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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Announcement

Hey guys!

Thank you for your patience. Actually perhaps you already know what our announcement is. If you are on our pastry page, you have seen our notice. If not here goes.... drum roll please ......

Chef Ed and I are having a ...BABY! 

We will actually be closed for the month of April, both our catering and pastry kitchen. But I intend to blog away as we await little one's arrival. 

It was so hard keeping a secret from you guys, pregnancy is very interesting on the palate. And I have had some really interesting foodventures.

We had a photo shoot with the fabulous Brian Elcock of "Bcreative Photography". Below is one of the images. We will definitely be working with and recommending him in the future. 

To see more of Brian's work you can check him out here.

So in my next post I'll share my pregnancy cravings and aversions and maybe a recipe too. Stay tuned! 

Much Luv 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Recap and an Extra


I'm back, with my tea. I know V'day was ages ago but I promised a recap so here it is. One thing I noticed this year, more than before was all the anti-valentine people. Their premise being that love should be shown everyday, which I completely agree with. However, is not Valentine's Day a day as well? I don't know but I just think its so sweet that everyone shows extra love all together on one special day. But I may be partial because Ed  and I celebrate ev-er-ee-thang! Life is too short =)

So here are a few pics of the goodies we made for clients for V'day:

This package has: Raspberry Brownies, Chocolate cake truffles, Chocolate covered Strawberries
and Cupcakes

Here is a cupcake assortment (Red Velvet and Strawberry Swirl) 

And some dipped Strawberries waiting to be drizzled

Look at the yumminess!  Now for the extra: 

For you guys who are apparently showing love all year long .. hopeless romantics unite! 
One thing Ed and I like to do to show love to each other is to surprise each other with breakfast in bed. One of my fav things to make is homemade pancakes. Dude! It is so crazy how many people use box mix. Pancakes are super easy! I promise you this recipe takes the same if not less time to make and is super delicious. And no weird additives! So here goes, my basic recipe for pancakes.

Pictured is a lemon poppyseed variation with berries and bacon. 

Fluffy Breakfast Pancakes

1cup flour (you can use whole wheat as well)
1tbsp baking powder
1 beaten egg
1tbsp oil
1tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 pinch salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

1. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. (TIP ALERT - if you want to make your own box mix you can bottle or package this mix in a Tupperware and store and just add the oil, milk and egg when you are ready to cook the pancakes. Just make a little note and attach with the amounts for the other ingredients to be added and put on top. It lasts up to 2 months) 

2. To the mix add the egg, milk and oil and whisk lightly until everything is incorporated. Batter will be slightly lumpy but do not over-mix. 

3. In a lightly greased non-stick pan or griddle cook your pancakes on medium heat. You will know your pancakes are ready to flip when you see bubbles appear around the edges. 

Here are some additions I like to use to change things up: 
- Chocolate chips
-Lemon zest 
-Poppy seeds
- Apple chunks 
- Berries
- Oats
-Toasted Nuts

Hope you all are having a great week and are showing love. Now go make someone's morning delicious! 

Nuff luv!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

With A Cup of Tea

Hi Guys, 

Where did the time go?  This year is zooming by! Lets catch up.
Well then, lets get comfy and for that we need a cup of tea and something yummy.

The tea I'm loving right now is a Lipton Green Tea with acai berry, melon and dragon fruit flavors. Its super refreshing and light.
You can see it here and all the other flavors in that line:

For the something yummy I just have to share with you this delicious apple bread!

Apple Bread

Topping/ Filling:

2 large apples (diced) 
2 tbsp brown sugar 
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sliced almonds 


1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
11/2 cup flour
1/4 cup quick oats
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon zest

Preheat your oven to 350 F and grease and flour a standard loaf pan 
In a small bowl mix apples, sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

In another bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 
Add eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated
Sift flour and baking powder into mix and fold in, add oats.
Mix in milk, vanilla and lemon zest.

In the loaf pan add half the mix, spoon over apple mix and sprinkle with half the almonds
Add the other half of of the batter and top with the remaining apple and almonds

Bake in preheated oven for 45 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

I really hope you guys try this recipe. The apple totally infuses the entire bread and makes the bread  deliciously moist. 
Well there isn't much time to chat now after all the baking, but don't worry I'll be back with a Valentine's recap, some info on our new menus and soon an exciting announcement! 

Have a delicious day!