the a&o turns one

Time flies when you’re having fun!! This morning I thought I would take a look and see when I did my first post as I thought I might be coming up on a year. And, wouldn’t you know it, a year ago today! The a&o turns one. What a busy year it’s been. I definitely feel like I have been able to get my creative juices flowing and cannot wait to see what the next year brings. A nice birthday surprise, the other day, Yasmin of the Hermit Homewares blog nominated me for a One Lovely Blog Award – eeep – what an honour! I will be following up with a post to explain, and give more thanks to her, very soon ; )

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eats & treats


Marben
for Wednesday night oysters & prosecco
Friday night = Champagne + Chantecler
Macroon madness at Nadège
Must try Mexican at Playa Cabana (tested & true)
Must try it Mexican at Grand Electric (next on my ‘to try’ list)
The best grilled cheese you have ever had, courtesy of Cheesewerks
Get your croissants at Clafouti
My go to bistro
And, it’s always my choice for pizza

Bon Appétit!

xx

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cupcakecait

I know that it’s been a while since I have posted, but I have been working on my second blog! It’s been a slow process, and still very much a work in progress, but I wanted to share a little bit about it as it starts to take shape.

While I have fallen in and out of my relationship with baking over the years, one thing has always remained the same… the CUPCAKE! The business ideas, and names, and logos may have changed over and over again, but it was always about baking yummy bite-sized cakes.

I have decided to get back into it and I thought that setting up a blog where I could put info on ordering (sorry just in Toronto!) and post interesting items on cupcakes would be a fun idea.

So that’s it in a nutshell, cupcakecait. I’ll be working on it for the next little while, so be patient. But also feel free to check it out as it evolves ;)

nightnight and sweet cupcake dreams!

xx

a bevy of blogs

Lovely links from lovely blogs… night night

xx

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macaron and the city: moroco

Last Saturday we went to MoRoCo to try the first macarons in the challenge. They all looked so good and with many interesting flavors it was hard to choose just one! We ended up with a box of 6; chocolate, pistachio, raspberry (my fav), salted caramel, pumpkin spice and vanilla. They were very good. Not too chewy or sweet. The filling was a very soft buttercream. They did not last long.

MoRoCo is a cute place too! Opening in September 2008, they tout themselves as a full service lounge with a variety of ‘table service’ options for dinner, desserts and drinks. With a French inspired menu they specialize if afternoon tea, brunch and desserts. They even have a DJ in the evenings from Thursday to Saturday.

The first thing I thought with I walked in was that it would be a great spot for a girls brunch or tea for a celebration like a wedding or baby shower. Very cute place, I’ll definitely be going back.

have a lovely sunny saturday xx

move over cupcake

The modern day Marie Antoinette would probably say let them eat macarons. More specifically, macarons from Ladurée. The luxury cake and pastry brand is known as the inventor of the double-decker macaron and, while they have just opened up shop – their first shop – in North America (New York City), I doubt that they will be heading north anytime soon. So, that just means that I need to track down the best macarons in Toronto! This terribly difficult assignment will include the following bakeries:


MoRoCo

Bobette & Belle

La Bamboche

Bakerbots

Nadège

Cake Opera Co.

Petite Thuet

Stay tuned for reviews ; )

xx

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