{Dining in: A Summer Dinner Party for Four}

One of my favourite things to do is host dinner parties at our place. Last Sunday night, I invited my good friend and her boy over for dinner to enjoy the sun on our patio and watch one of our favourite shows, Breaking Bad.¬†I always get SUPER indecisive when it comes to creating the menu, … Continue reading

(Weekend recap: Date at Piqniq Bistro and Easy Appies in a pinch}

On Friday night after work, me and the boy met up at Craft Beer Market for a quick beverage to pass the time till our dinner reso. I ordered a glass of the Grapefruit¬†Stiegel Radler – a light fruity beer made with real grapefruit juice. So refreshing, the perfect summer beer. The boy went with … Continue reading

{Dining in: Halibut en Papillote and Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets}

Today was a scorcher, probably the hottest day this year, combined with the dewpoint it felt like 34 celsius today. That may not sound high to some of you who are used to getting high 30s (or 40s) in the summer time, but for a city that is used to wintery temperatures pretty much 9 … Continue reading

{Date night at Laurier Lounge and a Strawberry Rhubarb Hazelnut Coffee Cake}

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! I had a tough and stressful Friday which included a parking ticket, getting to work late, having to work all morning in wet jeans after the ridiculous down pour we had. And to top it all off, having to wait in line for over an hour at the extremely disorganized … Continue reading

{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