Recipe Index

dessert & pies archive

move over pie: raspberry, black currant & nectarine galette

Baking a pie is a pretty wonderous thing. Somehow there’s much more meaning and memories that end up baked into a pie than, let’s say, a cupcake. Not that I’m dissing everyone’s favorite cupcake. It’s just that pies seem to…

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my prince charming: bitter orange ice cream

I’m sure I’ve gushed again and again how much I love Sour. Sweet is nice, but sour is where it’s at in my book. Soon after I started getting interested in food as more than just “what’s for dinner” kind…

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christmas cake: icebox peppermint yule log

My mother-in-law had asked me to make a dessert for our Christmas dinner and with so many things to do over the holidays, I wanted something without much fuss. I also wanted something kind of spectacular and festive looking. While…

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spread the love: maple apple butter

I mentioned last week that I was smitten with apples and my love of the fruit is still holding strong. I’ve been snacking all week on the delicious Newtown Pippins that I purchased at the UBC Apple Festival but after…

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like a velvet glove cast in iron: espresso ice-cream cups

Some days require advance planning, much organization and a roadmap to see you through. This weekend we had a house guest and while it was fun checking out our city through the eyes of a tourist and sharing our home…

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i’m hooked on blackberries: cornmeal pate brisee & blackberry-peach galette

Ahhhh, freshly picked blackberries…what’s not to love? Free, juicy bites of sun-ripened perfection. Sure, the cuts and scrapes can be a real pain, but I can take it. I love scouring my neighbourhood for the best berries and earlier this…

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coolio: coconut chocolate chunk ice cream + mexican chocolate ice cream

Vancouver is in the middle of a heat wave and I couldn’t be happier. For some crazy reason, even though the temperature is climbing, we haven’t needed to turn on a fan. Our apartment seems to exist in some crazy…

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recipe ju ju: a week in review: cherry clafouti + lemon yogurt hotcakes

Kitchen luck. Sometimes I’ve totally got it. Other times, totally not. This week was iffy. For an anniversary dessert, I made a cherry clafouti. Definitely fun to say, very pretty to look at, but fun to eat? I dunno, it…

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