Daring Bakers make Dobos!

August 30, 2009

The August 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful
of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos
Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers’ cookbook Kaffeehaus:  Exquisite
Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.


This month’s Daring Bakers challenge was quite a hit in my house. Dobos is Graham’s #1 cake. Every birthday means a Dobos. He’s tried them from various bakeries in Toronto and Mississauga, each one slightly different. This summer, we were fortunate enough to try Dobos from Demel, the famous Austrian bakery with a branch in NYC. 

Graham and I really enjoyed making the cake. We did the buttercream on Friday night and put it in the fridge, then the cake and the caramel on Saturday night. A slice was enjoyed Sunday night, then the rest at our last dinner in Mississauga on Monday night, with Graham’s family. 



Daring Bakers make Milan Cookies!

July 30, 2009

The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She choseChocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.



Daring Bakers make apple strudel!

May 27, 2009

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.


Yum! What a tasty Wednesday night treat! Eep… must stop with all these treats! Ah well, this is for Daring Bakers, so it’s ok. Sorry about the bad lighting – it was an icky day here and that continued into an icky evening.


What will be next in June?

51:13 (so proud!)

May 10, 2009


We had a great run! 

Here are our stats… (not sure how this will show)

10k today… in this weather!?!

May 9, 2009

Today Graham and I are running the 10k race, part of the Mississauga Marathon.

It just happens to be crazy weather…





Yup, thundershowers. So far, we’ve seen rain, torrential rain, hail, sunshine, thunder. Keep your fingers crossed for us at 6:30. Afterwards, we’re having a BBQ at my parents’ for Mother’s Day. Pictures tomorrow – have a tasty dessert planned!


edited to add: sorry! formatting got messed up!

taste of summer: ice cream

May 7, 2009


Last Sunday, I had my first ice cream of the summer nicer weather… one scoop mint chocolate chip, one scoop cookie dough. “Weird flavours”, as Graham calls them. The KitchenAid ice cream attachment is on my birthday list. Until then, I settle for drooling over these ice cream recipes starred in my google reader for future enjoyment!

Yum 🙂 and happy almost Friday!

My horse’s rear end

May 5, 2009

Food blog? What food blog? Today’s post is all about horses.


This past Saturday. Graham and I went trail riding. It was part of his birthday gift last year. Given that he’s about to have another birthday in about 3 weeks. we figured it was time to go! The stables were at a conservation area about a half an hour from our apartment. We went for 12, but that ride was full so we ate our lunch and walked around a little, waiting for the 1 o’clock ride. 


Hence the post title. This was an over-the-shoulder shot that didn’t really work.


Much better! 


While the scenery wasn’t all that picturesque, we did see about a dozen deer, not phased in the slightest when we rode* by.

* Disclaimer: these horses were slow. A toddler could walk faster. But I liked it anyway! 🙂

Regular food programming to resume shortly. Night y’all!