Wednesday, February 4, 2015

In the cupboard beef stew

Have a bunch of canned veggies collecting dust in the cupboard? Turn them into a delicious dinner.

What you need:
Stewing beef
Beef broth
Onion - chopped
Whatever veggies are in the cupboard.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Best Grilled Cheese

It is quick and provides protein and carbs for a balanced meal.

Preheat frying pan on med heat.

Lightly spread a healthy choice spread on one side of each piece of whole wheat bread. Place both 'buttered' sides down in frying pan, while you place fresh cut cheese...any cheese except processed slices. Cut the cheese to desired thickness and cover one piece of bread. Add spicy mustard on top of cheese. Close the sandwich and continue to cook both sides evenly until golden brown. Watch this closely.

It is simple to change this sandwich up, use any cheese you like, add any type of mustard you wish. You can also add chives, onion, oregano, basil, thyme, crushed red peppers etc.

Be creative and enjoy.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mill St. Brew Pub

555 Wellington St. Ottawa, ON

The 140 year old building, formerly a grist mill is beautiful and serves as brew pub like it has always been there. Very large building with enough charm and atmosphere to help you sit and relax, enjoy a few pints and dive into the diverse menu.

We tried a flat of beer to share. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Club

25 Court St. Canton New York

From the outside it looks like an old house. There is patio seating but some tables are out in the walkway. Just my opinion of a walk way I suppose. It is a fun place with all the selection and the funny signs to read on the wall.

Local beer on tap which is a plus.

Food – 2 for 1 burgers is a total bonus prize. Bun was soggy which always makes me gag. Was a bit dry but mayo helped. The food was edible and I do recommend it but don't think it is Awesome but just OK.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cargo Bar

52 – 60 The Promenade, King Street Wharf
Sydney NSW 2000 

Opens right to the harbour. This is a great way to relax and find great food. Easy to get to the bar in the back. Large tables for groups, good music and fun atmosphere. 

Beer on tap, water if you need - help yourself. 

Food – Great specials and selection. The food is very yummy and enjoyable. The right amount to fill you up and get you satisfied at the right price.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Helm Bar

7 Wheat Rd Sydney Australia

Beautiful view of the harbour. Upstairs the tables might be a bit wobbly but the atmosphere is sweet. Plenty to keep the senses entertained with the sights and sounds of the water, boats and people. 

Draft: Pure Blonde

Food This is what we ordered : Antipasto Plate with bacon & mushroom arancini, ham off the bone, spicy salami, Tasmanian brie & lavosh . It was soooo good, and fun to share. We just relaxed and enjoyed the different tastes and experience.

Japanese Village

170 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5

From the outside you wouldn't believe that there is a restaurant inside as it is in the basement of a rather nice office building. When you walk into the restaurant it's like you have traveled to the other side of the world and enjoy the full experience of a hibachi grill. They offer a variety of bottled beer and wine, though few Japanese oriented draft beers. The atmosphere is very different as you sit around the grill, sometimes with strangers (as they need full seating around the grill to be efficient) and watch someone cook your food in front of you. It's quite the show. 

Food: The food is incredible here, I have had both chicken and steak with the seafood here. It's absolutely fantastic. Each meal includes salad, soup, rice, shrimp appetizer and choice of meat as the entree. The price seems a bit steep on the first visit, but once the meal is consumed there are no sad wallet holders.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Drunk Music

The booming music doesn't just make you want to dance but it could make you drink faster.

A study in Experimental and Clinical Psycho-pharmacology researchers think that music will trick you into thinking your drinks are not making you as intoxicated as you might be.

                          Does not matter of the tempo, you may up your alcohol intake. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Madame Brussels

Level 3 59 Bourke St Marvellous 
Melbourne Australia

Not the easiest place to find.
We find ourselves climbing stairs of a simple building, much like an apartment complex. 
When we reach the floor of our destination, we walk into a setting of fake garden, antiques and glamour.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Firkin & Flyer

Pitstopper rating
3987 Riverside Dr. Unit 1,
Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What's the name of your bar?

Since we usually stop in at odd times of the day...

Well actually we come by when there is very little going on. The crowd is low, and most likely full of regulars. This is the best time to grab a beer, check out the pits around and actually listen in on the local gossip.

Well we did just this but we had to dare ourselves to go in. The place looked like a house with a neon bar sign in the window. Right on main street, with double doors and new siding.

The bar was awesome as it was old, wood and hand crafted. Well lit and actually had charm that made you feel at home. We sat and admired the atmosphere and the 'old school' quality of this pub/bar.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Menus for Potsdam Area

This is a handy site providing menus for local restaurants.

Great idea Go here

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sabad's Restaurant

Pitstoppper Rating
81 W Main St
Norfolk, NY 13667

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


2 measures vodka

1 1/2 measure peach schnapps

2 teaspoons peach juice

Champagne to top up

peach slices to decorate

Put the vodka, schnapps and peach juice into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Pour into cocktail glass and top up with Champagne.
Decorate with peach slices.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A crazy kitchen gadget

I love gadgets, I walk through gadget stores all the time. Not a clue on what they are for half the time, or why most were even invented.

A melon baller for example, I have never desired to ball a melon. I am not one for design. I am a good cook but presentation is always lacking with the dishes I serve.

As much as I love gadgets, some shouldn't be in my drawer. You know that drawer? The one with all the gadgets that you might have used twice if it was lucky. A collection of kitchen gadgets, the 'must-haves' that find themselves drawered.