International Incident Party: Hot Dogs

For this month’s International Incident Party, Penny chose hot dogs as the theme. Uh, ok then. I mean I love a good hot dog but after the Daring Cooks cassoulet and the Charcutepalooza prosciutto (coming soon!), I wasn’t sure I could face any more meat.  Then one day at work right after we came back … Read more

Nadège Patisserie (Toronto)

Like the look of those? How about these? If you’re interested in seeing more and reading about a fourth generation French pastry chef who has worked with Pierre Hermé’s right hand man, head on over to Spotlight Toronto to read my profile of Nadège the café/bakery and the person.  I spent a lovely afternoon chatting … Read more

Mactweets – Spring Fling

Happy Jour du Macaron! If you don’t believe me, you can check out the JDM’s official website here!  Appropriately, I am posting my monthly macarons today. Let me start out by saying that I had HIGH hopes for Mactweets #5.  The theme was “Spring Fling” and I envisioned beautiful tropical macs with flavours like coconut … Read more

Priceless. Not.

Three hours in the kitchen = $45 (and that’s being generous…) Ingredients to make 3 batches of macarons = $10 TWO edible macarons out of all that time and effort = priceless (and not in a good way!) Now I have made macarons before. The first time they looked like this: Second time, ummmm not … Read more