Archive for May, 2012

Lemon & Olive Oil Cupcakes with Black Truffle Buttercream

May 22nd, 2012

Three weekends ago, I co-hosted a French-Mexican fusion dinner with my friend OH. A small jar of black summer truffles left over from the dinner was entrusted to my care and since I absolutely love truffles, I had to make something special with them. I’ve had black truffle macarons at one of my favourite patisseries […]

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A New Silk Scarf: The Octopus

May 16th, 2012

I’m fascinated by octopi; their bulbous heads, the patterns formed by their suction cups, the way their many limbs can fill up a visual space with fluid, sprawling, powerful movements. Some things just make great visual subjects for art, and octopi are among them. In my first project working with gutta on silk I made […]

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Mother’s Day Smorgastarta with Beet Chip Roses

May 14th, 2012

One of my most enduring memories from my childhoood is that of my mother at the dining table, preparing crafts to make with us or with her Sunday School classes. She’d work late into the early mornings to get everything ready, and somehow we always took for granted all the materials at our disposal. Our […]

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A Day at the Brickworks with Toronto Underground Market

May 9th, 2012

Ever since I can remember, street food in Toronto has consisted solely of hot dog vendors and chip trucks. And while they certainly have their place in the world, for a city full of adventurous food lovers, there is opportunity waiting to be filled with so much more. A couple years ago the city ran […]

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RIP, Maurice Sendak

May 8th, 2012

“And he sailed off through night and day… to where the wild things are.” ~ Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are, 1963 I don’t usually cover obits, but it seems a shame to ignore the author and illustrator of one of my favourite books as a young child. Where The Wild Things Are is […]

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Party Planning

May 8th, 2012

I was working a bridal shower this past weekend (more on that later), and as anyone who’s ever successfully planned a party knows, it takes good organizing skills to take a party from concept to realization. You can dream big and have a fantastic vision, but without execution, you might as well keep it a […]

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