culinary explorer: Toronto

Culinary Explorer: Lady York Foods, Toronto, ON

Lady York Foods 2939 Dufferin St. Toronto, ON Open daily, hours vary (click on link below for further info) big & free parking lot~ If you like shopping for Italian food products, and by this I do mean any and all Italian food products, this family owned shopping mecca is […]

Culinary Explorer: Pizzaiolo Gluten Free Pizza

Pizzaiolo Gourmet Pizza 953 Eglinton Av W, Toronto 416.789.9888   “Rubbery.” That was the response from the pizzaiolo:pizza maker, when I popped into a local Pizzaiolo Gourmet Pizza shop to ask… “how’s the gluten free pie…?” For this Libra girl who has trouble committing to anything, especially unknown, and don’t even get […]

Culinary Explorer: Bi Bim Bap, Eglinton Av W, Toronto, ON

Bi Bim Bap Korean Stone Bowl Riceteria 950 Eglinton Av W, Toronto, ON 416.787.RICE (7423) Some people find it odd that I don’t go out to eat very often. I suppose it’s the polar opposite of my finding it odd that some people don’t cook very often. The main reasons, […]

Culinary Explorer: Pizzeria via Mercanti, Toronto

  “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!” Actually… “don’t judge at all…“     Pizzeria via Mercanti, 188 Augusta Av, Toronto I’ve finally made it to Pizzeria via Mercanti, in Kensington Market, Toronto. Afterwards, I read the numerous reviews on BLOG TO (see link below). Know this before you […]

Ice Cream/Gelato!!

With it being the unofficial last day of summer, sorry kids, I have this…. “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream….!” running through my head. This cool treat…. apparently one we never tire of, or get too old for. Available in so many ways, so many guises […]

Culinary Explorer: Polonez Meat & Deli

Polonez Meat and Deli 25 Facer Street St. Catharines, ON L2M 5H4 Every time I visit my brother Ed and his family in Niagara, we must… and I do mean must… go to the Polonez Deli – a wonderful little slice of the old country. Walking through the door is […]

Culinary Explorer: G… for gelato

G’… for gelato and espresso bar 75 Jarvis St at Adelaide St E Toronto, ON   This charming little oasis, happily situated on the south east corner and facing Saint James Park, opened last November and appears to have amassed a loyal following. The main reason…? It’s in the title. […]

Announcing! Just in Thyme: Culinary Explorer

July 31, 2012 Just in Thyme HQ Toronto, ON Canada (eh!) Dear Reader, Since I seem to spend a great deal of time looking for all good things related to food, cooking, baking, eating…. I’m embarking on another quest. I’m going to share what I find, via this blog and […]

Culinary Explorer: in Kensington Market, Toronto, ON

My first real venture to discover Kensington Market has left me, in a word, gobsmacked. I had spent bits of time there previously, enough to see cheese shops, butchers, fish markets, bakeries…. in addition to the many cafés & eateries. I’m hard pressed to think of any other part of the city that has such a wide variety […]