toronto eats, part 1.

being home for christmas means going out for many meals with friends. i realized that i’ve never done a post about my favourite restos in toronto, so here’s what i’ve come up with so far. there is SO much to be added in the future…

next up: richmond station, momofuku, zucca, kinton ramen. 

recipe love, part 3.

3L has brought out a new level of lazy. haven’t tried out too many new recipes lately, but here are a few that i haven’t shared yet:

noodle-less lasagna. brought this to a potluck and it was a hit. just don’t drop it, save it with an oven mitt, and make a crater in the dish beforehand.

yeung chow fried rice. a chinese classic. used some minced pork chop instead of bbq pork. tasted just like takeout.

apple tart. super easy, really tasty, and very pretty.

korean kabocha porridge.

thrilled that this made a cooking blog. this stuff is so good.

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"Bad bread wrecks my outlook on life. The pathetic loaves at Seattle’s proudest French restaurant immediately made me paranoid about everything on the menu, everybody who had recommended the place in print or in person, and all the other customers. How could they sit there and smile and eat that bread-shaped impostor on the table?"

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jeffrey steingarten, the man who ate everything

(i am if the belief that the word “bread” could also be substituted for “coffee” in this quote.)

summerlicious 2012 list released.

and the summer-in-toronto links just keep on coming. 

recipe love, part 2.

here are some recipes that i’ve tried out lately and have enjoyed…

oven potato wedges. so good that my friend thought they were from a bag. and so easy!

slow cooker chili. helloooo frozen meals for exams.

italian fish fillets. made this because i had had cod fillets in my freezer for way too long. had it with brown rice.

i also made a beef stew in the slow cooker this week. kinda made it up as i went along. it involved cubes of stew meat, onions, garlic, beef broth, onion soup mix, tomato sauce, paprika, cumin, cayenne, s/p. added in some cornstarch at the end to thicken it up and some frozen green peas. yums.

i plan on trying this and this next.