Archive for February, 2011

Menchies!

Friday, February 18th, 2011

What do you do on one of the first warm days after a blistering winter? Fro-yo, yo! Had my first taste of Menchies self-serve frozen yogurt bar at 511 Bloor St. W. (2 blks east of Bathurst). This candy-coloured place of happiness was just perfect for dessert!

Indeed, let the YUMM being! This place is great if you want to indulge a little or A LOT!! First you pick up a cup (or choice of waffle cup) and gaze at the wall of flavours. Various flavours are paired up like Chocolate & Vanilla, Strawberry & Mango, Caramel & Frozen Hot Chocolate, etc. and you choose one or the other, or a twist of both.

Then there’s the toppings! A wonderous assortment of chocolates, nuts, candies and fruit. My favourite was the little cubes of mochi (japanese rice cakes).

Then you just pay by the weight (49 cents/oz.)  Didn’t have a chance to snap a pick of my mix (Green Apple Tart, Mango and Strawberry yogurt with mochi and strawberries pieces), but it was refreshing and light. Looking forward to going back to try another mix. There’s another GTA location in Richmond Hill at 9360 Bathurst St. (at Rutherford Rd.).

** Menchies update ** Already went back in the same week. This time I got a shot of my mix. Some caramel, frozen hot chocolate and vanilla yogurt with dark chocolate chips, mochi, crushed candy cane and clodhoppers! The frozen yogurt is more sorbet consistency than creamy, but oh so much fun and still tasty!

Mitzi’s Sister

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Foodhogger was right! Mitzi’s Sister (1554 Queen St. W in Parkdale) was the perfect place for a lazy weekend brunch on a cold, cold winter’s day. Just get a load of my challah french toast with the topping of the day: chocolate and cherries! nom nom nom nom!

M had Mitzi’s famous Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancake, which elicited an “OH MY GAWD!!” of food ecstasy on first bite. See, she wouldn’t let my photography interfere with her food eating.

Also some cool paper cut-out designs on coloured tissue paper hanging in the back. Can’t wait till the weather warms up so we can enjoy the patio.

Check out Foodhogger’s review for more picts.

The Ice Book

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This is an ingenious use of paper cut-outs, light and projection! Check out this video about The Ice Book, by Davy and Kristin McGuire. More information can be found on their website.

Batmo-mouse!

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Discovered this beast on J’s desk. The batmobile of mice!! It’s the Cyborg R.A.T. 7 gaming mouse. All these wheels and turny things controlling speed and scrolling…I dunno if it really helps or if my hand would cramp up.

Anyways, now we RACE!!! ah, animators and their toys.