peanutcookiesweb

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m running short on time this week, so I’ll be honest in telling you I don’t have much to chat about tonight. Just some cookies to share! It’s amazing how the time gets away from you, there’s really not enough hours in the day or […]

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braidedjambreadweb

Braided Jam Bread

I’m on a bread kick again recently if you haven’t noticed. I like baking things I can actually eat for the remainder of the week without feeling guilty – like those chocolate M&M cookies! Today I’m using up a jar of that plum jam I […]

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M&Mmudslide

M&M Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

I’m trying not to get too excited just yet, but we’ve booked tickets for a trip to Guatemala and Belize for this coming February – and I’m just so so looking forward to it! There’s something about travel, and in particular travelling somewhere that will […]

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Banana Upside Down Cake

There’s some seriously sticky humid weather going on here this week, wow. We haven’t had to have the air conditioning on more than the odd day or so pretty much all summer (which tells you how ‘summer’ has been for us up here) but this […]

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sugarflowers3web

Gum Paste Edible Sugar Flowers

This weekend I spent some time at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts, here in Toronto. If you’re interested in breaking into the world of Pastry Arts I recommend taking a look at the College’s website to get an idea what kinds of classes are […]

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coffeecake2

Spiced Poppyseed Coffee Cake

We’ve had a bit of a rough go on the balcony this summer. This time last year I believe I was posting lots of photos of lush red tomatoes and assorted herbs, all excited. We had a few things go wrong this year, first being […]

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pastry collage

Celebrating Two Years with WordPress!

This week I celebrate my two year Anniversary with WordPress. Officially two years of blogging! Thank you to all of you who follow and read along, and especially to those of you who comment and interact regularly – I really appreciate it! It feels like […]

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shakshuka2015web

Shakshuka.

I’m sharing dinner with you tonight. My shakshuka, aka: eggs poached in tomato. A brief history of shakshuka from Wikipedia, because I’m quite frankly too lazy to tell you about it. You can also read more from a previous recipe/post I wrote many months ago, […]

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plumjam

Pectin-Free Plum Jam

It’s finally the time of year when your produce market is overflowing with selection and variety, and the prices are half the usual… more affordable and much much tastier. Fruits are plumper, juicier, and perfect for preserving. The fruit I chose for today is a version of […]

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Monde du Chocolat. Another Photo Shoot.

I spent a little time this weekend doing some work for Monde du Chocolat, who you may recognize from previous posts of mine. For anyone interested in purchasing chocolates and the other assorted treats you see in the below images, contact erika.han@mondeduchocolat.com All images copyrighted and […]

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scapepesto

Pickled Garlic Scape Pesto

Since garlic scapes have come into season I’ve seen at least three people make pesto out of them, so I figured I’d give it a try and use some of the pickled ones I’ve had sitting in the fridge the past couple of weeks. Using […]

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cherrypie4web

Cherry + White Peach Pie

I’ve been out of the loop this week and last, as I’ve been back home in British Columbia visiting family and friends. I seem to have had a stroke of luck too, as my last day in Whistler was socked in with smoke from surrounding wildfires, […]

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ramps2web

Pickled Garlic Scapes.

I love love love pickling and preserving things. Whether it’s homemade marmalade that takes 48 hours of patience, or preserved lemons that take 6 weeks- I’m game. It’s even better if you happen to have something particularly seasonal, like garlic scapes. Grab all the good stuff while […]

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roastedcauli

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

This week I’m on a clean eating streak. Eating ‘clean’ means something different for everyone, but for me it means no consumption of empty calories. It means at least 50% of my plate is vegetables, 25% lean protein, and 25% carbohydrates at most (if any at […]

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