2.28.2011

globe bistro

12.27.10

globe water
What? globe bistro for dinner
Where? 124 Danforth ave (right outside Broadview station)
Price? $40-$60 (3 course)
The skinny: I went to their “sister” restaurant globe earth a few months ago for brunch with a few friends and really enjoyed my meal. So when I read reviews about globe bistro and that they serve elk, I was definitely intrigued. I decided to go with a fellow foodie, Don but it turned into an awesome dinner for four (Don, Phoenix, Mike and I).


2.27.2011

Mickey's Pizza

12.18.10

Hickory Barbecue Oven - Enables even heat distribution, aka amazing pizza!
What? Mickey’s Pizza for dinner
Where? 1900 Lakeshore Blvd West (Mississauga)
Price? $10-$15 per person (we were a party of 3)
The skinny: Essentially, the story behind this neighbourhood gem is a dough recipe that has taken 20 years to perfect. The menu is quite vast and the every single ingredient has been carefully picked to complement the sauce (their barbecue sauce is smokey goodness) as well as the dough. 


Steak & Cheese Pizza - Check out the gooey,
oozing cheese and the steam coming off it!




The stuffed steak & cheese pizza! They put the steak and cheese in, pinch the sides, then pull the dough corners inwards before flipping it over to add the toppings. It tasted fantastic! The cheese inside was melted and the flavour of that and the steak had seeped through into the dough/crust. 


















Steak & Cheese Pizza - Note how deep the dish is!




Chicago Style Pizza

We also ordered a large Chicago style (deep dish) pizza. We topped it with chicken, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and meatballs. I think there were one or two more toppings but I don’t recall. Regardless, the pizza dough was definitely out of this world good! The toppings accompanied it rather than it serving as a container for them.

Finally, because our order had exceeded $30, we were given two complimentary pizzas. Cannot turn down free, high-quality food! The two personal pizzas had cheese, meatballs and chipotle barbecue sauce as toppings. They were baked on the large rotating heated stone that makes Mickey’s Pizza’s pizzas unique. Perfect.







Personal Pizzas - Chipotle Barbecue



Although we had pizza for dinner, after having just worked out for 2 hours, no one complained. In our defense, these pizzas are on the healthier side. The owners were very welcoming and chatted with us.

Verdict: Will return and become a regular in a heartbeat were it not for the distance. Mickey’s Pizza is located in Mississauga whereas I reside in the east side of Toronto, in Scarborough. 



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4.5 out of 5 NOMs
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Cookie Spree!

12.04.10

Most of the cookies cooling.

Tomorrow, Sunday is the last practice for our dragonboat team so I decided to bake cookies for everyone...just for kicks. I had compiled about a dozen cookie recipes that I want to try out and figured this would be the perfect time to do so. Or course, I'm incapable of making "hard" choices like this one so I decided to tackle three cookies in one night. 

About 140 cookies were made. It was insanity. But looking at the trays of cookies that came out of the oven every dozen minutes was so satisfying!






Killer Chocolate Cookies!


The Killer Chocolate Cookies were pretty straightforward to make. The best part about them is that they don't require ANY fat (no butter, margarine, lard, oil) at all! So the chocolate just hits you. You can eat these almost guilt-free, if you ignore the sugar...


3.5 out of 5 NOMs
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

10.06.10

Pumpkin Cheesecake - One small slice.
It’s autumn, the leaves are changing colours, the breeze has a slight chill to it, the Sun’s nice and high, and Halloween’s right around the corner. What’s not to like? Especially when PUMPKIN is in season!

A few days ago, I made pumpkin pie for the first time. I decided to bake it in individual tart pans so it's personalized. It was good, believe me. But note to self for next time, make more and use pie weights (prebaking the pastry resulted in puffed up crusts). From that venture, I still had about a cup of pumpkin purée leftover so naturally, I made pumpkin cheesecake.

Pumpkin Cheesecake - In the oven with a hot water bath in the bottom rack and fully baked.
 It turned out pretty well. Creamy and smooth, but the cheesecake wasn't thick enough. I should've used my 12-inch springform pan rather than two pans. Next time!




4 out of 5 NOMs
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