Thursday, May 14, 2009



Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm back... but I'm not the same person I used to be

Wow.. how fast time flies when you're having fun!

It's pretty much been 6 months since I've written in this blog and I'd like to apologize for being away for so long.  Between moving into a new condo, slowly renovating it, xmas vacation in England, and worrying about if I'll still have my job, I've been busy finding what my true calling in life is.

Almost everyday last year, well.. and this year... my friend Mark and I would ask each other, "What is your dream job?", "If you had money to start your own business, what would it be?".  We both have a serious love for interior design and technology so ideas such as opening our own furniture store that also sells home stereo equipment came to mind.  These are all just dreams right now... unless we win this weekend's Super 7 lottery.

But in the meantime, I had to find something that I could seriously do on the side and well... I found it!  I decided to start my own Interior Design Consulting business.  Thanks to my friend Tas, I had my first referral and it's been an exciting 2 months working on this project.  You'll have to wait to hear and see any details of the project until it's completed which will hopefully be April 2009.

But besides having my current job and my Interior Design Consulting business, I still love to blog!  I almost decided to completely shut this food blog down but I thought... you know what... I can't just talk about one thing.  I love too many things to just not share it with people so I decided to revamp this blog into an interior design, photography, food, and technology blog.  I know, it seems like a lot but I can't help it, I love a lot of things!

So anyway, I'm glad to be back and look forward to an amazing 2009!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hangover Food

So last night we checked out Fly for the first time and lucky for us it was Retro Night! Woo Woo!  We haven't been out in awhile so we made up for lost time and enjoyed  a few drinks (perhaps a few too many for some of us) and are dealing with the consequences today.

Just as a side note, we saw Chris Hyndman and Steven Sabados there and our friend Rick introduced us to Chris.  All I remember is that Lou and I both hugged him and said he was awesome.  We are officially the biggest los

Anyway, back to dealing with the consequences.  As soon as I woke up, I was craving Mc D's Big Mac!!  Lucky I had the "2 Can Dine For $8.98" coupon.

It is now 6 hours after I inhaled my Big Mac and now I'm craving fish and chips.  I decided to check out what restos were delivering on (there's no way I was leaving the house to pick up food).  We found a restaurant called Chippy's Fish and Chips so we decided to give it a go.

Survey says.........  6 out of 10.

It's over priced, fish is thin, curry gravy is well... for lack of a better word... disgusting, and the chips weren't your true thick english chips.  And to top it all off, it took 1 hour and 20 mins for the food to arrive.  The best part of the meal was the garlic mayo. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Perfect way to start my Canada Day

There is no better way to start Canada Day than with a perfectly brewed Tim Hortons coffee.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Toronto Summerlicious is back!!

Don't let the summer go by without trying at least 1 restaurant that is participating in Summerlicious!

Click here to see the restaurant list.

Czehoski is definitely on the top of my list.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Loblaws Mango Chili Chicken

I was at Loblaws one Saturday and they had a stand that was serving sample h'ordeurve size crostinis with mango chutney and mango chili chicken. Do you ever walk by the meat section where the butcher packages the meat for you and notice that they already have marinated meats? I walk by there all the time and don't ever think of buying these marinated meats. But when I tried the mango chicken crostinis... I was hooked!!!

I immediately purchased 2 chicken breast pieces and thought of recipes I could make with it. I went to a wedding last month and I remembered that the chicken meal that I chose actually had a mango salsa on top of the chicken supreme. It was accompanied with mashed potatoes and summer vegetables. It was one of the best chicken wedding dinners I've every had.

So tonight, I decided to make Mango Chili Chicken with mango salsa, green beans, and mashed potatoes.

I don't have the recipe for the mango chili chicken and what it was marinated in but all I did with it was bake it in the oven.

I can, however, share with you the mango salsa that I made. It's so easy peasy!

1 medium size mango (chopped into tiny cubes)
juice of 1/2 a lime
table spoon of chopped coriander
1/2 a cup of chopped red pepper
1 red chili pepper desesded and chopped into tiny pieces (this is an option if you want a little bit of a kick)
teaspoon of olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

All you have to do is combine all of these ingredients together and voila!

I would totally use this salsa with perhaps mahi mahi, tilapia, or red snapper fish.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Typical Sagittarius

Many times I have read that a characteristic of a Sagittarian is that they don't finish what they have started. I confess, this is some what true for myself. There have been times where I get all psyched up for a project or task and then I just for some reason, I lose interest or just don't finish it for whatever reason.

Sad but true... my vegetarian challenge has come to and end :o( I survived 3.5 days of being a vegetarian and just the thought of another 4 days was extremely difficult. After the first 3 days, my body just felt weird. I can't really explain it but it was like my body was changing. It wasn't getting weak but it didn't feel the same. Not sure what it was exactly but in any case, my craving for meat was unbearable tonight. I had a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast and a veggie plate at Jimmy The Greek for lunch. But when I came home from work today, all I could think about was MEAT.. chicken to be specific!

I ended my vegetarian challenge with St. Louis Wings!! mmm..... YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!! 3.5 days of veg and carbs was all I needed to know that I could NEVER be a vegetarian. Sorry people... I love food and meat is a big part of it.

I think I could totally have lasted if I could have a least had seafood but I was cut off from that as well. Maybe I'll try that one week and see how it goes.

Sheryl... my deepest apologies for losing your challenge. I actually enjoyed the first couple of days but that was about it.

Til the next challenge.....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Day 3 - Sunday April 13th

Happy Birthday Dad!!

- 2 hashbrowns
- caesar salad
- Penne Rustico

- sweet potato fries (yes... again!)

Today is my dad's birthday and one of my parents favorites restaurants is Canyon Creek Chophouse. First thing that ran through my mind as I made the reservations for lunch was, "What a bad week to do a Veggie Challenge!". I would say about 95% of the menu in this restaurant is either beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. The only veggie item they had on the menu was a veggie burger. I thought, "Ok.. that's what I'll have. Even though I only like Lick's Nature burgers.. I'll try a different veggie burger.". Yeah well... my mind changed when I got the restaurant. I just couldn't take a chance on ordering something that I might not have liked. So... I ordered the only pasta dish they had called Penne Rustico except I had them take out the chicken :o(. The pasta had spinach, peppers, mushrooms, and feta cheese in a garlic tomato sauce. It wasn't bad actually. To start though, I did order a caesar salad. Chomp chomp chomp. 1/3 of the way done, I realized that there were bits of bacon on the salad! I was completely dumb founded. I didn't even realize it. I started to pick all of them hoping that I might not have eaten too many of them already. :o( I was quite upset. I was doing so good but I'll have to put it past me now and move ahead.

Next time I go to Canyon Creek Chophouse. I'd love to try the slow roasted pork chops with lingonberrry sauce. It looked so good!

Day 2 - Saturday, April 12

- poppyseed bagel with herb & garlic cream cheese

- Tomato pizza and sweet potato fries

The sweet potato fries were sssoooo good!!! The brand that I purchased was Alexia. Today was also good as I stayed home all day and loafed around! I love rainy Saturday's.