Monthly Archives: January 2013

Enable Variable Speed Playback in YouTube

Not sure about you, but I’m a visual learner. YouTube has taught me tons via their various 60 – 90 minute classroom videos. Problem is, sometimes I need a quick refresher… quick I said, not equally as fast as the

Posted in Technology

Poutine Week – Home

Poutine Week

Poutine Week – Home. It’s a celebration! I can’t wait to get to some of these spots!!

Posted in Food, In the Media

Paddle to the Sea by Bill Mason – NFB

Paddle to the Sea

This is a film I can clearly remember from my youth. I remember it showing me the basics of what surrounded me. Paddle to the Sea by Bill Mason – NFB.

Posted in In the Media

‘Drunk Driving’ Permits Approved By Irish County Might Let Rural Drivers Imbibe, Drive

Ummmm… ok? But the idea that “consumption permits” might come into play is interesting. Like for salt or gallons of soda in NYC? Or maybe one day meat or water? Drunk Driving’ Permits Approved By Irish County Might Let Rural

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Foursquare gives business owners their own app to manage specials, track customer visits

Foursquare gives business owners their own app to manage specials, track customer visits. Interesting idea – might be cool to think about a “favorites” category for regulars and the availability of seasonal items or an “allergy alert” for certain dishes.

Posted in Technology

Last Call at the Oasis

This was a nice exploration… When was the last time you worried about getting a glass of water? From the producers of An Inconvenient Truth & Food Inc., an inspiring wake-up call for why you should be worried. Investigates why

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Au Pied de Cochon McAuslan Brunch

This was not my first visit to this gastronomic wonderland. Much like when visiting a Six Flags, one can actually have “too much fun” in that slight queasy feeling one gets after the 14th roller-coaster ride. This was that –

Posted in Food, Reviews
  • Openings and closings, October, November, December 2017 October 21, 2017
    I don't know what is the other, but one of them is Nouilles Badao and it's Chinese. And it's getting mostly bad reviews so far...
  • Nacarat review October 20, 2017
    "Le Mal Nécessaire" didn't always have consistent cocktails. Lets just say that some bartenders relied on free pour and didn't exactly have the eye for it. That never happened when Val Chagnon was behind the bar. Val was a bit of a good luck charm. I used to warn my guests that, while it was […]
  • Matiz sardines in Mtl? October 19, 2017
    I'm in Toronto, which has the TTC. Etobicoke and Mississauga have their own. Google Maps can give you directions via transit. It seems they have some buses that go there, but I looked from downtown Toronto.
  • Frozen Almond Croissants October 19, 2017
    I would try three places: Costco Cool & Simple Aubut
  • Looking for Authentic "Montreal" food October 19, 2017
    This question is a bit hard to answer because there are a lot of different "sides" to Montreal. All of them can be considered "authentic" in their own way. The good news is that you are among friends here. I know an "authentic" experience is the first thing I look for when I look for […]
  • Where to find SweeTango Apples in Montreal? October 19, 2017
    I know, right? I almost wonder if i had a bad bunch of honeycrisps... I got the SweeTangos at Bridge Street last week and i am pretty sure I also saw them at the west island one the week before. Still none at Provigo or PA, unfortunately.
  • Argentinian pink shrimp at good price October 15, 2017
    Blork, I found the Marina del Rey shrimp at only $5,99 and bought them at the Provigo le marché (formerly Loblaws) at the corner of Parc and Jean-Talon. Perhaps only 300g, but enough for two people. Provigo is expensive but good for loss-leaders. This week Rio Mare tuna in olive oild 3 little tins for […]
  • Best pizzerias in the South Shore October 15, 2017
    The best pizzas on the South Shore are the ones I make at home. :-) But seriously (wait, I WAS serious!) there aren't a lot that I know of. Plenty of mom & pop joints, but I don't know of many note-worthy ones. Back in 2006 I mentioned Lou Nissart, and I still stand by […]
  • Silky Smooth Macaroni and Cheese - need Sodium Citrate. October 15, 2017
    I think it made enough sauce for a 7 ounce pack of elbow macaroni? It was quite a big casserole. It has been a while since I've made this recipe! I scored sodium citrate since then and I'm not a big fan of the modernist mac & cheese. There is this waxy quality that you […]
  • Whole Smoked Turkey October 13, 2017
    Heu, Trekdiva! I don't know if they can smoke your turkey but I believe Quebec Smoked Meat sells smoked turkey... Never hurts to ask! (they are an old fashioned butcher who do their own smoking in house) http://www.viandefumeequebec.ca/en