Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa is a United Way agency that matches people with disabilities in one-on-one relationships with volunteers from their community.  Check out their fundraiser event, Evening in the Maritimes, with an impressive sounding lobster dinner, live music and silent auction.  May 27th at the Hilton Lac Leamy.  I could sure go for a lobster right now. 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Three Cheers Cupcakes

I must tell you about my new friend Dee.  She and her friend Kristin have a cupcake business, Three Cheers Cupcakes.  I ate no fewer, and maybe a little more, than three of these divine creations Saturday night, when they were featured at La Petit Mort Gallery's Youth League and the Spies hosted event, Insta-bar by Bruno Souliere. 

I had my own cupcake making triumph last weekend at a baby shower I hosted.  I made mini cupcakes with butter icing and was quite proud of them, even though they were a little dry. But Dee's masterpieces were so moist and decadent, and so skillfully decorated and displayed, I was humbled.  I tried the Classic Chocolate and the German Chocolate with coconut pecan frosting (it's vegan!).  I also got to taste the Caliente (chocolate with spiciness)  and the simple yet glorious Snow White.  I think my favorite, though was Lucky Lemon with the lemon curd filling. 

Last night I actually dreamt about the Chai Latte cupcake that I've heard so much about.  So I had to let you know that Three Cheers Cupcakes are available at Xpresso Cafe, 179 George Street. Or you can order them directly for your next event.  

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Raw Sugar

I think the reason I haven't written any posts AT ALL lately is lack of inspiration, lack of cash, and also the wintertime desire for foods that are comfortable and familiar.  But today I was inspired by one of the new additions to Somerset St., Raw Sugar Cafe.  If you haven't had a chance to drop in yet, I suggest you do. 
Kris and I were at our favorite Pho place for dinner and went to Raw Sugar after for coffee and dessert.  I don't drink coffee, but I do drink chai lattes!  And the lovely lady at Raw Sugar, with great care and real loose tea, makes the best one in town.  She also has an amazing knack for finding beautiful vintage kitchen sets.
We had a vegan peanut butter square chosen by Kris and it was so deliciously crispy and chewy, I ate my anti-vegan words.  

P.S.  I hear they may have beer.  Also, cutest bathrooms EVER.
Check out their facebook page for upcoming events.