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Good quality ice cream to take home?

i know costco carries some kwartha dairy ice cream, but try googling kwartha dairy icecream toronto, and you get a list of retailers that sell it, hope this helps abit

May 20, 2012
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

No menu restaurant in Leslieville?

I think you are thinking of Ruby Watch, Lynn Crawfords restaurant, walk by it often but have never been, let us know if you go and what you think

Sep 21, 2010
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Gourmand Spadina closed?

yesterday i noticed the location in the yonge and bloor hudsons bay food court was also closed....things that make you go hmmmmmmm

Jun 11, 2010
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Just like home cook'n

thanks fooddudey, well try dash kitchen for sure, week 1 was complete demolish old kitchen, and frame new kitchen, week 2 electrical, insulation, drywall and knock new window in, week three sub floor, heated floor and tile, still need to have cabinets, granite, backsplash, trim, appliance hook up...well worth the wait...good luck on yours

Oct 09, 2009
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Just like home cook'n

I am about 1/2 way through a complete kitchen reno, I'm managing ok with a makeshift kitchen in the basement, but i need a nice home style "supper". Have been doing a lot of take out, and dining out, but am at the point where i just need some simple, yummy, homestyle food. I am "greased" out, salted out, and microwaved out. I know there must be some nice basic restaurants in this city, not looking for showy cuisine, even though i will be doing a lot of that in my new kitchen, but for now, just want to feel like im going to moms for supper. i am in leslieville, but have a car, and am willing to travel to get "comforted"......3 weeks to go to my new kitchen...woohooo

Oct 09, 2009
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cold Stone milkshake flavourless: any decent shakes in downtown Toronto ?

I have been to JR in the US a number of times, especially for the malts, but when i tried it here, both at younge and dundas and Vaughan mills i could not believe the quantity you "did not" get. The glass arrived about 2/3rds full, and the remainder which was in the shaker consisted of about 1 oz, not even enough to fill the glass to the top. in the US, you get a full glass and well over a third full shaker. I questioned the server at both locations, knowing its not their fault but store policy, it turns out its the owners policy who owns both location...well i have not been back since, although i still crave malts

Sep 09, 2009
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Montreal Bagels wood-baked on Roncesvalle?

they bring in their bagels from both St Urbain, and Bagel House, i prefer Bagel House, more authentic. They bring them in fresh daily, and on saturday mornings i have bought them when they are still warm.

May 20, 2008
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bagel world opening on Bloor St at Spadina

theres a new little store on Roncy, just north of Queen, on the East side (right accross from the nursing home) that brings in both St Urbain, and Bagel World bagels. I was there early saturday, around 8 am, and they were still warm, and i have picked a couple up after work around 5ish, and they still have some left. Sure beats a trip north.

Apr 16, 2008
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best (Funniest? Wittiest?) Food Quotes

"Times fun when your having flies" Kermit the Frog

Apr 04, 2008
lidiab in Not About Food

Polish or Ukranian Deli - for Easter Stuff

starkys is great, but if you don't want to make a trip to the far west end, Bennas on roncy is good too

Mar 19, 2008
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

School- 1st Annual Spaghetti Feed-advice?

I totally agree, meatballs on the side. Although i almost always use whole wheat pasta, for the masses, i suggest regular, its less expensive, and even the real health nuts, can forgo the ww for one nite, and i still think the majority perfer regular. I enjoy having regular pasta when i go out. As far as bread, i suggest just some nice fresh crusty italian loaves, with an offering of either regular or garlic butter. No toasting not fuss no muss. Salad, simple, maybe a choice, regular tossed, or cesear, again dont go gourmet, i doubt anyone is expecting it. Desserts can be a few large slab cakes, maybe a chocolate and and vanilla, covers most basis there. The one thing you may want to try is to make sure they are peanut free. I was involved in a spaghetti nite when i was in grade school, many moons ago, i remember it like yesterday, so simple and so fun. Have a great time and good luck

Mar 05, 2008
lidiab in Home Cooking

Emergancy: Need Orange Cake Recipe Using Yellow Cake Mix

i usually keep a box of yellow cake mix around just for this recipe...its really good

Feb 20, 2008
lidiab in Home Cooking

Beef rib recipes

just made these last week for a dinner party, they are to die for,served them with spaetzle, and roast aspargus, perfect comfort food, oh yes and bread pudding with whiskey sauce for dessert.

Dec 19, 2007
lidiab in Home Cooking

ISO beef short ribs

I planning on making braised short ribs at an upcoming dinner party, and am having troubles finding them. My first thought was costco, but while i was there on the weekend i could'nt see any. I am thinking calling cumbraes and royal beef, but if anyone has any other ideas, they would be very welcome. thanks lb

Dec 03, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's "the" food where you're from?

