Earls Kitchen and Bar - Fall Menu Preview
Q & A with the Messy Baker
Cinnamon Raisin Buns
Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream
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Welcome to Olive & Ruby

Hi, I’m Rhonda! Welcome to my blog on cooking, baking and my life. I now live in the beautiful metropolis of Toronto, but spent the first 17 years of my life on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where I met and fell in love with Olive & Ruby.
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Cinnamon Raisin Buns

Sugar, cinnamon, flour, yeast, butter and did I say sugar. These are some of the ingredients that go into making my cinnamon buns, the cinnamon buns I've been making ever since I first had them many years ago. There is something about the yeasty smell of those buns baking that reminds me of fall and gooey, messy bits of goodness.

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Tue., Sep 16 • 0 comment(s)

This is my last week of posting ice cream Sunday’s *sob*. My waistline is thanking me because it may or may not have expanded a wee bit from all of the ice cream that I’ve been making and eating...   Continue...

Sun., Sep 7 • 0 comment(s)

I've been eating ice cream all summer long, so when the opportunity came along to try a Paleo Salted Caramel recipe I jumped at the opportunity. Salt, caramel, Ice cream and healthy - seems like a...   Continue...

Mon., Sep 1 • 0 comment(s)

There’s nothing vanilla about a rich, creamy, homemade vanilla bean ice cream. With 30% of ice cream sales in the world, it’s the most popular flavour of ice cream sold in the world. It’s the...   Continue...

Sat., Aug 9 • 0 comment(s)

Olive & Ruby blog

When we first moved into this house I was in a hurry to decorate. We moved two apartments into one house, so after much culling – mainly his things – and purchasing new shiny things, we arrived at a style that makes our place feel like home. But our style has since evolved, and I want to make some changes, so after much procrastinating I'm pulling up my big girl boots and getting started.

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Mon., Sep 1 • 0 comment(s)

This summer I’ve been helping a good friend get her son ready for university. He's going to school in Ottawa and like many others he’s moving into residence, so based on advice from lots of...   Continue ...

Sun., Aug 31 • 0 comment(s)

Travelling to exotic locales yearly comes at a price. Over the last couple of years, I've passed on doing certain things around the house. I'm restarting some of those projects and from time to...   Continue ...

Sat., Jul 5 • 0 comment(s)

Can you believe it, we are through the first 6 months of the year, and well into my favourite time of the year - Summer!!! The last 2 months really flew by with 1 big project completed, 1 work...   Continue ...

Tue., Jul 1 • 0 comment(s)

Olive & Ruby review

I was fortunate enough to be invited to Earls on King Street for a preview of their fall menu, which will be rolled across most restaurants in October and November. It was an incredible evening filled with lots to eat and drink, and best of all I got to talk to the chef's who were responsible for bringing these creations to us. What a fun evening!

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Tue., Oct 7 • 0 comment(s)

Have you ever opened a book and after the first sentence, you think to yourself – has the author been in my kitchen? A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on an advance copy of The Messy Baker and...  Continue...

Sun., Sep 28 • 0 comment(s)

I've been super busy this summer. I've been given some added responsibilities at work so it's meant longer hours, which has translated to less blogging. Despite this, I've been trying to keep up...  Continue...

Sun., Aug 31 • 0 comment(s)

One of my other favourite things about summer is the number of farmer's markets that pop up around town. I love to wander though the aisles and pick up freshly picked fruits and veggies and get...  Continue...

Sat., Jul 26 • 0 comment(s)