Archive | June, 2019

Pierogi House

24 Jun

Craving pierogies and borsch? Here’s a different fast food joint to try besides a sandwich for lunch: Pierogi House,  which serves handmade pierogies and homemade soups and speedy service.

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Pickle soup.

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Perogie house menu.

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The interior of the Waterloo location of Pierogi house.

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Six pierogi (with a variety of fillings) loaded with green onions, caramelized onions, bacon and sour cream. Two sides are: picked beets and coleslaw.

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Perogi House’s Waterloo location.

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Salad King

20 Jun

In the heart of downtown Toronto is a restaurant known as Salad King. This is a  place with a contemporary bustling energetic interior and serves an assortment of tasty Thai-inspired dishes. You get to choose your preferred spice level. They have some salads, too! 🙂

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Pad Thai with shrimp.

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Seafood combination with rice.

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Crispy spring rolls with a sweet chilli sauce.

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Salad King menu.

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Marble Slab vanilla ice cream.

 

The Canadian

16 Jun

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This is Steinhart Distillery‘s recipe.

  • 2 to 4 ice cubes
  • 250mL of milk
  • 30mL of Maple Vodka

In a 300mL or larger glass, mix all three ingredients. Enjoy!

A Sunset Tonic

10 Jun

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  • two to four ice cubes
  • 250mL of orange juice
  • 30mL haskap cassis*

In a 300mL or larger glass, mix all three ingredients. Enjoy!

*The cassis that I used was from Steinhart distillery.

Three Kretans

9 Jun

Three Kretans is a Greek restaurant located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Inside you will find a casual cozy dining atmosphere. On the menu are tasty hearty homemade traditional Greek dishes such as souvlaki, moussaka, baklava, dolmades, tzatziki and gyros. They are also located across the street from the local theatre and have become a popular destination for theatre goers. Reservations are encouraged during theatre nights.

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An inside view of Three Kretans.

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Avgolemono soup, which is an egg and lemon soup. This version from Three Kretans also had chicken and rice in it. So tasty! Avgolemono is one of my favourite soups! In greek, “Avgo” means egg.

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Greek stew (Stifatho) made with beef and onions in a tomato based sauce. Served with rice, potatoes and roasted peppers.

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Chicken souvlaki pita with a Greek salad.

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

9 Jun

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  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2tbsps of finely chopped onions
  • about 30 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 200g of bocconcini, cut into the same size as the tomatoes
  • half a lemon, roll lemon to get more juice out of it.
  • sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. In a bowl, add onions and garlic and lemon juice. Mix and let this sit for about 5 minutes so the acid from the lemon juice can reduce the rawness of the garlic and onion.
  2. Add tomatoes, a sprinkle of salt and a light drizzle of olive oil. Mix well.
  3. Add bocconcini. Mix well and enjoy.

Steinhart Distillery

5 Jun

The award winning Steinhart Distillery is located in scenic Arisaig, Nova Scotia. They are known for their high quality richly flavoured gins and vodkas made from local ingredients and traditional European distilling processes.  If you are in the neighbourhood, Steinhart offers tours, samplings and tasty German fare such as schnitzel and potato salad. If you are not in the neighbourhood, their vodkas and gins can be purchased online.

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Inside Steinhart Distillery.

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Some of Steinhart’s unique flavours include Haskap Cassis, Blueberry Gin and Maple Vodka. These can also be used as sweet liqueurs to garnish vanilla ice cream. 🙂