Baked Peaches in Honey & Vanilla Syrup

Baked Peaches in a Honey & Vanilla Syrup

Everyone needs an easy dessert in their back pocket. I’ve had a series of screw-ups in the kitchen lately and I’ve been looking for something to get my head back in the game. One of the dishes I made yesterday was a huge pot of tomato soup. I don’t have a recipe for that one because it was ad hoc affair due to the overwhelming amount of tomatoes I had on hand from my little garden. To share a recipe with you, I would like to have something that is easily replicated. This dessert on the other hand, is very […]

Fudgey Teff Brownies

Fudgey Teff Brownies

My friend Meg from Sweet Twist of Blogging is about to welcome another adorable little girl to her family! What else should a group of bloggers who have grown a special kinship over the past year do, but host a virtual baby shower for Meg? I hemmed and hawed over what to make for our virtual party. I even thought that maybe I would make something savoury that could be an idea for Meg to make ahead and put in her freezer. Well, I 86’d that idea when my super fun nausea came back to keep me company even though […]

Strawberries with Crème Fraîche and Brown Sugar

Strawberries with Creme Fraiche and Brown Sugar

Strawberries are my first and truest love when it comes to seasonal eating. I may flirt with strawberries in the winter but I usually feel guilty about my inconstancy. When strawberry season comes to Ontario I fully embrace the experience of picking strawberries, eating strawberries, and breathing in the beautiful scent of fresh local strawberries. Local strawberries mean the true start of summer to me. They arrive when school ends for the year and it is just starting to get really hot. The kind of hot that doesn’t have the slight chill in the breeze that hot days in May can […]

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 […]

Rhubarb Mousse

Rhubarb Mousse

Since becoming pregnant I have been on a pregnancy forum ‘birth club’ and I find it equal parts helpful, annoying, infuriating, depressing, and amusing. The people that have signed on to the group are all due in November so we are all in the same stage of pregnancy, give or take a few weeks. To be honest, I just go to the forum out of boredom more than anything else since this is round two for me and I don’t really want to put extremely personal questions to a forum. If I have questions I will ask my midwife. One of […]

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 […]

Buckwheat Crepes with Caramelized Pears and Whipped Cream

One of the great things about being an adult is that nobody will give you shit for eating crepes with sugary pears and whipped cream for dinner. I have been known to also have a bowl of cereal for dinner or, like today, for lunch. Sure, there is some self recrimination that may happen but if you have homemade crepes, or my personal favourite, waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, self recrimination will be easily usurped by great satisfaction. I have been making these crepes a lot lately. Sometimes I’ve served them as dessert with different fruit and lots 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 […]