Restaurant Review: Horn of Africa

When visiting Ottawa one night we met some friends at an Ethiopian restaurant – Horn of Africa – close to the Byward Market. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into but it is not typical Western dining. I kind of expected the restaurant to North-America-fy the food by giving us, you know, […]

It’s a Beavertail! (A type of Canadian pastry). To everyone on the interwebz wondering what this is, it’s a nutella-banana Beavertail; a Beavertail is a flat whole-wheat donut covered in whatever toppings you desire. The standard Beavertail is topped with lemon and sugar and is actually not that horrible for you. They sell them in […]

Restaurant Review: Red House, Kingston ON. For Frenchie’s birthday we had appetizers for dinner at Red House – a new restaurant/bar on King Street. I would not recommend this stratagem. After filling up on appetizers we saw the main dishes going to our neighbours and felt a few (many) pangs of jealousy. The chicken poppers and […]

Curried Lentil Poutine… Update: This post was featured in Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations as the Grand Prize winner. Thanks for all the support! Poutine is a favourite winter meal for many a Canadian. Unbeknownst to most Canadians as a nation we grow an incredible amount of protein-full (proteinous?) lentils here. Given that I set upon making […]

Restaurant Review: Dreams of Beans, Peterborough

One reason why I love Peterborough is it’s the only place I’ve been able to find these bourekas: It may look like a bagel but it’s actually puff pastry filled with a potato mushroom and cheese filling. Something about them – maybe the fact that I can’t find them anywhere else – makes them rather […]

Restaurant Review: La Hacienda, Peterborough

Located on Hunter St in the “cafe district”, as it has been recently referred to, La Hacienda is Peterborough’s authentic representation of Mexican food. Though there is a crop of burrito joints cropping up in Peterborough La Hacienda sticks to classic Mexican food – not the Tex-Mex variety. The spaced-out tables and decor reminds me of […]

Curried Lentil Poutine

Lentils are a much-overlooked food that, prior to trying them, I had relegated to the land of hippies and vegans (is there a difference?). Now that I’ve offended a few people let me say that I firmly believe lentils are the perfect food. The astounding percentage of protein in these pulses make them a cheap […]