Thursday, June 24, 2010

Old And New

I got a little package in the mail not too long ago. Inside there was an old classic...
holding a new classic...
and a little hidden gem if you look right.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cuter Than All

A little rural vacation happened about a week ago and I got to see these little guys for the first time! I was sore and they weren't too up for playing in the mid day sun. I can't blame them or me. A little bit of hiding?
From the other mother?
More hiding.
I'm sure another progress report will happen soon enough. Until then, Goodnight Greece HA!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

One Love

This could quite possibly be the most delayed post in the history of TIFS. I have slacked on showing my new favorite restaurant in Toronto some love. That situation gets rectified now. One Love is a small and warm welcoming spot that serves up amazing vegan Jamaican fare. I'm not going to waste any of your time and just go for the jugular with their famous corn soup. Unreal, is the only way to describe it.
Another seriously great dish which did not want to make itself look good is the jamaican pumpkin roti. So simple yet so delicious. Upon my last visit I found out that you can mix and match roti fillings and my life was changed, cannot wait for my next trip to TO.
Only because the photo turned out kinda nice was the bean curd and lima bean meal. It was my least favorite of everything in this post which is saying quite a bit. It was still great, don't be fooled.
BBQ tofu stirfry served with fried plantains and avocado. This dish is so simple yet so amazing. Nothing too fancy other than a good home cooked meal. Sometimes you wish you had a different home and this could be the reason why.
A little Razzle Dazzle to wash it all down. That would be an organic raspberry lemonade. I would in my top 3 lemonades of all time.
Coconut cupcake for dessert? Why yes, I will indulge.
Needless to say, Ben and I had a great meal and a rough walk home. One Love does not skimp on portion size or flavor so keep this in mind if you are fortunate enough to dine there at any time in your life. This place is on my "go there every time you're in Toronto" list and that's relatively high praise. Goodnight.

Friday, June 4, 2010

TO Time

Ahhh yes, the lame post names continue. Who doesn't like a theme though? The long bus ride from Montreal to Toronto was so worth it to spend time with great friends and meeting some new ones along the way. I didn't really get to many new spots so I didn't bother with reblogging all the same stuff. I did however mobile blog the one raw spot not so long ago, which was the most timely post this bad boy has seen in a while. I'm sure you can understand that and appreciate only new stuff. One spot I had been dying to try for some time was Hibiscus. I was rewarded for my wait time, that's all I know. Here are the crepes with syrup, fresh fruit and pistachio (closest) and chai ice cream.This mid day treat was pretty much a meal in itself and affordable for the amount of things that came on the plate. I need to make it to this spot again. Now I figured we would use this pretty flower as a nice place to end.

Mtl Munchies

It's been a minute so forgive me for that as well as my super cheesy post titling job! Let's recap the delicious treats I had while I was in Montreal a couple weeks ago. I started off with a nice long walk to Aux Vivres for what turned out to be the best BLT I have ever had.
Now let me break this down a bit, the B in this particular BLT is smoked coconut. Blew my mind. I couldn't just enjoy the sandwich, I had to let other people know how ridiculous that thing was. It is a must try if you enjoy delicious food. There was also some delicious roasted potatoes you might have seen hiding behind the sammie. Not pictured was the pina colada smoothie and the chocolate banana pie that I had. Both got the job more than done. Insert the bad part of the trip here. Now we move on to the next good meal which happened at Chu Chai and was a precursor to a bus ride to Toronto. I started off with some little wonton like apps that had a filling I can't remember and some standard dipping sauce.
Here is some salt and pepper mock duck. Very simple and to the point and very delicious.
I find that thai food in general doesn't carry over very well when I'm taking pics of it for this thing. I had one more dish that was a veggie chicken thing with eggplant and such but it just didn't look great as stir fries don't usually tend to. However, this isn't me complaining about the restaurant as it was a great meal. The only thing that you should be prepared to do if you eat here is spend money, since it is not cheap. Thanks for holding out for these oh so timely posts! Playoff everything is happening and the World Cup is ONE WEEK AWAY!