Carrying traditions on: learning how to bake my mother’s orahnjača (walnut roll)

Growing up, I remember waking up to the sweet smell of my mother’s orahnjača (walnut roll).  At bridal showers, I always gravitated towards the orahnjača on the desert table as it’s not too sweet, nor too heavy and it always goes nicely with a cup of coffee.  However, my mother’s recipe is my all-time favourite.Continue reading “Carrying traditions on: learning how to bake my mother’s orahnjača (walnut roll)”

For the love of coffee: A look at Commonwealth Coffee Company

This past week I’ve been in London, Ontario for work. During my down time, I’ve been going around town, checking out the restaurant and cafe scene. I can’t help but notice that a lot of new restaurants and cafes have popped up. This is very positive for London. The city has been going through someContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Commonwealth Coffee Company”

For the love of coffee: A look at Cake and Loaf Bakery

During my last break on Tuesday afternoon, I decided to venture to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market to escape the reality of work. I had the urge to try something sweet today and headed out to Cake and Loaf Bakery. I absolutely love Cake and Loaf! With a wide variety of cookies, pastries and breads, CakeContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Cake and Loaf Bakery”

For the love of coffee: A look at Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House

Yesterday after my hair appointment, I decided to end my “me time date” with a little java at this relatively new spot in Burlington’s Village Square: Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House. Being a busy mom, “me time” is important. Sometimes, we just need a little reminder that mom’s are people too with our ownContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House”

For the love of coffee: A look at Red Church Café + Gallery

Yesterday I decided to spend my work break at a nearby coffee shop: Red Church Café + Gallery in downtown Hamilton. I am no stranger to this café, as I came across it a few months ago. At the time, I wanted something different from my regular Keurig brew or Timmies and went on theContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Red Church Café + Gallery”