A couple of months ago, my sister showed up at a family dinner with a box of cannoli from a bakery in Milton. I’ve never been one to get too excited over cannoli. No chocolate, no nuts, no fruit…
A friend tipped me off that a bakery in Toronto’s Distillery District had joined the “spirited baking” trend by declaring March to be “Drunken Dessert Month”. What better time to check out some beer-drenched or Irish cream-laden treats than on St Patrick’s Day weekend!?
Sometimes timing just works out really well. Like when I just happen to be walking along King St on a Sunday morning, and then happen to look up and a beautiful bakery is winking at me from across the street, and then it so happens this particular bakery has just launched one of my favourite treats on the market: Dark chocolate almond croissant. You’ve got to love it when the stars align.
I love doughnuts. It all started in childhood, when every now and then on a Sunday afternoon my mom would pull down the good ol’ deep fryer and whip up a batch of fresh sugar-coated doughnuts for Sunday “tea”. The smell of fried dough wafting through the house, the sound of the little guys being tossed around in the paper bag filled with sugar…..I was hooked.
I’m not sure how this happened, but a cupcake place has existed in my neighborhood since 2009 – 2009 – and I only just noticed it a few weeks ago during a routine streetcar trip to work along Queen St East. I must be losing my edge.
Unless you’re from my original neck of the woods, (shout out to Stayner!) you may only know Creemore as the home of Creemore Springs Brewery. It’s not a bad way to be introduced to this quaint little town, but there are many other things to see along the beautiful main street that runs the length of the town.