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TRAVEL: London, ON: Raja

Location: 428 Clarence Street, London http://www.rajafinedining.ca Had a family anniversary celebration here.  The space is up-scale and elegant and nicely done up for large groups, such as us. The service on the other hand, could use some tweaking.  Although it wasn’t busy, our server took a while to come over.  Then he failed to correctly … Continue reading

Amaya Express

Location: 1574 Bayview Avenue, Toronto The “real” Amaya was closed for lunch and only opened at 5pm so we went express! Looking like a somewhat modern-retro (isn’t that an oxymoron?) cafeteria, we were the only group sitting inside the restaurant; the rest were outdoors on the patio.  We felt like we had the whole place … Continue reading


Location: 18 Wellington Street West, Toronto http://www.oliverbonacini.com Where do you go when all the kitchens around the Fairmont Royal York (including the Fairmont) are closed?  JUMP! That’s where. A hotspot for the Bay Street crowd, and quite hidden on Wellington, within the Commerce Court building, it was just the place for us to grab a … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with lots of good eats and treats. I hope to have some time to bake this xmas…perhaps some zucchini chocolate orange cake? Foodhogger is off for the holidays but will be back in 2010 with loads more reviews and recipes!

Pho Ai My

Location: 221 Spadina Avenue, Toronto #73 #58 I can’t remember the last number…..but these were our numbers (a consistent order amongst a few of my fellow diners). Mine (#73) was the vermicelli with chicken & spring roll dish (what I always order at Vietnamese restos): And while we were all in agreement that the new … Continue reading

Julie & Julia

Saw this last night – fun chick and food flick! Not enough Julia though…wanted more of Meryl’s Julia Child – what an incredible performance! I’ve never tried cooking any of Julia Child’s recipes so the movie was a definite inspiration.  Is there such a thing as chicken bourguignon?


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Product: Godiva Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Godiva Hazelnut Chocolate Spread € 6.25 ($10-12 CAD) http://www.godiva.be Nutella what? My BIL brought us this incredible Godiva Hazelnut Chocolate Spread from Portugal….it’s am.az.ing. I’m currently munching on a slice of toast slathered with the stuff (and a bit of mango jam!) and it’s sinfully divine. Perfect on toast or on crepes (with some wonderful … Continue reading


It has come to my attention that my Flickr pics are not showing up.  Grr. My apologies.  There are obviously some broken photo links which I must go back and fix at some point. I am aware of it now, thanks for letting me know!

Happy ’09!

Better late than never, and considering we’re still in January, my wishes are still appropriate. Last year was an incredibly busy one for me, which is good in many ways so I’m hoping that this year will continue on that  front but also present many opportunities for some r&r. There are also some big changes … Continue reading