Thursday, December 23, 2010

French Toast

Visiting family means eating well. I'm at my parents' place for the holidays and a couple of days ago my brother Daniel came over and made us all french toast for breakfast. Preparing meals for six people is always a lot of work; recipes have to be multiplied and cooking time escalates. When he was finished we were presented with a stacked french toast tower, perhaps we could have played Jenga with our breakfast before digging in! Ideally, it should be eaten as it's made (while it's fresh and hot) but we wanted to enjoy it together so we waited until it was all ready. Luckily, it was still warm and tasted incredible served simply with maple syrup. It didn't take long for the entire tower to disappear!

Recipe after the jump.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tangy Tart

Nothing like a perfect fruit tart for breakfast. I've never had this combination before (orange, kiwi, pomegranate) but it was a nice surprise. More sour than sweet, which for me is a good thing!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Corner Tandoori

I've lived less than a block from Corner Tandoori for over 2 years and never paid it any attention. From the outside, it's hard to tell that it's even a restaurant, it doesn't really look like anything so it's easy to not really notice. Inside it's not a lot better, the bare bones dining area has the ambiance of a high school cafeteria but a late night search for takeout and some good reviews online lead me to make an order. Despite its hole-in-the-wall appearance, Corner Tandoori makes some of the best Indian food I've ever had! Most of the dishes come with either a serving of rice or a huge naan and are largely under $10, making it one of the cheaper Indian places in the city. The portions are very generous too; the first order we made there consisted of 3 main dishes (lamb vindaloo, daal and paneer), and an extra order of rice and an extra order of naan. Those extra portions were definitely not necessary and it was enough food for two people to have two big meals. It took me a long time to give this place a try but I'm glad I did, it's always nice finding "hidden treasures" that are sometimes just a few steps down the street.

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