March 2010 archive

Life is sweet, sugar! What’s the alternative, Honey?

High fructose corn syrup and its substitutes

 A few days ago we were lamenting the fact that high fructose corn syrup was being added to the list of ‘bad for you’ stuff. It really seems that everything that makes food taste good is going harm us in some way or other. Rather than get too bent out of shape about it, we …

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Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal, looks like mud but tastes sublime!

Blueberry Cinnamon Oatmeal

Are you tired of the same old, same old for breakfast? Now I know that this looks like purple frogspawn floating in regurgitated rice pudding but it has become our regular Saturday morning breakfast treat. There are very few dishes that I can claim to be totally of my own invention, but this would be …

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You don’t need a tie to eat Thai at T’Basil

T'Basil Thai Restaurant Orleans

Another Friday night dining out and yet another decision to make about where to go in Ottawa for our weekly family supper on the town. This week, we are up one adult but missing one child, so our usual group of seven is once again six. Nobody had any strong feelings this week  and my stomach suddenly …

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Change is Good! Cream of Wheat? Not so much…

Since this is our first of many posts that will be about bread, we had better start with some ground rules. The UnChef is also the Lazy Chef. Making bread was never on our radar until the invention of the bread machine. We got our first one about 20 years ago. It was a Citizen …

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Here’s my beef: Where’s the pizza?

The main dish on Pizza Huts Buffet

  This week our usual Friday night jaunt took us to Pizza Hut at Industrial and St. Laurent in Ottawa. Our selection is usually made in a relatively democratic way. We take an impromptu vote and the majority normally prevails. This was our third trip within the last six months and it will be our …

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