Frozen Yogurt and Berry Terrine is a perfect dessert for those hot summer days. It can be made one week ahead of time before serving. Keep the leftovers in a plastic bag and freeze.
What you will need:
• Fresh strawberries, sliced thinly into rounds
• Strawberry frozen yogurt, softened
• Fresh blueberries
• Shelled raw pistachios
• Vanilla (or other flavour) frozen yogurt, softened
• Fresh mint leaves or parsley (optional)
The measurements are really up to you. It will depend on your pan. You can also add as much fruit as you desire and switch pistachios with pecans or other nuts.
Nadège is by far my favourite place to grab a sandwich or a mouth-watering pastry. The store itself is visually appealing. Clean, white and fresh that exposes a rainbow of colours coming from behind the counter from the pastries and sandwiches.
Nadège was opened by a French chef Nadège Nourian. She is a game changer in Toronto’s pastry scene and her creations are to diet for!
From her authentically French croissants to state-of-the-art sandwiches, teas, coffees, macarons, chocolates, brioches, tarts, mini-cakes, and other delicious treats – you just have to try them all!
My favourite by far is the almond chocolate croissant and the smoked salmon croissant with cucumber, dill and cream cheese.
Clearily Nadège is a neighbourhood favourite with throngs of people coming in for either a quick bite inside or enjoying the sun on the patio. While it is definately not the cheapest, it is one of the best in the city.
780 Queen St. W.
1099 Yonge St.
As I was walking along Yonge Street one day, I came across this cute little cafe and decided to give it a try. I was so glad I did!
The Red Bench is a pretty cool and cozy place. You get to pick your own freshly made cookies! They also have organic frozen yogurt, amazing hot chocolate and loose leaf teas.
So let me tell you how this place works…
You get to pick your own organic cookie dough first. There were 5 choices: original, oatmeal, gluten-free, peanut butter, chocolate. Then you can pick any two toppings out of 25. I got the original dough with peanut butter chips and almonds. Five mini cookies are only $2.85 and they come out warm and soft. Together with their hot chocolate, it was a match made in heaven.
I will definitely go back to this place to try their teas and the frozen yogurt and of course how can you resist the freshly made cookies!
The Red Bench
611 Yonge Street
Open Monday to Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm