Jam Turnovers

Jam Turnovers

When it comes to canning, my eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach regarding how much jam, etc. my household can consume in a given year. If you are a home canner then you may suffer from the same insatiable desire to put all the bounty of summer into jars that you can get your hands on. I am slowly getting myself under control since I have a few years under my belt now and I know what my family likes and what sits in the cupboard. We don’t eat much bread in this house and when I do have […]

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns

Today is a big day for me. I have been working on this cinnamon bun recipe for ages and I have it down to a fine art now. It is also a big day because I am announcing to the whole wide world that I am expecting a new baby in November! I’ve had a rough go of it during my first trimester, both physically and emotionally. With Timothy I didn’t feel sick once, and with this baby I have had nearly continuous nausea for about 2 months. Thankfully I haven’t been sick because that is a day ruiner, every […]

Gingerbread Madeleines

I have a confession that will make the true bakers among you cringe. I very seldom use unsalted butter when I bake. I know people go on and on about how important it is to use unsalted butter when baking but, frankly, I don’t think it really matters that much. Perhaps because when not creating recipes for the blog I am usually a little sloppy when measuring ingredients and the results work out just find. I have a stubborn streak that doesn’t like being told what to do so I balk against the pedantry many people espouse regarding baking. Of […]

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Freshly Baked Apple Pie

For my addition to Pie Week with my blogging friends, the Theme Weavers, I humbly submit my very rustic looking apple pie. Everyone needs to stop worrying about making a ‘perfect’ pie crust. I am always hearing that people are scared of making pies because the pastry is just too hard to do. TV chefs and bloggers alike warn about ‘over-working the dough’ as though you are going to end up with a ball of gluten if you knead the dough together a few extra times. Pastry isn’t the easiest of things to make but please stop being intimidated by […]

Black Raspberry and Cherry Pie with a Gluten Free Crust

It is Berry Week! I’m joining with some other bloggers to celebrate one of the best parts of summer; berries! I have wanted to get this recipe up on the blog for over a year now but every time I’ve made it, it’s been for a family event so I haven’t been able to get good photos of it for the blog. I’ve made it with a regular crust and a gluten-free crust many times over the past two years. Finally, about a month ago I was able to get some half decent shots of it and I knew that […]

Maple Whisky Butter Tarts with a Gluten Free Crust

A Canadian Food Experience Project A Regional Canadian Food: Simcoe County and Waterloo Region in Ontario This month’s challenge for the Canadian Food Experience Project, which began on June 7th, is to share our collective stories through our regional food experiences. By sharing our stories we hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity. I’ve been thinking a lot about what regional dishes I’m familiar with. There are a lot of dishes that I make that harken back to my English heritage. I now live in Waterloo Region and if you visit here, you will notice that a common […]

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Sandwiches with Dulce De Leche

I love how beautifully decorated sugar cookies look, but I don’t eating the Royal Icing. To me it is just sweet with no real flavour. When I made the GF gingerbread cookies at Christmas I only ate the cookies plain. The picky eater in me is alive and well. When I made these sugar cookies I opted to make them into dulce de leche sandwiches. I confess that I have stood in my kitchen and eaten dulce de leche our of the jar with a spoon. Mind you, I’m not the only one in my house that does this. You […]

Gluten Free Caramel Macchiato Cookies

As I was sitting waiting for an appointment all I could think of were these cookies I saw posted on Wanna Be a Country Cleaver. It was a crazy morning with absolutely rotten weather, so I had to rush out of the house without a coffee or breakfast. I thought that I would have time to drive to Starbucks after dropping Timothy off at preschool but it was pretty rough driving so I had to drive straight to my appointment. Twitter was my saving grace that morning. It kept me occupied and I had a little chat with Megan over […]

Applesauce, Prune, and Milled Flaxseed Muffins

Prune and Milled Flaxseed Muffins in pink, blue, and green silicone muffin cups on a plate.

This recipe was born from my need to help my little boy with his chronic constipation issues. If anyone out there has similar problems with their child, I invite you to add some advice to the comments on ways you helped (or are helping) your child through this. Having a child that doesn’t want to poop is very stressful. Since I have a tendency to over-internalize negative things in my life, I feel that him not pooping is my fault. That somehow I have done something to make him want to take power in his life and this is how […]

Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry season is in full swing here in Ontario. I was finally able to get out strawberry picking on Canada Day this past Sunday at Barrie Hill Farms and picked about 20 pounds of berries in a hour. I admit, I had help. Simon picked a few and Timothy was there in a purely supervisory role and to keep my mom in line. I was too tired to make jam on Monday since we had just returned from an extra long weekend away in Niagara Falls and then to visit family in Barrie. The dogs enjoyed their holiday at Nana […]