My husband is from northwest Ontario, Thunder Bay, and they have this pastry (danish, donut, not sure how to describe) with pink icing called a persian. He said he was addicted when he was growing up, so when i was up there i had to have one, ...two, three...ok lots. its like a honeybun with pink icing, i don't know what they put in them, but when they are fresh....they are so good, in a very bad sort of way.

Nov 15, 2007
lidiab in General Topics

Favourites East End Haunts?

was at weezies on Friday, best darn burger ever, service was great, friendly, fun. Can't wait to go back and try the mac & Cheese

Nov 12, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Beloved Food Jingles?

Hotdogs, Armour hotdogs. What kinds of kids love Armour hot dogs? Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks, tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox love hotdogs, Armour hot dogs, the dogs kids love to bite.

Nov 08, 2007
lidiab in Food Media & News

slow cooker favorites?

This may not be quite what your looking for, but what i use my big 6 qrt slow cooker the most is for making chicken stock. Its the best easiest stock i have ever made, and i set it for over nite. about 8 pm i load it up, chicken backs, bones, carcuss, whatever, a carrot, a celery stock, a few pepper corns and water, turn it on low, next morning, viola, some of the best, clearest stock. I just drain it through a colinder, to get out the big stuff, then thru a fine seive or cheese cloth if i want it perfectly clear. Chicken stock without skimming or baby sitting.

Sep 27, 2007
lidiab in Home Cooking

The Ultimate PB&J: What's your preference?

heals (but we always called them bums) of really crusty fresh fresh fresh italian bread, with a nice smear of PB, slice of tart apple, and a little sprinkle of salt...mmmmmm im in heaven

Sep 19, 2007
lidiab in General Topics

Idea for a Bridal shower for 100 people

how about Vittorios new location, its a pretty place, and upstairs they have an area for private functions. Im not sure how many it can accomodate, but give Cico a call

14 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON

Sep 19, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How's the Tulip for Sunday brunch?

pretty sure the Patrician is closed on Sundays, but they do a great breakfast on Saturday, not the "brunch thing, but good ole Bacon & eggs etc.

Sep 18, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Bakery in Leslieville

I was there at 8 am saturday morning, i don't think they where even actually open yet, but since i had the right change and had my own cloth bag they where more than happy to serve me. Got a wonderful stout and oatmeal round, and a fruit loaf. Both where still hot from the oven, and wow did it make my car smell wonderful, since i wasnt going home for a few hours yet. Both loaves where delicious. Welcome to the hood brick street, what a treat.

Sep 17, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO malted milk powder

Thanks for all the suggestions...Poorboy, i got a jar of Horlicks at Carlaw and Gerrard No frills too...of course i shop there, im not going to buy my Cptn Crunch (just kidding) at Pusiteries although i have seen people doing just that. Made chocolate malts at home this long weekend...MMMM MMMM good, just like i remember them.

Sep 04, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Do you remember these childhood favorite cookies?

or does anyone remember toybox cookies, again, they where very hard, but thicker, in different shapes, if i recall, square, round, and triangle, with a coating of pastel coloured icing, and a pic of a toy, ie rocking horse, teddy bear in the centre of each cookie made from a drizzle of white icing. Please tell me i am not hullicinating and these really did exist in my childhood, if not, i will seriously begin to question my other memories, and that can really open up a whole new can of worms.

Aug 29, 2007
lidiab in General Topics

Damson Plums in the GTA

Saw them at the St Lawrence Market north last weekend

Aug 29, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO malted milk powder

Can anyone tell me where i can find malted milk powder, not ovaltine, but the stuff to make good old fashion chocolate malteds...I remember carnation used to have a malted milk powder, but that was eons ago, and i hav'nt seen anything recently. thanks lb

Aug 22, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

One treat a day for the rest of your life?

my moms home made perogies...haven't had them now in well over 10 years, i really should try to recreate them some day...mmmmmm to die for

Aug 21, 2007
lidiab in General Topics

Japanese in East end

Sushie Marche, just east of Pape, excellent

Jul 23, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

buddha dog--toronto version

Amen roncie man, i had about 20 minutes to kill, as my mom had her dinner at the nursing home up the street, so i thought i would pop in and have a quick little snack myself. Little snack is an understatement, i had read that they were small, but this is rediculous. If you where to have 3 or 4 or more, you would totally fill up on bread. the overall taste, well i won't spit it out, but it sure did'nt leave much of an impression, the garlicy aoli, was well i think missing a whole lot of garlic, the weiner, was on the george forman a tad to long, the bun was ok, but i can get the same on at swiss chalet along with my quarter chicken. So in a nut shell, a miniscule wiener, bland aoli, and before i forget, prob the most dimwitted servers i have ever encountered, next time i think i will pull up a chair and have a snack with my mom at the nursing home.

Jul 17, 2007
lidiab in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hot dog

Hi, im a Toronto hound coming to Buffalo for just 1 day, my friend is a hot dog nut, and thats all she wants for lunch. Which is the best, Louie's or Ted, or is there something better that i hav'nt heard of. Thanks very much