Monday, September 30, 2013

feeling so spoiled

I'm so deeply touched and feeling spoiled by my friends because they drove all the way from Sauga up to Markham to have dim sum with us (even if I was slightly delusional to think that they did that for my sake)  - and then spent the whole afternoon chilling while sipping on beers on a secluded patio on the quaint Main Street Unionville.  It was warm and sunny - perfect weather for chilling on a patio, which we haven't really done all summer and should have been doing more of.  And now our Thanksgiving trip has been mostly finalized I can't wait to get out of the city - and I'm looking forward to spending more time with these friends I love!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

toffee apple cheesecake

new york cheesecake topped with apples and raisins cooked in grand marnier topped with crunchy butter toffee 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

date night: apricot tree cafe

crepe du jour (chicken & mushroom in cream sauce)

duck confit

hazelnut cake 

apple cheesecake 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The one thing I love most about driving a smart car

The smart car is pretty awesome on its own (fun to drive,  more fun to park plus grey on gas) but the one thing I love most about driving a smart is the other smart car drivers who always greet each other with a smile,  a nod or a wave -  such friendliness is so refreshing when just about every other car on the road incite disappointment in the licensing system and irrational road rage.   And sometimes that little gesture is all it takes to make my day :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

perfect breakfast for a rainy morning

we didn't want to go out for breakfast in the rain, so i improvised and came up with these toasts with eggs cooked in the middle (must have seen it on foodTV or a magazine) - i wonder if they have a name?