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Sfoglia cake

la sem makes a great sfoglia cake! http://www.lasemcakes.ca/

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

One local's guide to Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area (long!)

excellent! thank you!!!

Jul 21, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Good Mochi in Toronto?

i'll echo notoroious PIG ... homemade mochi is pretty hard to find in toronto. every once in a while, i've found what looks to be homemade stuff @ sandown in etobicoke. but it's the traditional red bean variety.

i've made mochi at home ... it's sticky but pretty easy/straightforward. so there's always that option.

Jul 11, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Instant Breakfast Cereal

there's a ton of different threads in the home cooking board about all the various oatmeal options.

another option you can consider (if you're looking into the homemade thing) ... baked oatmeal. make it at home, bring it to work, nuke ... voila!

Jul 08, 2014
lilaki in General Topics

Instant Breakfast Cereal

hey millygirl,

do you have access to a microwave? could you make/bring stuff from home? i find the instant stuff to be pretty revolting! but homemade is delish and also keeps well.

Jul 08, 2014
lilaki in General Topics
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ISO blueberry pie - etobicoke

so, friends showed up with a blueberry pie from andrews scenic acres. i have no clue if this is the 'best' blueberry pie but i pretty much ate the whole thing myself. and now, all i can think of is blueberry pie! any recos for good blueberry pie in etobicoke?

TIA!

Jul 07, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please help me plan the ultimate 3-day dining experience in Toronto. Specifics within:

what a nice idea!

we took my MIL to 360 for her 65th birthday (her request). the food and service were mediocre. HOWEVER, more importantly, my MIL got dizzy from the movement. sooooo... not sure you'd want to take your mom there.

i concur with the other hounds ... canoe is lovely. tell them what your plans are when you book and the staff really go out of their way to make you feel special.

and please don't take your mom to sultan's tent! ick.

Jun 25, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pie Shack

oh boy. i'm in trouble now. :)

thanks for the recos!

Jun 17, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pie Shack

wendover closed a while back. i walked by planning to buy a pie one day ... only to discover the store was gone.

i wonder if the whole business has shut down?

Jun 09, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please, need ideas to use up LOTS of broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, cabbage, etc.

thanks for posting the penne recipe ... made it yesterday and it's DELISH!

Jun 09, 2014
lilaki in Home Cooking

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

rocco's plum tomato?

Jun 06, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meyer Lemons at Home Depot

WOW! that's awesome. what kind of light/heat did you need?

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

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

oh! what costco did you see the kerrygold at?

May 31, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

i was at the etobicoke location and noticed sealtest butter (both unsalted and salted) was priced at $2.85. i guess i don't pay attention but this seemed way lower than before!

May 31, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cumbrae vs Whitehouse Meats

a few of us around here like it: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6002...

i go weekly; i like supporting local, family run businesses... and if you're a regular, they make you feel like family.

May 22, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cumbrae vs Whitehouse Meats

if you're in etobicoke, have you considered medium rare on dundas?

May 22, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

i find the cara cara oranges at costco to be great when it's EARLY in the season (i.e. when they first come out). the longer the season goes on, the worse they get. probably a sign that i shouldn't be eating a cara cara orange in may! :)

May 12, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Scones in Toronto

oh man! i was JUST at the stockyards ... i'll have to go back. :)

May 04, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

given my experience with the glutino cereal bars, i'm a bit wary of the brand now! are the pretzels good?

Apr 29, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

i saw these at etobicoke on sunday. they're HUGE. are they good???

Apr 29, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

LOL! i'm hoping the packaging helps me NOT eat the whole box! :)

i bought the skinny pop popcorn on the weekend ... not cuz it was GF but just for something new to try. it's pretty tasty.

Apr 29, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

i discovered the kirkland brand red grapefruit segments near the yogurt in the etobicoke store yesterday. there's a bit of added sugar ("packed in slightly sweetened water"). they are DELISH. they come in a box of 12 cups ... i don't remember the cost ... maybe $10 - 11. easy way for me to enjoy some grapefruit!

Apr 28, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

oooh ... good to know. i saw them yesterday but didn't buy either ... just wasn't sure if they'd be any good. thanks!

Apr 28, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

yes - i love those crackers! thank you! :)

Apr 28, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

hi hounds,

i love this thread and i end up buying a ton of stuff @ costco that i wouldn't normally! so i'm going to throw out a question in the hopes you can all help ...

i'm trying to reduce the amount of gluten in my diet (long story) ... i'm not trying to eliminate it. i found a box of breakfast bars by glutino ... and promptly returned them after eating one bar. OMG ... they were atrocious! however, today, i bought the dempsters gluten-free bread and it's pretty tasty (i've never eaten another gluten-free brand so i don't know how it compares).

anyway, i'm wondering if you have any gluten-free favourites at costco that you can recommend?

TKS!!!

Apr 27, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Heirloom Dried Beans or Rancho Gordo Beans in Toronto

great to know! thanks.

what do you use the beans in?

Apr 23, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Heirloom Dried Beans or Rancho Gordo Beans in Toronto

i've seen some heirloom dried beans @ william sonoma ... usually pretty pricey.

Apr 22, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

yay! thanks!!!

Apr 02, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

oh no! does this mean the 'original' wontons (uncooked, frozen) have been replaced with the fully cooked ones??

Mar 19, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

ooh ... broiled fish. that's a good idea!!! what kind of fish?

Mar 12, 2014
lilaki in Ontario (inc. Toronto)