinolite: earnest or pretentious?

That location on the wrong end of Ossington must be killing them. Hallam isn't so much rough as just plain dismal.

1 day ago
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Strawberries and Blueberries - Grand Bend

Try the Foodland Ontario site, yippy.

Not everyone lives in the GTA.

Jul 16, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Strawberries and Blueberries - Grand Bend

Thanks for the tip and link.

Jul 15, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

LC knows their merch is a lifestyle prop more than just cookware for many buyers and markets accordingly. It's a trophy brand.

Jul 07, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

That's pricey for Thai enameled steel and Chinese ceramics, whatever the brand.

I've seen the Thai-made Copco replica stuff and it's not the greatest quality.

Jul 07, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Honey farm in mississauga or near mississauga ?

Try here:

http://www.ontariobee.com/sales-and-s...

http://www.foodon.ca/site/templates/m...

Probably worth a drive since supermarket honeycomb is usually brick-like. I prefer dealing directly with apiarists since "farmers' market" dealers are often just resellers, sometimes peddling bulk honey from ???.

Jul 01, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Cannoli?

Irene's Celebrity Cakes in Mississauga(Eglinton just w. of Dixie)isn't half bad for cannoli.

Jun 25, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Danish Pastry House - Oakville (Trafalgar/Cornwall area)

It's usually an overdose of cheap vanilla/almond extract in the commercial versions, along with fats/oils, that impart the usual chemically taste and smell. If you're socked first with that taste/smell, it's probably not homemade.

Jun 25, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Danish Pastry House - Oakville (Trafalgar/Cornwall area)

If their marzipan is homemade, it's probably miles ahead of the gawdawful industrial product that's barely edible.

Jun 24, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Grass Fed Butter in Toronto?

What I'm after is "single udder" butter

Jun 22, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Halal Burgers or Chicken Kebabs

Isn't Adonis open now in Scarborough?

Jun 20, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy Ghirardelli product

The GTA Lindt outlets carry Ghirardelli. Not sure if they carry what you're after. Worth a call?

Jun 16, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Whole Foods to open Buffalo, NY store in 2016

Amen. Not jonesing bad enough for anything WF peddles relative to bad exchange rates, gas prices, and border delays.

Jun 15, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Global Cheese

Jun 10, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Global Cheese

Any place but Global...

Jun 09, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meyer Lemons at Home Depot

Sorry but the USDA zones do matter. Be prepared to lose a pile of $$$ if you think they don't.

"There is more. But for sure citrus won’t grow in Toronto."

That's about the only relevant point above. Thanks!

Jun 07, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Did Metro stop carrying Claussen pickles?

Dunno but they always have a stale date printed on the plastic wrapper around the lid. Have never seen them out of a cooler. Weird, too, since my NoFrills shelves Strubs and jarred pickled herring on 'fridged shelves.

Jun 06, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Did Metro stop carrying Claussen pickles?

Hmmm. Is that section 'fridged? They're supposed to be kept cool.

Jun 06, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meyer Lemons at Home Depot

Doubt Southwest US growers are worried. Guessing you're not a gardener if you think the USDA zones are just "guidelines."

Jun 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

When can we expect fresh strawberries in Toronto

"RIght on time"=late June/early July. Heat and dry-ish weather are maximimal strawberry conditions. Not much of that to date, sorry.

Jun 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

When can we expect fresh strawberries in Toronto

We're talking strawberries.Doubt they're field-grown. Late June/early July but probably later given temps so far this year.

Jun 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

When can we expect fresh strawberries in Toronto

Way too early/way too cool for anything worth eating. Just look at how your backyard garden is progressing...

Jun 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meyer Lemons at Home Depot

Purely ornamental. The USDA Hardiness Zone maps tell all. FYI, the GTA isn't Yuma.

Jun 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I find fresh Crawfish for a traditional boil?

Doubtful. A seine and chicken livers? Traps are fool-proof.

Jun 03, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I find fresh Crawfish for a traditional boil?

Always wondered why no one in Ontario has tried to aquaculture these guys. They're far from scarce in the wild.

Jun 01, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I find fresh Crawfish for a traditional boil?

Fresh? If they're not kicking, cooked or frozen, I 'd pass, thanks.

Only place I've ever seen live crawdads is a bait shop up north.

Jun 01, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Did Metro stop carrying Claussen pickles?

Loblaws dropped 'em from westend GTA stores quite some time back. I get mine at Highland Farms now. Longo's? Haven't checked recently

Jun 01, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ontario Asparagus

Saw some at Highland Farms in Miss. this a.m.

May 25, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Whut youse alls thunk? Zagat article on Mississauga

West 50 is an OK watering hole but otherwise is "meh" for me. The rest I like lots.

The piece is about Mississauga--not the GTA--which is commonly dismissed as franchise-infested with nothing else to offer. Suresh suggests another view. Rents dictate where smaller ethic restos locate here, so many are all but invisible in business/industrial parks off the main drags.

May 25, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cumbrae vs Whitehouse Meats

Yup, it's a nice shop. It's not close but I do try to stop by once a month or so when I'm passing along that stretch of Dundas. Zero pretense/attitude, just superb product.

May 22, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)