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Sassy Teas Shop in Port Credit, Mississauga – June 15, 2014

We saw this shop, while walking around the area last Sunday, and decided to go in – as it was new to us. It was a cute little tea shop and lounge, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or iced tea.

After perusing their teas, we decided to have, one of their daily special iced teas. We chose to try the Iced Green Tea with Tropical Pineapple and Fresh Strawberries. I asked for it to be unsweetened, and glad I did, because the fruit had sweetened it enough naturally. It was really good, and around $3, which is a wee bit expensive for it’s medium size. But, since it tasted so good on a warm sunny day, I let that pass!! If you’re ever in the Port Credit area, and want to check it out, it’s just passed the Starbucks on Lakeshore Road West.

Cheers Everyone!! 🙂

Tim Hortons 50th Birthday Donut

 

Earlier today, we stopped by Tim Hortons, after hearing they were giving out free donuts. For their 50th birthday, they created a birthday cake donut, which they gave out. It was glazed, and had confetti candy pieces, baked inside. It was OK, but one I wouldn’t have again…

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Cannoli From Lazar Bakery in Mississauga

There’s nothing like, having a nice cup of tea and sharing a cannoli, with the one you love!! Lazar Bakery, is a wonderful place, specializing in Portuguese/Italian groceries. They have a vast pastry and cake section, which is THE reason, why we go there only once in a while LOL This time around we got a large cannoli (our usual), as well as a strawberry and coconut tart, which we haven’t had yet. They also have, a great hot table in the back, with a lot of comfort food. If you’re ever in Mississauga, make sure to make a stop, at Lazar Bakery. You won’t be disappointed!!

Lazar Bakery

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Czehoski – November 2, 2013

(photo thanks to On The Fourth Floor blog)

Thanks to a Buytopia voucher, my hubby and I tried out Czehoski. Every time we’d pass by the weathered sign of this once butcher shop, we’ve wanted to check it out. So, the second I saw there was a deal for this place, I jumped on it!!

We started off with the Blue Crab Cakes and Warm Olives. The crab cakes were great!! They were all crab meat, with a very thin, crisp coating. The garlic aioli I wasn’t fond of, but the chili aioli was nice and spicy!! The olives were also good, and you get a LOT. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the fennel, but everything else in the warm olives were yummy 🙂

Then we both decided on the Mac’n’Cheese, consisting of, cheddar stout rarebit sauce and Ontario curds. This was a seriously awesome mac’n’cheese. The creaminess of the cheddar, was only slightly upstaged, by the ooey gooey cheese curds that was at the bottom of the bowl. So, every time you took a forkful, you’d get a bit of the cheesy curd goodness!! It was also a very good portion, that you could cut in half, but when it’s this yummy – we couldn’t help ourselves and finished it all.

We will definitely pay Czehoski’s a visit again, as the prices were ok, for the portions you get. There’s a lot of other dishes we’d like to try, such as the Pulled Pork Poutine, Nachos and Pulled Pork Mac’n’Cheese!! So, if you’re ever in the Trinity-Bellwoods area, definitely give them a try – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed…

Czehoski

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm – October 5, 2013

(Photo provided by the internet – thank you to whoever took it!!)

Thanks to a voucher deal, we checked this farm out. There was really not much too it, but then again, it’s tailored to younger kids. But. They did have food!! So, we checked that out 🙂

We saw that they had Spicy Pumpkin Sausage, so my hubby and I got one for each of us. It was tasty and the spicy level was fantastic!! I didn’t really taste the pumpkin, but they may have just used it, to keep the sausage moist 🙂 There was also a mild version, for those of you, with an aversion to spice. We also saw that they had Pumpkin Spice Donuts. Who could pass up the chance to try those right?! They were fresh made, when you ordered them. So, you can only get them in half dozen orders. Which, at first, we thought that was too much. But, after each of us ate one, we were ok to take 4 more home!! They were perfectly spiced and flavoured with pumpkin. And the powdered sugar, was a nice added touch…omnomnom!!

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro – Sept 28, 2013

Last weekend we were passing through Barrie, and were looking for some place to stop for lunch, when we came across The Works. We’ve actually seen them at other locations, and always said we should try it out. So, we decided stop in, and give’er a go 🙂

After going through the page long list of burgers…I decided on the Crappy Tire, consisting of a pineapple ring, sweet and spicy sauce and brie cheese. My hubby chose the Jamaican Jerk burger, consisting of jerk spices, sweet green chilies, Monterey Jack cheese and sliced tomato. I liked my burger. I thought the sweetness from the pineapple and sauce went well with the brie cheese. But it could’ve been better. Next time I’ll add hot peppers to it, which should really kick it up a notch!! My hubby’s burger was really good. It was nice and spicy, and I would definitely put that on our try again list, from there for sure!! My absolute favourite part though was, the beverages, were served in measuring cups LOL

If you’re a burger connoisseur, I’d recommend, you check this place out. They have many choices, so there’s something for everyone. Even if you’re REALLY picky, you can just build your own burger, and go from there!!

