Sober October 2015

Yes, my friends, I am going Sober October again this year. The reason is simple – too many people I know personally are being affected by this terrible sickness. Too many.

My hope is that I reach and maybe surpass my little goal of $500. Every little bit helps.

So I am asking for your support. You can join too, go Sober October and help raise funds with me.

Or, if you enjoy your wine and beer better, don’t fret, you can donate instead and I’ll do all the work being sober.

I’ll appreciate all the support I can get! Together we can make a difference!

Please visit my page here.

Thank you for your support

Joh =)

Birthday Bonanza – Summer Themed Cupcakes

Over the summer, I was thrilled to be asked to bake some cupcakes for a little girl’s first birthday party.  Her mom, one of my good friends, expressed that the theme would be a summer/butterfly theme.  She let me run with it.

Decided to top each cupcake with shortbread cookies shaped as flowers, hearts, and of course butterflies.  Homemade royal icing to paint the cookies with.

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Standard flavours, chocolate, vanilla and my fave, lemon with bright coloured buttercream.

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Happy Birthday JJ!!

Taste Of Toronto

If you’re a reader of my blog, you know I’m all about food festivals and I love it when there are events happening in my city, Toronto.  Back in July, I was able to attend the Taste of Toronto Food Festival held at historic Fort York.  This event brings some the hottest restaurants in the city to one spot to serve up delicious food and drink to foodies from all over.

Honestly, sometimes it pays to go VIP.  No big line up to deal with, complimentary drinks and use of the air-conditioned Delta lounge.  How can one say no to that?


For a few “crowns” – the festival currency, one could sample a ton of different food and drink items.  Sometimes it was hard to choose.

What did we eat this day?

Ceviche Tradicional – cod, pico de gallo, serrano, lime from Los Colibris.  (fresh and light)

Uni Carbonara // quail egg, smoked bacon, parmesan & Toro Tartare // caviar, sour cream, wasabi, dashi soy from Morimoto (super rich)

Guu Toronto “TAKOYAKI” deep fried octopus balls with tonkatsu sauce and karashi mayo from Guu (this was the winner, I think we had 3 orders of this dish)

Biff’s Bistro’s Merguez Lamb Burger with Red Pepper Chutney, Harissa Mayo on O&B Artisan Brioche from Biff’s (teeny tiny)


The weather this day was perfect and the company awesome and I had a great time eating all this delicious food.  I will certainly make an effort to go back next year. =)