Cottage Weekend


One rainy Friday in June, Leo and I and some of our friends drove slightly up north for a cottage weekend. We ate and cooked and drank and played board games, visited the local (and only) convenience store nearby for Kawartha ice-cream and sugar tarts, and had a dip in the still very cold Kahshe Lake. The cottage that we rented was absolutely beautiful; the slopped roof, the wooden panels and the balcony…be still my heart.

By the way, this was my first time at a Canadian cottage! Having spent my childhood near the white beaches of a tropical island (Mauritius, east coast of Madagascar), the idea of swimming in yellow-tinted water took a bit of getting used to, but now I can’t wait to go back again. Being near water has the ultimate relaxing effect.

Some wedding snaps


Just a quick post for today! Yesterday I had the pleasure of being part of my high school friend’s wedding. She planned, designed and crafted about 99% of the whole thing. She’s absolutely amazing.

New beginnings

Hello! I’m Patricia and my ideal breakfast is coffee with something fatty and buttery — like a croissant or a doughnut.  You’ve probably stumbled on here looking for brunch? Then you’re at the right place.

I’ve been postings photos and occasional recipes at Babyhedgehogs Blog (BHH) since February 2011. There were many experiments, some badly lit photos, and a lot of great restaurant eats. Although BHH, as my first serious blog, is near and dear to me, the itch to begin anew had been in the works for a while. After a brief hiatus from blogging, I’ve finally decided to just go back at it.

I like coffee…

I usually go for a cortado or cappuccino, but sometimes a good pour over is enough.

I like brunch…

Life goal accomplished: eating Chad Robertson’s sourdough at Bar Tartine, San Francisco.

I like to bake…

Dutch baby pancake being dusted with icing sugar. This will impress anyone.

And I often dream of traveling to far away places…

My most memorable trip. Inti Punku (Sun Gate), Ollantaytambo, Peru, 2012.

If you like those too, then we’ll probably be good friends.