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  1. We went to On the Fork for dinner back on October. It was very good.

    I found the menu to be more of a tasting menu than a traditional Appetizer and Main style menu. I think the Husband and I shared 5 dishes and 2 desserts and were not overly stuffed. And it was fairly reasonably priced.

    I will have to try Abruzzi, they were featured in the latest, (I think) issue of that free southwest ontario dining magazine. Looked good, glad to hear that it tastes good too.

  2. I made a pasta dish once with leftover Pulled pork and it was fantastic. Never been able to get it right since.

    I also did a blood orange sorbet just off the top of my head and it was perfect. No matter how hard I try it's never been that good again.

  3. 50/50 pork and beef. And an egg, some panko and whatever sauces tickle my fancy. Hp, BBq, Ketchup etc. If we are feeling like the kid is not eating her veggies I will blitz some carrots very finely and mix those in too. They give a slight sweetness and make me feel better.

    I glaze the top with some sauce or another. We eat a lot of meatloaf as it is something we can all agree is good.

  4. I know you can get Timmies coffee in Downtown Dublin. We had to stop and take a picture when we saw it. We didnt buy it, why would you drink Timmies when you can have Guiness?

  5. On crackers with peanut butter. OmG Yum!

    Around here we call it "mommy's sauce"

    Although I sometimes need to wrestle the bottle away from the baby. That's her treat, a squirt of sriracha on my finger and she gets to suck it off.

  6. Let me know because I seem to be having the same problem. I ihave had the belly in the salt for about a week now and have not very much liquid out of it. Maybe 1 tbsp, 1.5 is stretching it.

    I am planning to smoke it Monday so I hope it turns out ok! At least belly is cheap-ish.

  7. Just a note - Asiana appears to be gone. I don't know if they moved or closed, but the restaurant on Commssioners beside the starbucks is gone.

    I have had decent Korean at Take Sushi. They have quite a selection of Korean meals, not just the sushi. (although that's not bad either!)

  8. I always understood the difference in Canadian and American flours to be - in Canada "All Purpose Flour" is roughly what Americans would consider "Bread Flour", at least in terms of protein contents.

    American "All Purpose Flour" is a blend of High and Low protein flours and thus lower in overall protein content.

    Of course, I am Canadian and don't ever remember cooking with anything other than our flour so what do I know!

    And as a Note - I love the Western?Liberte dairy products! Especialy the yogurts. Even my local No Frills carries them. I have given up on the other brands and buy those exclusivly.

  9. When I made the squash casserole I used real mayo and 35% cream with some Nutmeg. Then but cheddar and panko on top. My Husband and I licked the dish clean. (Miracle Whip - Ugh!) I think you could make it with other kinds of squash no problem. Maybe not spaghetti squash.....

    I am glad you are enjoying the cookbook. It is a hoot to see all the "salads". Let me know how it turns out. I have never tried that one.

  10. When you go shopping for the beef next time - Get written approval from her to spend more than your 2$ a LB. That way if the higher ups try and come down on you for going over buget you have your defence all ready to go.

    And Document, document, document! Take notes at the meeting and have her sign them so there can be no arguments later about what happened.

  11. I do keep a life list of all the animals I have eaten..... does that count?

    And it includes crickets and mealworms.

    Some people think my list is weird.

    Yes, your list is weird but fortunately you're in the right place. So how long have been doing this? And how long is your list?

    I think it's only a matter of time before insects as food becomes way more mainstream. I've only eaten bugs by accident - but since I don't find them very appealing they're not on my life list. I'm about as interested in eating one of those crispy tarantulas on a stick from Vietnam as I am in anthropophagy.

    I ate the bugs at the Montreal Biodome. They were having a tasting and had stalls set up with chefs preparing the insects.

    I beleive I had Ant nachos, Mealworm banana bread and cricket sushi. I wanted to try the stirfried grasshoppers but I just couldnt do it.

    Lets see.. My life list.

