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Tag: vanilla

so fresh, so cool: crispy mint chocolate chip cookies

I’m so into fall mode right now. There’s lots of colourful leaves on the trees and crisp leaves on the ground. Some days are rainy and cool while other days are shockingly warm – look ma, no cardigan required! Autumn…

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plum cake, because plums are better when cake is involved

Okay, this cake also goes by the name of torte. I’m not sure why, but truthfully I couldn’t care less. This is a good cake with a good New York Times lineage. If you haven’t made it already, I’m not…

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icy hot: diablo ice cream sandwiches

Uh, yeah, so that happened. Ice cream sandwiches. Like, whoa. The first time I went to┬áTacofino, I went to their commissary, not their food truck. We went with another couple and when it came to dessert, one friend made the…

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with ease: baked oatmeal with blueberries,coconut & dried apricots

The spring weather that is visiting Vancouver sure is intoxicating. Cherry, magnolia and forsythia are just a few of the flowering trees that are in full bloom right now making a canopy of gorgeous blooms that seem to trail you…

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remembrance cake: maman’s chocolate chip cake

Heady with vanilla and studded with dark chocolate chips, my favorite part of this cake is actually the golden crust which seems extra buttery and rich. I like that this cake isn’t fussy and it totally suits my mom’s personality.

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belated birthday fun times: the white out cake

But first, let me talk about cake. In my head I thought it was perfectly reasonable to bake 3 cakes (2 of them would be layer cakes, of course). So I set about making the first cake, a bundt. Easy, right?

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pear & ginger vegan scone

I make scones quite often on the weekends. It’s a nice diversion from oatmeal or granola and it makes the house smell like a bakery which is as close the the heavenly ideal as I can get. This Saturday morning,…

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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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