Archive | October 2012

Cute Reese’s Owl Cookies

Too cute!! Another great idea for Halloween. Can’t go wrong with Reese’s ‘wings’ and ‘eyes’ 🙂

Cute Reese’s Owl Cookies

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Truly Thai Cuisine – Saturday October 20, 2012

After an evening at the Vaughan Mills Outlet Mall, my hubby and I were starving, so we went across the way to find somewhere to eat. We ended up at Truly Thai Cuisine. There was one other table occupied there, and we weren’t sure if this would be a good place to eat. Then again, it was late and their prices weren’t too bad, so we gave them a try.

My hubby and I both had the Chicken Lemongrass Soup, and we shared the Thai Spring Rolls, as a starter. The lemongrass soup was really good, flavourful and really hit the spot, on a cool rainy evening. The spring rolls didn’t disappoint. They were perfectly fried and crispy – just the way we like them.

We also ordered, Pad Thai and Thai Vegetable Green Curry (which we were introduced to by my sisters and brother-in-law) as our mains, to share. We ended up adding Coconut Rice, because it goes so well with the curry. The Pad Thai was perfectly cooked, and the Green Curry was creamy and SPICY!! It was awesome!! There was more then enough food for the two of us, and we left with full bellies. This is a place, we’ll definitely go back to again 🙂 If you’re in the area, and in the mood for Thai food, I would recommend you check them out, as I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!!

Truly Thai Cuisine

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Lunch at Jack Astor’s – Friday October 19, 2012

So, yesterday my BFF and I stopped for lunch, at Jack Astor’s. I ordered the Jerk Pork and she ordered the Lamb Kafta.

Mine was OK. The pineapple salsa was great, but you can’t go wrong with pineapple in my book!! The jerk marinade on the pork had a bit of kick, not as much as I’m used to, when my hubby makes it at home though. The rice and peas that came with it though was SUPER bland 😦 Not sure if they did that, to bring out the flavour of the jerk pork more, but it was disappointing.

(Photo courtesy of Christine R. on Yelp)

As for my BFF’s Lamb Kafta…it was a disaster!! It tasted like overly salted sausage, with confused seasoning. The spices weren’t Mediterranean, or even Middle Eastern. The clueless waiter ‘thought’ it may be Greek, but it wasn’t even close. So, I’m guessing it was a badly executed Tandoori seasoning, because of the red colour. And although I love Tandoori chicken, when it came to the ‘Lamb Kafta’ the colour was SO off-putting…at least for me. She was a trooper and ate most of it, to give it a chance, but that’s a dish I’ll NEVER order there.

We’ve been to Jack Astor’s numerous times over the years, and back when they first opened they had some pretty good dishes. Now it seems, ever since they’ve gone the ‘chi-chi’ route, with the ‘upscale’ decor and novel-length menu. They should’ve stuck to the no nonsense menu they had before. Unfortunately Jack Astor’s is really disappointing me, more and more, each time I go 😦 I do hate writing negative reviews for places, but sometimes, it’s just plain justified. Of course it’s up to all of you, to decide for yourselves right?! You may enjoy Jack Astor’s, more then I do, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

What’s for Dinner Tonight!!

So, I still had a whole turkey breast left from Thanksgiving, that I didn’t know what to do with. Last year I had made soup, but this year I wanted to make something different. Then I came across this recipe from Chatelaine Magazine (A Canadian women’s mag, if you don’t already know), called Turkey Vegetable Biryani. I took a look at the recipe, and I had everything in the recipe already – BONUS. It turned out pretty good, with a nice flavour. If you’re looking for super authentic biryani flavour though, you’re out of luck, but otherwise it’s pretty decent tasting.

Turkey Vegetable Biryani

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