One year ago today…

I celebrated my first year anniversary with my boyfriend and surprised him with this awesome chocolate cake from Serenade Chocolatier in Brookline Village. Highly, highly recommended! It’s sort of like a piñata cake filled with all sorts of chocolate goodies inside. The cake even comes complete with small hammer! Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Offerings at When Pigs Fly

The owner of When Pigs Fly Bakery emailed me (!!) to let me know about some of their new breads. They have a new Gluten-free Cornmeal bread and a new Potato Bread. You can sample each of these new breads this weekend at the locations in Somerville and Brookline. Enjoy and let me know how…

I Scream, You Scream, Gimme Gimme Ice Cream

It’s hot and not in a Paris Hilton way. Which is good. 🙂 Before hunkering down in a pile of work this evening, it seemed like the perfect night to go out and get some ice cream. Like treat-myself, no-practical-ice-cream-from-the-carton ice cream, especially since my freezer is completely full and needs to be cleaned out….

When Pigs Fly Coming to Coolidge Corner

A new When Pigs Fly bakery is coming to Brookline soon. I noticed a “coming soon” sign on their new storefront next door to Zenna Noodle Bar on Beacon St. I’ve previously blogged about my love of When Pigs Fly so I’m excited one will be so close to home. Stay tuned!

Snowman Cupcakes, Get ‘Em While They’re Hot

Q: What’s the perfect snack on a cold New England night? A: A snowman cupcake! Given that we probably won’t get more than 5 inches of snow this whole season (what gives??), a snowman cupcake may also be your best bet to savor the white stuff. On the advice of a co-worker, I headed over…

Cupcakes Competing for Your Taste Buds

Fondue schmondue folks, it appears that cupcakes are the latest dessert craze for local foodies. Surprisingly this is a good thing as bakery after bakery churn out the most amazing cupcakes. I was hoping to write this post after exploring more places (hence the long time between posts) but decided to post as I discover…

Finally a Finale

Coming soon to Brookline, Finale is opening their third “Desserterie” & Bakery. Look for them in Coolidge Corner in July. According to Finale’s web site, their menu will include: Evening Finale’s signature plated desserts, dessert wine pairings, dessert martinis and Prelude appetizersLunch Gourmet sandwiches, soups, and saladsBakery (all-day) Cakes, pastries, cookies, mini pastries, whoopie pies,…

A Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Would it ever occur to you to order a chocolate chip cookie at a restaurant? If you find yourself at Zaftigs and don’t order one you are missing out. For a mere $3, Zaftigs will give you a freshly heated, giant chocolate chip cookie embedded on a plate of swirled hot fudge and fresh strawberries…

Eat Your Veggies

I am slowly, ever so slowly, finding ways to eat more veggies. It has been a long struggle to find veggies I like and will actually eat on a day to day basis. However, while on a recent trip to Zathmary’s in Coolidge Corner, I found myself looking around their many offerings for lunch. You…