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Soybean

Thanks for your reply! I am focusing on fresh green soybeans.........just experimenting and thinking of grinding them and turning the paste or 'meal' into something

Sep 22, 2009
City Girl in Home Cooking

Soybean

Looking for information on soybeans and tips on ways of using them

Sep 22, 2009
City Girl in Home Cooking

Cava Vs. Torito

Hi! I realize you have made your decision and am sure you'll enjoy yourself at Torito. I just wanted to add that the dishes at Cava are more in the small plates style and far more intricate and I believe superior to Torito. For a special occasion or not, you cannot beat the service and the amazing knowledge the servers possess at Cava..........the wine list also shines. Enjoy your night.......looking forward to hearing your review of Torito!

Sep 13, 2009
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Vault? Ave. Rd.

I went to Vault last Saturday evening. Beautiful room with the wine cellar in the vault and a gorgeous chef's table in full view of the kitchen. Menu is french bistro focused with lots of interesting choices and a thoughtful wine list. The owners were present and sure to take very good care of everyone.

Jun 16, 2009
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A Good Sake is hard to find...

The really good stuff is agency sold. I will try and find the name of the agent for you.

Mar 09, 2009
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Favorite Toronto Restaurants?

my favorite restaurant right now is Celestin. Amazing french food and incredible service, lovely atmosphere.
Mount Pleasant, south of Eglinton

Celestin.sites.toronto.com

Mar 09, 2009
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Omi.....god!

Visited John Lee's Omi Sushi on Carlton last Saturday March 7th. We are fans of his former establishment on Church Street and were really looking forward to trying his new place. The food is very good, but the service is awful. The omakase , which the entire restaurant seemed to order, came out a lot more slowly for our table than all those around us, most of which arrived after us and they also forgot to bring 3 of the courses (the couple next to us also experienced something similar with their dessert). Getting a drink or even their attention was like pulling teeth and it got worse over the course of our visit. After 2 hours and 45 minutes we were pleading with them to bring the remaining courses or at least the bill. We won't go back and it's certainly not because of the food........shame.

Mar 09, 2009
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Soft Shell Crabs

Where is the best place to buy soft shell crabs in Toronto?

Apr 26, 2008
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best steak tartar?

I had an amazing steak tartar at Didier. The seasoning was spot on and it came with all the traditional accompaniments. The only issue I had was that the portion was quite large, so worth trying though...

Good luck!

Apr 26, 2008
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto for one night only

I tried the Harbord Room last Thursday and really enjoyed my experience. The food is excellent, service was efficient and friendly. Great atmosphere, funky and earthy decor.

89 Harbord, just west of Spadina

Mar 23, 2008
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Las Vegas [Moved from Ontario]

Looking for recommendations on where to dine on the Las Vegas strip.

What are the top 5 'must dine' hot spots that I shouldn't miss?

Mar 23, 2008
City Girl in Southwest

Double Smoked Bacon

Looking for method to smoke pork belly to make double smoked bacon.

Any help or suggestions as to reference material would be greatly appreciated!

Mar 21, 2008
City Girl in Home Cooking

Loblaw's = downhill

Costco is actually fairly good! I usually venture to Kensington or Chinatown for fruit and veg as it's cheap and with the high turnover, pretty fresh.

Jan 10, 2008
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Boudin Blanc

Thank you so much for the website!

Jan 10, 2008
City Girl in Home Cooking

Boudin Blanc

The french version....I really want to know what is tradionally served with the sausage

Jan 09, 2008
City Girl in Home Cooking

Downtown source for salt cod?

I buy my salt cod at Newport Fish, Dufferin and Dupont

Jan 09, 2008
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Boudin Blanc

I am looking for a tradional recipe for Boudin Blanc and whatever the traditional accompaniment is as far as a side dish

Jan 08, 2008
City Girl in Home Cooking

hazelnut oil

Hey! Thanks for the reply, I'll have a look at the link.

Jul 26, 2007
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

hazelnut oil

Does anyone know how to make or brew one's own hazelnut oil?

Jul 23, 2007
City Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Great restaurants in the Mayan Riviera

Thanks for the quick response. Would like to do both, so something pretty and upscale, but also authentic as I am a chef and should probably do some research!!

Mar 04, 2007
City Girl in Mexico

Great restaurants in the Mayan Riviera

Visiting Tulum in the Mayan in 2 weeks and am looking for fabulous restaurant suggestions in or around my destination

Mar 04, 2007
City Girl in Mexico