It’s hard to believe that 2012 is coming to an end. I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions but I hope to make more time for the things that count next year. Visiting friends. Time for a vacation – away from Toronto this time! The purchase of an excellent DSLR camera and a photography course. I’d like to post some original content on this blog. I have to stop saying “I’ll do it tomorrow” and just do it already! AND… throw a party next year! I’m so inspired by this fabulous “bubbly bar”. More of these party photos at 100 Layer Cake.
Sometimes it’s as simple as enjoying a cup of cocoa with a loved one. Don’t forget to add a festive cookie to the side of the cup for that extra special touch during the holiday season! Yes kids, it’s that easy!
For the recipe and details visit 79 ideas.
I think I will post about things like this more often. It can be a new series called, “Yeah, it’s that easy”. This is such a clever idea for a small get together or a large soirée! Chop black olives into small bow ties and buttons and serve with triangles of brie cheese on crackers! Elegant canapés!
Wow. One of my co-workers was on vacation this week and I had so much extra work to do in her absence! I drank a lot of coffee… and cappuccino to get me through. I know it’s a bad habit to boost oneself with caffeine but I love, love love the taste of freshly brewed coffee!
You & Coffee Are My Bffs – Hand Stamped Humorous Vintage Coffee Spoon – Etsy
coffee shop and Art gallery in Welly NZ
Espresso & Chocolate – Yummy!
Today I’ll have a full-fat full-caff WITH whip cream and chocolate drizzle Moccachino. Yeah. It’s Friday, and there is something about the end of a long week that makes me throw caution to the wind and um… order a specialty coffee. Yup, I’m at the stage of my life where that makes me happy. Woo-hooo am I living on the edge or what? What do you do to kick start your weekends? Anyone else have particular coffee choices?
If you live in Toronto or if you’re planning to visit our beautiful city, you must try the pizza at Pizza e Pazzi on St. Clair Avenue West. We were invited to dine by the owner himself and I was so impressed by the authentic Italian flavour. Pizza et Pazzi is one of the few pizzerias in the city that can claim certification from the Associazone Verace Pizza Napoletana. It’s a slice of heaven.
To start we had Calabrese Bread with three antipasto samples of olives, marinated mushrooms and a house specialty called “la bomba”, a delicious garlicky spread. The antipasto platter was sublime.
I tried the The Pizza Diavola, with just enough of a kick from the spicy salami without being overwhelming. The cheese is fresh mozzarella di buffala, the sauce is made from San Marzano tomatoes, the crust from wheat flour and natural Neapolitan yeast. Cooked to perfection in the wood burning oven.
I was also very impressed with the decor. Black painted walls, with rustic wooden panels and swinging light bulbs dangling from the ceiling. On the opposite side is exposed brick. The decor is rustic, yet trendy and surprisingly cosy without being pretentious. The restaurant is kid-friendly and the patrons were so nice! We had conversations with the people at the surrounding tables. The prices are affordable. You simply must try it yourself!
Photos from blogto.com