    1. Beef

    2. Chicken

    3. Pork

    4. Duck

    5. Lamb

    6. Goat

    7. Wild Boar

    8. Musk ox

    9. Moose

    10. Venison

    11. Ostrich

    12. Emu

    13. Porcupine

    14. Quail

    15. Pheasant

    16. Alligator

    17. Bison

    18. Goose

    19. Ants

    20. Mealworm

    21. cricket

    22. rabbit

    I would love to try Horse some day. I don't incluse seafood yet. That would make the list way too long.

    Never touch seafood do you?

    Oh I touch it alright, it's just difficult to be sure of the type of fish you are eating and it would make my list 10x longer. sticking to O2 breathers for now.

    I had the porcupine on a trip to northern Quebec and the Muskox was in a sausage purchased from a butcher in Ottawa.

  12. I do keep a life list of all the animals I have eaten..... does that count?

    And it includes crickets and mealworms.

    Some people think my list is weird.

    Yes, your list is weird but fortunately you're in the right place. So how long have been doing this? And how long is your list?

    I think it's only a matter of time before insects as food becomes way more mainstream. I've only eaten bugs by accident - but since I don't find them very appealing they're not on my life list. I'm about as interested in eating one of those crispy tarantulas on a stick from Vietnam as I am in anthropophagy.

    I ate the bugs at the Montreal Biodome. They were having a tasting and had stalls set up with chefs preparing the insects.

    I beleive I had Ant nachos, Mealworm banana bread and cricket sushi. I wanted to try the stirfried grasshoppers but I just couldnt do it.

    Lets see.. My life list.

    1. Beef

    2. Chicken

    3. Pork

    4. Duck

    5. Lamb

    6. Goat

    7. Wild Boar

    8. Musk ox

    9. Moose

    10. Venison

    11. Ostrich

    12. Emu

    13. Porcupine

    14. Quail

    15. Pheasant

    16. Alligator

    17. Bison

    18. Goose

    19. Ants

    20. Mealworm

    21. cricket

    22. rabbit

    I would love to try Horse some day. I don't incluse seafood yet. That would make the list way too long.

  13. think the only one of us who does not live in a "gay ghetto" or gay-identified neighborhood is Randi -- and for all I know, there's one of these in Exeter too.

    Ha, don't I wish!! I've heard there are probably 7 lesbians in Exeter. Of course, I'm sure there are a few that aren't out yet. For a country that is so progressive ( translation: Gay Marriage) there are still a lot of backwards people here. Although, I admit I havent run into any predjudice( that I know of) in this town.

    There is not even one in London - nearest town - 400 000 people. You need to head to Toronto before you get a "gay" neighborhood. We do have a few clubs and a parade during pride week though.

  14. The only thing I have been avoiding this pregnancy is the raw sushi/eggs - mostly for food safety reasons. I don't think the sushi itself could hurt the baby but I REALLY don't want to get sick from poorly prepared stuff. I had a cold and it sucked - can't have the good drugs!

    I don't drink a lot of caffeine anyways but I did have a few vanilla lattes and a glass of wine for my wedding anniversary. My midwife seems pretty happy with me.

    (please send happy vibes as I am due today and can't wait to meet the kid)

  15. There was that old one "The Great Canadian Food Show" they still show it sometimes on CBC, with Carlos Rota? He went around the country and went to small towms and mennonite places and showed the food there.

    I remember him making mennonite sausages and something with seal flippers.

    Oh yeah, that guy.

    I admit, a man going around the country with an appetite and a camera crew . . . not such a bad idea. But the title suggests so much more. I guess it was a food show, in Canada, but it was never remotely close to great.

    Hey I never claimed it was good. That was just the title of the show. I find him pretty smarmy myself.

  16. I'd like to see a show about food in the Maritimes, and Newfoundland. Mennonite food from the prairies.  Real french-Canadian home cooking, (sorry, Martin!), in fact any Canadian home cooking. Small diners. Real people eating real food, maybe even some people who are on a *gasp* budget!

    In other words, more food, less flash.  I'm not holding my breath.

    There was that old one "The Great Canadian Food Show" they still show it sometimes on CBC, with Carlos Rota? He went around the country and went to small towms and mennonite places and showed the food there.

    I remember him making mennonite sausages and something with seal flippers.

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