Thrilling news! The magnificent new(ish) shop, Scout, up on Roncesvalles, is now carrying the Toronto Brunch Map! Yay neighbours!
In other fun news, I finally celebrated Pancake Tuesday (on a Thursday a few weeks late…) and moved my childhood piano from my mom’s place. I’ve been tinkling the ivories (and butchering Chopin) and loving every minute of it.
There’s something so wonderful about not having to be *good* at it…and to not have to do crazy amounts of scales and theory, though my fingers could use a good arpeggio or two, I’m sure.
It’s also incredible to me how much muscle memory my fingers have. I can muddle my way through pieces of music I haven’t really played in 14 years. Pretty amazing…!
I also gluten-free-ified the most wonderful cake recipe from Jeanette Ordas + poppytalk. I started adding apples, replaced the vanilla extract for almond extract and used half the amount of oil (and changed the flour to ¾ C sorghum, ¼ potato starch, ¼ C almond meal and a tsp of xantham gum) and it’s my new fav thing to bake. It also makes the house smell divine.
And while I was already peeling apples, I threw together an apple-onion chutney inspired by the gluten-free friendly folks at Grindhouse Burger Bar.
A pretty great start to March indeed (though I’m not sure I’m ready to be waking up in the dark again starting Monday…)