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My bastard love pizza

Some people will be disgusted with this pizza but I’m ok with that. For me cooking is about experimenting and this pizza certainly combines many different types of foods; in fact if Frankenstein ever gave birth to a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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“Like a big pizza pie – That’s Amore!”

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie – That’s Amore! It was Friday night and in typical Vancouver style it was pouring. Armed with my umbrella I hailed a cab with the final destination of Nicli…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 13th, 2011
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Toronto Cheap Eats Top 10

Recently, I was asked what my favourite restaurants in Toronto were. And I kinda sat there, blankly — stricken by the realization I couldn’t actually think of any. Could it be that I had just moved back to the city…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 26th, 2010
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Charlie Loves Pizza

Charlie’s, newly opened  in Yaletown, thinks there’s an alternative to the 4 AM drunken, soggy pizza by the slice. Instead, they’ve opened a swish little lounge in the old Pinky’s space that has…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 18th, 2010
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New Year’s Day Calzones

One of my food-based resolutions in the New Year is to make pizza dough once a week, either on the Sunday or Monday night so that we have it on hand later on in the work week when the temptation arises to order in.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
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Weeknight Cooking

      I recently participated in an email recipe exchange.  The idea was to send one person a quick and easy recipe involving ingredients you might have on hand, or that would not be difficult to get.  In return…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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Making pizza with my daughter

When you only have one child everything is a learning curve. So, when I thought it was time for my 21 month old daughter to learn to cook, I really thought she was ready. Pizzas seemed like a good idea. Fun and…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 27th, 2009
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NYC: Eating up Manhattan

It’s been 7 years since I last visited NYC. My memories are foggy but I remembered something about piles of hot succulent pastrami at Katz’ as big as a small child’s head (since shrunk to the size of small…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 13th, 2009
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What is a foodies pizza?

We’ve all been there. Come home from work late and no real desire spend an hour in the kitchen making a new culinary concoction. Turn on the TV and watch the game, put up your feet and…order pizza. Except we…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 16th, 2009
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Arancini Extravaganza

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to drop into Tonina’s Italian Deli & Cafe in my old neighbourhood at 25th and Main Street. Depending on the time of day I might just be picking up supplies for…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 8th, 2008
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Ottawa Debates: Poutine or Pizza & Gravy?

My friends have been talking about it, but none of us had tried it, so Friday after just enough beer to bolster our courage and cleanse our taste buds… we headed over to Ottawa’s House of Georgie to try their…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 5th, 2007
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Needs Salt.

Here’s a quick tip for those of you who, like me, occasionally forget to salt the pizza dough before you leave it to rise. As you prepare to assemble the pizza, which is generally when I realize I screwed up,…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 30th, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

This week it’s pizza wine! Pizza with the kids last Friday got me thinking about it, and while there’s plenty out there to chose from, you can’t go wrong with this classic from Italy, Ruffino Chianti…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 2nd, 2007
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