Plenty Blog

Recipes, travel, entertaining and general comfort from Melissa Patterson, owner at Cafe Plenty.

The Perfect Summer Pasta Salad

The Perfect Summer Pasta Salad

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The Most Indulgent and Delicious Lasagna

The Most Indulgent and Delicious Lasagna

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  • Greek Family Feast

    Greek Family Feast

    May 26 2021

    Miss travel and want to escape? I make this for my family at least once a month. It's super easy but so flavourful and delicious. Try it out if you need an escape (guessing you do). 

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  • Toronto Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local For Everyone On Your List

    Toronto Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local For Everyone On Your List

    December 16 2020

    With so many businesses locked down or shutting their doors for good, it’s never been more important to shop local. This month I’ve been making a real effort to find made in Canada goodies for my family and friends. To spread the joy and support my wonderful small business community, I’m sharing a few ideas here in the hope that...

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  • WELCOME TO THE NEW CAFE PLENTY BLOG

    WELCOME TO THE NEW CAFE PLENTY BLOG

    December 04 2020

    Hello and welcome! My name is Melissa. I'm an entrepreneur, dreamer, foodie, world traveller and the proud owner of a chain of cafes in downtown Toronto. On any given day (pre pandemic) you can find me bouncing between Cafe Plenty locations, greeting my loyal customers with the world's biggest smile, dreaming up new recipes and opening up my home to...

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  • Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe

    Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe

    December 04 2020

    I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have the kind of support network that I have.  My father was everything in making me feel that Café Plenty was going to be the success it is today.   My father and I agreed on almost everything and rarely argued.  I remember when I first opened my Dundas Street...

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