{Celebrating la jour de macaron at Yann Patisserie}

Happy Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day! An annual celebration created four years ago by the renowned french pastry chef Pierre Hermes and other members of the Association Relais Desserts to raise money and awareness for various charities. Today between 9:30 – 2pm, Yann Haute Patisserie were offering free macarons to celebrate jour du macaron … Continue reading

{Sweet fix: The little yellow house in Mission}

My go-to bakery of the moment is Yann Patisserie. Although they are best known for their vividly coloured macarons. It was their viennoiserie that I was interested in today.. Like this classic beignet (french for “fried dough”) a pastry similar to a doughnut, rolled in cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar and filled with a decadent pastry … Continue reading

{Recipe: Vegetarian sushi w/ sweet brown rice and sweets from Itza Bakeshop}

Happy Sunday everyone! I can’t believe the weekend is almost over. The weather has been TERRIBLE here in cowtown the past couple days. We’ve been having crazy strong winds with sub -30 degrees celsius temperatures. A real chill-to-the-bone kinda cold.. A quick recap of the weekend.. Me and boy went to see the movie Tron, … Continue reading

{Paris part 5: C&G’s operation maximum pastry consumption}

Woke up in the morning to over a million people on strike in Paris.. not something you see everyday (government decision to raise retirement age from 60 to 62). I found it funny that there were lots of young students striking, since they would still have about 40 years, before they even think of retirement … Continue reading

{Friday date night at Taste and treats from Wilde Grainz Artisan Bakery}

After a long week and a bad start to my Friday morning (I discovered in the morning that Jasper had torn apart one of my favourite hair pieces into a million bits and I also missed my bus by 10 seconds). The boy thought it would be a great idea to de-stress by doing a … Continue reading