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Tzatziki on Pape

Probably, I haven't mastered links on my tablet. Thanks for the correction!

about 20 hours ago
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tzatziki on Pape

This place is now open. Couldn't find a website or twitter account, but here's the dine to profile http://www.dine.to/wap/profile.phwp?i...

about 21 hours ago
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

More savoury, a little on the salty side but that was part of the appeal for me. Definitely not an overwhelming sweet potato flavour. There were 2 bags per box.

1 day ago
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I was at an Ottawa area Costco on the weekend and they were sampling the sweet potato crackers. I will be picking some up on my Costco trip this week, I found them addictive, would be great with dips.
The Sahale mix is also really good and is actually a good deal compared to pricing for the small bags in other stores.

1 day ago
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Those are calling my name!

Jul 23, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

Need help with a picky eater

My DH has an extremely limited diet due to health concerns. I usually try to have one component of the meal that he can eat. It may be steamed veggies with nothing added or I cook the protein without seasonings or sauces. Sometimes I can remove a portion of something for him before adding in ingredients he can't have.
And sometimes we just want pizza/burgers/Risotto/sub your fav food here and he is responsible for his own meal.
You may find if you serve his meal "plain" and gussy yours up a little more he eventually becomes interested in try it your way, even if it's just a bite off your plate.

Jul 22, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

Tzatziki on Pape

There is an ad for staff on kijiji. They are looking for a Greek cook.Based on what can be seen through the window it looks like they will be doing gyros.
Same owners as Macchiato Espresso Bar that just opened up at the back of that building.

Jul 19, 2014
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

DH is holding a workshop next week and wants to provide treats on the first day.
I am making the spicy buttermilk coffeecake from Café Beaujolais, the easiest one I have come across to throw together in the morning.
I will be making a glazed lemon loaf tomorrow. And last night I made this recipe ,http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.ca/2... half with coconut and half without. They will get baked tomorrow evening.
If I have time and supplies left I may make a batch of ginger cookies, or maybe brownies.

Jul 19, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Lots going on on Pape these days! Desert Rose restaurant and hookah bar just opened a couple of doors down from Folia.
There is a sign in the window for Goat Coffee Co at the corner of Pape and Sammon.
The Greek Boy (not yet open) is replacing the shawarma and pizza place at the corner of Westwood.
Tia's gluten and dairy free bakery opened their doors a couple of weeks ago just a few doors north of the Pape station.

Jul 17, 2014
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

I love these blueberry crumb bars http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/0... and you could sub in different fruit or sub in a good jam for the filling.
These biscoff oatmeal cookies are good and add something a little different to a favourite. http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/bis...
Hello dollies/magic bars/seven layer bars are a quick and easy treat.

Jul 16, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I've got a batch of nothingswrong's yeasted coffee cake doing a slow rise in the fridge. I made a half batch as buns in an 8 inch square pan. They will be baked up in the morning to enjoy with friends coming for coffee,
My oldest celebrates her 11th b-day this Thursday and has requested an ice cream cake. I made a chocolate cake for the base and will top it with cookies and cream ice cream and a fudge topping.

Jul 15, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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Best Casual Ottawa Eats?

Will you be driving up the 416 from the 401? If you are then a stop in Kemptville to check out Grahames Bakery is worth while, they have been baking with a wood burning oven since 1885 at the bakery. http://www.grahamesbakery.com/

Jul 14, 2014
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Macchiato Cafe on Aldwych just steps east of Pape appears to be open.
The Pape frontage of the same building seems close to opening - Tzatziki, equipment indicates gyros will be on the menu.

Jul 14, 2014
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

Things my kids have enjoyed making
Smoothies
Oreo truffles
Pizza
Lasagne roll ups - you cook the the noodles for them, they can mix up a cheese and veggies filling and roll them up

Jul 02, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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Recipes using pretzel sticks

Yes, just like that but the pretzels add more crunch.

Jun 25, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

what are some good garnishes for butternut squash soup?

Sour cream or creme fraiche and crispy proscuitto.

Jun 25, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

Recipes using pretzel sticks

This recipe is really good.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/salted...

Jun 25, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

I put more of my rhubarb to use last night in a rhubarb sour cream pie from the Canadian Living site.
Later today I will get the kids to make Ritz squares, the cracker/Choc chip/sweetened condensed milk ones, for after school snack this week.

Jun 22, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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ISO Flavored Syrup for Coffee (GTA)

I have seen lots of sugar free ones at Winners (Laird location) lately. Home Outfitters usually has a good selection of Torani syrups.

Jun 19, 2014
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Just learned The Rolling Pin is by the people who had J'Adore Cakes on Danforth. The pictures of their doughnuts look amazing.

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

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Here's a link to the recipe I used, and have used many times. Haven't had a fail yet!
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/as...

Jun 15, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Gougeres to take to a friend's party last night. They were inhaled instantly and I received MANY compliments. I had given the recipe to the hostess (a very good friend) quite a while ago and she had made them for a dinner party hat many of last night's guests had been to. They all said hers weren't good but mine were great. I used the Jacques Pepin recipe someone had posted on chowhound ages ago.
My 8 year old wanted to make Oreo balls. I have read many positive review of these ars but somehow couldn't imagine them tasting as good as they did. When I asked my daughter where she had found the recipe she said "YouTube, that's where I get all my recipes.". The Oreo balls were also devoured at the party, with a few held back for a treat today for Daddy and big sis who gets back from a camping weekend today.

Jun 15, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

How exciting! I'm sure your friends and family have been enjoying all of your attempts.

Jun 13, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Today I made a chocolate chip bundt. Just a dressed up cake mix with pudding mix and sour cream, but it impressed the kids after school!
Earlier in the week I was inspired by nothingswrong and her yeasted coffeecake. I had some no knead challah dough in the fridge (leftover from some jelly filled doughnuts made on the weekend) so I rolled it up cinnamon roll style, sliced it lengthwise and twisted it up as per instructions, topped it off with a crumb topping and we had a wonderful breakfast treat mid-week!
Also made some smore bars with a ritz crumb crust. Unfortunately the crust didn't hold together so well, but the kids didn't seem to notice.

Jun 12, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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Your favourite and least favourite cinnamon buns

That settles it, I have to pick up my kid from camp in Blackstock on Sunday. A side trip to Greenbank is necessary!

Jun 11, 2014
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How do I convert/replace vegetable shorting for butter?

It's a straight one to one ratio. Use 3/4 cup of butter in your recipe instead of the shortening.

Jun 05, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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Best Doughnuts/Donuts in Toronto: 2014

National Doughnut Day is actually Friday (the first Friday in June each year). Not on the list, but Paulettes is giving away 50 sugar doughnuts at the Queen St location of Delica and 100 at the Yonge and St Clair location.

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

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

They totally puffed up, but I used my teaspoon measure to push down some of the cookie (while still warm) and get a decent indent for the filling.

Jun 03, 2014
cheesymama in Home Cooking

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Saw a sign for Tia's Bakery - Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Opening on Pape just north of the Pape subway station. Not sure of an opening date.
Also, something is brewing on the east side of Pape closer to Mortimer, maybe across from the Greek Senior's club. Formerly the home of a convenience store, they have been renovating and there is a kitchen and counter in. No sign as of yet, please post if you have any info.

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

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 1! [through June 14, 2014]

Made the cookie cups from this recipe http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/... this morning in mini muffin tins. They are for my book club tomorrow night, so I will make the filling and assemble tomorrow afternoon. I will plate them up with some of the rhubarb cream cheese squares that I made on the week-end - they are holding up beautifully in the fridge!

Jun 03, 2014
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