Weekend Food Adventures in Kitchener-Waterloo

Hog Tails Barbeque, 645 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo, ON

Pulled Pork Sandwich at Hog Tails

This is the pulled pork sandwich that Jonathan and I ordered.  It was tasty and very large – I wasn’t able to finish mine.  The coleslaw was fresh and didn’t have too much dressing on it.  In addition to the sandwiches we shared an order of sweet potato fries, with a spicy mayonnaise as a dip.  Definitely a good filling meal, and next time I will try out a pulled pork recipe of my own.

Starbucks Blonde Roast Coffee

Starbucks Blonde Roast

This coffee was sampled in hopes that it would not be as acidic as their regular coffee, which gives me stomachaches.  However, it was milder, but still not less acidic.  I simply cannot drink Starbucks coffee because of all of the wonderful coffee shops I was introduced to in Peterborough, Ontario that serve fair trade organic coffees. Recommended organic brands would be Planet Bean – roasted in Guelph, Ontario, Reunion Island and President’s Choice’s organic offerings.


Yummy pakoras!

Pakoras are an Indian breaded fried treat.  I was first introduced to these by the wonderful chefs also known as Jonathan’s parents.  While out on a trip to an Indian grocery store in Toronto, Jonathan picked up a mix to make them on our own.  Mushrooms and red bell peppers are what we made into pakoras.  With the mix, all we had to do was add water, stir, coat the vegies and deep fry! The second batch turned out best as the heat of the oil was more even.  A tamarind and date sauce would have been great with these.  Tamarind sauce is available at Longo’s.  The pakora mix can sometimes be found at Fresh Co.