Woods Restaurant and Bar – A Review

Woods Restaurant and Bar – A Review

I recently went for dinner at Woods Restaurant and Bar in Toronto. The restaurant, tucked away in a street in downtown Toronto, specializes in dishes with ingredients mostly sourced locally. It was a rather quiet restaurant when I walked into it shortly before 6 pm. (MORE)

Beer tasting in st. john’s, newfoundland

Beer tasting in st. john’s, newfoundland

During my trip to Newfound and Labrador in the east coast of Canada, I decided to visit a brewery. The Quidi Vidi Brewery wasn’t that far from the city centre so I drove. One of the fine things when visiting a brewery (or a winery) (MORE)

Nighttime Traffic Photography (in Vegas)

Nighttime Traffic Photography (in Vegas)

I have always been mesmerized by nighttime photography of vehicular traffic. The multicolored continuous stretch of lights is a sight to enjoy. A few years ago I got the opportunity to try out some photography when I was in Vegas. I was walking over a (MORE)

saffron – how to extract the “juice”

saffron – how to extract the “juice”

Saffron – even the name conjures up images of exotic, luxury, exquisite fragrance, rarity, and culinary adventures. It has been used for thousands of years in medicine, perfumes and in cooking. There is no absolute certainty where saffron – the plant commonly known as the (MORE)

Spicy Chicken Curry Lunch

Spicy Chicken Curry Lunch

Weekend lunches are always special. It is the time to cook fresh curries and have a warm and hearty rice-and-curry meal. It is usually a non-vegetarian meal and this past weekend I made a very spicy chicken curry. To go with it, I also made (MORE)

Vegetarian lunch

Vegetarian lunch

My usual lunch on Sundays is rice and 2-3 curries with the main curry being a spicy non-vegetarian one. Recently, though, I decided that I wanted to have a full Indian/Sri Lankan style vegetarian meal. A traditional meal is supposed to have a diversity of (MORE)

A tryst with jerk chicken & rice-n-peas

A tryst with jerk chicken & rice-n-peas

Over the weekend, I wanted to make jerk chicken with rice-and-peas for lunch. My plan was to use the rotisserie on my BBQ for the chicken but when I woke up Sunday morning I saw it was an overcast sky with drizzle. I still thought (MORE)

Lampreis

Lampreis

Lamprais is a Sri Lankan delicacy. It is a meal of rice and curries cooked and then wrapped in banana leaves and baked. Origins of Lampreis or Lomprijst Some point to Indonesia as the origins of Lamprais. Apparently, the Dutch colonizers saw farmers in Java (MORE)