The thing about the pandemic and all the discussion around food security has made me very conscious of how I treat what I have in my fridge. I’ve always been a huge fan of leftovers (hello easy supper) but the extra time at home means I will sometimes try to get creative. My mini-omelette egg…
While I love to try new places to eat, I often find myself reverting to classic standbys when I travel particularly for work. Time is generally a factor as well as location. It’s far too easy to grab a quick bite at a fast food restaurant I know on my way somewhere. Last week at…
Things I learned today: While I love Chinese takeout it doesn’t always come with forks. Or chopsticks. Or any type of eating utensil. While I love Chinese takeout, it should really be taken home to be eaten. Rice should not be eaten hunched over the armrest of a Subaru. While I love Chinese takeout, it’s…
Chocolaty goodness for dessert at Portabellos in St. John’s
Salt fish dinner is one of my favourites, so I had to try salt cod pizza. This was one of the best things I ate all summer. The best part: it was topped with pork scraps (which fancy people call scrunchions.) (Nicole’s Cafe on Fogo)
Bologna is one of those foods you either love or hate. I happen to fall in the love category, though I consider it mostly a lunch/supper fare. When I saw bologna as a breakfast meat, I knew I had to try it. The French toast was good too. (PJ Billington’s in St. John’s)
My sister and brother in law were in Newfoundland visiting his family at the same time I was there. We frequently compared food via text and I was a bit confused when she said she was having a “mess” for lunch. I was so excited to discover “weiner mess” on the menu of the food truck in Farewell while waiting for the ferry to Fogo. My brother in law says I should have had dressing on it, but it was really good as is.
Scallop salad with bacon. Need I say more. (PJ Billington’s in St. John’s)
Cheesecake for dessert at the Cafe at the Rooms in St. John’s.
Cod cakes at the Cafe at the Rooms in St. John’s
The first night in St. John’s we went to George Street and had fish and chips in a pub. Classic.
Calamari from Newfoundland squid. I’m not a huge calamari fan, but this was good. (Nicole’s Cafe on Fogo Island)
Scallop salad at the Mystic Restaurant at Sinbad’s Hotel in Gander
My Caesar at the Cafe at the Rooms in St. John’s. Much spicer than my usual Caesar (Hello Sriracha) with a spicy sausage as a garnish.
One of my new obsessions this summer has been East Coast Coffee. I found this new-to-me coffee and a local gift shop. I couldn’t resist trying a coffee called “Fundy Fog Buster” or “Morning Screech”. I tend to stick to medium to light roast coffee, and both are great in their respective categories. The…