Baby Blueberry Bundt Cakes

I went to hang out with my Peep D and her new addition Baby N.  What a cutie! It made my day to catch up, laugh and be entertained by the little one.  For this visit, I made some baby blueberry bundt cakes.

Another Peep of mine let me borrow her baby bundt cake pan and I was excited to put it to use.  photo 1-38

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Baby blueberry bundt cakes all done.  Love how the blueberries pop in the oven, releasing their juices and adding tye dyed like colour to the golden cakes.  When a bite is taken, there’s a slight tartness that contrasts to the sweetness of the cake.  Perfect with some afternoon tea.  =)

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Oakville Waterfront Festival

It was a long weekend here and I started mine off by heading west of my hood to hang out with some Peeps in their neck of the woods and check out the Oakville Waterfront Festival. It was a perfect weather day and I got my tan on all while enjoying some food truck offerings.

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It’s food truck lane, slowly packing them in.

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A lamb burger from Crossroads Diner. Nicely spiced.

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Concert stage, shopping and sand castles.

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More food. My favourite of the day. Ossobuco gnocchi poutine. Delicious!

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Ice cream and mini wheats. Sure, why not?

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I love this truck’s name and the risotto balls were pretty tasty too. Amazing tomato sauce.

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I love being by the water. Beautiful blue skies. Boats going by and in the far distance you can Toronto -requires a zoom in.

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Love this guy too – it’s wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man.

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More food. Pulled pork tacos, second fave of the day.

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A bit more desert before going home. I hit up San Remo Bakery . Ordered an apple fritter (a suggestion from a Peep) and I wanted a cannoli. I did however want a custard filled cannoli (top picture). Opened the box and discovered she had given me regular cannolis. I suppose a miscommunication however, I still have a craving for the custard ones, so I will be making another trip back. The regular ones were yummy and I loved the texture of the apple fritter, super soft in the middle and crunchy caramelized outside with nice apple pieces.

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I’ve been dreaming of the gnocchi poutine. I hope my path crosses with that truck again soon. =)

Lamesa Filipino Kitchen – Hand To Mouth Vol. 3

Dinner out at Lamesa Filipino Kitchen with some work Peeps this evening. Not my first time here, but my first experience with this Hand to Mouth event where we celebrate the Filipino tradition of Kamayan – eating with your hands. That’s right, no utensils, all hands, tons of food.

The tables lined with banana leaves.

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Malbec for the night – Domaine Jean Bousquet 2012.

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Our server, giving us the lowdown on what to expect. They are so great at explaining what they are bringing to the table. If you have never had Filipino food, it is nice knowing a little about what you are eating.

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Pulutan – appetizer, eaten with alcohol, hence the little shot above. On the plate, ukoy – a fritter of sorts made with squash, yam, bean sprouts and a shrimp. Lumpia – a spring roll and crab cakes. Ukoy with vinegar is amazing. Crab cakes were perfect!

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Ulam or main dish is next. Pork longanisa – sweet/spicy sausage. Grilled stuffed porgy. Lechon kawali – deep fried pork belly. Chicken inasal – BBQ chicken – brined and grilled. Beef marrow broth. Garlic fried rice.

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The chicken was moist. The longanisa was devine with the garlic rice.

We did pretty well! How easy is cleanup here?

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Dessert or Sweets time – Matamis. Maruya and ice cream. Fried plantain fritter with carnation ice cream. And a little sweet / savory taster.

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Yet another great meal from Lamesa. I love Filipino food and if I can’t get home cooked from my parents, I’ll take it from Lamesa anytime. =)