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banana bread recipe
BANANA BREAD RECIPE Everyone loves banana bread! And for good reason, it's easy to make and the end result is always delicious. Although bananas have been available in the US since 1870, it wasn't until Pillsbury featured their first banana bread recipe in 1933 that it started gaining in popularity.  Banana bread quickly became a standard in American kitchens with the popularity...
Ensaymada Recipe
SUPER SOFT ENSAYMADA RECIPE This has been long overdue and finally I'm posting a better version of my first ensaymada recipe. This recipe uses mostly egg yolks, butter and milk. Other ensaymada recipes use shortening, I don't and I refuse to. After all, everything is better with BUTTER. So what do I do with the egg whites? Easy, I make buttercream!...
Japanese crepes
Everyone loves dessert, for most people it's the highlight of every meal. The Japanese, in particular have a real affection for cute desserts. A great example of this is Sweet Box, a popular crepe store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Sweet Box Japanese crepes using the freshest ingredients available with crepe batter prepared daily in-store. Unlike savoury crepes, Sweet...
ichiran ramen
Everyone loves ramen, but not as much as the Japanese. I’ve been told that if you want to know how good a ramen place is, you should take a look at the line outside. One such establishment that has consistent lines outside their restaurants is Ichiran Ramen, considered by many as one of Japan's best ramen places. STARTED WITH A...
magnolia bakery
Magnolia Bakery opened their first location in New York City in 1996, at the corner of W 11th St in the West Village. While the bakery is well known for its variety of desserts, it's particularly famous for its cupcakes. Founded by Jennifer Appel and Allysa Torey, Magnolia Bakery started making cupcakes using leftover cake batter, which soon became quite...
Georgetown Cupcake
During a recent trip to Washington DC, I was able to check off an item on my bucket list: a visit to Georgetown Cupcake. Toronto-raised sisters Katherine Berman and Sophie Lamontagne opened Georgetown Cupcake in 2008. Spending time with their grandmother as children developed their love for the kitchen, which eventually led to them turning their backs to the corporate...
I'm always on the lookout for experiencing new things, and when the weather permits, there is so much to see in the general vicinity of our neighbourhood. Case in point: Terre Bleu Lavender Farm. Not too far from Toronto is the farm, right in the middle of the Grand River Conservation Area in rural Milton, Ontario. It was founded by...
Our little corner of Toronto is home to many ramen houses, most of which we've already tried. When news came out that a new ramen house was opening just across the street, I thought it would be a good idea to go check it out. Konjikihototogisu 金色不如帰 is a tiny ramen house that sits eight people in the Shibuya district...
Instant Pot recipe
NEW TO INSTANT POT? TRY THIS CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE I picked up an Instant Pot Ultra 6qt over the holidays, and it wasn't until the festivities were done that I got around to trying it out. I got a good deal for it on Amazon, and the reviews for the device were quite positive. Here's a wonderful first Instant Pot...
easy cupcake recipe
CUPCAKE RECIPE: ADORABLE MINI CAKES TO BRIGHTEN EVERYONE'S DAY Sharing some photos of mini cakes and cupcakes I did during the summer (I can't believe summer's over). Aren't mini cakes just adorable? It's just the right size for one, or two if you feel like sharing. I used the same easy cupcake recipe which you will find below and just...