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Pie with Shiba Cut Outs

Year of Pies – Strawberry Pie

My favourite time of the year for local eat has to be berry season. I cut fruit out of my diet a few years ago to control my sugar levels but I make a few exceptions during the year: strawberry & peach season. All bets are off during this time and I’m usually seen with […]

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Swiss Roll Slice

Great British Bake Off Challenge: Swiss Roll

I had heard about The Great British Bake Off, but it wasn’t until recently that I finally had time to sit down and watch it. For the uninitiated, the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is an elimination-style baking competition featuring amateur home bakers. Each episode features a type of baking and each contestant bakes 3 […]

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Strawberry Ice Cream and Jam

Revisiting Summer Strawberries

So I am a few months removed from these original photos, but it seemed like a good time to post them as we are in the midst of a fall rainfall. This past summer, I made my annual trek out to the farmlands to pick strawberries. I went to a farm I have been going […]

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Chocolate Berry Mousse Cake

Fred’s Birthday Cake

On the heels of a cake I did for a friend’s birthday in October, I was commissioned to do a cake for a friend’s husband this past week. I really enjoy the process of creating a cake with a lot of creative freedom. Usually I think of the recipient – and the flavours they are […]

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Buttercream in a Flash!

I think I’m starting to get a hang of this buttercream thing. I think it helps having different recipes to test out various methods. This time, twenty-something chocolate cupcakes were topped with strawberry buttercream, which were then topped with the previously mentioned special-for-purchase raspberries. The cake I used was a classic dark chocolate cake that […]

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Recipe for Ice Cream

A variation on my America’s Test Kitchen base, plus a little something extra: 3 cups of whole milk/half&half (I use a combination of the two to make 3 cups)3/4 cup sugarpinch of saltvanilla1 tablespoon Amaretto4 egg yolks1 lb strawberries Prepare strawberry base:In a saucepan, cook strawberries over medium-low heat until a good deal of liquid/juice […]

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