must.love.cupcakes

Sunday night’s episode of must.love.food was all about cupcakes.

Sweet little pillows of goodness.  Made by Anna and Michelle.

And let me tell you … Those ladies can bake: their cupcakes are absolutely delightful!

The show started off with Anna.  Don’t you think she’s adorable?  Honestly, she’s as nice in person as she appeared on the show (check out this bonus clip).

I first met Anna at a “drinks thing” (if you can call her third wedding anniversary celebration a “drinks thing”?); and when I heard she made the best red velvet cupcakes EVER … I kinda totally knew she had to be on the show.

Thankfully she agreed.

She was a complete natural.  And her recipe was great!  I love the fact that Anna twisted a classic.  You should definitely give her red velvet recipe a try.  It was nice and velvety … and oh so very red :0)

If you watched the episode and heard my tip about making buttermilk … I meant to say that you can make it by adding 1 tbsp to 1 cup of milk not buttermilk (which is what I said… by accident.

Then there was Michelle.

I heart Michelle.  She and I met the day we filmed the episode.  It’s true!  I’ve been a fan of her cupcakes since cupcake camp Ottawa … and through the joys of social networking, we began following one anothers blogs and tweets.

Michelle … was a natural.  Honestly … she’s the kind of person that you just want to hang out with … and if you’re lucky … she’ll bake for you and you’ll get to sample her cupcakes.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Michelle makes some of the best cupcakes I’ve ever tried.  Never too sweet, there is always a little surprise when you bite in.  You should also check out Michelle’s blog, baking in the burg … it’s great – I think it’ll leave you wanting to get into the kitchen and start baking … it certainly makes me feel that way!

If you missed the show on Sunday … no worries!  There will be reruns as per usual on Wednesday morning at 8 am and again at 4:30 pm and on Saturday at 1 pm.  All three times on RogersTV channel 22 … unfortunately only in Ottawa.

But remember to check out the website and the bonus clips … you’ll be able to tune into some of the fun!

Oh!  And don’t forget … submit your recipes!  You never know … I might just turn up at your place and put you on must.love.food.  Wouldn’t that just be the best????

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must.love.lemons.

I think at this point in our relationship we all know how I feel about lemons.

I love them.  I don’t just heart them … I.LOVE.LEMONS.  They make me happy.

Which is why … I very obviously could not do must.love.food. and not include an episode about lemons.

I found some other folks who love lemons … almost as much as I do.

Marysol.  You all know her.  And if you don’t actually know her … you know of her … or you know of Edgar … the greatest little café around … only to be joined by Odile … it’s equally stellar little sister.

I heart Marysol and her lemon beignets.

I actually believe that Marysol’s beignets are the stuff happiness is made from.  Totally, ridiculiously cheesey.  But oh so true.

Then there’s Michael. aka Twitch.  I called him Twitch during the filming of the show.  I couldn’t help it.

So I figured when I apporached Michael about being on the show that he would show me how to make his lemon poppyseed pancakes.  He did.

Plus he showed me how to make maple poached eggs.  Amazing? Heck YA!

We also have this bonus clip of him teaching me how he makes his grapefruit hollandaise sauce.  Equally amazing.  You’ll have noticed … I wasn’t whisking quite fast enough … it’s something I’m gonna have to work on me thinks…

Add to all of that some big boy bacon soaked in maple syrup … which is … (as said on the show) … “it’s like bacon went to heaven and was happy” … whatever that means!

This entire episode makes me happy.  I loved watching it.  I loved filming both segments.  I love love love lemons.  And Marysol and Michael too.

Remember to tune in to reruns on Wednesdays at 8 am and 4:30 pm, and on Saturdays at 1 pm.  RogersTV channel 22.

must.love.spice.

What can I say about this week’s episode ….

It was all about spice.

must.love.food. was packing a punch … one that left me wanting a good Indian curry. And then a bowl of mulligatawny soup.

First off … Sarah Jamal is adorable. I mean … Just look at her? ADORABLE!

Secondly … She can make one heck of a curry dish … just look at it??? doesn’t it look delish!?

And lastly …. If you watch the show (or this clip) you’ll learn all about using spices.

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She’s awesome …. and so is her spice board :0)

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(ps… I’m going to be blogging about how amazing Sarah is. She made my birthday dinner into the most incredibly amazing Indian feast… which kinda (TOTALLY) blew everyones’ socks off … for realz).

After Sarah walked us through her twist on an Indian curry, y’all got to meet Vanessa :0)

I heart Vanessa.

I really selfishly wanted Vanessa on this show because … well I knew she’d have to make a couple batches of the soup … and that I would get to eat it :0)

Plus … her recipe is one that is really (and I mean really) easy to make. It’s the kind of recipe that you can’t intimidated by … and it’s so full of flavour that you’ll impress just anyone you serve it too.

No lies.

It’s awesome.

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If you don’t believe me … Well maybe you want to watch the episode again and get a little inspired. 8 am tomorrow morning (that would be Wednesday) or again at 4:30 pm …. both times on Rogers channel 22.
I sure as heck can’t wait to watch it (and the ladies) again!

Bring on the spice!