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Frugal Fare #4: Ghazale

Location: 504 Bloor St. W, Toronto Cost: $3.49 for a falafel http://www.ghazale.ca We found ourselves searching for food in the Annex one evening before the start of Filmi 2009. I laugh now when I think about how we walked right PAST Ghazale (even though it was packed; which we all know is a clear indication … Continue reading

Product: Truffle Pig

You know how much I love bacon. And chocolate. The taste combined? Not so much…. The name combined?  Works really well. Behold, The TRUFFLE PIG.     I certainly hope that the hasty manner in which these photographs were taken are an indication of how darn decadent these chocolates are!  I obviously couldn’t wait to … Continue reading


Location: 140 Cumberland Street, Toronto Cost: Avg main is $13 http://www.hemingways.to In the heart of Yorkville there’s a cosy little people (or celeb) -watching pub that has the likeness of some Great-Grandfather’s study. Green walls, heavy bookcases laden with old books, equestrian oil paintings lit up with dimmed wall sconces, antique wooden furniture dusty with … Continue reading

Ackee Tree

Location: 170 Spadina Ave. Toronto http://www.ackeetree.com/ I’ve not eaten a full meal at Ackee Tree. The Jerk fries that I ordered were quite sadly limp and lacking in any real Jerk flavour, however, that said, my friends who ordered the chicken roti and BBQ chicken meals were more or less satisfied with their meals. Here, … Continue reading

Product: Mighty Leaf Teas

Speaking of teas….. Notice anything out of the ordinary? No? How about now? Pretty gross, I say!  

TRAVEL: Montreal: La Banquise

Location: 994, Rachel Est, Montréal Train ride to Montreal: $144 One order of Classic Poutine from La Banquise : $7 Trek to taste the highly recommend poutine in Montreal after eating a full breakfast across town and before a full tea then running back to catch the train: priceless We cleaned up well

Lahore Tikka House

Location: 1365 Gerrard Street East, Toronto Cost: $50 for 2 or 3 http://www.lahoretikkahouse.com I’ve been to Lahore Tikka House numerous times. The restaurant that always seems to be in a state of construction…and serving what feels like practically take-out, under make-shift portables. You check off what you want from the paper menu, receive a number … Continue reading

Product: Language of the Leaf

Product: Language of the Leaf Teas http://www.languageoftheleaf.com I’m so excited to review this product as it was a package sent to me from Neeta Khanna (founder, Language of the Leaf) herself after she saw my Zimbel’s review. So about four weeks ago I received this package and have pretty much been getting drunk on teas … Continue reading