We are introducing our lighter menu full of tasty soups, salads and, of course, our signature artisan sandwiches! Don’t forget to add a dessert to top off your main course. Try one of our new spring desserts today! There is something about the spring weather that makes you want to come out of hibernation mode. As the weather gets warmer, more local fruits and vegetables become available, and after spending more time outside, we tend to want colder and more refreshing meals. You may be wondering, how do I do that? Instead of the soups, stews and animal proteins that warmed in the winter, try including more green leafy vegetables, salads, smoothies, raw soups and juices into your diet. This not only results in simpler meals to prepare but you may feel lighter, more rejuvenated and more energized. Looking to Spring clean your kitchen?…

  Winterlicious @ Debbie’s is on February 15th-20th. This celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover our delicious cuisine. RSVP today and enjoy! 3 Course Fixed Price Menu Healthy Daily Salad or Soup Gourmet Sandwich Options Roast Chicken Avocado Club Herb Crusted Bass Fillet with a Sriracha Slaw Ham & Brie on Focaccia Spicy Jerk on Ciabatta or Handcrafted Quiche Delightful Dessert Options Swiss Master Chocolate cake White Chocolate Blueberry tart French Vanilla Lemon cake wrapped in toasted coconut   Pot of tea or Coffee served with Chocolate truffles Lunch $14 pp Dinner $17 pp RSVP today: 905-239-6721

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share some personal insight with you. I was recently introduced to the #EveryConversationCounts movement. If you do not know what it is, I highly suggest you read the 5 Secrets to Make Every Conversation Count. The lesson learned is described in three simple words: Every Conversation Counts. It took me back to think of conversations I have had that changed my life. Of course, with being Valentine’s and the February theme of “all about love” at Debbie’s this month, I thought about my husband and our love story. It started with a brief conversation; I did not even need to have had. I was waiting for the bus on my way to work one morning, and I noticed Augustin looking lost trying to find his bus. I decided to ask him if he…

First I want to say a big welcome to 2016 all of you! It is a new year, a new start, and the time to say goodbye to all the things you disliked from 2015. It is also the time to focus on all the good that is about to happen in 2016. This year at Debbie’s we are focusing on gratitude, specifically showing gratitude to all of you – loyal fans of Debbie’s Boutique Café. Many of you I have had the chance to meet in person, to sit down and have a moment to say hello and share stories with. The rest of you, I will try my best to get to chat with in 2016. To show our gratitude, we have some fun surprises in store for everyone this year. Stay tuned to our social media for more details… I wanted…

It is that time of year again, the get-together holiday season! The time when you get invited to family and friends house parties, potlucks, work functions, religious events, or the kids school pageants, you name it, you will get an invite for it! These functions give us a chance to catch up with friends, family and colleagues that we may not see too often otherwise. So what is the proper gift to bring? It’s a question many people silently wonder when wanting to show their gratitude to the host. Here are a few tips to consider when selecting that token of appreciation: Proper etiquette says to select something appropriate for your hostess and their audience–not your own personal wants. Ask if anything is needed for the gathering that you can specifically contribute. Make sure not to make it a last minute question either. Keep…

We’ve all been there before. You crack open a recipe book because you’re in the mood to do some baking when suddenly you realize you don’t have one or two of the ingredients. Not a problem! Most ingredients can easily be substituted with other items you might already have in your fridge or pantry without affecting the texture or taste of whatever you’re planning on baking. Here is a list of common substitutions that are possible, and a more extensive chart can be found at http://www.ereplacementparts.com/blog/this-for-that-baking-substitutions/ Dairy-free substitutions are also included for our vegan friends out there 🙂 1 tsp Baking powder = ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp vinegar or lemon juice (Note: make sure to add this into your batter as the final step since the leavening power of the baking soda/vinegar mixture will decrease the longer it sits) 1 cup…

The history of bread pudding dates all the way back to prehistoric times and it was quite popular in all parts of the world. Most people could not afford to waste food so they came up with a new way to turn their stale breads into a yummy treat instead of throwing them out, and that is how bread pudding came about. In the 18th century it regained popularity and was commonly served to sick people since it was considered an easier food to digest, much like soup is nowadays. (Source: http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodpuddings.html#bread) Whether you like it savoury or sweet, bread pudding is a great dessert that allows you to be creative with ingredients and make whatever flavor your heart desires. If you prefer a richer bread pudding, you may substitute stale croissants or other baked cakes and pastries instead of bread. You may also jazz up your…

Hello and welcome to Debbie’s blog! We are so excited to finally create a blog to engage with our community. Over the weeks you’ll find recipes for some of our favourite desserts, helpful kitchen tips and hints, fun and interesting videos, as well as anything and everything Debbie’s related. Our next post will feature our famously delicious bread pudding, and yes, our secret recipe will be included (ok so it won’t be much of a secret anymore, but it’s too scrumptious to not share with all of our fans). So make sure to come back and check us out to see what’s new and exciting at Debbie’s. Have a great Tuesday!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve taken our look to a new level. We’ve simplified our logo, changed our website and are now offering a complete range of catering services to Ajax and surrounding areas. Check in with Debbie’s and let us cater your next personal or corporate event. And don’t forget, everything we bake and cook is done in house by our talented team of chefs!