Posts Tagged ‘pastry’

Wanderlust: Meals of Hong Kong, Macau & Beijing

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Gwyneth Dunsford

After a friend’s big fat Cantonese wedding drew me to China, I set out on a three-week culinary exploration in the land of dumplings, custard tarts and jasmine tea. Hong Kong Previously eschewing baked goods, I relished all the glutinous offerings in Hong Kong. Chinese-style bakeries were ubiquitous, offering pastries in all their bleached-flour glory. Unaware of what I was buying, biting into each pastry was often a surprise. Sometimes I would find sweet pork floss or bean paste. Othertimes,…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Etsy – more than just handmade goods

2 Feb, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Etsy is an retail web-store focused on handmade or vintage items, supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. Many of the items found on Etsy website can cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. In Canada, Etsy’s team has taken a pro-active approach to showing that beyond the Etsy brand, each store has a great seller story.  With that in mind, Fat Girl Food Squad went out to investigate how two sellers (Gucci’s…

Ottawa Enjoys Toothsome & Some Exciting News

9 Sep, 2013  |  by Guest Post

Fat Girl Food Squad Ottawa hosted our first event last week, called Toothsome; a coffee seminar and pastry tasting with The Ministry of Coffee and Get Your Sweet Fix. Both M.C. and I are huge coffee lovers, and since Ministry of Coffee is our new favourite spot to stop for coffee, we were excited when they seemed as eager as us to do an event together. Throw in Get Your Sweet Fix, the two amazingly talented girls who make the pastries for…

Dundas Park Kitchen Bringing Comfort Food Home

8 Aug, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Over the past few months, a stretch of new restaurants have opened along Dundas West that have been offering healthy, grab and go choices.  One such place is the Dundas Park Kitchen, which nestled right beside the Belljar Cafe. I first came into contact with owners Alex Tso and Melanie Harris after they offered up an old espresso machine (on Facebook) from the old Portuguese restaurant they were refurbishing to make their own.  My partner ended up obtaining the machine…

Joyeux anniversaire to Nadège’s Rosedale Location

5 May, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

The Rosedale location of French-born pastry chef Nadège Nourian’s namesake patisserie celebrates two years on Monday. Nadège invites you to its birthday party and as an extra sweet offering their versatile style pastry the ‘P’tit Choux’ will make its debut to the public. The Rosedale boutique will offer a special selection of (free, while quantities last) treats: Commemorative ‘Rosedale’ macarons: Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé Champagne & Strawberry* (limited time) House-made chocolate bon bons (Nadège’s Rosedale shops produces all chocolates) P’tit Choux Bottlegreen’s Pomegranate Elderflower…