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Boston: Curly Cakes

Location: 81 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114 http://www.izzyscurlycakes.com photography by photohogger My girlfriends were visiting from Toronto this past weekend.  As we toured around Boston and wandered towards Boston Common on Charles St. we came across Curly Cakes.  I’d been past it before and have always wanted to visit. We did. Gorgeous Little Shop. Gorgeous … Continue reading

Recipe: Cardamom Cake

This is one of my favourite cake recipes handed down to me from my Mother.  It’s the Elachi (Cardamom) cake…a spongy cake that’s great for tea parties or rainy days. Ingredients: 2 Cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 Tsp Cardamom crushed 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg crushed 1/4 Tsp Salt 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup … Continue reading

NEW: L’eat

Location: 410 Adelaide St W http://www.leatcatering.com/home.htm In the cursed location where Zimbel’s Cafe and before that,  Mosaic used to be, L’eat Express is the newest addition to the building beside Toronto School of Art.  Herbal Infusions is faring quite well so far, so maybe there is hope for L’eat (such a difficult name to wrap my head around.  Sometimes … Continue reading

The Cupcake Shoppe

Location: 2417 Yonge Street, Toronto http://www.thecupcakeshoppe.ca Our friend had an engagement party and served up these gorgeous beauties from The Cupcake Shoppe! Not only were they pretty, they were insanely good!  I heart.  A lot. They’re $2.50 a Cupcake or $20 for 6 Customized Cupcakes which is quite pricey.  And mini cupcakes have to be … Continue reading

NEW: Jimmy’s Coffee

Went to Jimmy’s Coffee and got some Earl Grey (Mighty Leaf brand) and a banana caramel cake/bread – which was tasty but greasy. My tea has a funny aftertaste, which I can’t pin-point, tastes like the cup? Still, I like this place – it’s cosy and they have a lovely sunny patio out back. Reminds me … Continue reading

Sloan’s, Florida

Location: 112 Clematis St West Palm Beach FL http://www.sloansonline.com One of the prettiest candy stores I’ve ever been to has got to be Sloan’s in West Palm Beach, Florida. It’s PINK!   And has fancy lamps and a painted ceiling and they have chocolates and delicious ice-creams!! We had a caramel-and-nut-filled chocolate which got wrapped up … Continue reading

Over Easy & The Coffee Mill

Locations: Over Easy 208 Bloor Street West, Toronto http://www.overeasyrestaurants.com Coffee Mill 99 Yorkville Ave, Toronto http://www.coffeemillrestaurant.com Our girlie gatherings usually revolve around food;  specifically, brunch!  What better way to start the day. This time, our choice brunch location was Over Easy since the plan was to check out the latest addition to the ROM (mainly, … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Montreal : Les Glaceurs

Location: 453 Rue Saint-Sulpice Montreal, QC http://www.lesglaceurs.ca/ We just happened upon this cute pink cafe on our walk through Old Montreal and boy were we happy we did! Our friends C&K hadn’t been to this ice-cream/cupcake place before either, so it was a real treat for all of us. There were many gorgeous cupcakes; it … Continue reading

Future Bakery & Cafe

Location: 483 Bloor St. W., Toronto Cost: $10-15 Speaking of cake… Future Bakery’s Kahlua Truffle Cake is to die for….or to share with friends. Great little cafe in the Annex, to hang out with the people you love until the wee hours of the morning…or until 2am, when they close 🙂

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

True to my word, here’s a RECIPE (from the Toronto Star) for Chocolate Guinness Cake! I can’t wait to try it! Sláinte! Have a Safe & Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! -FH INGREDIENTS Cake: 1/3 cup Guinness draught stout 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 … Continue reading