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Eating OFF the Hill: Donairs and seafood in Halifax
Spending a few days in Halifax last weekend for the Liberal biennial convention, I decided to make the most of my limited outside meal opportunities by focusing on the local specialty -- the Donair -- and the proximity of the ocean to eat as much seafood as...
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Eating in the Dominican: Oregano Dominican Fusion
I’m well outside my usual food blogging radius, currently spending a week at the Emotions Playa Dorada resort in the Dominican Republic, but there has been some interest in some food blogging from these warmer climes. So I shall attempt to indulge, as far a...
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Eating OFF the Hill: Jollibee comes to Scarborough
The easy shorthand for explaining Jollibee to Canadians is that it's the Filipino McDonald's. But it seems to hold a deeper cultural resonance for those from the Philippines than McDonald's, so perhaps Tim Horton's would be a better comparative. After openi...
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Eating up the Hill: Hungarian Goulash and Palacsinta
Ventured outside the downtown to the wilds of Nepean with friends a few weekends ago for a bake sale at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre and a traditional Hungarian lunch. Hosted in a typical ageing community hall, emblazoned with memories of the old c...
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Eating up the Hill: Gnocchi with scallops at Metropolitain Brasserie
Left the precinct for lunch with a friend Friday at the Metropolitain Brasserie, a swanky French bistro on the other wide of the Chateau Laurier. Popular with the political set, particularly with Conservatives, I've been there a number of times for standing...
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Eating up the Hill: Green Curry Tempeh Bowl, Basmati Rice
Excited by the prospect of the green curry, I overlooked the word tempeh. That was my mistake. Had I taken the time to Google, I would have learned that tempeh "is a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and c...
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Eating up the Hill: Cheese Ravioli Bruschetta
As the House of Commons cafeterias roll out their new rotating menu of specials, they seem to have adopted meatless Mondays. Yesterday's meatless special Cheese Ravioli Bruschetta. They began with a base of parma ravioli, containing spinach and ricotta chee...
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Eating up the Hill: BBQ Chicken with Fries and Coleslaw
Another new menu item in the Hill cafeteria menu rotation that caught me eye this week was the BBQ Chicken with Fries and Coleslaw. It was a dish I had decidedly mixed feelings on, and likely won't be one of my regulars. I'll start with the positives. It wa...
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Mushroom Arancini with Tomato Sauce
It's a new year, and the Parliamentary cafeteria system is celebrating with some new additions to its menu. And after two-and-a-half-years of the same menu of specials on a six-week rotation, I for one welcome this real change. The first new menu item I had...
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Eating up the Hill: Lasagna at Cafe Colonade
It's my own fault, really. Cafe Colonade is renowned for having some of the best pizza in Ottawa. So when I found myself there for dinner a little while back, I had to go and order the lasagna. You have to be in the mood for pizza. I just wasn't in a pizza ...
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