How was your weekend? Mine was filled with cake, buttercream, cream puffs, Chantilly cream, topped with tempered chocolate. I had too much fun playing in the kitchen! I was going to make a simple chocolate cake with coffee buttercream. I think I may have overdone it, just a tad. Well, the cake still had my original plan but I decided...
zucchini pasta
I recently purchased a Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer from Amazon Canada (CAD$33.95 + tax & shipping). It's a nifty little device which Paderno says makes quick work out of peeling vegetables. It comes with three different blades for whatever spiralizing needs you may have. Like in this case, Zucchini Pasta. Inspired by a post I saw on Pinterest, I intended...
rolling pin
It's been raining and it's dreary. The weather called for coffee + pastry, so I decided to go a nearby pastry shop, The Rolling Pin. The shop is quite charming with its vintage chic décor thoughtfully echoing the bakeshop's logo. Upon entering, I was greeted by rows of gourmet doughnuts, cookies, macarons and cupcakes. But I knew exactly what to get:...
Life's simple pleasures - cookies! And this was how I started my weekend, baking Chocolate Chip Cookies because nothing beats home-baked goodies - nothing. Don't you just love the scent of freshly baked cookies? It just evokes happy memories. This also takes me years back to my very first baking adventure. This is where I found my love for baking....
My absolute favourite place to visit whenever I'm downtown. St. Lawrence Market is definitely a must-visit if you're planning to go to Toronto. It is located in the heart of the city, on Front at Jarvis Streets. I took these photos about a year ago on a Saturday afternoon, deliberately avoiding the crowded market as it usually is on a...
easy peasy
Apple Crisp is a classic dessert made of baked apples chopped into bite-sized pieces, topped with a crisp streusel crust. Try this very easy Apple Crisp recipe, it has the same filling as Apple Pie, without the pie shell. I’ve been craving for Apple Pie for the past few days, but I was having second second thoughts. Perhaps I could try...