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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Burrito Shop, Montreal

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If you are a fan of Chipotle, in the USA, you will be thrilled to find "Burrito Shop." The concept is similar, offering chicken, steak, pork or vegetarian in a huge 12" flour tortilla.

Seasoned meat is added to rice, beans, salsa, cheese and a fantastic Mexican style cream then it is wrapped and heated in the tortilla. Or Burrito Divorciado, a burrito in a bowl with the addition of salad, all for under $8 bucks and the taste is sensational! You can have a delicious soft shell corn taco for as little as $2.99, the prices make this spot a students dream.

The marinades and distinct flavours as well as guacamole and sweet flan are truly a delight and the Mexican coco-cola is a treat in its self. You are going to love this compact shop with Friendly staff, Crave worthy food and Excellent prices

4 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Monday, 1 December 2014

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies





 I had heard that Bob's Red Mill all purpose Gluten free flour was really good and could be substituted for regular flour. I found it on sale, Thank Goodness because Gluten free food is expensive!
True to myself, I did not read the instructions on Bob's flour and just made my recipe substituting Bob's flour for mine. The cookies are a bit flat but they taste really good, Just like the regular recipe, well I thought so but my husband was not a fan.( I would suggest one of three things 1) Add the quanity of xanthan gum listed on the back of Bob's flour package 2) Try putting your batter in the fridge for 20 plus minutes before baking 3) Eat flat cookie that taste good. I went for number 3. Enjoy!!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1/3 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup White sugar
1/2 cup Peanut butter ( smooth or crunchy)
1 egg slightly beaten
1 cup Bob's all purpose Gluten free flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
sugar for coating

Cream shortening and sugars.Add peanut butter and mix. Add egg and then dry ingredients. Roll into balls and roll in sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet. press down slightly with fork. Bake 350 for 10 - 12 mins until lightly brown. Makes 3 dozen small cookies or 1 1/2 dozen large cookies.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Charlie's Seafood, Lynn

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I love Charlie's clam chowder, in fact, it was one of the things I craved when I was pregnant. Making 3 trips a day to get my fix.

I enjoyed a large chowder just recently (after 20 plus years) and to their credit it was just as good as I remembered! I use to lived in Lynn and while visiting recently, I had the urge for clam chowder. Charlie's came to mind and it did not disappoint me. The chowder is very creamy, there are not a ton of potatoes or clams but the base is so Flavourful, it is pure comfort food!!

The clams are from Ipswich, as the delivery truck outside boasted and the staff is just as nice as I remembered.  4 mmm's out of 5




Monday, 17 November 2014

The Blue Ox, Lynn - Revisit post

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This is still one of my favourite restaurants to go to while visiting the Boston area. Always fresh, well seasoned ingredients that are thoughtfully combined to create an unforgettable meal.  The Blue ox is the perfect place for a group of friends to share wine and have a Fantastic meal!

 We shared a few appetizers, the spicy tuna tartare with cucumber, cilantro and home made potato chips was one that stands out. It was gobbled up before I could have seconds, order a couple of these!

 I then ordered swordfish with asparagus potatoes and my husband ordered pan roasted cod with pumpkin risotto. I took a bite of mine and a bite of his and immediately switched plates. Although the swordfish was good, the cod was outstanding! Lightly battered and perfectly seasoned with a divine pumpkin risotto.Yum! The fish at the Blue Ox is second to none and the over all dining experience is a solid 5 mmm's out of 5


Tuna Tartare

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Monday, 22 September 2014

Mathilde Fays Chocolaterie

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This is such a Cute little place with tasty treats ranging from chocolate to Patisseries. Born in France, Mathilde knowledge of chocolate came from her father and now she honors him as she creates them in her own shop.

There are a few tables as well as an out door terrace and the decor is charming. Enjoying a cafe and patisserie, I watched as the door opened to several regular customers. This spot is a Gem!

4 mmm's out of 5

Friday, 19 September 2014

Restaurant Finocchio

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After a day of apple picking in Oka, we continued on to Ste-Marthe-sur-le-lac and had supper at Restaurant Finocchio. Besides being a bring your own wine restaurant, which is great, they also offer half orders, which is convenient since the portions are huge.

The chef takes pride in what he creates and you can taste it in his food. I had a fantastic Carbonara with Linguini and I can honestly say it was one of the best I have ever tasted! A bit of a surprise considering where this restaurant is located... not in Little Italy. A delicious parmesan cream sauce with pieces of  pancette, onions and egg. Mmm, Linguini Carbonara is one of my favourite types of pasta and I was not disappointed. If you are close by, be sure to check this place out!

4 1/2 mmm's out of 5