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Well That Was Convenient

I’m all for novelty, so when I heard that there was a pizza vending machine, Pizza Forno,  in Toronto I was a little too excited. I did not feel like walking far, so when I heard that they opened one in Yorkville my mind was made up. We made a date of it. A Valentine’s Day date to be exact. There’s nothing quite as romantic as meeting your husband on a busy street, he’s arrived from the airport, and walking up to the side of a building, for all the public to see as you order a pizza. Four minutes later a little cardboard box pops out and the air fills with the smell of pizza. It was a rather small pizza. It was also not pre-cut. So much for devouring it on the walk home. I would have to wait. It was actually quite good, a step above a frozen pizza. It tasted like the very essence of pizza with no bells and whistles. I would have like more cheese though.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Fooding, Uncategorized

 

I Ate So Much Salad!

Up next in our fooding rotation was Ruby Watchco from the Toronto Life and Canada’s Top 100 restaurants lists. I was a bit unsure about it, online it said it was served “family style” and I had no intention of sharing my dinner with strangers (even though it means eating less salad). Turns out it was “family style” but it kind of works out nicely when it’s for a table of two. The salad was surprisingly good- this coming from someone who not only hates veggies but Feta cheese as well. I am pretty proud of myself, having eaten a solid 25-30% of the salad. I was even tricked into eating a broccoli floret. It did taste like broccoli, I had been bamboozled. I laughed when I saw that the main was a pork loin. The weekend before I had sous-vide cooked a pork loin and we had been eating it for days. This pork loin however, had a crispy skin and it was oh-so-good. Things kind of dipped with the cheese plate, the cheese was boring and unremarkable. Dessert won us back over with individual little cheesecakes that were the perfect balance of tart and sweet. It was also nice to have a Collingwood cider, sorry Blue Mountain, cider that is not available in the LCBO. It is just a small apple orchard. Brent confirms this.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Fooding, Uncategorized

 
 
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