Author Archives: Lily O'Dare

24 hours in Toronto

An exciting opportunity led me to a 24 hour trip to Toronto, Ontario. I had never visited Canada before, and was happy to have an excuse to whip out my passport and explore a new city. Did you know that Toronto is the fourth largest city in the world? This North American metropolis houses so many different unique neighborhoods, and I was able to hit a few during my quick visit. For shopping and yummy eats, I recommend West Queen Street. For a culturally delicious experience, I recommend tasting your way through St. Lawrence Market. To marvel at beautiful arts, fabrics, and colors, definitely visit Kensington. Here are a few Candied moments from my night in Toronto.Skyline         Love made from love locks, in Toronto’s Distillery District

   A sweet welcoming from Thompson Hotels Mural in Kensington

    Kensington’s bohemian feel was mesmerizing   The best gluten-free vegan cinnamon bun I have ever had, Bunners Bakery in Kensington

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One Bowl Berry Muffins 


I think I may have just created the easiest muffin recipe.

To make these muffins, all you need is one big bowl, a wooden spoon, and a few simple ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.

These berry muffins are perfectly sweet, and super moist thanks to Greek yogurt. They are bursting with yummy blueberries, and for added tartness and a pop of color, try topping them with fresh raspberries and a sprinkling of cane sugar.

One Bowl Berry Muffins


1.5 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup cane sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1/3 cup canola oil

1/2 cup full fat Greek yogurt

2 tsp vanilla extract

A small container of blueberries

Rasberries (optional)



Preheat oven to 375F. Grease muffin tin.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Then, add in wet ingredients. Mix to incorporate all ingredients, then fold in blueberries.

Drop muffin batter in 1/3 cup portions into muffin pan. Sprinkle a little sugar on each, and place raspberry on top if desired.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool, & enjoy!

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away at the beach 

every now and then there is nothing better than escaping to the hamptons for a few days

here are a few candied moments from being away at the beach

my favorite place to grab a glass of wine with a view — wolffer estates vineyard in sagaponack

 my favorite block in bridgehampton

  the best cocktail in sag harbor, tutto il giorno’s spicy cucumber margarita

main beach in sagaponack


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nyc bites lately

a few candied moments from the past few weeks – eating out (and in) in new york city

  interior of spice market in meatpacking

  my favorite bite at red farm in the west village, crunchy vegetable and peanut dumpling  pizza & wine for a girls night in at mine  the “famous” nutty chocolate chip cookie from maman’s in soho (to be honest, this is overrated)  my favorite breakfast from jack’s wife freda in soho, the mediterranean   my all time favorite, delivered to my door via postmates – a levain bakery chocolate chip walnut cookie  cocktails garnished with thyme from employees only in the west village  “bring on the night” cocktail from the boom boom room located at the top of the standard hotel  the gorgeous bar at the boom boom room

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city cherry blossoms


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