Let me start off by saying I am not a Valentine’s Day person. However, I really couldn’t resist tying in Valentine’s day with these pastries given the timing, the chocolate and the subtle touch of pink. These éclairs are a bit fussy. Once all the bells and whistles are complete I think I went through eight bowls and saucepans. But you can consider these very special I’m-sorry-I-love-you éclairs. It has been a while after all.
Summer in the city is in full swing. Since moving to Toronto eighteen months ago, I have come to look forward to the multitude of events going on during the season. The food, beer, and music festivals — you can’t possibly do everything! It’s overwhelming. Where can you recharge?
The answer is — I believe — out of the city. Just get out. Go anywhere where you can find pine trees, a lake, chirping birds, fire pits, sleeping bags, and dare I say… mosquitos. I am sorry, if you’re not a cottage goer or a camper, this post isn’t for you. And as a former girl guide, I’d like to inform you that you’re missing out on life.