Grounds for Coffee: Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns

From now until October 14, you can get your hands on the October-flavored Cinnamon Buns from Grounds for Coffee, a cafe with the best cinnamon buns in Vancouver. Talking about October, the flavor must be Pumpkin Spice. You can get them in both Alma or Commercial location, and they each have a different vibe. Alma is cozy and perfect for a relaxing afternoon, while Commercial is more modern-looking and such a great space for work.

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Celebrating BETA 5 8th Birthday

Do you still remember the cream puff collaboration with Amy from Constellation Inspiration at BETA 5 few months ago? To celebrate BETA 5’s 8th birthday, they decided to bring them back as part of the 8th Birthday Pack. I didn’t buy the birthday pack, but instead I went lineup on Saturday to purchase some treats for Mr. and myself. The first 100 customers who purchase $25 or more can get a box of 12 pcs birthday-edition chocolate for free, and that’s the main reason for me to line up!

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A Toi Gourmet Gifts x O5 Rare Tea Bar Collaboration

A Toi Gourmet Gifts was launched about a year ago, and it specializes in giftable candies and french pastries with the finest ingredients. The owners believe that gifting should be fun and memorable to both gifter and receiver. Recently, they collaborate with O5 Rare Tea Bar, a quaint tea-tasting bar in Kitsilano, to create a Rare Tea Dessert Set. It infuses different kinds of tea in handmade French pastries.

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[RECIPE] Houjicha Old Street Castella Cake (培茶古早味蛋糕)

I always have sudden thoughts to bake in the middle of the day, so I am interested in simple recipes with basic ingredients that I can find at home. I previously made a Black Sesame Japanese Cotton Cake few years ago, but this time I want to challenge an authentic treat in Taiwan, Old Street Castella Cake (古早味蛋糕). The recipe uses the same ingredients, slightly different method, and with a different texture.

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10th Anniversary & “Gather” Cookbook Launch at the Dirty Apron

It is tough for a restaurant to open for 10 years in such a competitive industry, especially in Vancouver. And I am glad to witness one of them to celebrate its 10th year anniversary a few days ago. The Dirty Apron Cooking School, Delicatessen & Catering locates just right next to Jam Cafe on Beatty Street, and though I always past by, this is my first time entering the beautiful, spacious store. Along with the 10th year anniversary celebration, it is also the launch night of Gather, the new cookbook.

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