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frozen yogurt with roasted cherries

Goat Cheese Ice Cream With Roasted Cherries

Ice Cream of the Week #3 Goat cheese ice cream with roasted cherries is the perfect celebration ice cream for Canada 150.  The gorgeous deep red cherry ribbon contrasts with the tangy white ice cream for a beautiful red and white display. If local cherries aren’t out yet, you can […]

dark chocolate ice cream

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice Cream of the Week #2 This is a really dark, dense, chocolatey ice cream for people who really want a deep chocolate flavour.  I made it for my father for Father’s Day. Chocolate, Vanilla and Pony Trail Ice Cream Bars When he grew up in Rouyn-Noranda in the 1940’s, […]

cocoa brownies

Hockey Mom Brownies

These are the brownies to make when you have to be at the rink in an hour and you just found out you are responsible for Team Snack.   You have absolutely nothing remotely healthy in the house to pull together and no time to go to the grocery store.  A […]

clear bottle with homemade vanilla extract
Desserts, Recipes

The Great Homemade Vanilla Extract Experiment

Avid home bakers know that vanilla extract is the most expensive ingredient that you will commonly use in your kitchen. I bake so frequently and churn so much ice cream that cost is actually a factor.   Those tiny little bottles from the grocery store don’t last too long (46 mL […]

banana walnut madeleines in a madeleine pan
Desserts, Recipes

Banana Walnut Madeleines

Madeleines are the answer when you can’t decide whether you are in the mood for a cake or a cookie.  Plus, they are pretty enough to serve guests.  And easy. Yes, you have to buy a special pan but it only costs about $10.  If you don’t think twice about […]

oatcakes with chocolate glaze

Dark Chocolate Dipped East Coast Oatcakes

The recipe for Dark Chocolate Dipped East Coast Oatcakes came across my Facebook feed the other day.  It is from Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Roadtrip by Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller. I wasn’t planning on making oatcakes let alone blogging about them, but I was intrigued by […]

Victorian gingersnaps
cooking class

Victorian Holiday Baking

The Culinary Historians of Canada hosted a Victorian holiday baking class at historic Montgomery’s Inn last weekend.  I joined about 10 other enthusiastic cooks to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon in December baking in the beautifully restored period kitchen. Our hosts were Sarah Hood and Sherry Murphy of the Culinary […]