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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Barros Luca

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I think I simply made the wrong choice because my family loved their meals. I had asked for one thing from the menu but they had only made a limited quantity and were all out, I then chose something else (beef tacos) and didn't love it. It had a seasoning that was way too salty. The shells were good, as was the salsa and the guacamole. The accompanying Salad was a little wilted and the rice - nothing special.

The sandwiches, which appeared to be the right choice, were given rave reviews  as were the empanadas. The surroundings were basic, the prices was very inexpensive and the service was extremely friendly really a mixed review.

3 mmm's out of 5


Monday, 9 March 2015

Mavor's restaurant, Charlottetown

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Mavor's had the vibe of "pat's rose and gray room" from back in the day.  Artistically painted locals on the walls and a court yard out the window gives you something to admire.

We had the lunch special, a curry Quesada with sweet potato fries, the portion was huge and could have easily been shared. The curry was a nice change from the regular Mexican, we were given sour cream and salsa but an Indian chutney or herb yogurt would have been just as nice. The price $15 was reasonable for the amount of food.

3 1/2 mmm's out of 5

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Osuka Sushi

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I like to get a deal..who doesn't? Osuka offers several types of combo express, until 2 pm, with a hosomakis when you purchase specific rolls, like Kamakazi or Dynamite. There are a lot of specials other than lunch combos and all of a sudden ordering from Osuka becomes affordable. Rolls that are regularly purchased with a little extra.. And free delivery after spending $15.

 The flavours are fresh, the service is friendly and delivery is quick. Gotta love that!

4 mmm's out of 5

Leo's Thai Kitchen, Charlottetown

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I was starving the first time I visited Leos Thai Kitchen and absolutely loved it! Then I thought ' Was it tasty because I was so hungry?' So, I went back and it was just as good.

The portions are huge and the price includes the tax. You can eat in, the restaurant is very basic or take out and the owners are just as pleasant either way. Each item on the menu has a photo on the wall, so you know exactly what you are getting.

 I had a yummy Chicken Pad Thai, that was made to order with rice noodles, pieces of chicken, crushed peanuts, a touch of spice and a lime wedge. Very filling and extremely tasty! Tucked in beside MacAualy's bakery, Leos  it is worth finding.

4  mmm's out of 5

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 FYI  Leo's is  cash only but they do have a bank machine inside the door. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Le Cozy Cafe, Hudson

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Le Cozy Cafe has the potential to be a Hudson Treasure, With cozy seating for around 16 people, the ambiance is lovely. Beautifully decorated and soft music playing in the back ground, gives this spot a relaxed vibe.

We went for breakfast on the weekend, arriving around 10 and the place quickly filled up. The breakfast they offer is gourmet, you will not find the run of the mill eggs and toast which is a pleasant change.
Breakfast poutine with 'Triple T secret sauce', home cut potato wedges, scrambled eggs, bacon and green onions are fantastic for any poutine lover. The eggs benedict with home made sausage, Triple T sauce and potato wedges are very Crave worthy!! Each plate had a small bowl of artistically arranged fruit and a few yummy oven roasted grape tomatoes.

It's the attention to detail and the continuation of visually pleasing the customer that is noticeable.
I love a Great breakfast place and this is one of them!  5 mmm's out of 5

Breakfast Poutine

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.