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Annual CNE Visit – August 24, 2013

Couple weeks ago, we went to the CNE for our annual visit!! It was a great day filled with lots of walking around and food with my hubby 🙂

We started out with a foot long corn dog each and large fresh squeezed lemonade to share. This is an annual tradition, which we always look forward to!! Ya can’t really screw either up, so it’s always yummy to have for lunch 🙂

Later on, we made our way over to the food trucks, as they were there for the weekend. We first got a Canadian Maple Bacon cupcake, to share, from Sweetness Bakery. We had tried their red velvet, last year, and liked it.  Gotta say…we were disappointed with this one though 😦 The cupcake tasted like pancake batter, with barely there maple infused buttercream icing and a couple of tiny pieces of bacon. Needless to say we won’t get that one again…

We then checked out the Per Se truck. We ordered the shrimp tacos with pico de gallo. It was all right. The shrimp was fresh and grilled nicely, and it went nicely with the greens and pico de gallo. The chips that came with it, looked to be handmade and fried, with a small dollop of garlic aioli for dipping. We didn’t much care for the aioli, but the chips were yummy too 🙂

Last, we checked out the Frankie Fettuccine truck. We ordered Arancini, which was a mozzarella and tomato, stuffed deep fried rice ball. We each had one, and had mixed reviews. I thought it was bland, whereas my hubby thought they were ok. I’ll definitely try it again, somewhere else, in the hopes it’ll taste a lot better!!

For dinner, we went into the Food Building, where we always end up for dinner 🙂 As part of our tradition, we each had $0.99 Primo spaghetti with tomato sauce. It’s nothing special, but it’s good, and that’s all we care about!! We then went our own way, as I just wanted a baked potato with the works, and my hubby wanted bao with a side of sautéed vegetables. My potato was just plain GOOD!! But you can’t really go wrong with a loaded baked potato. My hubby’s bourbon chicken bao, in my opinion, was meh. It just didn’t do it for me, though I thoroughly enjoyed the rice bun, that enveloped the chicken. We ended our evening with our traditional waffle ice cream sandwich…omnomnom!! Unfortunately we devoured them before taking a photo, so the one you see above, is provided by an anonymous person from the web. Thank you, whoever you are!! 🙂

All in all, our CNE experience was yet again, a great experience. There had been some food building issues, but we mostly stuck to what we knew, and didn’t get sick…just happily stuffed!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Beaver Cheeks At The Port Credit Buskerfest – August 18th, 2013

My hubby and I were taking a walk in Port Credit, this past weekend, and they had their annual Buskerfest. Since we got there at the end of the fest, we decided to check out the food stalls/trucks, that were in Memorial Park. We weren’t that hungry, but when we came across the cute signage for Beaver Cheeks, I was intrigued to say the least. From what I could see of them, on the cooking rack, the lady had them on in the back – they looked like round pillows of lovely dough. The guy manning the till, told us that they were a recipe of her Grandmother’s, that made them light and airy – rather then doughy like most donut holes. At this point I was hooked, and order 5 for $3.50, my hubby and I to share.

After having them warmed up in a small fryer, and rolled in cinnamon sugar, they passed them over to us for our enjoyment!! They didn’t disappoint either. They were nummy, sweet pillows of dough, which are a bad combination – as I could’ve eaten another order…or two LOL I was told that they only do festivals, the Buskerfest being their first, to feel out if people would enjoy their product. So, if you’re ever in Port Credit and there’s a festival going on in Memorial Park, take a detour and see if they’re there. You won’t be disappointed!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Dinner Date At Kelsey’s

So, thanks to a coupon card from Kelsey’s, we decided to have dinner there on Sunday. Gotta love coupons right?! 😀

I finally decided on The Ultimate Steak Sandwich, with a side of fries and a pickle spear. It was made up of marinated grilled steak, Rickard’s Red caramelized onions, garlic sautéed mushrooms, smoked cheddar cheese, roasted garlic mayo and honey mustard. It was definitely tasty, but as always, too salty for my personal taste. Then again, most restaurant foods are super salty for me.

My hubby decided on The Messy Fish Sandwich, with a side of fries and a pickle spear. It was made up of beer-battered piece of wild north Atlantic haddock split in two, Kelsey’s creamy coleslaw, sliced tomatoes shredded lettuce and zesty tartar sauce. When they call it a messy sandwich, it does NOT disappoint!! After my hubby took his first bite, it fell apart onto the plate LOL I had a bite of what was left in the bun, and it was really tasty. The fish was lightly breaded, just how I like it. I think if we went back to Kelsey’s, I’d probably get this sandwich, because even though it was salty – it didn’t taste as salty as my choice of sandwich did.

All in all, we had a nice evening out, which was made even better by not putting too much of a dent in our wallets!! If Kelsey’s wants to send us another coupon, we’ll be happy to dine there again 😉

Kelsey’s

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