Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween

Have a safe and fun Halloween folks! See you all at the movies.

What are you're Halloween costume ideas?
Hipster Bunny is I.

See you next time.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tea Time

It's tea time again.

How To Make Chai Tea
2 ¼ cups water
1 whole star anise
1 stick cinnamon
4 cardamom pods, cracked
4-5 black tea bags, or ¼ cup loose black tea
2 cups whole milk or half-n-half
¼ cup sugar
Press the cardamom pods until they crack. Bring the water, tea, star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom to a boil.
Boil for 3-5 minutes until the tea is black and has reduced to about 2 cups. Strain and add the sugar. Add the milk and stir until hot.
Follow link for recipe click here! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

SweetSalt Bakery & Cafe

Sunday Fundays
This post is dedicated to the two Hipsters below

Sundays are great days for brunch, especially when it's a sunny Sunday! Flo found a new kid-friendly cafe that she wanted to test out, which is great for me because I get to play with her baby and eat at the same time! So after we tactfully made our way around all the Sunday dim sum-goers we found parking and strapped Ethan in his ultra cool stroller and made our way down to the cafe.

SweetSalt Bakery & Cafe is a quaint little artisan bakery that serves German baked goods, located on the corner of Fraser and 19th. What's really unique about this place is that it's family-friendly and they literally have a play-area for kids to hang out in! Look how happy Ethan is playing with all those toys while the mommy and I sipped our coffees! This is such a brilliant baby-jail according to Flo.

When we arrived at the cafe, there were already a few families in there with their kids grabbing a bite to eat. They have a good selection of baked goods, sandwiches, coffees, teas and they also have a kids menu which is great and easy for parents to decide what to order for their child.

Flo had the daily soup special with a bun - she shared it with Ethan, but he seemed to be more interested in hanging out in the play-area then eating. 

I was feeling more hungry so I had their soup and sandwich combo - the wanderlust sandwich was made with smoked salmon, capers, lettuce and onion and served on a bun of your choice. I also had their daily soup special which was a nice herb garden vegetable soup. 

What I really liked about the place was that it felt really clean and the big windows let in a lot of light and I loved how I can see all the baked goods being made. It's quite rare to find a cafe that is kid friendly with a small little play-area for the kids to just hang out.

Although, Ethan wasn't very interested in the food at least he had a blast playing with the mini kitchen set.His favourite thing to grab seemed to be the kitchen knife...

Enjoy, because I sure did! 

SweetSalt Bakery & Café on Urbanspoon

Eating in

This is what's happening in October.

Who doesn't love a home-cooked meal? Specialty dishes by Mama Yao

It has been a super busy month! My Monday Dinner group has been re-scheduling for the past couple of weeks, (cough, cough B & Q where have you guys been???) so no new foodie adventure (sad face) Hopefully someone will be free to eat with me soon!

Spaghetti Bolognese - courtesy of moi. 

I had to cook dinner for myself because my dinner group was too busy to have dinner with me.Oh and I ended up having Spaghetti for lunch almost everyday of the week because I made too much sauce!

Good night folks!