Chopped Canada Season Two, Episode 4: No-Bake Sesame Treats

I just realized that I haven’t used ingredients found in the dessert basket yet, so this week, I’m going to discuss what can be made with the following ingredients: carrot juice, baba ganoush, sesame candy and tamarillo.  Tamarillo, according to… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2: Kataifi, Monkfish or Tofu Skins?

Last season, I recapped every single episode of Chopped Canada.  For season 2 (which premiered over the weekend), rather than doing the same, I’ve decided to write about what I might make with one of the mystery boxes.  The mystery… Continue Reading

Cookies: A New Kind of Dessert Bar at The Red Bench

I recently had the pleasure to speak with Elie, one of the owners of Toronto’s newest cookie, tea and froyo bar, The Red Bench, located on Yonge, south of Bloor. The name, The Red Bench, was inspired by an actual… Continue Reading

Delicious Cookies, Cakes and More at ps by pretty sweet

Cake and desserts boutique, ps by pretty sweet opened on February 7 in the King and Niagara area by long time dessert queen, Adjoa Duncan, selling delicious cookies, brownies, cupcakes and more.  In addition to running her shop, Adjoa will… Continue Reading

Hong Kong/Asian Style Restaurant Desserts

This past weekend, relatives from many cities, including Hong Kong, Singapore and New York gathered in Toronto for a big reunion.  It was four nights of dinners (plus one luncheon hosted by yours truly) featuring three nights of Asian food… Continue Reading

Delica Kitchen: Gourmet ‘Mid-Food’ in Midtown

I tried Delica Kitchen on Yonge and St. Clair, one of the growing number of gourmet “mid-food” (not “fast food,” but not “sit down service” either) eateries around Toronto.  The philosophy of the restaurant, according to the website is “not… Continue Reading

If Only Every Dream was Made of Butter Cream

Creative food is something we hear more often these days. In some cases certain individuals are truly able to take that term to another level. Ottawa based Erica Stanisci is the talented and inventive owner of Butter Cream Dream an… Continue Reading

Bobbette & Belle Deliciously Styles Leslieville

Cynthia Cheng Mintz The latest in yummy desserts and stylish cakes has arrived in Toronto’s Leslieville area.  Bobbette & Belle, owned by pastry and dessert veterans, Allyson Meredith Bobbitt and Sarah Bell, opened its doors to the public on November… Continue Reading