Posts Tagged ‘food’

Eat your way through Orlando

When I went to Orlando, I expected sunshine, beaches and a bit of Disney magic. I got all of that…with the added bonus of an assortment of delicious local foods.

My first meal was in the lovely B.Resort. I really enjoyed my stay here, but what I enjoyed even more was the food!

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American Kitchen serves up fresh, local foods. They even grow their herbs in house. In the morning, they serve up a delicious breakfast buffet complete with Mickey waffles and custom made omelettes. I ate dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Some highlights include: (more…)

We all Soup at the Campbells Cantina!

1-IMG_0983I don’t know about you, but my level of soup consumption rapidly increases as the temperature drops. That’s why I’m so happy to share this pop up shop, Campbells Cantina, in Toronto this month.

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From February 2nd to 21st, visitors to 501 Queen Street W can try 4 delicious soups, for free, made with Campbells soup and designed by Chef Matt Dean Pettit. (more…)

Perth Pork Farm in Stratford

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IMG_9070 I was a little hesitant (but also very excited…a farm!) to visit the working Perth Pork Products in Stratford. The farm raises a variety of pigs including Tamworth, Wild Boars, Ironage and Berkshire. The Tamworth pig is especially prized by chefs for it’s smoky taste. Many Stratford and Toronto chefs buy their pork from this farm.

As we muck around the farm, the air is fresh and it’s a beautiful day. The family comes out to greet us. Yes, this is a family farm and it goes back to 1850! Fred and Ingrid de Martines are orginailly from the Netherlands. The run the farm with the help of their children. Fred led us around the farm and we saw the indoor barn, feed crops and of course…pigs!

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It’s clear that the pigs are well cared for and loved by the entire family. “They love to eat the walnuts,” Fred tells us fondly, gesturing to the wild boars. He tosses them a handful, and the boars run to the nuts and crunch contentedly.  Awwww.

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At the end, their daughter brought out a tiny baby pig to say hi. It was so cute! It’s a bit sad to think about it being eaten. To finish up the tour, we were given samples of sausage and boar sausage. I hate to say it…but it was delicious. The tour taught me a lot about pigs and it was cool to see where my food comes from.

Want to visit? You can arrange your own farm tour here. If you go to the farm, you can buy bacon and sausage on site from their tiny shop. Yum.

Perth Pork Products Ltd. de Martines Family Farm  4538 line 38, Sebringville, Ontario

Pig Out BBQ in Pickering


I’m not going to lie. As I’m writing this right now and uploading these pictures, I’m starving.
If I had one wish now, I’d probably use it all up on a visit to this yummy BBQ join in Pickering.

I always love it when different types of restaurants open up in the east end. Downtown is spoiled with new restaurant openings weekly, but it doesn’t really happen much up here. So when I finally found a chance go to Pig Out BBQ, (my Dad’s birthday) I jumped on it.

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The decor is pretty casual. Seat yourself, and your meal is brought to your table. The menu is pretty typical for a BBQ joint. Pulled pork, smoked brisket, ribs and pulled chicken are all on order here. They also have some unusual items, like handmade burgers, smoked sausage and BBQ tacos.

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I had the Pulled Pork platter. You can choose to have it with spicy or sweet sauce. I chose a mix of the two, and wow, was it spicy. Since I’ve gone back, I just stick with sweet. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised when I bit into my sandwich.

The pork was tender and full of flavour, with a spicy bite thanks to my sauce choice. The bun was bakery fresh and quickly became soggy from the saucy pork. This didn’t bother me because I love fresh bread. All dinner platters come with 1 side, coleslaw, pickles & dipping sauce. The sides include mac n cheese, french fries, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw and more. I stuck with the french fries, and they weren’t that good. (McCain fries). I’d skip the fries. Leaves more room for meat!

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Pictured above is the half chicken ($13.95) and brisket sandwich. ($10.95) My mom was impressed with her brisket but wished her bun was toasted. I stole a bit of the half chicken and it was amazing with a deep smoky BBQ flavour.

If you are looking for a good place to get BBQ the next time you venture out of Toronto, check this place out. The friendly service, fresh food and tasty sauces makes this place a winner.

Pig Out BBQ at 780 Kingston Road, Unit #6, Pickering, ON

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