I love those cookies on Pinterest, with their perfectly smooth icing, crisp lines, and almost unreal piping. They look amazing. But they're not me. Not a bit. Polished. Smooth. Crisp. These aren't words usually applied to my stuff. My decorating is best described as either "Wow! That worked out!" or "Well, I tried". No in… Continue reading Edible Cookie Paint
Once upon a time I was seized by cravings for lemon loaf, but it was about 11pm and I had no lemons. I had oranges. There were probably more than a few years of experiments, with a lot of tasty successes, but in the end I settled on a specific favourite. Sweet Orange Butter Cake. … Continue reading Sweet Orange Butter Cake
Canning and preserving food used to mean long days, boxes and bins overflowing with fruits or veggies, bees swarming, a hot kitchen and sticky floors. I was 6 when that impression was made upon me, and that's how I always saw it. Obviously I wasn't too excited about doing my own once I reached adulthood,… Continue reading Cantaloupe Citrus Butter
We moved into our house 8 years ago this summer, and on the day we moved in, I discovered I was now the owner of a giant rhubarb patch. I had so little experience with the stuff that I had to actually get its identity confirmed, but at the same time I was told to… Continue reading Rhubarb Muffins
Lately I've been revisiting some of these old recipes. I have a few vintage cook books that were given to me, and while some recipes are flops (lime, cucumber and horseradish jello - don't go there)...
This weekend I had the opportunity to make a 1-year birthday cake, for one of the cutest baby boys on the planet. Not only was this his first birthday cake, it was actually his first CAKE. Ever. Period. A whole year on the planet, and he hadn't experienced the world of "dessert" yet. Well, we've… Continue reading Whales! (w. Stencil)
Canada Day is almost here, so I'm trying to think more "red & white" when it comes to baking. Sprinkles and funfetti are an easy and fun way to add to holiday cakes or cupcakes, except for one problem... I think they taste gross, and I'm not alone in that. I always figured I had… Continue reading DIY Sprinkles and Funfetti