Sunday, April 22, 2012


This weekend was spent back in Ottawa, family time and recharging my batteries a top priority.  Ever the breakfast enthusiast herself, my mother chose a Bonnie Stern recipe for muesli for Sunday breakfast, followed by croissants from Ichiban Bakery

Best topped with yogurt, raspberries and blueberries

Homemade strawberry jam and our tea only goes in Emma Bridgewater mugs!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's not cake, it's breakfast!

Those who know me well are highly aware of my obsession with carrot cake.  Which is why I was so excited to find this recipe on Smitten Kitchen.  Slightly more elaborate than my usual fare for pancakes and the results gone in only one morning, I think this is one of those cases where pancakes should remain pancakes, and carrot cake should remain carrot cake.  Paired with breakfast was coffee made from my brand-spanking new Moka Express purchased at Quincaillerie Dante (part cooking store, part hunting shop). 

The cup and saucer were purchased at Finnegan's Flea Market several years back - hopefully Antoine and I can make it to Hudson this summer seeing as we are moving in together as of mid-May! xo

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Vacation photos - Beautiful Bath

'ello 'ello, so I was in the UK recently to celebrate my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary.  Big stuff.  While I was there I spent a day hanging out with my brother in Bath, Somerset and naturally he took me out for breakfast as soon as I got of the train.  The awesome thing about my brother is that he's got a knack for finding some hidden gems - so I was pretty excited and we weaved our way through the city streets to make our way to the Wild Cafe.

David went for it and got a full English breakfast, complete with black pudding - not for the faint of heart, or stomach!

Meanwhile, still not sure what time zone I was in, I got something more plain... avocado on toast.

We spent the day exploring the several parks Bath has to offer...

David taking the time to stop and smell the blossoms

Joyful step

After a grey winter/spring in Montreal, I am so happy to see some COLOUR!

View from the Putney Bridge
We ended our day at Colonna & Small's, offering possibly the best coffee of my life with an equally delicious carrot cake.