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ISO: Organic candied citrus peel

I know the Big Carrot has had candied lemon or orange peel in the past, in their bulk dept., on one of the shelves of items that they bag themselves (i.e.it wasn't in a bin). Not sure if they still carry it, but I would think if anyone in TO has it, they will. I'd suggest calling ahead, and you can always ask to special order if they don't stock it regularly anymore.
Good Luck!

Mar 25, 2008
Asa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Austrian pumpkin oil

Try the Big Carrot on Danforth Ave. I know their Bulk Dept. stocks organic Styrian pumpkin seeds, and I believe the Supplement Dept. (Dispensary) has Styrian pumpkin seed oil in the cooler, against the back wall. Most people who buy it there use it as an anti-parasitic supplement, but its the same thing, food-grade Austrian pumpkin seed oil. Maybe call first, I know they've had it in the past (their resident herbalist, Francis is Austrian, and is very big on its therapeutic properties), but I'm not certain that they still do.
Good Luck!

Mar 25, 2008
Asa in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pad Thai--is it an authentically Thai dish?

Yes, definitely an authentic thai dish, as the name suggests. The full term, "kwaiteow pad thai" means fried rice noodles, thai style. But by no means considered by thais as a sophisticated dish. And as with many trendy dishes that originate in other parts of the world (like pizza or sushi), it evolved in western kitchens, as a result of different quality ingredients, cooking instruments, or tecniques. Here's a pic of pad thai from a vendor market on Sala Daeng in Bangkok. (btw, the noodles are wrapped in an omlette outer skin.)

Mar 23, 2008
Asa in General Topics

Suggestions for Thailnd

yes whs!! khao niaw ma muang (sticky rice with mango and coconut milk) is everywhere in march/april, especially markets.

Mar 23, 2008
Asa in China & Southeast Asia