17 August 2006

What would I do without...

...my favourite Cream Puff?

Ivonne is a wonderful person, a great friend and an amazing foodblogger.

Her grand bit of espace is one of my favourite haunts. She always amazes me with what she makes and the food always looks so good. I think she's one of the best inspirations around for the home cook.

A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting her in person. All I have to say is that she is as fun and lovely in real life as she is in pixels. I think she embodies what it means to be a foodblogger: sweet, generous and always willing to teach and learn from her little oopsies.

Back in June she made a
coffee cake that I kept dreaming about...really. It was love at first site. Rarely have I been that obsessed about food. I wanted to try the recipe immediately...but I was weaning myself off of the Cooking by Proxy Series and still wasnt' sure if I could return to the kitchen.

But as soon as I did....

In July, when I was feeling comfortable standing again, I went back to her Triple Berry Coffee Cake recipe and turned them in to muffins (or little coffee cakes). They were absolutely amazing. So amazing that people at work asked me for the recipe. I happily gave them Ivonne's URL.

I hadn't the time to post this feeble tribute to one of our great foodbloggers until now. And she has no clue about it (tee hee). She'll probably blush. She's a blushy type :)




K and S said...

what a great tribute and great post!

Anonymous said...

Is she really a blushy type? I just can see somebody who seems that much fun to be blushy.
I'll have to go take a second look at the coffee cake because I really like the look of the muffins.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Ok now I'm all teary eyed and verklempt! How very sweet of you to devote some space on your amazing piece of the web world to me.

Really. It's too much. And believe me I just loved meeting you and I'm sending you a huge hug via my comment.

I'm so glad you tried the coffeecake. To be honest I generally find coffeecakes disappointing but this one turned out nicely.

You're a real sweetheart. Can't wait to see you again!

jasmine said...

Kat and Tanna--

Yes, she's a wonderful, blushy person who is so unpretentious. Quite lovely.

Ivonne -- You are too funny! Let's see if we can get together with more of the Toronto team in the near future.


Alice Q. Foodie said...

Yum! I love coffeecakes, especially with berries! Thanks for visiting - I hadn't checked out your blog before and I really like it! I shudder to think at the amount of time I could spend browsing these things!