This recipe is a bit costly to produce for only 4 servings. However, it is also delicious and refreshing. I imagine this would be perfect for runners at the end of a long marathon. The flavour combination of aloe, cucumber and mint makes my taste buds sing! For someone who works with sugar and chocolateContinue reading “Aloe Vera Juice”
If there is one treat my boyfriend loves more than any other, it’s his mom’s home made ‘peaches’. This is an Italian pastry and one I rarely see for sale. Two half circles of alcohol soaked cake are hollowed and filled with a lemony/boozy pastry cream. They are then rolled in an alcohol/food colouring syrupContinue reading “Italian ‘Peaches’ by Marco’s Mom”
Whenever I am in Kensington Market, (which is often), I stop in at the Latin American Emporium for supplies and a snack. They have a great selection of hard to find South American herbs and ingredients. The kitchen in the rear churns out delicious tamales, pupusas and tacos. Long before the high end taco trend swept ourContinue reading “Latin American Emporium”
Canada is known for it’s cold snowy winters. This year we witnessed one of the worst ice storms in recent memory a few days before Christmas. As a result we were out of power for several days and had to move in with the parents. I took this photo on the first night of theContinue reading “Ice Storm 2013”
As Pastry Chef for Mabel’s Bakery on Roncesvalles, I came up with two versions of the classic Christmas Yule Log. A chocolate log with hazelnut swiss buttercream and a vanilla log with raspberry compote, toasted almonds and vanilla swiss buttercream. Needless to say, they were a huge hit! Grandma’s cookie press and shortbread mould.
The chef’s work table. Making my Cranberry Almond Bûches de Noël for Mabel’s Bakery. December 2013.
I made many of these dark chocolate Bûches de Noël for Mabel’s Bakery’s Christmas 2013 season.
For Christmas 2013, I decided on an ‘Air Mail’ theme for all my gifts. This couldn’t have been easier or more fun. You will need: Brown wrapping paper (available in bulk at craft supply stores) Kitchen Twine Shipping Labels (available at office supply stores) Adhesive decorative postcards (available on line and on ebay)
This English Christmas drink tastes like a cross between egg nog and an ice-cream float. In order to make a Snowball you must first make the Danish egg liquor Advocaat. The recipe is very easy and outlined below. Remember to keep the heat at the lowest setting to avoid cooking the egg and evaporating theContinue reading “Snowball Cocktail”
I know I can’t be the only one out there fascinated by McDonald’s changing menu around the world. I snapped some photos while on my trip. Here is the menu board of McDonald’s India as well as a pic of my meal. You’ll notice the lack of beef on offer. The paper bag had friedContinue reading “McDonald’s India”