A REVIEW: The Crepe House, Port Dover, Ontario

A brightly-coloured house with a sign that says The Crepe House.
Restaurant:
The Crepe House
Address: 2012 Park Street, Port Dover, Ontario
Online: Facebook and Twitter (website in progress)
Price: about $13 per crepe

I know that I don’t do restaurant reviews too often, but this one is extra special. To anyone who watches The Food Network, specifically the show You Gotta Eat Here, The Crepe House might be a little familiar, as John Catucci paid them a visit on the show in the last year.

I’m going to be completely honest up front: I have a connection to this place — my aunt is the owner of this joint (and is the one that John Catucci hung out with on the show). But I am in no way biased about this restaurant as a result. If I didn’t care for it, I just wouldn’t write about it. If you’re in the Port Dover area and are looking for a decent meal, it’s worth stopping by. Let me share with you why.

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Moroccan chicken tajine (stew) w/lime rice

A bowl of rich Moroccan chicken stew with lime rice.This recipe came out of a desire to cook something “different”, yet comforting and was a total, pleasant surprise. It was based on a recipe from Antony Worrall Thompson recipes (LifeStyle FOOD). I substituted what I had on hand. Next time, I would see about adding some root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes (omitting the rice) and/or some chickpeas (if I like them?) for some more substance. I’m not complaining! This was a really yummy dish. But I’d love to continue to play with it to see how I can make it better.

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Chocolate-filled Pilsbury crescent rolls – a little sweet treat

Two chocolate-filled crescent rolls sit on a white plate. One has been cut in half to show the white and dark chocolate inside.A week from Christmas, my mom asked me to bring rolls to dinner. I picked up a few tubes of Pilsbury crescent rolls with the intent of baking them up before we were to head to her place for dinner. A few days before Christmas, I got a call to say I didn’t need to bring them, that she had picked up some other dinner rolls which would work just fine.

I decided that today I would bake  up some of them, hoping that I could  do something fun with them. I’ve packed them full of ham and cheese in the past but this time, I wanted something a little sweeter this time. Continue reading