Ah, shawarma. The middle eastern sandwich composed of meat grilled on a spit and wrapped in a grease-soaked pita. A staple of urban lunch crowds and bastion of post-nightclub fast food seekers alike. There is nothing quite like that combination of seasoned grilled meat, tangy pickled turnips, pungent garlic sauce and spicy hot sauce. Throw […]
First, feast your eyes on this. Mmmmm. Bacon. The most delicious part of the pork. Second, please be advised that bacon and eggs are not just for breakfast anymore.
Now for something completely different. The Soph n’ Stuff household has, to date, been a staunch Cobb Salad loyalist. But when I glanced in the fridge the other day and saw a box of my beloved artisan lettuces and a bag of green beans I had intended to cook a a side dish but forgot, […]
It has been ridiculously hot in Toronto recently. Yesterday alone was 35 degrees Celsius, but with the humidity, it felt more like 42. That’s 107 degrees Fahrenheit, Americans. Multiply that by whatever city factors that seem to increase it (concrete, glass, smog, vehicle exhaust) by another 10 degrees and we’re looking at a tropical urban […]
With the weather finally improving here in Toronto, and things looking more and more like summer, I have been trying to think up some easy weeknight recipes for the barbecue. One of the first things that comes to mind is shrimp. It’s cheap, and its fast – it grills in about 10 minutes. And it’s not […]
Ahhh, summer is almost upon us, and it is finally time to scorch and skewer our meats. Time to have two salads with dinner. Time to eat outdoors and break out the iced tea. Time for beer, time for fun, and time for sun. Living in a downtown Toronto condo of about 4.5 square feet, I […]
Its classic…its fresh…its meaty…it’s the Cobb Salad. It was invented in 1939 by the owner of the famous Hollywood restaurant, the Brown Derby. How can anything bad come out of a restaurant shaped like a hat? As the story goes, the owner (Robert Cobb, or Bob Cobb for short) was “prowling hungrily” in the kitchen […]