Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 3: Dessert with Quinoa

Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts!  This might sound a little odd, but why can’t one attempt to make tiramisu with quinoa instead of lady fingers?  Can’t be THAT difficult, can it?  And no, I am using ACTUAL quinoa… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament #3: Using Crumpets and Quince

With Christmas coming up, why not use the dessert round’s ingredients to create a sweet casserole dish for Christmas morning (who cares if the kids are going to get more hyper?  It’s Christmas Day.  It’s allowed).    In the basket for… Continue Reading

Baked French Toast with Hong Kong Style Coconut Bread

Coconut bread, also known as “cocktail bread” (gai may bao in Cantonese), is readily available at Chinese bakeries and grocery stores (like T&T). This sweet-tasting bread is perfect for making French toast, which is what we did on Christmas Day. … 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

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

Cake Pops, Cocktails and Heels with eFashionista

Style event company eFashionista held this fun and fabulous event on August 16 which brought together some 15 of Toronto’s fashionistas all donning high heels and raspberry coloured aprons while learning how to make delicious cake pops and cotton candy… Continue Reading

Astro Original Greek Yogourt: A Delicious Indulgence

The wonderful people over at Fleishman-Hillard recently sent me three tubs of Astro Original Greek Yogourt each in different flavours – plain, strawberry and honey.  I have to admit that I rarely eat flavoured yogurts, opting for plain and either… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Desserts: Delicious Home-baked Fruit Tarts

There’s something charming about home-made goodies. The sugary smells fill the house, and the end result is a tasty treat, made from scratch.  The difference between home-made desserts and store-bought ones is all in the ingredients. Even high-quality bake shops… Continue Reading