the holy grail of butter cream frosting

I am on a quest for the best vanilla cupcake paired with the holy grail of BUTTERCREAM. With the plethora of cupcake shops out there this should be an easy task –but not so. Many bake shops excel at particular flavours but I have only found a couple of shops that has really delivered onContinue reading “the holy grail of butter cream frosting”

apple pizza with avocado and pulled pork

I know it might sound really weird but I have to say this is an amazing marriage of flavours. I  am on a pizza binge as of late–because it is just so easy to pull together and I am trying to use up what I have purchased previously instead of buying stuff every night. This justContinue reading “apple pizza with avocado and pulled pork”

me and Mark Bittman are peeps

I would like to think so but I flatter myself. He has inspired me for years now. I was delighted to see that my pizza post was right in sync with his NYTimes piece this week. Check out his TED TALK too while you are at it. HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING For Chefs at Home,Continue reading “me and Mark Bittman are peeps”

a weekend with Ms. Madds

This weekend, I had a 2 1/2 year old to myself– 4 days and 3 nights. As I write her mother is spending her last evening in NYC celebrating the completion of her undergrad degree. This is a big deal for Maddie to be without her mommy overnight, but we seem to be having aContinue reading “a weekend with Ms. Madds”

a perfectly imperfect day

Last weekend I made  my way out to the suburbs to spend a glorious day of baking with my new friend Gaiti that I had first met about 5 years ago soon after she was first married. She has an adorable active son and an amazing business where she gets to do her favourite thing…bakingContinue reading “a perfectly imperfect day”

friends for dinner- Happy Easter

Sundays are always a good excuse to entertain and Easter makes it a MUST DO. I scrapped any traditional Easter feast in favour of upping our veggie count. The only traditional item on hand was a fresh batch of HOT CROSS BUNS brought by my wonderful friend Susan. Truth be told, it was expedient that IContinue reading “friends for dinner- Happy Easter”

Terroni Pizza knock-off faster than you can order take-out!

I fell in love with Terroni’s years before I moved to Toronto. The Queen West location was chosen by a beloved couple’s wedding rehearsal family dinner and it was love at first bite! Seriously–If you come to Toronto, you must GO TO TERRONI’S ! http://terroni.com/Gallery Our personal favorite:                 C’t MangContinue reading “Terroni Pizza knock-off faster than you can order take-out!”