A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Delicious Originals by Lynne

    Filed under :cake, cupcakes, Desserts, Originals by Lynne, Toronto
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    Where does the time go?  I looked up today and realized we’re half way through the summer.  I’ve been crazy busy with work, travel, chef school, throwing dinner parties, and mostly, training in muay thai at TKMT!  I’ve been getting up in the mornings before 6am to go to the regular gym or for a run, then work all day, then straight to the muay thai gym to train all evening.  It’s not unusual to be there for four hours.  It’s been a whirlwind of a summer so far and I’m loving every minute.

    Of all the places to find foodies, a muay thai gym is not the first location that pops to mind.  Yet, it’s a mecca of people who love to eat!  One of the instructors there, Lynne, not only is a terrific cook, but an exceptional baker who runs her own dessert business making cupcakes, cakes, gift baskets, diaper cakes, and more.  She recently decorated a cake that was so stunning it should be featured on the cover of baking magazines.

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    Daring Bakers’ Meringue Coffee Cake

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    Meringue Coffee Cake with Cinnamon and Chocolate

    The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast.  Ria and Jamie challenged the Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted meringue coffee cake.

    Right from the start this challenge looked yummy.  Yeasted coffee cakes taste a lot like fresh bread with a filling.  Give me fresh bread, butter, and a wedge of brie, and I could happily exist off that, so I knew the biggest challenge would be not eating the whole cake myself.

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