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Cambridge, MA: Royal Pastry Shop

Location: 738 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, MA Having just moved to Boston, one of our explorations took us to the Royal Pastry Shop on Cambridge Street.  We chose a very simple chocolate cupcake. It was divine.  Open since 1941, there are now two other locations feeding locals delicious American and Italian pastries.  I’m looking forward to being … Continue reading

Black Forest Pastry Shop

Location: 184 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, ON L6J I’m happy to announce that I have found possibly the best apple pie, ever. It exists at Black Forest Pastry Shop in Oakville and is only $12.99! After popping it into the oven for a few minutes, it came out flaky yet melted in the mouth. The … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Boston: Mike’s Pastry

Location: 300 Hanover Street Boston, MA http://www.mikespastry.com Is it touristy? Yes.  The woman behind the counter insisted that we take a plastic “Mike’s Pastry” bag for our box even though we had a bag we were going to put it into.  Nothing like advertising by carrying their logo, right? Is it ridiculously crowded, ALL THE … Continue reading

NEW: Soma Downtown

Toronto Life just reported that a new location of SOMA (the chocolate shop in the Distillery District) will be opening at King and Spadina (443 King Street West)! Mmm…..house made gelato in time for summer?


Location: Clam Shell 148 High Street Edinburgh Must. Try. Deep Fried Mars Bar. The Clam Shell on High Street complied. Even posing for pictures. While we waited… * At last….. That was one hot mess… This much grease can’t be good for anything. Glad I tried it, but the DFMB is not for me…maybe it’s the … Continue reading

Recipe: Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

Just in time for Saturday morning’s breakfast! I’d only ever made Aunt Jemima pancakes when I was younger so when I found this recipe for pancakes on Allrecipes.com (with 4.5 stars and 3,327 reviews!), I had to try it. It’s easily the best pancake recipe, ever, and the only one I use and will continue … Continue reading

TRAVEL: India: Delhi: Haldirams

Location: somewhere in Delhi http://www.haldiram.com Anyone who has ever visited an Indian family’s home or is Indian is familiar with the Haldiram’s symbol.  See below (image from Google) No Indian tea-time is complete  without Haldiram’s. A bag of bhel puri or chiwda will always be kicking around the cupboard of an Indian home. So think … Continue reading


Location: 99 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto http://www.morocochocolat.com Our friend whose baby shower we threw treated us to a fabulous evening at Morocco, er, sorry MoRoCo, not like the North African country. A very lush and lavish, sumptuous, velvety, romantic place. We had tea and more tea. The selections were highly unusual and came in little test … 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

Cows, Banff

Location: 134 Banff Avenue Banff, AB http://www.cows.ca There’s no better place to pick up an ice-cream cone than from one named Cows, don’t you think? They have a giant cow in the entrance and lots of souvenirs/t-shirts to buy (fairly pricey, though!) Although the ice-cream didn’t blow me away, I have to say even being … Continue reading