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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good Eats in early Jan

 January 6th, the traditional meat less meal for this day!
Joey Tomato's, Chinook Centre  a place in Chinook mall that my daughter and I love to go for appetizers and enjoy the atmosphere and just relax.

CHINATOWN LETTUCE WRAPS the chinese invented’em, we perfected’em, you wrap’em!
AHI TUNA TACOS seared rare with sesame ginger coleslaw and wasabi-lime aioli. usually a smashing dish but the wraps were soggy and greasy, probably because the oil was too cold when they deep fried the wraps.

Cooking at home! My son made a Paella with shrimp, chicken and sausage

Check out the mukluks. They were given to me as a gift in the seventies.  They were made in northern Ontario by Ojibwab Indians. The moccasin has red and black felt attached to it with rabbit skin and beadwork. Most comfortable as apres-ski wear!     
After a day of skiing, what better way to relax than a leisurely meal like raclette? The extra veggies, shrimp and thinly sliced lamb that is grilled, takes away from the richness of this meal of raclette cheese and boiled potatoes.

Una pizza
Roasted mushroom, scarmoza and grana padano cheese with arugula and truffle oil 

The crust was probably prebaked baked without any filling.  Only the centre was pricked with a fork, while leaving the edges to puff up in this funky manner.
This dish was served to accompany the pizza in place of hot sauce. A variety of crunchy peppers marinated in olive oil were the perfect addition to this pizza.  The peppers added to this pizza  were delicious

East Side Mario has been closed for renovation. The new look is similar to the old look but more of the area sat aside for a pub space.  My husband and I had spent many lunch hours here during our kitchen renovation and had enjoyed their lunch menu. Today,  maybe cause we had spent so much time here during our renos or the service was just condescending and patronizing, we found that the place lacked atmosphere and the food was salty and greasy! although the Budda Boomers were calorie loaded but very tasty and fresh.

The spinach and cheese dip made with artichoke hearts, spinach and a blend of cheese was served with herbed flat bread. The flat bread was tastless, tasting like the no name superstore pizza crusts!

Budda Boomers
 Pizza dough deep-fried then tossed in herbs and garlic, sprinkled with Parmesan romano and served with a tomato dipping sauce

Calamari al diavolo
Lightly seasoned calamari with garlic, red, green and hot cherry peppers served in a tomato
This dish was to be served in a sizzling pan, not very sizzling and quickly became very greasy.
As it cooled.

An assortment of birthday dessert picked out from Sunterra Market

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