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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

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Best Darn Chili Around

The days and nights are starting to get chilly so automatically I think of Chili!! This is a fantastic recipe that started off from the Best of Bridge and I made a few Changes that suited my taste.
Here it is:



3 to 6 links of Italian Sausage (mild or hot), casings removed
1 large onion, chopped
1 pepper, chopped ( red, green or yellow)
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound /500 g of combined ground beef, pork and veal (This makes the differene)
1 tsp/5 ml chili powder ( add up to 2 Tbsp/30 ml if you want it Hot)
2 Tbsp/30 ml brown sugar
1 Tbsp/15 ml ground cumin
3 Tbsp/45 ml tomato paste
1 tsp/5 ml dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
2 bay leaves
1 1/4 cup/300 ml water (or red wine)
2 -28 oz/2- 796 ml cans of diced tomatoes, with the juice
2 -14 oz/2- 398 ml cans of kidney beans, drained and rinse

Brown your sausage and ground meats, add salt and pepper, stir to crumble. Drain (save a small amount of grease) and place the meat in a crock pot.  Add the saved grease back to the frying pan and cook the onions and pepper until starting to get soft, add garlic,salt and pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes. Pour the cooked veggies onto the meat and stir. Add the remaing ingredients to the crock pot and stir once more. Put the crock pot on low and simmer for 4 - 6 hours, on high for 3- 4 hours. The chili can be prepared the night before and placed in the fridge, then set to cook  before you go to work. 8 plus hours on low will be fine since the mixture is cold.  The flavours improve when it is made a day ahead!! Enjoy :)
* Look up my Easy Cheddar Beer Bread to enjoywith the chili*

Friday, 5 September 2014

Sahib

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A very pleasant Indian Buffet, probably one of the better buffets I have tasted. For $15 you can stuff your self with a nice selection of Indian dishes from Lentil soup to samosa, a few different curries, rice, tandoori bread and yummy desserts like Gulab jamoon.

The service is friendly enough and the food tastes fresh. The place had a lot of customers and I would not hesitate to drop in for a quick already prepared meal.

3 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Restaurant Sahib

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ceviches

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Sitting on the cool boat seats and resting your (non alcoholic) drinks, on a nautical table, in this petite family run restaurant is how your experience will begin.

We sampled a variety of entrees at Ceviches, the Tostones, delicious plantain chips. Taquenos, deep fried fingers of fantastic cheese and Empanadas, hot flaky pockets with seasoned chicken.

We then shared 3 fish tacos, with minced fish and the most amazing seasoning. Unfortunately the taco shell fell apart in your hands making for a messy yet none the less delicious meal. We also shared ceviches, I had a combo of fish, shrimp and octopus. Then I chose mango as my Flavour, there are over 10 to choose from and added it and all the fresh toppings they offered.  Citrus based  fish always makes for a light crave worthy meal! As the waitress recommended we piled the ceviches on top of the plaintain chips. It was fresh, extremely tasty and well worth a visit!

I am planning to try their $7 lunch menu next.

 4 1/2 mmm's out of 5

Monday, 18 August 2014

Villa du Souvlaki

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Best Souvlaki in town? That's what their flyer says and I think it's Right! I had a 2 stick pork souvlaki platter with one of the sticks in a pita. ( $1 extra for the pita)

They start you off with warm garlic bread from a local bakery. Followed by a fantastic platter with a wonderful Greek salad that is perfectly dressed, allowing the fresh vegetables and cheese to speak for themselves. The pita is delicious! The pork is so flavorful, the spices on the juicy meat are fantastic accompanied by a smooth, garlicky tzatziki. The round french fries were yummy dipped in the tzatziki.

The service is Very friendly and attentive, bringing extra napkins - just in case. Start off here and cross the street to Chez Freds and you've got your self a perfect lunch!

4 1/2 mmm's out of 5