Month: April 2015

Cuban in Toronto – la Cubana

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cooking / food

Tried a Cuban “diner” recently on Ossington Ave. in Toronto called la Cubana. This is the satellite location, the original being on Roncesvalles Ave, with a menu that is somewhat larger. The Ossington menu is dominated by sandwiches. The decor has a classic feel, with mint coloured subway tiled walls punctuated with red signage. I had the pressed Cubano, a classic Cuban sandwich whose heritage traces back to both Cuba and Key West, or as historian, Loy Glenn Westfall, commented… “the sandwich […]

The humble Japanese quince

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In the front of my small house is a small garden, and in that small garden, under a towering elm tree, is a tiny fruit bush, maybe 20″ in height. It has been there for nearly 10 years, growing ever so slowly. It is a Japanese flowering quince. I thought it was never suppose to bear any fruit, but occasionally a small fruit appeared. Then the ice storm last year caused the loss of part […]