Month: November 2014

A delicious piece of New Zealand in Hogtown

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One of the only things I miss from Australia are good meat pies. Not meat pies in the traditional sense of what we know in Canada, or indeed across the way in the UK – but meat pies made of mince (aka ground beef). An exceptional meat pie is a combination of flaky pastry and super tasty gravy filling. This is not like a Tourtière. Luckily, Toronto now has its own pie heaven – Wisey’s Pies and […]

Cooking Icelandic food – Plokkfiskur

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While in Iceland we had many renditions of “mashed fish”, one of my favourites is that of Cafe Loki. There isn’t much in the way of Icelandic cookbooks, but I managed to find one recipe, that I have made a number of times. Plokkfiskur Ingredients: 500 grams (1 lb) haddock or cod 200 ml warm milk 30 grams butter 1 onion, finely chopped 30 grams flour 500 grams (1 lb) cooked cubed potatoes salt and […]

What makes a good lobster roll?

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When we journeyed to Maine this past August one of my goals was to eat a bunch of lobster rolls. Not hard to do – however after a week of lobster rolls, how good were they? First off many places selling lobster rolls tout them as being “Best in Maine” or “Best in <fill in local place name>“. Traditionally many of the rolls are served as mayo-type rolls, on split-top “lobster”-roll buns. On the whole they were […]