Archive for April, 2011

Building a Dish

April 29th, 2011

I have to give credit to my friend JT (no, not Justin Timberlake, but I’ll happily be friends with him too!) for the idea of this post and a few subsequent ones. And yes, darling, I’ll definitely have a crème brûlée with your name on it one of these days! When I build a dish, […]

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The Queen’s Favourite Tea Cake: Souped-up Chocolate Biscuit Cake

April 27th, 2011

With all the secrecy surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, it was only right that they should let some information out to appease the masses, and way back in March I mentioned the key element that they did share with us: the cake selections. For his groom’s cake, the Prince selected a childhood […]

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Easter Sunday Linkety-link: High Fashion Eggs

April 24th, 2011

Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you’re all busy gorging yourselves on food, spending quality time with those you love… and doing whatever else makes you happy. I’ve had a delicious brunch at Caplansky’s, and am home watching the federal debate while awaiting my parents and siblings from out of town to arrive. I didn’t have […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Fool with Vanilla Sugar "Soldiers"

April 23rd, 2011

The dinner I posted previously is enough to fill any hungry person’s belly, but just in case you have a tiny bit of space left, here’s dessert! A fool is simply cooked fruit and whipped cream, either fully combined or layered in a glass. It’s light, refreshing, and so effortless that I’m guessing the ease […]

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Easter Dinner

April 22nd, 2011

Whenever a special occasion comes around (actually, this pretty much applies anytime) I am loathe to do exactly the same thing I have done before. My menus are often completely comprised of items I haven’t made before, or are at the very least new renditions of something I have previously done. For Easter this year […]

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Belgian vs. Swiss: it’s a Chocolate-Off

April 20th, 2011

A couple years ago I developed a keen interest in chocolate – not just in eating it, but in learning more about its origin, sources, and the creation of product. Unsatisfied with Godiva, I found a little store in Yorkville called Simone Marie Belgian Chocolate and it quickly became my go-to place for a chocolate […]

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Pavlova with Lime Curd Mousse and Blackberries

April 17th, 2011

Last week was a crazy week, and it’s only going to get busier with Easter around the corner, and friends and family from out-of-town coming to visit. That said, I’m determined not to neglect posting new things whenever I can! Between bouts of running around yesterday, I found time to make some pavlovas. I had […]

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Closet Raid: Scarves

April 11th, 2011

It’s 21 degrees C outside today; a wonderfully balmy April day. Over the past while, the temperature has been all over the place as the seasons battle it out for their respective turns. On a recent Sunday (not yesterday, but the one preceding), it was sunny and warm at noon, and was snowing by evening […]

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Blood Orange Chocolate Tart with Candied Fennel and Gingersnap Crust – recipe

April 10th, 2011

Here’s hoping everyone’s having a great weekend! It’s raining hard right now, and I’m enjoying the sound of thunder rolling in the distance. Before I head out into the rain to have afternoon tea with my friend CC, here’s a follow-up from yesterday’s post. As promised, the recipes for Blood Orange Chocolate Tart, Candied Orange Peel […]

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Blood Orange Chocolate Tart with Candied Fennel and Gingersnap Crust

April 9th, 2011

I’ve had a bunch of blood oranges hanging out in my fridge over the past few weeks, and since they are my favourite winter fruit, I had to do them justice and give them an appropriate send-off. I remember the time I first discovered blood oranges; admiring the alluring blush on their skin at the […]

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