New Stuff

If you were to swipe your finger across this site and blow your finger quickly, you’d definitely see some dust spackle. I’ve got some new stuff coming up and I’m really excited to show you. Miss you all.

– KG

 

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Parts & Labour Opening (via GoodFoodRevolution)

Just a little write up I did last night for the opening of Parts and Labour.

Parts & Labour Opening by Kristina Groeger The last time I was at 1566 Queen Street West I was buying screwdrivers, not drinking them. The hardware store turned restaurant / club, Parts and Labour had their opening June 10 and I had the pleasure of attending the event and meeting all of the hard working people responsible for creating this amazing new spot. Parts and Labour is the new playground for Queen West-West fashionistas, foodies and various types of artists loo … Read More

via GoodFoodRevolution

The Authentic Jacobs and Co. Caesar Salad Recipe

Ever wonder how to make a caesar from scratch?  My friend and coworker Nelson stars in this video how-to.  You’re going to fall in love with him.  He is the best.

I can attest to the deliciousness of this recipe.

Bacon Tie

You heard it.  You too can be the proud owner of a new bacon tie! *GROAN*

It would go nice with your bacon sunglasses and bacon bra!

Film: Julie and Julia (Child)

After devouring Julia Child’s “My Life in France” I became confident about excelling in the chef world.  Though Julia was truly an aristocratic American living in France, she relentlessly immersed herself in French culture.  She didn’t only move to Paris with her husband, she became Paris.  This book was a page turner for me, especially because I love travel, food and history.

Here I am watching TV.   I find out that basically, there’s a movie about this book.

It seems pretty corny that they had to modernize this story by paralleling Julia to a food blogger.  I feel that Julia Child’s story is sufficiently interesting.  I’ll no doubt watch the movie regardless,  I’ll just close my eyes or play with my iPhone (inside my purse, on lowest brightness) during the blog-her parts.  (barf).

Let’s not forget that Julia Child was also recently declassified as a CIA agent.

Canada Day Breakfast

If you’re lucky like me, you have Canada Day off.  If not, I’m so sorry.

A day off at my house means a big breakfast.  Here’s today’s Canada day breakfast:

Out of all the things plated, I’ll give you the recipe to the tastiest bit.

My favourite hash brown potatoes:

-Any amount of waxy potatoes cut into 1cm pieces (about one potato per person)
-Half of a medium sized onion per potato, chopped (alternatively red, white, green, leek, shallot)
-Your favourite spices (dried, fresh)
-A small drizzle of liquid sugar.  In the form of honey, maple syrup, corn syrup.  Whatever you have handy.

1. Place potatoes into cold, salty water and bring to a boil.  Bring to the boil for about 20 mins.
2. Sauté onions in a very hot pan until brown.  (I usually fry the onions in the leftover bacon fat from breakfast).
3. Strain potatoes, let steam escape for three minutes or so until there is minimal moisture left in the strainer.
4. Turn pan with onions on high, carefully stirring so they don’t burn.  When hot enough add potatoes and seasoning.
5. Add a little more oil or bacon fat and drizzle with your preferred sugar (this helps with browning).  Voila.

* Notes:

If you’re not comfortable with cooking on high heats, turn your broiler on high and skip step four.  Stir together additional oil, seasoning and a tiny bit of liquid sugar to help browning.  Delish.

You can boil the potatoes the night before and store in the fridge for one night to save time in the morning.

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