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wedding venue in downtown Toronto

You know, that's a great idea about the finger foods. I'll see what she says, thanks a lot.

Feb 25, 2011
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

wedding venue in downtown Toronto

Honestly, that's exactly what I thought. I'll let her know, thanks.

Feb 25, 2011
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

wedding venue in downtown Toronto

Sorry, I know this topic comes up often, but I did a board search and their budgets are way higher...

My friend is planning her wedding in July. (Yes, there isn't a lot of time for planning). She has trouble finding her a venue for the reception. It's going to be lunch, preferably Italian, for 150 people max, and the budget is 20 per person.

I can't think of anything. Help a poor bridesmaid out?

Feb 25, 2011
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

21 Cosmetic Uses for Everyday Foods

As a dental student, I would strongly advise against using baking soda. It is much too abrasive. You will get enamel thinning and hypersensitivity. Believe it or not, toothpaste is not even the main factor that maintains good oral health, but the physical act of brushing and flossing is by getting rid of the plague build up. Brush twice every day for 2-3 minutes with ADA/CDA approved fluoridated toothpaste and floss.

Oct 06, 2009
pomelo in Features

Slow roasted tomatoes

I love slowly roasted tomatoes. 170F for three or four hours. I can snack on them forever.

But is there another way to make them but using less electricity? Apparently microwaving doesn't work, so says google.

(I don't have a toaster oven)


Sep 10, 2009
pomelo in Home Cooking

Should I keep my Le Creuset round oven?

I bought a beautiful mustard yellow LC round oven a week ago on a whim. I know it's high quality, and it'll last me a lifetime and a half, but I'm starting to feel guilty that I can't justify spending the money since I already have a crockpot for all the braises and stews that I do. I know the end results are probably noticeably different, but as a student who is short on cash and time, is the crockpot so bad after all?

I know they are entirely separate issues, but I'm currently eyeing a food processor, which I can buy using the money that I get for returning the LC and I still would have money left over. Despite being a student, I love home cooking and do a lot of it, so I would like to get the most out of the money I spent on furnishing my kitchen. That said, I love the dutch oven to bits and it'll break my heart to let it go.

What do you think?

Sep 05, 2009
pomelo in Cookware

Kingston for lunch, any suggestions?


Apr 29, 2009
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

6 Days in Hong Kong

Oh my. Sher.eats, you are the best! My stomach and I thank you.

Apr 12, 2009
pomelo in China & Southeast Asia

Le Pain Quotidien - Coming to Toronto?

Perhaps I am easily amused, but I had a great experience at LPQ in Yorkville. A friend and I walked in close to closing time (unintentionally) but staff was accomodating and gracious. Service was quick. A warm, relaxing atmosphere. The Belgian brownie was fabulous, as was the hot chocolate that came in a bowl.

Apr 12, 2009
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

6 Days in Hong Kong

Sher.eats, thanks for such informative posts! They are going to be really helpful for my 3 week trip in May. I am wondering if you have anymore recommendations for me as I can speak Cantonese (admittedly less than fluent but fine enough) and read Chinese.

I do not know my way around (left HK when I was ten), but should have no problems finding out. I will stay in Kowloon and should spend a decent portion of my time on the island. I know Chinese food pretty well, coming from Toronto, but I would love to know more about local haunts and eateries.


Mar 15, 2009
pomelo in China & Southeast Asia


First of all, I mean no harm, just offering some thoughts.

I know some of the people doing research on Salba. I...personally would read their health claims closely.

Also, sorry if you know this, but although salba has a high level of omega-3 fatty acids, these are different from the type of fatty acids found in salmon. Specifically, salba has high levels of ALA. Salmon and other fatty fish have EPA and DHA, the long chain derivatives of ALA. They are not the same thing, and in my opinion, may have different biological effects.

Feb 17, 2009
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Eye Weekly on Ramen in Toronto

I have been to Konnichiwa, iNoodle, and Ajisen, and I would rate them in that order from the best to the worst. I was underwhelmed by iNoodle, but I routinely went anyway because it was close to my house.

And I felt sorry for the owners every time I was in there - it was always empty, and last time I was the only person and it was prime meal time. The service was always good.

And I'm sure Ematei can (almost) do no wrong, but I haven't tried their ramen.

Dec 30, 2008
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Baking class in downtown TO

My friend and I are looking for a good baking class in downtown. I looked into the courses offered by George Brown, but they are on the expensive side (525 for an introductory prerequisite class that doesn't even cover baking is a bit much for students).

I do want to learn some good techniques though, so I don't want to go to a one time thing where all you do is follow the recipe. Any ideas?

Nov 23, 2008
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ice Cream

Yes! We went there last night and I had the mango and capuccino. It was so good. Greg's is no longer my favourite ice cream/gelato place, unfortunately.

Jan 07, 2007
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Birthday dinner for three friends

My friend and I are planning a birthday dinner for our best friend. We are looking at places that are fun, memorable, and obviously serve great food.

We looked at:

Sultan's tent -- bad reviews
Plaza Flamingo - looks tacky from outside

...and that's all we could come up with.


We are in our early twenties. If there is no "entertainment", that's ok. In that case, we would be going elsewhere for dessert/drinks. (any recs for that one too?)

Thank you.

Dec 30, 2006
pomelo in Ontario (inc. Toronto)