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Shiso plant for sale?

By Galleria, do you mean the shopping center @ Dufferin/Dupont?

Jun 05, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Shiso plant for sale?

It is herb season and I was looking to grow my own Shiso. I was wondering if anyone has seen it at any of the various places that sell herbs in the GTA. I have seen the seeds but I am looking for a sprouted plant....

Thanks

Jun 04, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Malted Barley

I ran into the exact same problem and ended up ordering it online from the states... It was not that expensive and I don't use much of it.

May 30, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Heading to St. Lawrence Market for the first time...what should I look out for?

I would suggest before 9AM.. If i want to shop in peace I get there around 7:00AM...

May 20, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

anniversary dinner that must include oysters (everything else negotiable)

Malena, the new restaurant getting lots of good reviews, typically has two types of oysters available as an appetizer. It sounds like they rotate the species of oyster offered based on what is available.

May 19, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Maléna

the fish i had was naked except for some salt, pepper,and olive oil.

May 18, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Desperately seeking restaurant in Toronto's entertainment district

Some suggestions:
Tutti Matti (Italian)
Le Select (French)
Ame (may be a little noisy)
Paese (it is new, so I have not tried it).

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Tutti Matti
364 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1R7, CA

Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

Paese
3827 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M3H, CA

May 13, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good non-chain coffee in Financial District

What about Bisogno Espresso Bar on Sherbourne @ Aldelaide? A little far but closer than some of the other suggestions.

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Bisogno Espresso Bar
61 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

May 13, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Hardest Things to Cook Thread

vorpal, mind telling me where you had the best luck finding those ingredients in toronto?

May 09, 2010
Hmm in Home Cooking

Cottage cheese

Shoppers still sells it, they have it on sale for $2.29 each on most weekends.

May 08, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Openings 2010

Paese has also opened on King St. in the strip of tourist traps... anyone been?

May 06, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please help me locate a lunch place near King/Spadina

Jules Bistro?
OR
Le Select on Wellington near Spadina...

Apr 29, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Summerhill Market - prepared foods

Do they sell vinegary coleslaw? I have a soft spot for bought coleslaw but most of the chain stores sells overly-sweet junk.

Apr 29, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Pho in T.O.

The period is included in the link and messes it up.. it works without the trailing period in the link

Apr 08, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

My Recs for Take Away Sushi places

I was also wondering if the situation on takeout sushi downtown has changed any.. I end up going w/ Yuzu or Japango most times.

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Japango
122 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G1P5, CA

Apr 07, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pans... high heat and easy to clean?

Blue Steel, I use it more than my cast iron for non-searing applications.

Apr 03, 2010
Hmm in Cookware

Toronto: grocery stores open this Friday?

Fresh & Wild @ Spadina and King is open until 5 or 6 PM.

Apr 02, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Coffee Hounds advice please? Need recommendations for a home coffee grinder in Toronto.

Hey,

I have a ceramic hand grinder from Darkhorse (Japanese made, ~20 dollars). I can grind 2-3 cups of coffee in a couple of minutes.

I realize this may not be your thing, but it is the cheapest solution to getting a quality burr grind.

Apr 01, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best foodie 'hoods?

I got in this conversation with some friends and thought chowhound might settle it. What do you think are the best neighborhoods to live in if you are a foody?

Obvious choices may be Lower Javris (St. Lawrence Market) or Kensington Market. My friend was arguing for Richmond Hill due to the quality of Asian eats, To me, the ideal place needs a good balance of good restaurants and food stores.

Mar 28, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Diastatic Malt Powder

I want to make a mash bread recipe and I need some Diastatic Malt Powder. Anyone seen it Toronto?

Here is a link to a description: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

Mar 20, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Blue Steel Pan Issue

I was wiping it down w/ lard after every use and putting it in the oven to dry (something like I used to do for my cast iron). I think this was definitely the wrong approach.

Mar 17, 2010
Hmm in Cookware

Blue Steel Pan Issue

Hey,

I have a blue steel pan (which I love) but have run into a little problem. Somehow the built up seasoning has started to flake away and the flakes continue to grow.

Does anyone know what causes this? How can I try to fix it? The flaked areas are not taking a new layer of seasoning very easily.

Mar 17, 2010
Hmm in Cookware

Black Hoof Cafe - Review with Pics

I was planning on sneaking here for lunch during the day on Thurs or Fri. Anyone know how busy the cafe is on weekdays?

Mar 16, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Heirloom Dried Beans or Rancho Gordo Beans in Toronto

FDO looks cool but is there any way of getting beans from them w/o a monthly subscription?!

Mar 15, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheese CSA?

It is a truly amazing program but my problem with it is that the cheese is only available in Toronto. For many, it is hard to be certain that one won't be moving in that time frame.

Mar 10, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bread flour

Do you happen to know if Simply Bulk careers pH paper? I have been looking all over for this for the fine-tuning of fermentation time with no luck.

Mar 10, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheesemongers in TO . . . any hidden gems?

Hey,

I am a cheese addict and my two fave spots are About Cheese on Church St. (you can see their selection on aboutcheese.ca ). IMHO they have the best selection of Canadian Artisanal Cheese in Toronto.

My other go to spot is Nancy's Cheese at Dupont & Spadina (nancyscheese.ca). The shop has a smaller selection but Nancy is super nice and only carries products that she is passionate about. I enjoy supporting smaller shops, like hers, in which customer service is number one.

Mar 01, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sausage and Butchering Classes, Reviews?

Around TO a number of different places have started classes on the art of sausage making and the likes; Examples include Cowbell and The Healthy Butcher. I was thinking about attending one of these classes but I am not sure which one to choose.

Has anyone been to one of these classes and feels up to offering a review? Was it worth the cash?

Cheers

Feb 28, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anchovies

Related to Anchovies, anyone know of a retailer of the smoked (Spanish?) variety in the downtown core? I checked the usual suspects at SLM to no avail.....

Feb 13, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Cendrillon, World's Best Cheese?

I actually think that Monforte Dairy produces a better ash goat cheese. It is super addictive..

Jan 19, 2010
Hmm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)